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This weekend, several dozen people will arrive at secret locations in West Virginia and Colorado to ride out the election and its aftermath. If Tuesday’s vote sparks unrest, Drew Miller’s customers at Fortitude Ranch will be secure behind walls patrolled by armed guards.

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Health care is once again a big issue in the race for the NY-21 Congressional District seat, as the nation grapples with a pandemic and the U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear a case that could strike down the Affordable Care Act.

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ALBANY — The federal government is wrong to believe state governments and officials cannot control the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, citing New York’s detailed scientific data and the need to expand testing and contact tracing nationwide.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted federal officials Thursday after reports the nation’s Health and Human Services secretary plans to fire the U.S. Food & Drug Administration chief as President Donald Trump’s administration clashes over the nation’s approval standards to promptly authori…

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WATERTOWN — The candidates for New York’s 21st Congressional District, Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and her Democratic opponent Tedra L. Cobb, faced off for the first time this election season in a contentious debate Monday afternoon.

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ALBANY — President Donald Trump helped facilitate division that fueled violent Brooklyn protests this past week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, after releasing a robocall Friday that, after referencing Trump’s campaign, encouraged hundreds of people to rally against the state’s new coronavirus m…

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Food pantries and dairy and produce giveaways are part of our COVID-19 new normal. But the numbers of folks applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has been holding steady, at least in Franklin and Essex counties.

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WATERTOWN — The U.S.-Canadian border has been shut down to nonessential travel since March 21 due to the pandemic, but on Thursday more Canadian citizens in this country may get a reprieve, allowing visits to their home country.

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WATERTOWN — The House of Representatives adjourned last week so members could return to their home districts to campaign as the election season wraps up, even though congressional Democrats and White House officials have yet to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief package.

North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said on Tuesday she supports President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Justice’s plan to cut federal funding from New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington –– three cities the DOJ designated as “anarchist jurisdictions” earlier th…

ALBANY — New York state officials stand ready to sue President Donald Trump and the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday while snapping back at administration officials after the U.S. Department of Justice made a motion to label New York City an anarchist jurisdiction.

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is actively trying to kill New York City, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said before announcing an executive order Tuesday expanding where New Yorkers can submit ballots to cast a vote in the upcoming presidential election.

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James will take legal action against President Donald Trump if he follows through with his threat to defund New York City, she said Thursday.

As U.S. farm bankruptcies reach an all-time high and farmers struggle to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand urged federal officials Wednesday to make changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to ensure small farms receive adequate relief.

The morning after U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik spoke at the Republican National Convention, her Democratic challenger in the race for the 21st Congressional District condemned the speech.

ALBANY — New York will not implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sudden about-face on COVID-19 testing guidelines, which discourage coronavirus testing for individuals exposed to the virus.

SARANAC LAKE — You may have seen signs lately at the local banks and credit unions, even the Walgreen’s and Hannaford’s, warning of coin shortages and asking for surplus coins like a kid with an empty piggy bank. Banks and some grocery stores and drug stores are so low on the stuff that they…

Both candidates running for the North Country’s congressional seat Nov. 3 spoke this week on immigration and border issues. Both support funding to secure the U.S. borders, although incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik says her Democratic opponent, Tedra Cobb, doesn’t.

OGDENSBURG — When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in New York five months ago, child care providers became “the essential workers behind the essential workers,” U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand told about 40 people at a news conference Friday outside the Dobisky Visitors’ Center overlooking t…

WATERTOWN — U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer says he is looking for clarity regarding the “uneven enforcement” of rules for boats that travel between U.S. and Canadian waters on the St. Lawrence River but never reach land or anchor.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took the reins — and literally the gavel — Wednesday afternoon as the leader of the National Governors Association during the bipartisan organization’s annual summer meeting.