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Comptroller Finds Problems With Homeless Shelters

Some advocates for the homeless are dismayed by what they say is Governor Cuomo’s failure at the end of the legislative session to follow through with promises to fund five years worth of new supportive housing and other services. Their complaints come as the state comptroller issued a scathing report on the state of homeless shelters across New York.
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WSKG News Staff Earns National Honors

Jun 25, 2016
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For a 2nd straight year, the WSKG News team has been honored by Public Radio News Directors, Inc.    Competing in the small newsrooms category, Managing Editor Bret Jaspers and Reporter/Host Monica Sandreczki received PRNDI awards for Best Sports Reporting and Best Use of Sound.

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Some advocates for the homeless are dismayed by what they say is Governor Cuomo’s failure at the end of the legislative session to follow through with promises to fund five years worth of new supportive housing and other services. Their complaints come as the state comptroller issued a scathing report on the state of homeless shelters across New York.

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Many books and movies have been written about Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and his valiant success at Little Roundtop, but very little has been said about the right end the line where Colonel Ireland was with his regiment. Today, they’re getting a little time in the sun.

 

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The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee passed a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in matters of housing and employment at a meeting on Wednesday. 

Growing Diet Divide Between Rich And Poor

Jun 22, 2016

Economic inequality has been a central theme of the 2016 presidential race: the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, the middle class is shrinking. But diet inequality is growing, too.

Increasingly, wealthy Americans are eating healthier than poorer Americans. Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins talks to Anna Vlasits of STAT, the national health and medicine publication, about what’s behind the diet divide.

Bridgton, Maine, is the kind of place people like to go to get away. It's got a small main street with shops and restaurants, a pair of scenic lakes, a ski resort and plenty of hiking trails.

But about 10 years ago, Bridgton, a town of just 5,000 residents, began showing signs of a serious drug problem.

The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers

Jun 22, 2016

The U.S. spends a lot of money on preschool — billions of dollars each year. When invested wisely, research suggests the costs are justified by significant returns to society, including savings from crimes not committed, welfare dollars not distributed, and taxes on higher earnings.

But a new report suggests many preschool programs aren't as good as they could (or should) be — because their teachers arrived on the job poorly trained.

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New York may soon be the first state in the nation to require lead testing for water in schools. 

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  The current political climate has Libertarians hoping for a big year. The party has nominated former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson for President.

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It’s not easy to change. No one knows that more than someone who struggles with drug or alcohol abuse. 

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