Kristen Powers's Articles

Central New York, Education, Transportation

Syracuse Students Ask for Compromise: Say 2 Miles is Too Far to Walk to School

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It’s been a December without snow in Syracuse, and the days have been warmer than usual. Two miles may not seem like a bad walk now, but Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students said this is too far to walk in the winter. SCSD students, parents and teachers said the current […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Education, Public Safety

Students Speak Out About Racial Issues On College Campuses

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Ongoing protests over race and discrimination at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) have been making headlines across the country, shedding light on social justice issues on college campuses. On November 12, students at Syracuse University  marched in solidarity with Mizzou to show their support for students experiencing racism on campus. “It […]

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Business, Central New York

Veteran-Owned Businesses Continues to Grow

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By Kristen Powers CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (NCC News)- The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) recognized veteran entrepreneurs this week, as part of Veteran Small Business Week. Dan Rickman is the Veteran Business Development Officer at SBA in Syracuse and is an army veteran. He said he’s seen many veteran-owned businesses become successful in central New York. “Veterans do […]

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Health

New Breast Cancer Guidelines Cause Confusion

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— On October 20 the American Cancer Society (ACS) released its updated breast cancer screening guidelines, which now says women can be screened later and less frequently.   ACS Changes Among some of the guidelines, the ACS is now recommending that women start getting an annual mammogram starting at age 45. […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Public Safety

Students Fundraise for K-9 Unit Bulletproof Vests

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— A group of students at Henninger High School are raising money to buy the Syracuse Police Department K-9 Unit bulletproof vests for their dogs. The students in the Advanced Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at Henninger started “Cause for Paws” with the help of their teacher, Tina Jarmacz. Last year, Jarmacz […]

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Central New York, Consumer, Government, Technology

Virtual Reality To Be Used At Next Democratic Debate

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— On October 13, the 2016 Democratic Presidential Debate will be live-streamed from Las Vegas, NV, in virtual reality (VR). This is the first time a news event will be live-streamed through a VR headset. CNN and NextVR teamed up for the debate and to provide viewers with a 3D immersive experience. To […]

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Consumer, Public Safety, Weather

Circus Tent That Collapsed in NH is Headed to the NY State Fair

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— New Hampshire State Fire Marshals are still investigating the deadly circus tent collapse that killed two and injured many on Aug. 3. The Walker Brothers Circus tent collapsed in Lancaster, New Hampshire when severe winds hit the area. This is the same circus company that will be at the New York State […]

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Government, Transportation

City of Syracuse Says Goodbye to Floating Parking Lanes

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By Kristen Powers SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The floating parking lane on Waverly Avenue near Syracuse University is being removed. This decision comes after a vote the Syracuse Common Council took on Aug. 3. The floating parking lanes on Comstock Avenue and Waverly Avenue started as an experiment by the city’s Department of Public Works. The floating lane on […]

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