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Green groups are hoping the new water levels plan improves wetlands along the St. Lawrence River. Photo: Jenni Werndorf
Green groups are hoping the new water levels plan improves wetlands along the St. Lawrence River. Photo: Jenni Werndorf

The 8 O'Clock Hour 6/14/13

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Franklin County officials are also still operating under a state of emergency today as they watch river levels. Hearings are underway for Adirondack Park's newly acquired Finch Pruyn lands. The dispute in Raquette Lake has shifted to the state Assembly.

Home rule legislation that allows St. Lawrence County to raise its sales tax by one percent passed in the New York State Assembly Thursday. People along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario will get a chance to weigh in on a new water levels plan.

Black and Hispanic caucus members are making a last minute push for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana and our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, speaks with Lynn McElfresh about her new book titled Strong Deaf

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