"Politics" Tagged Articles

Ryan McMahon speaks at a podium while a man takes a photo of him. Other legislators watch on from the benches.
Central New York, Community, Consumer, Crime, Government

Web Extra: NY enacts new Raise the Age Law

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By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– New York was previously one of only two states that automatically prosecuted 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. As a result, thousands of youths were unfairly punished and prevented from services that were needed to rehabilitate themselves. In many cases, this justice system led to even more youth crimes. Now, […]

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Central New York, Politics

One theory as to why young people don’t use absentee ballots: no stamps

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Listen here to find out why college students are affecting polls because they can’t obtain a stamp for their ballot. Audio transcript: Miller-Wrap #2 Story Script By Kayla Miller SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Election day is approaching, but according to a public affairs official, out-of-state college students are not finishing their ballots because they do not […]

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Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Reacts to Mahoney’s Resignation

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Click the play button above to hear Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon discuss his effort to replace Joanie Mahoney after she leaves office. Audio transcript: PJ Clark McMahon Wrap 9.24.18 By PJ Clark SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  Shortly after Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced her resignation this morning, Ryan McMahon got to work. McMahon, the chairman […]

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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, Government, Health, Public Safety, Technology

Libraries with 3D Printers React to Release of Blueprints for Guns

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Click play to hear one local library’s policy when it comes to 3D printing guns.  Audio Transcript: Libraries React to 3D Gun Blueprints By Natalie Maier FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A company in Austin, Texas has promised to release digital blueprints for 3D printing guns. The release is causing concern among gun control advocates, who think […]

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Central New York, Community, Politics

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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Central New York, Community, Government, History, Uncategorized

Web Extra: Gerrymandering Explained

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By Bridget Chavez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The United States Supreme Court announced it will rule on Wisconsin’s appeal of a lower court ruling that said Republican lawmakers violated the Constitution when they redrew legislative districts. The Court said it will decide whether or not electoral maps drawn deliberately to favor a political party are […]

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Central New York

What is the Paris Agreement?

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By Annalisa Pardo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Today President Trump announced he will pull the U.S. out of the non-binding parts of the Paris Agreement. The treaty, ratified in November 2016, aims to unify countries across the globe in the fight against climate change. Trump said he is willing to re-enter the treaty under an […]

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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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