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Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
News flash out of Seattle: the minimum wage has just been raised to $15/hour, by far the highest in the country. Indeed, it’s double or more the rate in Arkansas ($6.25) and about half the states,  almost triple the rate in Georgia and...
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...


Aug 1, 2014 — An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
Aug 1, 2014 — States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.
Aug 1, 2014 — Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

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Gov. Wants Passport Exemption for NYers

Senator Clinton and Governor Pataki pushed separately yesterday against a proposal to require passports at border crossings with Canada. The governor says he'll try to convince the federal government to exempt New Yorkers from the plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Senator Hillary Clinton in Massena.

Clinton Supports Milk Subsidy, Opposes Passport Plan

Senator Hillary Clinton has paid a lot attention to the North Country in her first term in office. As she seeks re-election next year, that trend continues. The Democrat touched on two top regional issues in a swing through the region yesterday. In Lowville and Watertown, the Democrat called on Congress to renew the federal milk subsidy program. The Milk Income Loss Contract has brought farmers in New York, Vermont and other states millions of dollars over the last three years. Clinton called the program "an important safety net" for New York dairy farmers. In Massena, Clinton addressed some 200 people at an event organized by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Clinton lashed out at a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to require passports at the border with Canada. David Sommerstein has this report.  Go to full article

Pataki, Local Officials React to Lake Placid Company's Closing

Upstate Biotech of Lake Placid announced last week that it'll be shutting down in March, eliminating 120 jobs. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
DANC's fiberoptics network

Wi-Fi in the Air in SLC

A publicly-funded fiberoptics network in St. Lawrence County is starting to yield results for people who want to use the Internet. Wireless access is available in the...  Go to full article

"Leaf Peepers" Keep an Eye on Fall Colors

The North Country's colorful fall foliage continues its somewhat slower progression this season. A warm spell this month has resulted in a slower than usual change in the...  Go to full article

County Votes to Drop Heating Fuel Sales Tax

With record fuel prices expected this winter, the St. Lawrence County Finance Committee voted unanimously to suspend all county taxes on heating fuels starting December 1. ...  Go to full article

Clinton to Bring Passport Concerns North

Senator Hillary Clinton will visit Massena next week. The first-term Democrat is seeking re-election next year. She's expected to draw attention to a proposal that could...  Go to full article

NYPA Acquarium Fund Shifted

Ten million dollars from the New York Power Authority that was to have gone to a failed effort to build an aquarium and ecological center on the St. Lawrence River will now...  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence River near Waddington before it was dammed.

Shoe Drops on River Lands

Two years ago, the New York Power Authority got a new 50-year license to operate the hydropower dam on the St. Lawrence River. One condition of the license renewal was that...  Go to full article
Trudeau Institute Campus<br />(Source:  Trudeau Inst.)

Trudeau Institute Plans Expansion

The National Institutes of Health has awarded 3.4 million dollars to the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake. The grant will match a New York state grant. In a statement,...  Go to full article

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