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James Roche was denied judicial diversion. His judge is less likely than other judges to give treatment people who sell drugs.
James Roche was denied judicial diversion. His judge is less likely than other judges to give treatment people who sell drugs.

Rockefeller law reforms give some addicts a new chance, others get jail

Last year the New York State Legislature voted to give drug addicts a second chance, by doing away with the last remnants of the Rockefeller drug laws. Some considered the old laws draconian and reformers praised the change saying it could stop the addiction cycle by diverting addicts bound for prison and instead send them to treatment. For the last couple months, reporter Charles Lane has been investigating how this judicial diversion has been implemented so far across the state. And he finds that the impact of the reforms largely depends on which county the addict is convicted in. Photos and timeline courtesy of WSHU.  Go to full article

Twenty arrested in drug bust

Authorities arrested 20 people yesterday on drugs and weapons charges in St Lawrence County. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Dirt on the Coal Supply

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are trying to sell us on a clean energy future. And they've got a laundry list of ideas, including conservation, solar and wind power, and safer nuclear energy. But they both want to tweak an old reliable fuel, too. That would be American coal. Shawn Allee looks at why McCain and Obama are gung-ho on coal.  Go to full article

Full speech: Sen. John McCain accepts the Republican presidential nomination in St. Paul

Interrupted by occasional protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Senator John McCain presented his message of change through the prism of conservative policies. Audio provided by The News Hour, PBS.  Go to full article

Pataki talks politics with delegates

Former Governor Pataki said he thinks McCain can win over independent New Yorkers, even help the state GOP to hang on to its one seat majority in the state Senate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Soul Bender

Performed by Cain in Alexandria Bay, NY for UpNorth Music.  Go to full article

Make Believe

Performed by Cain in Alexandria Bay, NY for UpNorth Music.  Go to full article

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