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North Korea launches ballistic missile


PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — In an implicit challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in its first such test of the year.

North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un was at the site to observe the launch and expressed pleasure at the North’s expansion of its strategic strike capabilities.

Arguments adjourned in postage problem for Hillary lawsuit claims

- Massena Daily Courier

CANTON — Oral arguments have been moved to March in a case where attorneys representing Oral “Nick” Hillary are seeking permission to file late notices in a malicious prosecution claim against 48 named parties.

St. Lawrence County Supreme Court Judge Mary M. Farley was scheduled to hear arguments on Feb. 10 by Amy Marion of Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP, of Garden City, on behalf of Mr. Hillary over an issue of “lack of postage” which prevented six notices from reaching their destination before deadline.

Winter storm to continue through tonight; more snow expected later in week

- Massena Daily Courier

Parts of the north country will continue to see snow throughout this week as Winter Storm Orson continues its trek east toward the coast.

In the Watertown area, snow will continue to fall throughout the day Monday, with approximately 2 more inches expected.

By tonight, lower elevations near Lake Ontario will have accumulated around a foot of snow from the winter storm. Higher elevations in the Tug Hill region could see 14 to 18 inches.

Two Freeze to Death on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

Levi Rickert - Native News Online

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – Tribal officials are asking the public stay inside due extreme cold winter conditions on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Search parties found the bodies of two tribal members within the past week. Both died from being exposed to freezing temperatures.

A third person, Tom Traversie, Jr. is missing and search parties are braving the cold weather to look for him. A Command Center has been set up at the Cheyenne River Game Fish and Parks in Eagle Butte, coordinating the efforts to find Traversie.

Ottawa, provinces fail to reach a deal on health spending

John Paul Tasker, CBC News

Ottawa and the provinces have failed to reach a deal on health-care funding, despite a $11.5-billion pledge by the federal government to boost targeted spending on home care and mental health.

The federal government has now taken that offer off the table, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Monday, and the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) spending increase will revert to 3 per cent a year as of April 1, 2017.

Tribe Gives Preference Boost to Mohawk Businesses

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has put in place an expanded Native American Preference Policy for the benefit of Native American/Alaska Native-owned businesses and companies. Tribal Council Resolution 2016-82 rescinds a 2007 resolution (TCR 2007-36) that uniformly implemented a 10-percent preferential procurement advantage to Mohawk vendors. In its place, an updated tribal procurement policy is being implemented based on the size of the transaction.

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