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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...


Jul 25, 2014 — The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
Jul 25, 2014 — The city cut off water to thousands of households with overdue bills topping $90 million. The animal rights organization stepped in, offering to pay 10 residents' bills if they go vegan for a month.
Jul 25, 2014 — For the first time in years, all of the major U.S. airlines are doing well. American Airlines Group said its second-quarter profits were the highest in the company's history. American only recently exited bankruptcy protection, so the results represent an impressive turnaround.

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'Wise Buys' Stays Local

St. Lawrence County-based partners developing a retail chain to replace Ames Department Stores are taking a local approach to get off the ground. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawks Debate Risks and Rewards of Politics Off the Reservation

The Mohawk population on the Akwesasne reservation is growing at more than twice the rate of the North Country's white population. Some tribal leaders say that trend could give natives more power in local and state politics. But as Brian Mann reports, many in the Akwesasne community prefer independence over political power.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Housing Council Shares Budget Uncertainty

Directors of non-profit groups that rely on grants to run their programs get a little nervous around budget time each year. They're at the bottom of a pipeline that filters money down through federal and state grants. As Jody Tosti reports, It's a precarious place to be sometimes, especially when so many agencies are vying for money from the same pot.  Go to full article
Are soybeans a promising future for farmers like Bill Brewer?

Can Soybeans Take Root on North Country Farms?

Facing rock-bottom milk prices and mounting debt, dairy farmers are looking for other ways to stay in business. An extra field of hay or corn could help pay the bills in...  Go to full article
Dave Fishel catches up with his former cows.

Diversifying the Dairy Industry

The North Country dairy industry is facing some of its bleakest times in memory this summer. Farmers are going deeper into debt and working jobs off the farm. The main...  Go to full article

Low Milk Prices Take Their Toll

David Sommerstein talks with Judy Aldrich, chair of the St. Lawrence County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, about factors contributing to the struggling dairy...  Go to full article

Drug Law Reformers Could Face Fines

A hip-hop businessman who pushed for reform of the state's Rockefeller drug laws is under investigation by state lobbying officials. Russell Simmons tried to broker a deal...  Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff shepherded the bill through

Altamont ?Forgiven? For Accounting Missteps

The legislature passed a bill this week that forgives the town of Altamont for a series of major accounting errors that involved state contracts. Without lawmakers'...  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Eyes Sales Tax Hike

Facing mounting budget woes, St. Lawrence County is among counties statewide considering raising the local sales tax. Lawmakers say the three-quarter of a percent hike would...  Go to full article

NYC Rent Laws Extended One More Day

State lawmakers have extended New York City's rent laws for one more day, as they try to work on an agreement to renew regulations. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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