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You have to take into account how extreme weather is handled by the community, not only at the government level, but also the citizens.

Bad weather boosts cities' "secure" rating

Three upstate New York cities rank in the top 20 most secure places to live in America.
Rochester, ranked second. Buffalo ranks as the 6th and the Albany metro area clocked in at 12th.
How did three snow-friendly upstate cities landed in the top 20? The challenging weather helped.  Go to full article
A border crossing in the Thousands Island. Photo: Brian Mann
A border crossing in the Thousands Island. Photo: Brian Mann

Obama, Harper praise border agreement

Canadian Prime minister Stephen Harper says the border security deal unveiled yesterday in Washington DC is the biggest step forward in trade with the US since the North American Free Trade Agreement was penned in the 1990s.

The deal is designed to streamline border crossings and synchronize the way both nations track people seeking to immigrate to North America.  Go to full article
Border patrol vehicles await the bus in Canton.
Border patrol vehicles await the bus in Canton.

Rights advocates charge abuse in Upstate NY by U.S. Border Patrol

Immigrant rights advocates and the New York Civil Liberties Union are accusing the Border Patrol of abusing its authority by questioning train and bus passengers about their citizenship, and for targeting people in the North Country and in towns miles away from any international crossing. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article
US Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: DOJ
US Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: DOJ

In Lake Placid, AG Holder calls for more US-Canada border cooperation

US Attorney General Eric Holder was in Lake Placid yesterday speaking at the Northern Border Summit. He told the gathering of Federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials that more needs to be done to stop smuggling and other criminal activity on the US-Canada border. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Thousand Islands divided by the international border.
Thousand Islands divided by the international border.

U.S.-Canadian border changes since 9/11

In the years since the September 11 attacks, life has changed along the U.S. - Canadian border. What used to be an informal crossing, has become militarized, and its changed the lives and expectations of people who live nearby. Julie Grant takes a look back at some of ways life has changed along the border, and whether it's making Americans safer.  Go to full article
Weve been getting a lot of complaints from business... Is there something you can do to expedite commercial traffic to the US from Canada?

Schumer wants efficient, safer border

Sen.Chuck Schumer says Homeland Security will begin tapping into Canadian military radar later this year to detect low-flying aircraft used to smuggle drugs from Canada into the United States.

Schumer also says a border security task force of several U.S. and Canadian agencies will be established in Massena by October. At a hearing he chaired in Washington yesterday, New York's senior senator questioned Department of Homeland Security officials about new initiatives to balance commerce with fighting drug trafficking. Ryan Morden has more from Washington.  Go to full article
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Gillibrand wants combat forces out of Afghanistan by 2014

The 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum has spent much of the last decade in Afghanistan, fighting Al Quaeda and the Taliban.

More than five hundred soldiers and reservists from the North Country are currently serving in that country.

But New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the time has come for President Barack Obama to set a clear time-table for bringing the troops home. Todd Moe has details.  Go to full article
our partners need to match (our) commitments... We need to give the strategy a chance to work but there should be no rubber stamp

Gillibrand on Afghanistan

President Obama is expected to present a four-year plan to wind down the war in Afghanistan at a NATO summit later this week. According to the New York Times, the plan calls for beginning to transfer security duties to Afghan forces over the next two years, with an eye toward ending the U.S. mission in Afghanistan by 2014.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke to reporters yesterday about her trip to the region last week. She says there's been progress, but she has concerns about U.S. partners there. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

More with Anne Harrington

Anne Harrington is the new Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration. She and her staff at the National Nuclear Security Administration keep an eye on materials, outside the U.S., that could be used to make a nuclear weapon.

Harrington is a native of Long Lake. She spoke with Jonathan Brown recently about her work, her background and the path that brought her from one to the other. Here's more of their conversation.  Go to full article
Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Source: Nuclear Street
Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation. Source: Nuclear Street

Moving the World: Anne Harrington

Long Lake native Anne Harrington was recently named Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

It's a wordy title. It means she and her staff at the National Nuclear Security Administration keep an eye on materials, outside the U.S., that could be used to make a nuclear weapon.

For our occasional series, Moving the World, Harrington spoke with Jonathan Brown about starting out in the Adirondacks and working on global security in Washington D.C.  Go to full article

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