By Dean Beeby, CBC News
An RCMP database on missing persons and unidentified remains, touted by the Harper government in 2010 as "concrete action" for the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women, is still incomplete and far over budget five years after it was announced.
The national database, plagued by technical problems, won't be fully in place until late 2016 – more than three years after it was supposed to be helping police across Canada solve crimes.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 22-year-mother has been arrested on charges that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons in a bathtub on Sunday, police said.
Mireya Alejandra Lopez was arrested on two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide after her sons were found unresponsive in the family's home, KTVK-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1KWfg5q).
By The Associated Press
Rios is scheduled to be at a town hall meeting Monday in Seneca Falls, where the original 1848 Women's Rights Convention was held.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced in June that the $10 bill would be redesigned, with the portrait of Alexander Hamilton replaced with a woman. Lew says the agency has so far gotten more than a million responses to his request for comments.
Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians.
Obama flies to Anchorage on Monday morning for a three-day tour of the nation's largest state, closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already damaging Alaska's stunning scenery. By showcasing thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and eroding shorelines, Obama hopes to raise the sense of urgency to deal quickly to slow climate change in the U.S. and overseas.
By - TIMES STAFF WRITER
To set up a fund for college, parents can enroll their children in a 529 plan, a state- or college-operated savings plan for college or post-secondary training that has tax advantages and other incentives, according to the Internal Revenue Service’s website at www.irs.gov.
Kenneth P. Garwood, a certified financial planner for Styles Bridges Associates, Canton, recommends that parents investigate the state-endorsed 529 plan, which has low fees, is user friendly, and meets federal tax laws so that 100 percent of the money deposited into it is after-tax money.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.
In a statement, Craven’s family said he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday, surrounded by family, after battling brain cancer.
A prolific writer, director and editor, Craven is credited with reinventing the teen horror genre with the 1984 release of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” starring a then-unknown Johnny Depp. The movie and its indelible, razor-fingered villain Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund) led to several sequels, as did his 1996 success, “Scream.”
By JOSH LEDERMAN ANDMARK THIESSEN - ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON –– The Obama administration will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Alaska.
By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning “the high one,” Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.
By - THE TELEGRAM
MALONE — A feud between the Malone village Board of Trustees and a local resident who organized a fundraising event for a local food pantry continued to play out at a Village Board meeting last week.
Sue Stevens, who owns Stevens Productions, spoke up during the meeting’s public comment period to accuse the Village Board of attempting to sabotage a music festival she held Aug. 22. Village officials have said Stevens failed to meet the requirements the village has for such events.
By Todd Hambleton, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
The first ever international sporting event held on indigenous lands is coming up in September and numerous lacrosse players from Akwesasne or with strong ties to the community will be involved.
The 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship will be held Sept. 18-27, at the Onondaga Nation near Syracuse, N.Y.
One of the participating teams is the host squad, the Iroquois Nationals, whose roster includes Mike Thompson (Kahnwake Mohawks), Jerome Thompson (Buffalo Bandits), Lyle Thompson (University at Albany), Miles Thompson (Georgia Swarm), Adam Bomberry (Akwesasne Indians), Brett Bucktooth (New England Black Wolves) and Jeremy Thompson (Saskatchewan Rush).
By - Native News Online
WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA—Carrie Tsosie-Jim will always remember how she and her younger brother were forced to leave their home in Colorado to begin a new life in Farmington.
In 2007, their mother was found murdered outside their Colorado home. Days later, her father’s body was discovered in Arizona in the Navajo Nation, an apparent suicide.
When she recounts those tragedies, both of which are still being investigated, she describes how she felt – as if bricks were falling and piling on top of her.
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