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Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...
The price of stamps here in Canada has gone up, as of March 31st. It’s a pretty hefty hike. A first-class stamp was $0.63. Now that’ll cost $0.85 – if purchased as a book or roll. The cost of just one first class stamp? $1.00. The...


Apr 21, 2014 — Asimo is Honda's latest humanoid robot. This one, the third version, is more life-like than previous models.
Apr 21, 2014 — Palchohol is powdered alcohol — just mix with water to create an instant cocktail. The creators of Palcohol pitched their idea as a solution to the soaring price of alcohol.
Apr 21, 2014 — The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.

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No Radioactive Waste Found at Plattsburgh AFB, Just Bad PR

The Air Force says a preliminary inspection of the old Plattsburgh Air Force base turned up no radioactive material. A more detailed search is now being planned, at a site now occupied by a civilian biotech company.
As Brian Mann reports, business leaders, who are working to convert the base into a development park, say publicity from the investigation has been damaging.  Go to full article

New Owners Save Lewis County Plants

The Lewis County timber industry received a small flurry of good news this week. Yesterday a Texas company announced it purchased a wood-fired power plant in Lyonsdale. The day before an Italian papermaker agreed to buy the LTX Fibre mill in Beaver Falls. David Sommerstein has details.  Go to full article

State Bond Rating Drops: Group Gives Budget "F"

The watchdog group Citizens Budget Commission has issued a report card on the recently passed state budget. They give the spending plan an "F". Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Clinton Pushes Extension of Tax Credit to Poor Families

Senator Hillary Clinton is pushing a Senate measure to give a $400-a-child tax credit to millions of low-income families not included in the recent $350 billion tax cut...  Go to full article
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Agriculture Bill Passes State Senate

A bill to extend Empire Zone tax credits and incentives to agricultural cooperatives passed in the state Senate Monday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Voters Decide Fates of School Budgets Today

Today, voters in nearly 700 school districts across New York will have a chance to decide the budgets for the next school term. Many will be deliberating whether to vote for...  Go to full article

School Budgets Up For Vote

It's been a rollercoaster ride this spring for New York's educators. Governor Pataki proposed a billion and half dollars in cuts to school aid. The state legislature passed...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton to Spearhead Biodiesel Plant

SUNY Canton yesterday announced plans to help build a factory in the North Country that turns soybeans, corn, canola, and even used frying oil into fuel. As David...  Go to full article

Pataki, Legislative Leaders Talking Again

Governor Pataki, swallowing his differences with the state legislature for now, invited legislative leaders in for a private meeting to discus issues remaining in the last...  Go to full article

Ogdensburg Considers River Boardwalk

Ogdensburg city officials are talking with a consulting firm about the cost of building a boardwalk along the St. Lawrence River. Both groups met last week to look at four...  Go to full article

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