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NCC Knows: Real ID Explained

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By Stefan Oliva and Benjamin Ekpenyong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – NCC Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2018 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works […]

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Central New York, Community, Court, Government, Transportation

SU Neighborhoods More Prone to Odd/Even Tickets

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Video transcript: By Dan Byford SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—  While the snow has melted away in Syracuse, odd/even parking tickets, especially in the Syracuse University Neighborhood, are here to stay. Odd/even parking rules mandate that all cars be parked on the same side of the road on certain streets. Additionally, cars are expected to move […]

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Central New York, Government, Syracuse

Mayor Walsh Plans for Future in 2018-19 Budget

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh formally announced his proposed 2018-19 budget on Monday, outlining the main points of the fiscal plan to the Syracuse Common Council. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the budget: Mayor Walsh plans on freezing salary increases and the hiring of non-essential personnel […]

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Business, Government, Jobs, Politics

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes New Legislation on Accessing Employee’s Salary History

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation on Tuesday that employers will be banned from asking about future employee’s salary history, which according to Governor Cuomo, helps address the pay gap between men and women. “The gender pay gap exists across the economic spectrum, across all industries, and can follow women throughout their entire careers,” Governor […]

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Government, Health, Syracuse

Local Disability Advocate Speaks Out Against ADA Reform Act

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Click the Play button above to hear the Coordinator of Syracuse University’s Disability Cultural Center’s remarks on the ADA Education and Reform Act. By John Licinio SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The upcoming ADA Education and Reform Act has come under fire recently from disability advocates, who allege that the bill will disadvantage disabled individuals […]

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Central New York, Court, Crime, Education, Government, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Police face $12 million lawsuit from student

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Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— The Syracuse Police Department, City of Syracuse and others are facing a $12 million lawsuit following a student-officer altercation last year.  A change.org petition is demanding Officer Vallon Smith’s removal from district schools after a 14-year-old special needs student– referred to in the petition as “JB”–having “suffered a split lip and fractured […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Leadership, Syracuse

Juanita Perez Williams Will Run for Congress

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By Chris Thomsen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Former Syracuse mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams informed the Onondaga County Democratic Committee yesterday that she will be running for Congress in New York’s 24th district. Perez Williams will be running against Dana Balter and Bill Bass in a primary election that will take place on June […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, History, Manufacturing, Politics, Syracuse

Even in a Market With Limited Homes Available for Purchase, Buyer Demand Remains Strong

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Click the play button above to learn why buyer demand remains high despite limited homes available for sale.  Audio transcript:newscast 5 script By Anthony Khelil SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)– Home sales in New York State dropped 6.2 percent this February. New York State realtors closed 7,328 sales, almost 500 fewer than the 7,800 sales made in […]

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Central New York, Community, Government

Syracuse Common Council will start live streaming meetings online

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Video Transcript: Syracuse will start live streaming Common Council meetings online SCRIPT By Rashika Jaipuriar Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Starting next month, Syracuse residents won’t have to worry about parking in downtown or missing work to make it to a common council meeting. On Monday, the Common Council agreed unanimously to record and live-stream any […]

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Activism, Central New York, Community, Government, Public Safety, safety

Students in Syracuse Lead Powerful ‘March for our Lives’ Protest

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By Elissa Candiotti SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Thousands of people took to the streets in Syracuse to participate in the national March for our Lives rally. High school students led participants along a mile-long route from the Everson Museum to the Federal Building. “It’s our march and it’s our time to show that this needs […]

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Central New York, Community, food, Government, Seniors

Syracuse’s Meals on Wheels Doesn’t Have Federal Funds for All Who Need Food

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  Click here to learn how the largest Meals on Wheels in Onondaga County plans to serve more meals.  Audio Transcript: A2_MealsOnWheels_CT By Cameron Tirado SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Green and blue are the colors for Meals on Wheels, but, this past year, Meals on Wheels of Syracuse was a bit blue over some green. The local […]

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Central New York, Community, Competition, Environment, Government, Syracuse, Weather

Syracuse Finds New Snow Removal Solutions Through a Local Contest

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  Click the play button above to learn how Mayor Ben Walsh originally struggled to use the data. Audio Transcript: Civic Hackathon Transcript By Cameron Tirado SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Oswego, New York native Michael G. Phillips is no stranger to the snow, but he was unfamiliar with the type of data he used to […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Government

Local Business Tries To Get Ahead Of Proposed Steel Tariffs

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Click the play button above to learn how one local company’s vice president is worried about how proposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum could hurt his business.  Audio Transcript: SteelTariffsLocal By J.D. Raucci MATTYDALE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Jason LaShomb walked down a narrow, dimly lit hallway before turning the doorknob. As the door creaked […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Government, Jobs, Manufacturing

Trump’s Tariff Will Have Implications for Local Syracuse Businesses

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By James Groh Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — President Trump’s proposed aluminum and steel tariff is going to have local effects. “If it keeps moving, when we bid something a couple weeks later or a month later if we did get it, we could eat the extra money we didn’t know that it would increase again,” […]

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