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...
Denton Publications is reporting that Warren County leaders are urging that recipients of welfare payments in New York state be tested for drugs.
A resolution supporting the idea passed on Friday, according to an article penned by Thom...
Jan 12, 2007 — President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq sparked protests yesterday around the country. Hundreds of marchers crammed a traffic island in Times Square in New York City. Protesters also gathered in this region, with marches in Elizabethtown, Glens Falls, and in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann sent this audio postcard from a rally in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Sep 28, 2006 — Town and village judges hold a lot of power over the people who come before their courts. They can send people to jail or levy fines. But a New York Times report published this week found widespread examples of incompetence and improper behavior, especially here in the North Country. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Sep 28, 2006 — State officials have begun implementing reforms to the local court system in New York, including a new measure requiring local courts to keep records of legal proceedings and more training for local judges. Lawrence Marx is administrative director for the State Office of Court Administration. He's the man who will make those changes. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
May 02, 2006 — Hundreds of family-members make the pilgrimage north every weekend to visit incarcerated men. Jack Beck, with the Correctional Association of New York says it's a burden, especially for poor working families. Go to full article
Mar 20, 2006 — Over the last six years, President George Bush has drawn his most loyal support from voters and activists in rural America. A poll taken earlier this month by Ithaca-based Zogby International found that Bush's popularity in small towns has declined, thanks to the war in Iraq, the Dubai ports deal, and Hurricane Katrina. But half of rural Americans still say Bush is going a good job. That's about a third higher than the rest of the country. On Saturday, a group of 50 activists met at the old courthouse in Elizabethtown. They hope to build a grassroots campaign aimed at changing Bush's image here in the North Country. As Brian Mann reports, they see the local effort as part of a national movement to impeach the President. Go to full article
Jan 10, 2006 — The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito move into the question phase today. Alito is virtually guaranteed a tough grilling. In opening statements yesterday, Democrats made it clear they'll quiz him about abortion and presidential power. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Jun 28, 2002 — A new report issued today argues that the 67,000 inmates in New York's prison system need better health care - and mental health counseling. Eleven percent of the state's prisoners are diagnosed with mental illness. Brian Mann talks with Jennifer Wynn, with the Correctional Association of New York, which issued the study.
The Department of Correctional Services declined to be interviewed to respond to the report, instead issuing a press release. Go to full article