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  • Rep. Steve King demurs when asked if a white society is superior March 20, 2019
    pRep. Steve King, R-Iowa, whose history of making racially inflammatory remarks has come under heightened scrutiny of late, demurred Tuesday night when asked by a constituent whether “a white society is superior to a nonwhite society.”/pp“I don’t have an answer for that. That’s so hypothetical,” King said, responding to a question posed at a town […]
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  • ‘The McCain family deserves better,’ Republican senator says as Trump continues to lash out March 20, 2019
    pWASHINGTON - It was all too much for Sen. Johnny Isakson to take. The Georgia Republican could not stand the “unthinkable” last year when the White House flag lowered - and then soon raised - its flag from half-staff to recognize the death of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz./ppThat was one moment among others that Isakson […]
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  • Hermon man jailed after assaulting sheriff’s deputy with shovel March 20, 2019
    pHERMON — A Hermon man was jailed late Tuesday night on a felony charge after hitting a St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputy in the head with a shovel following a nine-hour stand-off with a state police negotiators./ppJohn F. Woodrow, 43, of 865 Pond Road, was charged with aggravated assault upon a police officer, a Class […]
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  • Walters guilty of murdering wife, state trooper March 20, 2019
    pWATERTOWN — Family members expressed relief that a Jefferson County Court jury has found Justin Walters guilty of murdering his wife and a state trooper./ppThe verdict was announced just after 10 a.m. Wednesday./ppWalters was accused of shooting and killing his wife, Nichole, and Trooper Joel R. Davis on the Walters property at 34371 County Route […]
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  • Biden has started telling supporters he plans to run for president, source says March 20, 2019
    pThe race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination may be about to get a front-runner./ppFormer Vice President Joe Biden has told some supporters that he’s making plans to jump into the race, joining a diverse field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the conversations said./ppBiden, 76, has led in […]
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  • Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict February 21, 2019
    (Feb 21, 2019) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has uncorked conflict between craft brewers in New York state. [full story]
  • Colton artist Robert Selby uses doors as metaphors for racial barriers February 20, 2019
    (Feb 20, 2019) A painting by a Colton artist is part of a national traveling exhibition mounted by the Norman Rockwell Museum entitled “Reimagining the Four Freedoms.� Robert Selby's "Colored/White," which depicts an African-American baseball player, painted on an old door, was selected as one of the three Best-in-Show pieces in the exhibit. [full story]
  • All In: The map is not the territory, but it does lead to the treasure February 16, 2019
    (Feb 16, 2019) Maps fascinate me - especially old ones. In junior high, when I discovered the difference between a high school library and a college library, I would spend hours at a microfiche viewer in SUNY Potsdam's Crumb Library, scrolling through ancient atlases. In the World Book Encyclopedia that my dad - briefly - […]
  • Revolutionary War burial site uncovered during construction February 13, 2019
    (Feb 13, 2019) LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) Skeletal remains of as many as 11 people believed to have died during the Revolutionary War have been uncovered at a construction site in upstate New York. [full story]
  • State buys Lake Ontario island where War of 1812 battle was fought February 11, 2019
    (Feb 11, 2019) SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) New York state has acquired an island off Lake Ontario's eastern shore that was the scene of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces. [full story]