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Hey, remember that whole thing the state was talking about doing where it was going to open some new casinos upstate to promote economic development? Well, that legislation is out, as part of the two-weeks-left-for-in-the-session flurry of new...
Louis (Louie) Cook, former NCPR jazz host and producer, died on Monday, May 13, 2013 from injuries suffered in a car crash last week. Louie worked at the station from the mid-’70s into the early ’90s. Listeners will remember him as the...
Update, 12:18 Police are continuing to investigate what may have motivated Kurt Myers to shoot six people Wednesday, and say they’ll continue to be a “noticeable presence” in Herkimer today. Anyone who may have information on Myers...
I grew up in Alaska and as a young reporter, one of the toughest stories to cover was the crisis of domestic violence and violence against women in the native community. Which is why it caught my eye that one of the sticking points holding up the...
News stories tagged with "mohawk"
Sep 18, 2001 — Many Mohawk ironworkers who were near the World Trade Center last Tuesday came home safely to the Akwesasne reservation near Massena. David Sommerstein reports some of them are ready to return to help clean-up efforts. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 17, 2001 — Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the wake of Tuesday's disaster. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jun 25, 2001 — Last week Governor Pataki made a surprise announcement to allow Seneca Nation casinos in Niagara Falls and Buffalo. David Sommerstein reports the St. Regis Mohawks don't think the move will hurt their own casino plans. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2001 — Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled New York State cannot dismiss the St. Regis Mohawks' land claim to 15,000 acres of land along the St. Lawrence River. David Sommerstein reports the decision is good news for the Mohawks' 20-year old lawsuit, but it raises the thorny issue of how many governments govern in Akwewsasne. Go to full article
Jun 04, 2001 — Kahnawake Mohawks near Montreal have taken a first step toward traditional self-government. Last week the tribe unveiled a set of agreements with the Canadian government that it calls the beginning of a new relationship. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 29, 2001 — Canada's highest court ruled last week Akwesasne Mohawks on the border with New York do not have an aboriginal right to bring goods into Canada without paying taxes. Critics see the ruling as a setback for native rights in Canada. David Sommerstein reports the Mohawks aren't finished fighting for duty-free trade. Go to full article