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Mon September 22, 2014

Indigenous tribes celebrate tradition, support Oglala Lakota at powwow

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 8:37 am

All Nations Powwow in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
Monica Sandreczki WSKG

At an All Nations Powwow at the Portal Institute in Susquehanna, Pa., tribes of Native Americans from across the United States gathered to celebrate their traditions and support a struggling tribe. The pow wow is put on as a benefit for the Lakota people from South Dakota.

Tribes from all over the eastern United States and Midwest were gathered in the middle of the Pennsylvania woods.

A string of male and female dancers in vivid color step and bounce in time to the drum.

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Fri September 19, 2014

Cuomo, Astorino have rare encounter at business conference

Credit Karen DeWitt/WXXI

The Republican candidate for governor temporarily upstaged incumbent Governor Cuomo, when Rob Astorino appeared unexpectedly at the Business Council’s annual meeting, and attempted to talk to the governor.

Astorino addressed the Business Council Thursday night, in a speech scheduled months ago. Cuomo did not commit to speak to the group at its annual meeting on Lake George until the conference had already started, and Cuomo chose a Friday morning time slot.  

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Thu September 18, 2014

Judge says redistricting proposal cannot be described on ballot as independent

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 9:51 am

New York state's 2012 Assembly map.
New York State Board of Elections

A judge has ruled that the wording on a November ballot item making changes to New York‘s redistricting process is biased and must be altered before Election Day.

The Supreme Court judge ruled that language describing a new board created to oversee redistricting in New York as independent is misleading and must be struck from the amendment’s description.

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Wed September 17, 2014

Fracking politics will influence gubernatorial election

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 9:06 am

The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

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Tue September 16, 2014

EPA rejects Cuomo plan for Thruway bridge loan

Credit http://www.newnybridge.com/

The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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