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1/22/21: A mental health hike up Black Mountain
Through the pandemic and the break-neck pace of news, we need breaks. Emily Russell takes us for a breather hiking up the wild mountains on the eastern shore of Lake George. Also: Gov. Cuomo urges patience with the vaccination process.
1/21/21: How Biden's Inauguration looked in the North Country
Biden supporters were thrilled yesterday. Most Trump supporters were angry and defiant. But in the middle, some conservatives were exhausted and ready for a change. Also: Jefferson County is pleading with the state to get more vaccine.
1/20/21: Mass vaccinations underway at two North Country clinics
Some details behind the mass vaccination effort underway in Potsdam and Plattsburgh. Governor Cuomo hedges his bets on the massive budget shortfall. Also: President Joe Biden calls for unity, and a respect for facts, in his inaugural address.
1/19/21: A different kind of 'wild side' for an Adirondack forest ranger
Many people come to the Adirondacks to find themselves. Today, Emily Russell brings us the story of a state forest ranger who found her career - and her identity as a trans woman - among the cliffs and peaks. Also: Gov. Cuomo offers two starkly different budget scenarios for New York.
01/18/21: Pence makes final VP appearance at Fort Drum
Vice President Mike Pence came to thank the troops at Fort Drum on Sunday, just days before he and President Donald Trump leave office. The visit was a signal of North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s power in Trump’s Republican Party. Also: Gov. Cuomo asks Pfizer for more COVID vaccine doses.
1/15/21: An Adirondack guidebook for the whole family
Looking for manageable winter hikes, skis, or snowshoes to cure your winter COVID blues? Even if you don't have kids, an Adirondack guidebook for families promises easy hikes and big payoffs. Also: The FBI says there's no imminent threat to state capitols or lawmakers in New York or Vermont ahead of the inauguration.