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Central New York, Consumer, Government

Net Neutrality: When Will The Internet Change?

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of internet regulation, which required internet service providers to offer equal access to all online content, took effect on Monday. There are now no legal laws preventing companies from slowing access to specific sites or charging internet users new fees. Enacted by the Obama Administration […]

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recycle bins
Education, Environment, Government

Do You Put Bags in Recycling Bins? Well OCRRA Says It’s Wrong

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By Brittany Henderson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Reducing the use of plastic bags has become a major cause for environmentalists, however, local authorities are concerned people don’t know how to best recycle them. According to OCRRA Public Informations Officer Kristen Lawton plastic bags are a major issue on a littering level and recycling level because a […]

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Cicero-North Syracuse High School DWI Crash Demo
Central New York, Community, Crime, Education, Government, Public Safety, Syracuse

CNS High School Simulates DWI Crash Scene

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DWI demo crash script By Jonathan Singh Cicero N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The North Syracuse School District in conjunction with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Cicero Police Department hosted a mock DWI crash Friday morning at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Route 31. More than 600 students stepped out of their classroom […]

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Education, Government, Poverty

Urban and Suburban Divide Creates Inequity in Education

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Click the play button above to hear how education funding gaps divides suburban and urban school districts across the country Audio Transcript: Scott_Education Inequity_Script By Sean Scott SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Since the spread of suburbanization in the 1950s, a divide has emerged between urban and suburban areas. Nowhere is this divide more evident than in […]

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Community, Feature, Government, History, International, Politics

North and South Korea to Discuss Ending Korean War in Upcoming Summit

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Click play to learn more about what South Korean students think about ending the war. Audio Transcript: Lee_KoreaPeaceTreaty_180423 By Jonathan Lee SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A 65-year-long war could come to an end in the upcoming week. South Korea government has announced plans to discuss officially ending the Korean War in the upcoming leaders’ summit […]

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Central New York, Government, Health

Syracuse Common Councilor In Favor Of Recreational Marijuana Use

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Video Transcript: Script PDF By Isabella Wood SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to introduce legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana. He hopes for states to be the ones deciding on the drug’s status. A few states have already legalized it for recreational use, but New York is not one of them.  States […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty, Syracuse

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Face Code Violations That Could Force Them Out

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Video Transcript: 5March2018 Midler Meadows Script By Taylor Lang SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It is quiet for being in the industrial area of DeWitt. Only the occasional birds and ravens break the silence. Stray cats walk the side of the road. Trash bags float down the street as a loose siding panel continuously hits against […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Poverty

DeWitt Trailer Park Residents Could Lose Homes Over Code Violations

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Video transcript: Midler Meadows By Saniya More DEWITT, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Because some residents continue to violate housing codes, the DeWitt town has considered shutting down the Midler Meadows Trailer Park and convert it into an industrial property. The trailer park currently houses about a hundred residents but has run into trouble with local […]

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Government, Public Safety, Transportation

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, 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

By , BDJ 465.01

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, Crime, Education, Government, Public 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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