Oct 17, 2013 — Congress voted last night to reopen the Federal government and to extend the nation's debt limit. North Country congressman Bill Owens comments on the deal. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says NY needs to redouble its efforts to regrow its economy. The North Country Children's clinic has secured funding for at least 6 months, meaning that programs like WIC will continue uninterrupted, for now. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duve defends her record from attacks by her Republican challenger. We hear about the Raise the Age initiative, which seeks to keep kids under 18 out of adult prisons. A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York. In Jefferson County, a school district had a scare yesterday when its offices received a tip about a gunman. And today in Natural Selections: the evolution of breathing.