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Politics

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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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Poverty

Good Life Foundation helps at-risk youth

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The good life foundation helps “at-risk” youth find a purpose of life. They do this, by building a personal relationship, entrepreneurship skills and help them learn how to manage their financial assets. The foundation was started in 2014 with 10 youths. Now, it has expanded to serve around […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Syracuse

Oasis Mediterranean Market connects people from diverse backgrounds to their homes

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse is home to a very diverse community, from students to refugees, people from Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Oasis Mediterranean Market gets food and other items from overseas so that people have access to them here in Syracuse. The store owner, Islam Khalafallah, who is […]

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Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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Central New York, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Opioids Declared a Public Health Emergency

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency last month. On average, Onondaga County has a higher fatality rate of overdoses than the country and state, excluding New York City. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of opioid-related deaths in Onondaga County skyrocketed from about 40 […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government, Health, Public Safety

Safe disposal of medicines and needles in Onondaga County – A way to reduce drug abuse

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Old medicines and needles can be safely disposed off in a disposable bin provided by a joint effort of two central New York programs, including Sharps, Needles and Drug Disposal(SNADD) . Gail Banach, one of the program organizers of SNADD and director of public education at Upstate Poison Center, […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Feature, Government, History

Girl Scouts Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State

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By Christine Morton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Girl Scouts of all ages came together to celebrate the journey of women’s rights, but also say we still have a long way to go. Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways, Julie Dale says the Girl Scouts have been teaching girls to be go-getters, innovators, risk […]

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