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Specialist Jacob Owens attended the president's second inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo: Fort Drum Public Affairs
Specialist Jacob Owens attended the president's second inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo: Fort Drum Public Affairs

Wounded Fort Drum servicemember at inauguration: "Wow"

More than half a million people gathered on the National Mall in front of the US Capitol to be a part of President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Among them were about 10 wounded servicemembers who have been recovering at Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C. Among that group were four Fort Drum soldiers. Specialist Jacob Owens was among them.  Go to full article

Most NY leaders hail health care ruling

New York's politicians and major health care providers are applauding the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care law. Meanwhile, an Albany Law School expert says Chief Justice John Roberts may have been concerned about his legacy, and that was a factor in his decision. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
Sandy Johnson at her home in Ogdensburg. Photo: Julie Grant
Sandy Johnson at her home in Ogdensburg. Photo: Julie Grant

Lack of money for medical care blamed for high death rates

St. Lawrence County has high rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and many types of cancers. People here aren't as healthy as most New Yorkers, or even most Americans. Local health care advocates say one big reason for that is poverty. Many St. Lawrence County residents don't have health insurance and can't afford to go to the doctor, so they miss out on a lot of routine preventive care: a mammogram, stress and cholesterol tests.

Julie Grant spoke with one North Country woman who needs help with her medical costs, but she's not counting on the new federal health insurance law.  Go to full article

Governor Andrew Cuomo praises Obama's support for same-sex marriage

Governor Cuomo, who won national praise and attention for championing the passage of same sex marriage in New York, calls President Obama's support of gay marriage a "major advancement for equal rights in this country."  Go to full article
Pres. Obama on a visit to Schenectady in 2011. Photo: Matt Ryan, Innovation Trail
Pres. Obama on a visit to Schenectady in 2011. Photo: Matt Ryan, Innovation Trail

President Obama praises New York State tech businesses

President Obama was in Albany yesterday and gave a speech taking aim at Congress. But as the Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports, the President also touted the region's growth in high-tech manufacturing.  Go to full article
President Obama set out a "to do" list for members of Congress. Image: Whitehouse.gov
President Obama set out a "to do" list for members of Congress. Image: Whitehouse.gov

President Obama praises New York State tech businesses in Albany speech

President Barack Obama was warmly welcomed Tuesday at the University of Albany's nanotechnology center...and he used the occasion to praise the private-public partnership that funds the school.
Mr. Obama said the private sector is the quote-"true engine" of job creation in the US, not government--but that government can help, by making it easier for companies to hire new workers. And he said Congress isn't doing all it can.  Go to full article
President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger
President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger

For Burlington, a visit from the president

President Barack Obama visited Burlington, Vermont last Friday for a fundraiser and campaign event. The state hasn't been visited by a sitting president since Clinton's trip in 1995. Obama arrived on Air Force One around 11:30 a.m. He met with Vermont politicians, lunched with high paying campaign donors, then spoke to a crowd of supporters at the University of Vermont. Sarah Harris was there and has our story.  Go to full article

Poll: NYers favor Romney over Santorum by wide margin

Republican Mitt Romney barely squeaked out a win over Rick Santorum in the Ohio primary yesterday. But a new poll shows Romney would handily beat Santorum in New York by 15 points. The Siena College Poll also shows that Newt Gingrich trails Romney in New York by 25 points.  Go to full article
Bishop Terry LaValley, Photo: Diocese of Ogdensburg
Bishop Terry LaValley, Photo: Diocese of Ogdensburg

Bishop blasts Obama HHS policy

The top Roman Catholic official in the North Country is blasting the Obama administration for requiring churches to provide health insurance to employees that includes services such as contraception and sterilization.  Go to full article
This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law.

Obama announces mortgage crisis investigation unit

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will lead a new mortgage crisis investigation unit, announced by President Obama in his state of the union last night.

The special unit will investigate wrongdoing by banks related to real estate lending, and how that contributed to the financial collapse and the mortgage crisis.  Go to full article

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