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12:10am

Fri February 29, 2008
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Influenza Cases are on the rise in NYS

Oswego NY – The New York State Health Department says influenza is on the rise across New York. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Dr. Joshua Schaffzin, who is the agency's Medical Director of Epidemiology.

9:18am

Wed February 27, 2008
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Aubertine talks about his win in the 48th

Oswego, NY – Darrel Aubertine is already getting used to his new job as a newly elected State Senator from the 48th district.

WRVO's Jason Smith spoke with Aubertine as he traveled to Albany to be sworn in.

8:02am

Wed February 27, 2008
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Aubertine Wins Special Election - Analysis

Oswego, NY – Syracuse University Maxwell School Professor of Politic Science Grant Reeher assesses the outcome in Northern New York's special election to fill the 48th State Senate District Seat.

4:52am

Wed February 27, 2008
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Aubertine gets sworn in

Oswego, New York – Darrel Aubertine did not have much time to celebrate his victory in the special election for the 48th district State Senate seat. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

1:48am

Wed February 27, 2008
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Voters in the 48th give their take

Oswego, New York – Voters in the 48th senate district talk about the issues that prompted them to head to the polls.

10:04am

Tue February 26, 2008
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Voters decide who will represent the 48th.

Oswego, NY – Voters in Oswego and Jefferson counties and parts of St. Lawrence county go to the polls to decide who will fill a vacant seat in the State Senate's 48th District.

WRVO's Jason Smith reports.

10:04am

Mon February 25, 2008
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NYS Proposes Draft Regulation for Opening Burning

Oswego, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment on draft regulations that address the opening burning of garbage by households or farms.
Environmentalists are pleased, but New York's farming community disagrees with the recommended changes. WRVO's Katherine Harrington reports.

( DEC officials are withholding commment until completion of the public comment period.)

4:51am

Fri February 22, 2008
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48th Senate District Independence party line

Oswego, New York – Counties in the 48th Senate District are waiting to hear whether they will have to create an Independence Party line ballot for the special election to fill the Northern New York Senate seat.WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

10:33am

Thu February 21, 2008
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Negative ads in the race for the 48th

Oswego, New York – The race to fill Northern New York's State Senate seat has been dominated by negative campaigning. While the ads may be effective, a marketing expert says they could also have a backlash. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with visiting professor at the SUNY Oswego School of Business, Ian Cuthill.

(The videos used during the interview can be seen below)

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9:46am

Thu February 21, 2008
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Poll shows race for the 48th too close to call

Oswego, NY – A new poll in the race for the vacant seat in the 48th State Senate district shows the 2 candidates in a statistical dead heat.

WRVO's Jason Smith reports.

7:34am

Thu February 21, 2008
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Voters asked to pay attention to property taxes

Oswego, NY – The New York State Association of Counties is using the special election in the 48th State Senate district to ask voters to pay close attention to their property taxes, because if Governor Spitzer has his way, they may be going up.

WRVO's Jason Smith reports.

10:58am

Wed February 20, 2008
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Wolken enters race for Congress

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse business leader Randy Wolken is seeking the republican nomination for 25th Congressional seat held by Jim Walsh, who is retiring. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:34am

Wed February 20, 2008
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Senator Schumer weighs in on democratic race for President

Syracuse, NY – Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to fight for delegates in order to gain the party's nomination for president. New York Senator Charles Schumer believes there will be a clear winner. But what happens if there is no winner? WRVO's Jason Smith reports.

4:37am

Wed February 20, 2008
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Church uses YouTube

Oswego, New York – Pro-life advocates are using a new tool to fight Governor Spitzer's proposal aimed at updating the state's abortion law.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

Courtesy of YouTube:

10:15am

Tue February 19, 2008
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Negative ads to be pulled

Oswego, New York – The Democratic candidate in the race to fill the 48th Senate District seat says he has honored his pledge to stop negative campaigning.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

11:24am

Mon February 18, 2008
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Aubertine-Barclay Debate

Oswego, NY – Darrel Aubertine and Will Barclay meet in their final debate before the February 28th special election.

