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Local students bring gun-control protest downtown

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Click the play button above to learn more about the March for Our Lives Syracuse protest. Audio script:ASSIGNMENT4_SCRIPT By Lilia Wood SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– Central New York students have joined the national March for Our Lives protest with a planned demonstration on March 24, while a recent study suggests the state has the third fewest gun […]

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SU Professor Says Mass Shootings Strengthen NRA Supporters

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  Click the play button above to learn how mass shootings affect NRA members Audio Transcript: NRA Future Transcript By Cameron Tirado SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –In response to the Parkland shooting just a few weeks ago, companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart have put more restrictions on firearm sales. One local family-owned-and-operated store, Ra-Lin […]

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Pat Penfield sits on top of Baldwinsville Central School District Sign (c) 2017 Pat Penfield
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Eighteen-Year-Old Baldwinsville Grad Runs for Board of Education

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Video transcript: Farrell PKG1 Script REVISED   By Tommy Farrell Baldwinsville, N.Y. (NCC News) —Pat Penfield announced his candidacy for the Baldwinsville Central School District’s Board of Education on January 25. Penfield graduated from Baker High School in Baldwinsville last year and is currently a freshman at Syracuse University. “I have lived in Baldwinsville for […]

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Statistics Behind the Gun Debate

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by Nicole DeMentri SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— A week after the Parkland, Florida massacre at Marjory Stoneman High School, the gun debate is in full force. Both sides of the debate are using a plethora of statistics to back up their arguments. “The percentage–.ooo1 percent– of law-abiding citizens commit crimes.  That’s negligible.  And the trick […]

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Redevelopment of Addis Building Expected to be Boost for Downtown Syracuse

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Click the play button above to learn how the redevelopment of the Addis building will affect downtown Syracuse. Audio Transcript:Khelil_Addisredevelopment Anthony Khelil SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)-Another long-vacated-building in downtown Syracuse is making its way back to life. After 27 years, the Addis building, located on South Salina Street, is being redeveloped as a part of […]

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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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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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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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