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Business , Community , Government , Politics

Trump Tuesday focuses on federal funding

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By Cameron Spera, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – President Trump’s new budget proposal could have lasting effects in Syracuse. Today’s Trump Tuesday focused on his proposed cuts and how his changes would take away Syracuse’s second-largest source of federal funding. The plans call for major decreases in funding for the State Department, the Environmental Protection […]

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Central New York , Community , Government , International , Religion

Trump Tuesday deals with immigration ban

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Every week since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has met with constituents in Perseverance Park to discuss Trump’s policies. This week was no different. This week’s rain-soaked Trump Tuesday dealt with the recent executive order aimed at barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries (Yemen, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria) from entering the […]

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Business , Central New York , Consumer , Health

Change in SU Health Care Insurance Causes Controversy

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By Kayla Spector SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — There have been issues in the past with United Healthcare, with different lawsuits filed against them, including fraud, discrimination, and underpayment for out-of-network insurance reimbursements. Now these issues could be brought to Syracuse University, as United Healthcare is the new primary insurance for employees. All of these […]

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Business , Community , Environment , Things to do , Weather

CNY Ski Resorts Face Warm Winter Climate

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Warm is rarely used to describe a Central New York winter. However, this February marked record-high temperatures in the area. Due to the unseasonably warm climate, several ski resorts near Syracuse were forced to close temporarily. Others like Toggenburg Mountain remain relatively unscathed. Shelia Larkin, Toggenburg’s sales and […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , food , tourism

Downtown Dining Weeks Added the “Sleep Over” Package With Special Deals

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By Chai Lin Kim SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Starting of Syracuse Downtown Dining Weeks is a good news for people who love to go visit restaurants with having good deals in Syracuse area. Syracuse resident, Bratt Liedka, loves to spend time with his family and friends with having a great deal of meal. “I am out here because […]

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Central New York , Crime , Public Safety

Gun Violence in Syracuse on the rise during start of 2017

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By Michala Rueter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (N.C.C. NEWS)–Last year marked the deadliest year for crime in the city of Syracuse, with the homicide rate reaching an all time high. In 2017, violent crime continues to surface, particularly involving gun violence. The latest incident in a string of shootings occurred just steps away from SU’s Whitman School […]

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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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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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Business , Community

Web Extra: Syracuse Approves Construction Project on SU Campus

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The plaza behind Marshall Street will soon cease to exist. An eight-story apartment building is set to take over the block on S. Crouse Avenue, forcing beloved SU landmarks like Chuck’s, Funk ‘n Waffles, and Orange Crate Brewing Co. to relocate within the area. The Syracuse City Planning Commission […]

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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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