Katie Benoit's Articles

Central New York, Community, Consumer

Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cover Cost of Rent in CNY

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By Katie Benoit SYRACUSE, N.Y.(NCC NEWS)-  According to a National Low Income Housing Coalition report, the average person needs to earn $28,760 in wages to support themselves in a one-bedroom apartment Onondaga County.  The figure jumps to $36,240 for those renting a two-bedroom apartment. A local full-time worker being paid the $10.40 minimum hourly wage would earn $21,632 […]

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Central New York, Sports, Syracuse, Things to do, Weather

Syracuse Speed Skaters Produce Talented Athletes

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By Katie Benoit SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Winter Olympics are underway, and one sport has some talented athletes right here in Syracuse. Two skaters got their start Syracuse Speed Skating before making the Olympic trials. Cherise Wilkins is now a coach after her successful career as a long-and short- track skater. Wilkins competed […]

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Central New York, Community

Run Your Faith Helps the Needy

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By Katie Benoit SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Walkers and runners gathered together in downtown Syracuse last weekend to help support those in need. Instead of paying an entry fee, those who participated in “Run Your Faith” donated sneakers, socks, toiletries, and diapers. The event was organized by  Emmaus Ministries, a Catholic run organization that operates completely […]

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