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Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 26: Celebration of Progress, But The Journey Continues

The 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was honored in Syacuse by people sharing their own experiences. Angela Winfield is a legally blind attorney who spoke at today’s proclamation. She recalls going on a cruise with her husband who is also blind, with their Seeing Eye dogs. Winfield was approached by a woman who asked the couple what they had to do to get pets on board. And her husband responded, “Well first… we had to go blind.” " She...
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About a dozen people gathered in front of Destiny USA today to demand pay for temporary janitorial workers at the Cheesecake Factory.  They say a contractor doing business with the popular restaurant owes two workers nearly $400.  Worker Debora Lewis describes her experience.  

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  New York's senior senator has never been one to shy from the spotlight or a podium, so Chuck Schumer had both Wednesday in front of the New York delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Perhaps most notably, he expressed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, and that there would be major changes in trade deals if he becomes Senate Majority Leader.

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  The 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was honored in Syacuse by people sharing their own experiences.  Angela Winfield is a legally blind attorney who spoke at today’s proclamation. She recalls going on a cruise with her husband who is also blind, with their Seeing Eye dogs. Winfield was approached by a woman who asked the couple what they had to do to get pets on board.  And her husband responded, “Well first… we had to go blind.”

Karen Dewitt

  Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a surprise guest at   the New York delegation breakfast, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders spoke to the delegates of Hillary Clinton’s home state, who received him enthusiastically, chanting “Bernie, Bernie” over and over . The Vermont Senator  told them that Clinton is the best candidate to beat Trump, who he calls a bigoted “demagogue”, who led the movement to question President Obama’s citizenship.

“That type of mentality does not and will not ever see the inside of the oval office,” Sanders said.

Karen Dewitt

  It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger Bernie Sanders and his delegates, who continue to stew over a wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.

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  The GOP convention has wrapped up in Cleveland, and it’s probably no surprise there are starkly different opinions about the republican nominee.  WAER News brings reaction from trump supporters and a history professor.

Cazenovia College Professor John Robert Greene says what struck him about the convention overall was how little control there was by the Trump campaign.  Too many unscripted moments, rookie errors, protests, plagiarism…

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  A unique approach to housing the homeless took a step forward today when a small duplex opened in Syracuse to give two people a home of their own.  The tiny homes might be a novelty; the purpose might also be unique.

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Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign. The head of Trump’s New York campaign say he expects the state to be in play. 

  Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino says even though New York has many more Democrats than Republicans, Trump wants to compete against Hillary Clinton in his home state.

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A state grant of $250,000 will help families and individuals navigate addiction problems and help them seek treatment.  

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