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Central New York, Community, Government, Health, Non-profit, Politics, Syracuse

Local NY Civil Rights Organization Works to Decrease Disability Issues

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Listen to the issues Disabled in Action member Sally Johnston wants Mayoral and Common Council candidates to fix during their terms.   By Cassondra Balkin SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Most of people get up in the morning, brew a cup of coffee , and then drive or walk to work with the only worry in their minds […]

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Camps, Crime, Education, Politics

Title IX Changes Raise Concerns with SU Sexual Assault Advocates

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By Mac Konrad, Syracuse, N.Y.- The changes to Title IX have sparked passionate reactions from sexual assault advocacy groups on campuses across the nation. The new guidelines would, among other things, raise the standard of proof to open cases and allow for face-to-face meetings between the accuser and the accused. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hopes […]

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Community, Politics

Protest Forms Before Budget Voting

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By Cole Zimmerman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Chants rang out Wednesday on South Warren street in Syracuse at noon.  Several citizens gathered in front of Congressman John Katko’s office and passed out signs with different messages boldly displayed on their surfaces.  Their purpose – simple.  To let Katko’s administration know their opinion on the budget. […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Politics, Syracuse

The League of Women Voters Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women Voting in NY

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  By Gabriela Knutson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – 100 years ago in the November of 1917, the state of New York adopted a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections. Today, the League of Women Voters celebrated the centennial anniversary with a reception at the ArtRage Gallery. The gallery is […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Government, International, Jobs, Politics, Syracuse

RISE: One Organization and It’s Mission to Guide The Road to Citizenship

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–While many Syracuse people may be familiar with the recent influx of immigrants and refugees, the majority of people are unaware of their journey to citizenship. Formerly known as the Somali Bantu Community Association (SBCA),  RISE— standing for refugee and immigrant self-empowerment–was founded by refugees in 2004 to ease the transition of […]

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Central New York, Feature, Government, Politics, Syracuse

Raymond Blackwell is Back in the Syracuse Mayoral Race as a Write-In

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By Alana Seldon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Syracuse Mayoral race has gained traction, but one candidate has found a way around the typical ballot. Democratic Mayoral candidate, Raymond Blackwell was booted from the democratic primary last week after a Board of Elections hearing. According to the Board, the 28-year-old did not submit enough valid […]

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Community, Government, Politics

Newly Proposed Federal Gun Bill May be at a Cease Fire

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By Mye Owens  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- Recently, Representative Chris Collins proposed a federal bill named  the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA). SAGA would limit the state’s authority to regulate rifles and shotguns, voiding many aspects of the SAFE Act. Although there is much controversy around both bills, it is unclear when and if Congress will […]

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Government, Politics

Marty Masterpole will be on Syracuse Democratic Mayoral Primary Ballot

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by Karthik Venkataraman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC)– City auditor Marty Masterpole’s name will appear on the Syracuse Democratic mayoral primary ballot this fall. It was a moment of relief for Masterpole. He won his appeal in front of the Onondaga County Board of Elections commissioners, making it official that he has enough valid signatures to be on […]

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Central New York, Politics, safety, Transportation

Special Guards on Trucks: Worth While or a Waste of Time and Money?

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By Jude Allume, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) — Senator Chuck Schumer has recently pushed for the federal government to change safety regulations for trucks. The push comes as a result of an accident involving a truck which killed four people. A milk tanker jackknifed on I-81 on July fifth, blocking several lanes on the highway. Two cars crashed […]

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Central New York, Community, Government, Politics, Transportation

Trump, Congress Debate Amtrak Funding

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By Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Recent comments made by President Trump has cast uncertainty surrounding federal funding for Amtrak. In response to the ambiguous future of the company’s income, Amtrak CEO, Charles Moorman mentioned they are researching the feasibility of adding rows of seats in Economy class to increase revenue. As […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics

Without political affiliation, Syracuse man seeks mayoral victory

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Despite coming from a family of Republicans, Syracuse mayoral candidate Ben Walsh is running for office as an independent. Currently endorsed by the Reform party, Walsh already has a guaranteed spot on November’s ballot. But when it comes to spots on the ballot he said, “the more the merrier.” Walsh […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics

Coming up at 4–Local Reaction to Planned Parenthood Debate

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Thousands, including Mayor Stephanie Miner, took part in Planned Parenhood’s nation-wide Pink Out Day. While some stood alongside her, fighting to keep the organization funded, NCC News reporter Kiona Dyches spoke to a pro-life woman who explains why she is firmly opposed to this. Kiona Dyches will have the full […]

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Central New York, Community, History, holiday, Politics

News at 4:45 – Syracuse Celebrates Juneteenth

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The statue of Jeremey Rescue, who was helped to escape by the Anti-Slavery Liberty Party, stands as a symbol of Juneteenth on Clinton Square. That is where communities from all over came to Syracuse joined together to celebrate the annual Juneteenth parade. The festival hosted a parade at Central Square to commemorate the day that marked the […]

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