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What to do about marijuana – medical or otherwise – seems to be a hot topic just now. In early July New York State approved a new system that will permit sale of medical marijuana, although there’s a set-up period of at least 18...
Ah, political scandals! Some splash up noisily, like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Others slosh and churn, and slosh and churn…like (suspended) Canadian Senator Mike Duffy. Most likely you’ve heard about the Ford hullabaloo, in which the...
Are you ready to raft? I said, ARE YOU READY TO RAFT? Sorry. Anyway, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has just now announced details of this year’s Adirondack Challenge, a daylong event to be held this Sunday to promote Adirondack tourism. You...
Weather permitting, Tuesday afternoon will be when “just folks” can take a last, up-close look at the old North Channel portion of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. (A new, low-level bridge was opened to traffic last...
  A really big case was decided by Canada’s Supreme Court on Thursday. How big? Well, most news coverage is using words like “historic precedent”, “landmark” and “game changer”. First Nation leaders are...



Politics
Aug 20, 2014 — President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
Aug 18, 2014 — President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.
Aug 18, 2014 — James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
Aug 18, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.
Aug 18, 2014 — In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

Voter Resources

Project Sunlight: Track lobbying activities, member item spending and other legislation in New York. An initiative of the NYS Office of the Attorney General.

League of Women Voters DemocracyNet: Great one-stop election resource.

NYS Board of Elections Campaign Finance Database: Enter the last name of any candidate in New York to find out where the money comes from and where it's going.

Open Secrets: Campaign finance information broken down by industry, region, etc., for mostly federal politicans. An excellent starting point for following
money in politics.

Special Reports

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Audio Slideshow:
Adirondack teens talk democracy
Face of Democracy is a national program that gives students an inside view of the democratic process by sending out to polling places to interview and photograph voters and officials. Sue Halpern, project organizer, talks with Brian Mann
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Cartoon Special:
Editorial cartoonist Mark Wilson Covers the NYS Party Conventions
Mark Wilson, aka Marquil, is a political cartoonist covering the 2006 New York State party conventions for NCPR. His sketches and caricatures bring the arcana of state politics to life.

Seaway Opening Remains Controversial

This month, St. Lawrence Seaway officials will announce the opening date for the shipping season. The decision is always a controversial one. As David Sommerstein reports, it's especially so this year, with calls for greater public accountability and a lawsuit filed by native tribes.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Disagree On Timothy's Law

The NY Assembly Bill known as Timothy's Law would force insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment the same way they do physical health services. It's won an overwhelming majority of votes in the Assembly for several years. Now a similar bill is in the Senate. But Timothy's father says that bill doesn't deserve Timothy's name.  Go to full article

NY Assembly to Change its Internal Rules

The New York State Assembly will start punishing members who miss too many meetings. Lawmakers say it will reform house operations and open up the government process. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Open Leaders Meetings Proceed Slowly

In an attempt to break a 20 year cycle of late state budgets, Governor Pataki this year is experimenting with opening up to the public the closed door leaders meetings he...  Go to full article

Poll: Pataki Approval Rating At Its Lowest Ever

Governor Pataki is at his lowest point in popularity since taking office 10 years ago, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Seaway Head Not Worried About Proposed Waterway Tolls

The White House spending plan for next fiscal year calls for a new toll system on the U.S. side of the Seaway to raise 8 million dollars. The Great Lakes shipping industry...  Go to full article

Clinton Introduces Health Care Bill for Guard and Reserve

Senator Hillary Clinton and co-sponsor Senator Lindsay Graham (R-NC) introduced legislation yesterday that would allow Guard and Reserve members to buy into the military's...  Go to full article

Budget Debate Creates Power Struggle in Albany

A power struggle between Governor Pataki and the legislature has emerged since a court said the Governor has much greater control over state budget making than the...  Go to full article

McHugh: Bush Deserves a Chance to Make Case for Budget Cuts

The North Country's Republican Congressman, John McHugh, talks with Martha Foley about President Bush's proposed budget.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Defends Plan to Raise Tuition

SUNY Chancellor Bob King defended his plan to raise tuition gradually at public colleges each year. King was grilled by state lawmakers examining Governor Pataki's state...  Go to full article

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