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The Lasting Effect of President Trump’s Immigration Order on CNY

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)- President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has hurt the Central New York economy and divided families, according to Audie Klotz, a Political Science professor at Syracuse University. Klotz, who specializes in immigration policy, said the executive order that banned immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United […]

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Trumpcare: CNY Republicans React

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By Isabella Wood SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The GOP healthcare bill is facing controversy from Democrats and Republicans alike because of the increased premiums and decreased coverage for low-income citizens, many of whom voted for Trump. CNY central reports that under the current GOP plan, premiums will go up more than $6,000 for the average Syracuse […]

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Trump Tuesday focuses on federal funding

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By Cameron Spera, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – President Trump’s new budget proposal could have lasting effects in Syracuse. Today’s Trump Tuesday focused on his proposed cuts and how his changes would take away Syracuse’s second-largest source of federal funding. The plans call for major decreases in funding for the State Department, the Environmental Protection […]

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Support Groups And Events Help Ease Isolationism in LGBTQ Community

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By Anthony Mazzini SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — One of the biggest concerns within the LGBTQ community is isolationism, and with the new Trump administration, which is composed of many anti-LGBTQ cabinet members and has cracked down on LGBTQ rights, isolationism is something to keep an eye on, said Kim Dill, executive director of SAGE […]

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Made in America: Local Company Reaches out to White House

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By Bridget Chavez (NCC News) SHERRILL, N.Y. – Coming off the heels of an intense election cycle, there’s one campaign promise on both sides of the aisle that’s sticking, and that is to keep jobs in the United States. Sherrill Manufacturing in Central New York is the only remaining flatware manufacturing company that is made entirely […]

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74 Bodies Washed Ashore in Northern Libya

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By Marissa McBride HARCHA, LIBYA. (NCC News) — Rescuers have recovered 74 migrant bodies that have washed ashore in Northern Libya. Libyan officials believe the migrants drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea – on their way to reach Europe. Villagers in Harcha alerted emergency services after finding the bodies inside a wrecked boat on […]

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Dept. of Homeland Security Reveals Trump’s Revised Immigration Plans

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By Marissa McBride SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — New documents released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security revealed President Trump’s plans to enforce the current immigration laws more forcefully.  These directions include getting the federal government to find, arrest and deport any illegal immigrants in the country, including those who have never committed crimes. The […]

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CNY Solidarity Coalition holds rally outside of Katko’s office

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By Marissa McBride SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A rally was held by the CNY Solidarity Coalition today outside of Congressman John Katko’s (R – N.Y.) office in downtown Syracuse. This gathering was in response to the national wave of concerned constituents – who have been urging their representatives to hold town halls so they can […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Politics , Spring 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hits Home for Syracuse Public Schools

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By Nicole Hansen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It’s projected, according to The Huffington Post, that by 2021, 90.9% of America children will be educated in a public school. For this reason, many people have found President Donald Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education troubling, as she explained in her hearing that […]

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Three Years Without a Town Hall Leads Some to Alternative Methods

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  By Jeff Slawson, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — On Valentines Day employees at the Syracuse office for John Katko were greeted to a special surprise. Catriona Standfield brought a few friends down to the office, holding signs and asking the Congressman to reconsider his current status on town halls. Congressman Katko has always done town […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Number of Those Enrolled in Obamacare Continues to Climb in Central New York

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By Andrew Morris SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — Surrounded by a whirlwind of pressure from President Donald Trump and GOP leaders threatening to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Central New Yorkers seem not to mind the possibility of a pulled plug. Just in the 2017 enrollment period alone, from the start of last November […]

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Repeal of S.A.F.E. Act Could Help Local Business

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By Jeff Slawson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — In 2013, on the heels of the Newtown massacre, the State of New York signed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act into law. After being around for four years, Senator Bob Ortt of North Tonawanda is looking to change that. According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

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