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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n6 (02/09/2012) » Section: Week in Review

Local Attorneys Seek Federal Leonard Peltier Documents

On May 13, 2004, Buffalo attorney Michael Kuzma filed an application with the US Department of Justice for all records in its possession relating to one Frank Black Horse. Kuzma represented Leonard Peltier, a federal prisoner since 1976, convicted of killing two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on June 26, 1975, during a siege of a reservation ranch by federal agents.

Fixing Niagara's SPCA

In the aftermath of the report describing appalling practices at the Niagara County SPCA, leaders in the city of Niagara Falls have come together on an agreement to help coax positive change for the animals under care at the facility.

Brookings Report Lists Buffalo Per Capita GDP as 19th Largest in the World

Yes, you read that correctly. The report, “Global Metro Monitor, Volatility, Growth, and Recovery 2011,” released January 18, 2012 and authored by Emilia Istrate, Alan Berube, and Carey Anne Nadeau, identifies comparisons between economic output and employment of the world’s largest metropolitan communities. This is a fascinating report that also compares “developed, undeveloped, and developing” areas and economies from around the globe and disproportionate GDP versus personal income statistics.

The Would-Be Comptrollers' Coming-Out Party

This week, David Shenk, clerk for the Town of Boston, underwent his first public vetting as a candidate for Erie County comptroller, the county’s chief fiscal watchdog.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

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