Ottawa, ON, Jan 11, 2013 — First Nations chiefs are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today. The meeting is a response to months of protests by a grassroots aboriginal group called Idle No More.
The group is demanding the government address issues such as poverty, land claims, and profits from natural resources.
As Karen Kelly reports from Ottawa, it may be difficult for today's meeting to soothe decades of discontent. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 11, 2013 — Governor Cuomo dampened expectations for a quick settlement on a package of gun control bills, saying he does not have a timeline for agreement with the legislature.
The governor says he's still pushing, but one day after legislative leaders said they believed a deal was "achievable" and could come this week, Governor Cuomo now says there is no timeline, for "when or if" a deal on anti gun measures will be reached. Go to full article
Cuomo: Last year they wrote I’d made a right turn, this year they wrote I’d made a left turn. I think I’ve been going straight all along.
Albany, NY, Jan 11, 2013 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State message was widely perceived as a signal of a leftward turn, with a priority list that include gun control, abortion rights, and raising the minimum wage.
Albany, NY, Jan 11, 2013 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address offered more details on a plan to expand casino gambling in New York State. The governor described casino development... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jan 11, 2013 — U.S. and Canadian customs agencies this week loosened import rules, allowing goods valued up to $25-hundred-dollars "informal entry" on both sides of the border. Go to full article
Chestertown, NY, Jan 11, 2013 — John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend. Go to full article