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New Akwesasne Leadership Critical of Agreement With State

Akwesasne Mohawks voted Saturday to oust the status quo and make changes in the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council that could also affect the Canadian-recognized council and the traditional Mohawk Nation council. Several of the chiefs-elect come from a traditionalist perspective. As David Sommerstein reports, the results could have a profound effect on the deal with Governor Pataki over land claims, casinos, and taxation.  Go to full article

Mohawk Election: An Historical Perspective

David Sommerstein talks with Jon Parmenter, St. Lawrence University professor of history, about the history of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and what's at stake in Saturday's election.  Go to full article
Campaign placards crowd Rt. 37
Campaign placards crowd Rt. 37

Tribal Election Tests Mohawk Politics

The Mohawks of Akwesasne have reached a defining moment in their history. The tribe is preparing to vote on a proposed settlement to the Mohawks' decades' old land claim and a chance to build a new casino in the Catskills. Some members say it's the best possible deal and they want to move on. But others say they can do much better and heal a divided community in the process. As David Sommerstein reports, a tribal election this Saturday will test the deal's popularity and the tribe's political system.  Go to full article
Former Sen. George McGovern at Lake Placid forum
Former Sen. George McGovern at Lake Placid forum

A Former Candidate, Now An Activist

A Former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern appeared at this weekend's gathering of Democratic party hopefuls. McGovern is now an activist and an author, working to reduce hunger in the world. He spoke eloquently about farmers who face hard times. Here's an excerpt of his statements.  Go to full article

State Proposal Would Curb Corporate Campaign Cash

Government reform groups say the state's campaign finance reporting practices are flawed and need to be fixed, so that state laws can be enforced. They say a study of a small number of counties found 96 potential corporate violators. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Local Elections Held: In Saranac Lake, Democrats Win

Voters went to the polls across the region on Tuesday to elect local officials. Many races were uncontested and, in general, turn-out was light. Brian Mann has this survey of some of the more interesting results.  Go to full article

Warren County GOP Changes Rules, Draws Criticism

The 113th Assembly district - in the eastern Adirondacks - offered one of the few competitive races in this year's election. At one point, four strong Republicans were vying for the open seat. Now, the Warren County Republican Committee has moved to tighten rules that insure party loyalty. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say the new rules will reduce the number of candidates.  Go to full article
The Golden Age of politics.
The Golden Age of politics.

Many Who Vote Say The Thrill Is Gone

As North Country voters go to the polls Tuesday, many say they're not hearing about the issues that matter in their lives. Brian Mann contrasts our slick, modern campaigns with New York's golden age of political barnstorming.  Go to full article

45th District Senate Race: Democrat Struggling To Compete

On November 5th, voters will choose a new state Senator to replace 37-year veteran Ron Stafford. Stafford announced his retirement this spring, but the race for his seat hasn't generated much excitement. A much-anticipated Republican primary never materialized. Now, Republican Assemblywoman Betty Little is facing Boyce Sherwin, an under-funded Democrat from Malone. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

113th Assembly District Debate: Jobs & Politics

Assembly candidates in the 113th district gathered last night for a debate in Lake Placid. The talk was mostly about jobs and strategies to revive the struggling North Country economy. This race promises to be one of the most competitive in the region - with three strong candidates on the November ballot. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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