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Karen Warriner lost her job last February, and has been looking for work since then.
Karen Warriner lost her job last February, and has been looking for work since then.

NY works with long term unemployed in St. Lawrence County

The New York Department of Labor is targeting counties with the highest unemployment - and trying to find jobs for the long term unemployed. The state sent email invitations to more than 600 people in St. Lawrence County to meet with the state's Mobile Unemployment Response Team at Clarkson University in Potsdam this week. About 24 showed up.

Teachers, manufacturing, and office workers were among those who've been out of work for more than six months - and looking for a job.

Reporter Julie Grant caught up with Karen Warriner, as she was finishing her session with the Response Team. The 41-year old single mother of three has been unemployed since last February.  Go to full article

Drum benefits: "somebody needs to get story straight"

A day after National Public Radio reported that Fort Drum soldiers were being denied help filling out their disability paperwork, the Army is sending mixed messages. The Department of Veterans Affairs isn't talking. And Congressman John McHugh is still trying to figure out what happened. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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