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K&J – In Depth with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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The Republican Primary is September 9th, 2014. Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is pushing for voter turnout. “Too much apathy can be a bad thing,” she says during our conversation, “If people make assumptions and don’t show up to the polls, things could be different. It’s important that everyone who is registered get out to vote and…

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NCCC to Benefit from Sen. Schumer focus on Local Veterans

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30 SUNY Community Colleges – Including North Country Community College – Are Applying For $15 Million In Funding From Fed Dept. of Labor to Establish System-Wide Program To Train Veterans & Those Who Have Been Laid Off In Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Industrial Engineering – Program Would Help Many Who Are Out Of Work Get…

Checking on Amusement Ride Safety

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that an audit of the State Department of Labor found its efforts to inspect amusement park rides were thorough, but that more work was needed to ensure safety and inspections at small, temporary festivals. As a result, DiNapoli is sending auditors to visit transient fairs and festivals through…

Missing Girls Found Alive

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — Two missing Amish sisters were found alive Thursday evening, about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family’s roadside farm stand in northern New York, authorities said. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but apparently unharmed at a home in Richville,…

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The St. Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a confirmed child abduction that occurred on State Hwy. 812/Mt. Alone Rd., in Town of Oswegatchie at about 7:20 PM on 8/13/2014. The CHILD, Fannie Miller is a White female, approximately 12 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Fannie was last seen wearing dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet.…

A Distinguished Health Advocate Award for Bill Owens

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The  National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized Congressman Bill Owens with its 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award. The award is given annually to public figures who have done the most to support community health services and healthcare policies. “Improving access to quality care has immediate and long-term benefits for the people here,” said Owens.…

Volunteer Shortage Affects Ambulance Coverage

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There’s a shortage of emergency services volunteers in towns and villages throughout the North Country.. In Lake Placid, this issue became evident over the weekend as Mayor Craig Randal moved one of the Ambulances from it’s regular home at the ambulance garage to the fire station.. The effort was in response to the lack of…

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Gov. Cuomo & State Legislators Head to Israel

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Before Gov. Cuomo and top state legislators embarked on their trip to Israel Tuesday, Cuomo said the “unity mission” has a clear message during a news conference at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Governor Cuomo Says.. ” I am very excited and proud to be part of this Unity Delegation that is going to…

Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…

NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart’s Car Kills Fellow Driver

A police investigation into what happened at a NASCAR race at Canandaigua in upstate New York is under way after a 20-year-old driver named Kevin Ward Jr. was killed when he got out of his vehicle. He was run over by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. On the 14th lap of the Super Sprint Race, Ward’s no.…

Alliance for Quality Education Pushing for Funding Equity

A new report published by the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action, says New York State is not only behind on what it owes to schools – $5.9 billion in total Foundation Aid and Gap Elimination Adjustment funding…. But that it owes 2.3 times more to high need schools than wealthy schools. This regressive…

K&J – DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears

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The number of reports of nuisance bears targeting more populated areas in July increases noticeably over May and June.. and Today in the K&J Show, we’re speaking with Ben Tabor who is a Wildlife Technician at the DEC in Raybrook…  We caught up with Ben at “Colby Camp” which is a weekly summer camp for…

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Extreme Environmental Group Appeals ACR Project Ruling

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The Extreme Environmental Groups that originally filed the Article 78 Lawsuit trying to put a halt to the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake report they’ve filed a motion seeking an appeal of the appellate’s unanimous decision striking down their law suit. According to papers from PROTECT and the Sierra Club, The return…

Oil Train Task Force is Going County-Wide

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong has been spearheading the development of a task force to look into the issue of trains loaded with Bakken Crude Oil rolling through the City and she’s recently developed a plan that includes not only local officials, but also county emergency management officials and representatives from many different communities affected by…

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Gillibrand Introduces New Cyber-Security Laws

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A New Cyber Information Sharing Tax Credit Would Incentivize Critical Infrastructure Businesses to Join Information-Sharing Organizations to Strengthen Their Cyber Security On the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Report last week, the report’s authors outlined current threats to our national security in a document called “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report.” The authors – members of the original 9/11 Commission – concluded that…

Gillibrand Takes Aim at Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

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New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices. AUDIO – 073114 – Gillibrand Discusses New Legislation to Protect Students from…

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VA Bill passes House Conference

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Congressman Bill Owens votes to approve the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014.. It’s a bill we’ve been hearing about for the past few days which will reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.. It went to conference to combine the Senate and House differences and conference report was approved by a wide bipartisan…

Owens Presented with “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Congressman Bill Owens on Wednesday with a prestigious “Spirit of Enterprise” award for his leadership on economic and business issues during the 113th Congress. “My focus as a representative has always been economic growth and job creation, which depends first on the health and success of the private sector,”…

K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

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The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

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New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…