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Central New York, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Sexual Awareness, Syracuse

“It’s On Us” Week Starts at Syracuse University

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By Emma Pettersen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- This week marks the start of the “It’s On Us” Week of Action at Syracuse University. The “It’s On Us” campaign aims to educate college students about sexual assault and empower them to be active bystanders. Student Emily Durand is a member of the National Student Advisory Committee and […]

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Business, Central New York, Government, Religion

Upstate New York Faith Leaders Push for Minimum Wage Increase

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By Emma Pettersen Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) Yesterday faith leaders from across New York state came together in the capitol to urge lawmakers to include Governor Cuomo’s plan for a gradual minimum wage increase to $15/hour in this year’s budget. Politicians and organizers have spoken out about the economic benefits of the increase, but faith leaders […]

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Central New York

New State Legislation Could Eliminate Tax from Feminine Hygiene Products

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By Emma Pettersen Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has introduced legislation that would eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products. Local Asemblywoman Pamela Hunter said in a statement that she generally supports the bill , but has a few concerns about its affect on tax revenue. “Before signing on to […]

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