10:44am

Fri February 15, 2008
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Consumer Confidence Slips

Oswego NY – Consumer confidence is shrinking in New York State. A recent Siena Research Institute survey found consumer confidence has dropped to historic lows.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

( In this story, we heard from Claire Lindsey and Catherine Parthenaides who were interviewed at the State University of New York College at Oswego - WRVO's Katherine Harrington contributed to this report.)

9:22am

Fri February 15, 2008
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Paid Family Leave Bill

Oswego, NY – New York's Working Families Party is upset with State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno because of his opposition to a measure that would offer paid family leave to workers with a new borne or an ill relative.
In a play on Valentine's Day, the group is extending a "broke heart" valentine to Bruno.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the party's Executive Director Dan Cantor.

9:22am

Fri February 15, 2008
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Paid Family Leave Bill

Oswego, NY – New York's Working Families Party is upset with State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno because of his opposition to a measure that would offer paid family leave to workers with a new borne or an ill relative.
In a play on Valentine's Day, the group is extending a "broke heart" valentine to Bruno.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the party's Executive Director Dan Cantor.

12:29am

Thu February 14, 2008
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Cuts in school aid

Oswego, New York – Education advocates are urging state leaders to make good on a promise to increase funding for the state's public schools.

The Alliance for Quality Education is releasing a report showing the Spitzer Administration has removed $350 million dollars in promised foundation aid from the executive budget.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Executive Director of AQE, Billy Easton.

10:00am

Wed February 13, 2008
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Bottle Bill and the budget

Oswego, New York – Dozens of environmental organizations attended the state budget hearing in Albany today.

Environmental groups are showing support for Governor Spitzer's proposal to include the Bigger Better Bottle Bill in the 2008-2009 state budget.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Laura Haight of the New York Public Interest Research Group. Haight explains the benefits of enacting the bill.

10:26am

Fri February 8, 2008
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Governor Spitzer on WRVO's Morning Edition

Oswego, New York – Governor Spitzer says the downturn in the economy will result in cuts in his budget plan. He appeared on WRVO's Morning Edition with Chris Ulanowski.

2:22am

Fri February 8, 2008
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Sheriff wants to lower driving age

Oswego, New York – A Central New York area sheriff wants to lower the state's driving age.

Currently in New York, teens can get a learners permit at the age of 16. After 20 hours of supervised driving plus five hours of classroom instruction, they can apply for a restricted junior operators license.

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh outlined his plans for change yesterday at a forum for civic leaders in Syracuse.

Walsh spoke with WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher about his proposal.

11:50am

Wed February 6, 2008
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Zogby on Super Tuesday

Utica, NY – Polling conducted by Utica-based Zogby International had democrats locked in a tight race as polls opened on Super Tuesday in New York.
In the end, Hillary Clinton won 57-percent to 40-percent in New York's Democratic presidential primary.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to pollster John Zogby.

2:12am

Wed February 6, 2008
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Property tax breaks

Oswego, New York – Under a new proposal, homeowners in New York State could receive property tax breaks based on their income.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with co-sponsor of the bill, State Senator Betty Little of the 45th Senate District.

10:29am

Mon February 4, 2008
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Super Tuesday

Oswego, New York – New York is poised to play an important role in the 2008 Presidential contest. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report about tomorrow's primary.

9:53am

Thu January 31, 2008
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Interview with Darrel Aubertine

Oswego, NY – The hotly contested race for Northern New York's 48th Senate District looms as a battle ground for control of the Senate, which is now held by a slim republican majority.
The latest issue in the race turned to the outsourcing of jobs with democrat Darrel Aubertine criticizing his opponent, republican Will Barclay.
Aubertine spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the issue.

12:04am

Tue January 29, 2008
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Court sought on a tax dispute over Native-American sold goods.

Oswego, NY – Central New York State Assemblyman David Townsend is seeking a court order to force New York to collect sales taxes on cigarettes and gasoline sold by native-americans to non-Indians. Townsend spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the issue.

11:10am

Mon January 28, 2008
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2008 Election Conversation

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Chris Ulanowski speaks with guests about the 2008 presidential race.

1:42am

Fri January 25, 2008
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Political observer reacts to Walsh's Decision

Syracuse NY – Upstate Congressman Jim Walsh's decision to retire at the end of his current term surprised many. One political observer, Cazenovia College Professor of History and Humanities says Walsh might best be remembered for his honesty.
John Robert Greene spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

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