Happy Aug. 17, yo!
Here's what's up in, around and about the north country.
Free housing in Ogdensburg!
The city was footing the bill for a family to live in one of its (many) foreclosed properties.
Debts for soldiers who were ripped off will be forgiven.
A Mohawk man who took matters into his own hands was released from jail.
Rep. Bill Owens signed onto legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, after New York passed a law legalizing gay marriage.
A $5 million gap. Any ideas?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed "complete streets" legislation.
The governor is seeking changes to the state's 9-11 ceremonies.
New housing construction is down.
The U.S. credit rating is AAA-OK, according to a ratings agency that's not S&P.
The unemployment "tax," a rallying cry for Assembly Republicans, was derided by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Care for the disabled
The Cuomo administration readies to put new reporting procedures in place after a series of New York Times articles outlined abuse that was happening in homes for the developmentally disabled.
POLITICO asks: What if the individual mandate goes down?
Protestors spoke out against the federal government's deportation policy.
An Army report says that 5 million pieces of body armor may be flawed.
The White House says there's no change in the Iraq troop withdrawal timetable.