Politics Articles

Central New York, Government, Politics, Syracuse

McMahon Looking to Become County Executive

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By CJ Santosuosso  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Two major announcements came out of Onondaga County politics today. First, County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced she would be stepping down to take a position at SUNY-ESF within the next month. Two hours later, Ryan McMahon, the County Legislature Chairman, said he’d hope to take her place. “After […]

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Central New York, Government, Politics

Why Absentee Ballots Have Yet to be Counted in Democratic Primary Races

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Absentee Ballot Script By Charlie DiSturco SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The New York state Democratic primaries might have happened six days ago, and while Andrew Cuomo kept his title as governor, other races have yet to be decided. That’s because of absentee ballots, which are mailed in by residents that can’t attend election day. The […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Public Safety, Syracuse, Travel

Skaneateles Closes Beaches, DEC Tests for Toxic Blue Green Algae

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Audio Transcript: Skaneateles Closes Beaches… By Natalie Maier SKANEATELES, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Village of Skaneateles public beach was closed today as large, visible blooms of blue green algae floated at the shore. The Department of Environmental Conservation has tested the blooms and is waiting on results later this week to see if they are […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Politics, Poverty, Public Safety, Syracuse, Transportation

I-81 Plans Bring New Concerns About Exposure to Lead

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Click play to hear why a local lead task force member is worried about more than just old housing. Audio Transcript: Maier – Lead on Syracuse’s Bridges By Natalie Maier SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Plans to renovate Interstate Route 81 have been the topic of conversation for over six months now. But local safety activists have […]

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Central New York, Community, Politics, Poverty, Syracuse

Peace Incorporated Milestone Year

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Click the play button above to hear Peace Inc Deputy Director Carolyn Brown on new programs Audio transcript: Carolyn Brown By Jose Lara SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –Peace Incorporated has been helping people in the city of Syracuse become self sufficient since 1968.  This year it’s their 50th anniversary. They have programs to help children and […]

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Government, International, Politics

President Trump Postpones his Upcoming Meeting with Vladimir Putin

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Click here for the audio transcript   By Malika-Budur Kalila SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)—President Donald Trump postponed his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until October 2019. National Security Adviser John Bolton said the meeting will take place after the investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia is over. Brian Taylor is a Russian politics expert […]

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Central New York, Politics, Syracuse

Democratic Primary Voters Face Small Participation Numbers

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By Corey Crisan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Tuesday’s primary elections in New York State retain significance regarding major legislative seats. Namely, the Democratic party’s ballot representative to oppose Republican John Katko’s 24th District’s Congressional seat. Juanita Perez-Williams will oppose Dana Balter on Tuesday’s ballot, and the race is expected to be tight. Syracuse.com reported Perez-Williams opened with […]

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CNY Solidarity Coalition held a rally to demand Rep. John Katko to make immigration changes and stand against President Trump
Government, Politics

Syracuse Residents Come Together to Demand Change from Rep. Katko

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By Mye Owens SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – As immigration continues to be a hot political topic, Syracuse resident recently came together to demand changes to the nation’s policies. Residents, politicians and children gathered outside of U.S. Representative John Katko’s office Thursday with toys in hand. Several residents spoke on how they feel about President […]

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Education, Health, Politics

Karen Pence Visits With Children At Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) On a whirlwind Syracuse visit for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen that including a political fundraiser and several protests, the Second Lady took the time to meet with the children and staff of Syracuse’s children’s hospital. Nothing but smiles came from Mrs. Pence as she toured […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Food, Politics

Educated But Hungry: Food Insecurity on College Campuses

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Audio Transcript:Educated and Hungry Final Script   By Sabrina Maggiore SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) With tuition increases across the board, some college students are struggling to make ends meet. Despite financial aid packages, unaccounted expenses such as textbooks, rent, and food can add up and force students to make some difficult choices. As expenses mount, […]

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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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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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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, History, 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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Health, Politics

With New Fiscal Year Looming, Albany Considers Opioid Tax, Other Proposals

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Video transcript: script_opioids By Joe Bloss SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Easter Sunday. Passover. Even April Fools Day. All three are fast approaching, but their importance takes a back seat this weekend for lawmakers in Albany trying to finalize a new state budget as a new fiscal year begins midnight Sunday. To help incentivize progress as the deadline […]

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