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Central New York , Community , Government , Politics

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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Business , Central New York , Community , Government , Politics

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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Community , Government , Politics , Religion

Web Extra: Trump’s Immigration Ban Faces Resistance In Syracuse

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — President Trump’s immigration ban is preventing millions of people from entering the U.S. The executive order is directed at citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Activists are taking part in the national trend “Trump Tuesdays” to resist the President’s controversial policies. Mayors of sanctuary cities, like Syracuse, are especially angered […]

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Central New York , Government , Health , Politics

Ithaca’s Drug Policy Will Proceed Despite Controversy

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By Stephen Armstrong ITHACA, N.Y. (NCC News) – For Ithaca’s Mayor, Svante Myrick, the past few months have brought some extra scrutiny upon his office. “I said you’d better watch out,” Myrick said, “The Ithaca Journal’s going to want to cover this story for a full week.” The story in question was Ithaca’s new drug policy […]

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Government , Politics

Half a Million March in Nation’s Capital

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By Meghan Mistry WASHINGTON, D.C. (NCC News)– Estimates put the crowd for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington at roughly half a million people. Both men and women, off all different races, ethnicities, and backgrounds, flooded the capital to participate. The crowd stretched down streets surrounding the National Mall as well as the entirety of the Mall. […]

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Government , Politics

Protesting President Trump

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By Kate Kapodanno, Washington, D.C. (NCC News) –  Maggie Larson drove all night from Philadelphia to be able to arrive in Washington D.C. by 4:30 this morning.  She is with her husband to protest Trump and participate in Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. For more Inauguration coverage follow @KateCapodanno and @mqmistry on Twitter.

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Central New York , Government , Politics

Inauguration Day Opinions

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By Meghan Mistry, Washington, D.C. (NCC News) – Casey Hill is attending Donald Trump’s Inauguration because he’s a member of the Republican National Committee and strongly supports the President-Elect. Hill hopes to see Trump create change in the U. S. political landscape and overwrite some of President Obama’s decisions and legislation. For more coverage of […]

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Central New York , Consumer , Government , Health , Politics

What the Future of Medicare May Look Like for Recipients

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By Meghan Mistry SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– When 84-year-old Mary Doyle’s husband’s health rapidly deteriorated, Medicare paid for and arranged his in-home hospice care. But it may be more difficult for Medicare users to access coverage and medical services like this if new Republican leadership successfully privatizes Medicare. House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed to privatize Medicare […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Government , Jobs , Politics , safety , Transportation

The Idea of Uber in the 315

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By Jared Barton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The pressure is on to see the City of Syracuse and the Central New York region get Uber services. Governor Cuomo has been asked by multiple police forces to implement the app statewide. The idea is that the number of DUIs would decrease with the usage of the popular […]

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Central New York , Government , Politics

How Will John Katko Stay Moderate With a Conservative President, Senate, and House?

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By Connor Federico SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — It was only a few months ago that John Katko (R-Camillus) spoke out against Donald Trump’s run for President. In October, Katko suggested publicly that Trump should drop out of the race after a controversial tape was leaked. Now, Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States, representing […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Government , Politics

Protestors Call for “Sanctuary Campus” at SU

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By Jared Barton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Over 1,000 protestors took the Syracuse University campus asking for change. It was a conglomerate of emotions during the rally with multiple groups and advocacy organizations in attendance cheering and chanting about the preservation of humanistic rights. “We reject the president elect” was one of many phases used in […]

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Feature , Politics

Different Political Views Are Not Keeping This Family Apart During The Holidays

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By Rebekah Castor, Syracuse N.Y. (NCC News) — The election is over, but the repercussions in people’s lives may be just beginning as families across the United States contemplate uncomfortable holidays, or decide to bypass them.With many unhappy about the results of the presidential election, many people are calling up their family members to cancel their […]

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Health , Politics , Public Safety

Deer Overpopulation in Syracuse Affects Residents Lifestyle

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By Wilenie Sepúlveda SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)- The Salt Springs neighborhood, specifically on Edgehill road, has a long-time problem with deer. Neighbors say they can have up to five deer waking in their backyard. This has cause trouble with their landscape. “I used to plant things the deer wouldn’t like, but now they’re eating everything.” Joel Potash said […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Government , Politics

Onondaga County advises to not take selfies in booths this election day

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By Brianna Adams, SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News)—A lawsuit has been taken to the Federal Court in New York City to end a ban on voting booth selfies. Taking a selfie in the voting booth with a ballot has gotten some people in trouble, including actor and singer Justin Timberlake. Laws in several states ban sharing photos […]

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