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Central New York, Community, Politics

College Democrats and Republicans face-off in first ever campus debate

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Tune in to find out how the debate went down. By Saniya More SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —Syracuse University’s Maxwell Auditorium was filled with cheers, snickers, applause and boos at SU’s first-ever College Republicans versus College Democrats debate on Wednesday night. The event was free to the public and was organized by student representatives from the […]

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Business, Central New York, Consumer, Environment, Government, Politics

Madison County Halts Plastic Bag Ban as NYS Gets Involved

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By Biko Skalla SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Madison County had done everything but voted on their law that would ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, when governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his desire to make a similar law for the state. James Goldstein is the Lebanon Town Supervisor and one of the leaders […]

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Could Political Independence Be the Future of American Politics?

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Syracuse, N.Y. – Arbitrary and discriminatory laws force independents and third-party candidates to fight their way onto ballots in all 50 states. Ralph Nadar’s 2004 presidential campaign is a prime example where in Pennsylvania, 30,000 signatures were invalidated for reasons such as someone signing their name as Bill instead of William— creating a bipartisan political […]

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Central New York, Community, Politics, Syracuse

Ben Walsh Wins Syracuse Mayoral 2017 Election

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By Amber Hunter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Singing, clapping and celebration took place on election night at Ben Walsh’s election night party at the Syracuse Marriott Hotel downtown. Ben Walsh is the second Independent Mayor elected  in the history of Syracuse’s Mayoral election. Walsh took the lead winning 54.3 percent of total vote, with Democratic […]

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