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Budget includes new teacher evaluation system

New York lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday night to overhaul statewide teacher evaluations, which would require firing those found ineffective three years in a row.

The Assembly's 72-54 approval followed criticism by several of that chamber's minority Republicans that there was little time to consider the voluminous budget bills, some printed only hours earlier. Supporters said the legislation increased overall state aid to public schools by $1.4 billion to $23.5 billion for the coming year.

"We beat back some of the worst proposals from the executive," said Assembly member Patricia Fahy, an Albany Democrat. One such proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo would have required that student performance on tests account for 50 percent of teacher evaluations, she said.

Facebook page targeting Winnipeg aboriginal people pulled down

A Facebook page that attacked aboriginal people in Winnipeg and re-ignited the racism debate in the city, has been pulled down.

The page, called "Aboriginals Need to get a job and stop using our tax dollars," claimed support for Kelvin High School teacher Brad Badiuk who was suspended in January after making racist comments on his own Facebook page.

The page was created in December — the same month Badiuk's posting was made. Before disappearing on Wednesday, the page had close to 5,000 members and was filled with negative comments about aboriginal people.

Robert Sinclair, an aboriginal man, who came across the page on Tuesday, called it a hate crime and hopes the people behind it are held accountable.

Alleged Shoplifting at BonTon Store

MASSENA – A Hogansburg man was arrested yesterday, following an investigation into an alleged shoplifting at BonTon store at St. Lawrence Centre mall.  State police say 33-year-old Windell King, Jr. was charged with petit larceny after he and a second person left the store with a shopping cart of merchandise valued at more than $340.  King was arranged in Massena town court and remanded to St. Lawrence County Jail on $1,000 bail or $2,000 bond, pending further court action.  He is also being held for an alleged parole violation.

Toronto sinkhole swallows Jaguar

A Toronto driver was forced to escape through a car window after his Jaguar was partially swallowed by a sinkhole early Wednesday. 

Mario Tavares told CBC News he pulled into the parking lot of a building he owns near the intersection of Todd Bayliss Boulevard and Industry Street near Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue West. 

Tavares said shortly after pulling into the parking lot, the pavement gave way beneath his car, which sank in the soft dirt up to its windows. The door wouldn't open, forcing him to escape through the car window and onto the hood. No one was hurt in the incident. 

It's believed the sinkhole was caused by a watermain break. A nearby printing business is closed for the day. Metrolinx has confirmed the sinkhole is not related to the construction in the area for the new Eglinton-Crosstown LRT light-rail line.


TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Justice Department and Chief Electoral Officer are proud to announce that the Iatathróna Raotiientáhtsera/Couples Property Law referendum voting concluded on March 31, 2015 and received the required number of votes in order for the results to be recognized by Canada..  A total of 2,096 eligible referendum voters participated in total, over double the number of votes of any other referendum or election in MCA’s history, and above the required threshold of 1,883 total votes.

“To say we are proud of Akwesasne is an understatement,” said Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell.  “For every referendum and election we have held, reaching the people and inspiring them to vote has always been the biggest challenge.  This referendum has proven that the people of Akwesasne care about their community and the laws that guide us.” 

Rape Survivors’ Stories in Full FORCE; Focus on Abuse Against Native Women

Hundreds of stories from survivors of rape and abuse will be on display at the Oklahoma Capitol on Thursday as part of an effort to draw attention to the high statistics of abuse against Native American women.

The stories, about 450 collected so far, appear on quilt squares. Together they make up the Monument Quilt, a massive public demonstration about violence against women in America.

"We've been collecting quilt squares from survivors from across the U.S., and so by stitching their stories together, we're creating and demanding public space to heal," said Rebecca Nagle with FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.

Agua Caliente Scores Victory in Water Rights Issue

On Friday, March 20, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. government impliedly reserved groundwater, as well as surface water, for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians when it created the tribe’s southern California reservation. The court cited the 1908 Winters Doctrine, a judicial guarantee that provides water for the needs of Native Americans who reside on federally reserved lands.
How much groundwater the United States reserved for the Agua Caliente band will be addressed later in the case, possibly through a trial. Yet the legal issue of whether the tribe has a federally reserved right to groundwater has been resolved in its favor.

The tribe’s legal journey began in May 2013, when it filed for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Coachella Valley Water District, the valley’s largest water agency, and the Desert Water Agency, the water utility for the Palm Springs area. In June 2014, the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California granted the United States’ motion to intervene as plaintiff in its capacity as trustee for the tribe’s 32,000-acre reservation, which spreads across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains.

'You Damn Redskin!' Surviving a Racist Attack

I engaged in a pitched, life-and-death, brutal, bloody battle with four racist young white men on a lonely dark rural road in Creek County, Oklahoma in 1971. I was a 22-year-old college student and a citizen of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma.

Recent reports of racism rearing its hateful head out of the filthy muck in Rapid City, South Dakota; Ferguson, Missrouri; and Norman, Oklahoma compel me to tell my personal story of survival against racists who were out to kill me while screaming, “You damn redskin, your kind of cowardly red trash needs to be beaten and killed!”

That night in September 1971, I was hitchhiking to Stillwater, Oklahoma from Chicago to attend my final year of college at Oklahoma State University. The trip was great with good folks sharing their food and company all the way to Tulsa from Chicago where I visited my Chiricahua Apache uncles who lived there.

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions regime

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying.

"Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime.

The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal trade secrets or sensitive information.

Chicago Blackhawks fan wearing headdress shocks hockey fans

It was a much anticipated, Central Division match-up between the hometown Winnipeg Jets and the visiting team from Chicago. The MTS Centre was abuzz with our heroes fighting for their playoff lives, the closest sniff they've had since the team relocated from Atlanta four years ago.

Being a season ticket holder from the start, and having attended the bulk of the home games over that four-year period, I have an emotional investment. I read all the articles. I wear a Blake Wheeler jersey. I have Jets golf club covers. We have Jets license plates. 

That the Jets lost this pivotal game wasn't my takeaway at the end of the evening. Nor was it the linesmen who became entangled with Toby Enstrom that led to Chicago's tying goal or their heartbreaking game winning goal with a mere thirty seconds left.

The focus of the game, for me, was a fan sitting in section 109

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