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The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that New York state is recognizing Warren County for having a system to keep county jail inmates from collecting unemployment benefits. The state comptroller’s office found last year that in five counties...
Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...


Apr 23, 2014 — Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.
Apr 23, 2014 — President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.
Apr 23, 2014 — French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2010. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/5047775028/in/photolist-8G4aDW-68z65j-bDK9j2-9qLejf-btAfzh-ce1zFY-i3yjLF-9jZdPE-bWDe2p-9Afi1R-bpCdYg-7o6dS6-dfRZC4-68uRnt-6xC126-9g4wWF-dq1yie-6fWbN8-i77Yht-i77vRW-2YJgc8-i3yxGG-i77rKh-i3z6RZ-i77XKX-i3yjBx-i3yyom-i3yxt3-a4agHd-i3yjjZ-dn2KR8-8Qi1rK-auMGu9-8Qi3ve-8Qi2YV-i77njV-ce1CA7-8uYmYu-bWDhaH-8FZUEX-ce1Ckj-bWDkNM-bWDhBD-eib12A-4Uk3iz-dLBLen-eFD6RQ-4Upafs-4UpdBW-dpYzPi">Ed Schipul</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2010. Photo: Ed Schipul, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Texas Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo on business

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry is countering Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest initiative to lure businesses from out of state with a renewed bid to snag jobs from New York, a tactic he's tried from coast to coast.

Perry, a Republican, is slated to be in New York City on Wednesday to meet business owners to convince them to move their operations to Texas, where he says the business climate is friendlier.  Go to full article
Caesers Entertainment's flagship casino, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/3054923942/">Judy Baxter</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Caesars enters New York casino competition

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Caesars Entertainment is vying to build a casino 50 miles north of New York City.

A Caesars spokesman said Tuesday the Las Vegas-based company has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee for a proposed $750 million complex in Woodbury.  Go to full article
Brett McLeod says the Adirondack North Country is a "working landscape." Photo: Sarah Harris

How can North Country's "working landscapes" thrive alongside the wild?

Yesterday farmers, community leaders, business people and students gathered at the Paul Smith's VIC to talk about the future of the North Country and launch a new collaboration, the Adirondack Center for Working Landscapes.

Sarah Harris went to the symposium and talks about the event and the issues raised by it with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Coalition seeks answers on NY crude oil shipments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A coalition of environmental groups and local residents is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to set a deadline for a crude oil...  Go to full article

Saratoga racino owners eye different casino site

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have dropped a push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to the city known for its horse racing in favor of a...  Go to full article
The new Center for Working Landscapes will be housed at the Paul Smith's VIC. Photo: Nora Flaherty

The Adirondack North Country: a "working landscape"

People across the North Country are grappling with big questions about sustainability and the future of the region. Today The Adirondack Center for Working Landscapes, a new...  Go to full article
Photo: National Grid US

National Grid customers will see some billing relief, for now

National Grid customers should get some relief in their next power bill. Prices skyrocketed during a frigid winter, but supply costs for electricity have ticked down...  Go to full article
New York City Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/layant/4175092212/">Pedro Layant</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ravitch to discuss fiscal plight of cities

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Former New York Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch is returning to Albany to discuss the financial challenges facing local governments.

Ravitch is set...  Go to full article
Spent Grain Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/span112/2306070622">Kelly Teague</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Schumer calls on FDA to drop spent grain proposal

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer will be at a western New York brewery to call on the federal government to drop a proposal that has the nation's craft beer brewers...  Go to full article
The Port of Oswego, waiting for opening next week. Photo: Gino Geruntino, WRVO

St. Lawrence River ice slows ships, delays Port of Oswego opening

Ice floes slowing ships in the St. Lawrence River are delaying the opening of the shipping season at the Port of Oswego till next week.

Executive director Zelko...  Go to full article

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