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Legislature Approves Women's Healthcare Bill

It's now up to Governor Pataki to sign the Women's Healthcare Bill, approved by the New York State legislature Monday night. The passage comes after years of contentious arguments between Assembly Democrats, and Senate Republicans, over the issue of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Health Care for Women

The State Assembly has passed a bill to expand health care coverage for New York's women. The bill differs, however from the one passed by the State Senate. And despite two years of discussion, there's still no law in place. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

12 North Country Women Fined in pyramid scheme

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer says 12 North Country women have paid fines ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 dollars for their roles in a pyramid scheme. The investigation into the so-called Women's Gifting Circle began in 2000 after many women complained about losing money in the scheme, which was sold as a way for women to support other women in need. Most of the women are from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Brian Mann reports.
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Feminism and Religion

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University professors Kelley Raab and Kathryn Poethig about this week's Mackay lecture series--"Women, God, Power: Crossing Boundaries" in Canton.  Go to full article

Great Lakes Radio Consortium: Women Astronomers

Astronomy historically has been dominated by men, but women have left their mark over the years. A new planetarium show is trying to shine a little light on advances in astronomy that were made by women. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.  Go to full article

Area Women Take Automotive Workshop

If you've ever brought your car in for repairs and left feeling like the job wasn't done right, you're not alone. In a AAA survey of a million motorists, nearly half said their auto repairs were unsatisfactory. The list of complaints included not fixing the problem, causing new problems, and under-estimating the bill. To avoid repair shop stereotypes, women are learning more about their cars and doing some of the repairs themselves. Jody Tosti spent the day with a group of women learning the basics of car care.  Go to full article

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