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Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

The Trump administration is proposing to dramatically cut funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move critics say is an ongoing assault on the 7-year-old agency. The bureau was championed by Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats and created in the wake of the financial crisis to protect Americans from getting ripped off by financial firms. The White House proposal would chop funding for the CFPB by about $150 million — or a quarter of its budget. Such cuts would mean "massive...

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The Year Long Reporting Project from WAER Focusing on the Poverty Crisis in Syracuse

President Trump spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort tweeting about the Russia investigation after a federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies in connection with what prosecutors describe as a covert Russian campaign to help Trump win the presidency.

Syracuse Falls Hard against Albany

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It was not a game to remember for fans of the Orange. Fourth-ranked Albany (1-0, 0-0) battered seventh-ranked Syracuse (1-1, 0-0) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday 15-3, marking its worst offensive performance since 1991.

A week ago, 'Cuse dominated the faceoff circle thanks in large part to Danny Varello and stellar play from the wings during the Orange's rout of Binghamton. Against the Danes, Syracuse went 5 of 22 at midfield. As a result, Albany controlled the game, never giving Syracuse a chance to catch up.

Syracuse Earns Important Road Win Against Miami

Feb 17, 2018
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The Syracuse Orange (18-9, 7-7) defeated the Miami Hurricanes (18-8, 7-7) 62-55 Saturday afternoon in south Florida after suffering a tough loss to NC State in their previous game.

Much of the first half was controlled by the Orange, led by Tyus Battle, who finished with nine points and seven rebounds after the first 20 minutes. Miami would come storming back to close the half, however, going on a 7-0 run with 2:06 to play, and giving them their first lead since the opening minutes. The game went into halftime tied at 25.

Syracuse Takes on Miami; Looks for Rebound in ACC Play

Feb 17, 2018
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The Orange (17-9, 6-7) has five games remaining on its schedule. The next matchup for SU comes in Coral Gables against the Hurricanes (18-7, 7-6).

The ’Cuse’s most recent contest was a 74-70 loss to North Carolina State in the Dome Wednesday night. It was a nail-biter to the end, but the Wolfpack edged out thanks to a couple of last-minute threes. Despite two previous wins in ACC play (against Louisville and Wake Forest), the loss to NC State pushes Syracuse under .500 in the conference.

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Well over one hundred Syracuse residents turned out Thursday evening at Doctor Week’s School for a “Snow Safety Summit” aimed at finding a long-term solution to keeping sidewalks clear of snow. The Walsh Administration hopes to turn the feedback into legislation.

Tony Patane lives on the north side, and says it’s about time the city starts to hold landlords and others responsible. 

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Designers of the project to re-envision Erie Boulevard presented concept sketches to the public Friday, giving Onondaga County residents a more concrete idea of their plans.  Elevating Erie is set to be completed by 2020, and will feature a biking and walking trail in the median of Erie Boulevard East. The path is part of a state-wide initiative to create an Empire State Trail which will span 760-plus miles from Buffalo to Manhattan and up to Canada.  Samuel Gordon is the Director of Planning and Zoning for the Town of DeWitt. He says the magnitude of the project will be a struggle. 

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Some Democratic lawmakers are pushing for a measure that would make anonymous political ads on Facebook  and other social media illegal. They say the ads are being abused to falsely represent  their positions on issues.

Senator Todd Kaminsky, a Long Island Democrat, says there’s been a lot of publicity about Russian operatives using Facebook and other social media to influence the 2016 Presidential race. But he says it’s also happening in New York races as well, and needs to stop.

It’s undermining our democracy,” Kaminsky said.

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A Syracuse University Vice Chancellor told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that the federal government should do more to support military families … or it might limit future military service.   Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Mike Haynie testified that failing to provide enough economic and educational assistance for military families is a threat to national security.

Making Movies from the Sky? State Drone Film Festival Seeks Entries

Feb 15, 2018
Chase Guttman

Central New York is quickly becoming a leading drone hub in America. Professional companies and hobbyists who have been capturing aerial views on their flights might want to consider taking their films to the next level. The second-annual New York State Fair Drone Film Festival is seeking entries for films produced with drones. Mike Massurin, the Managing Director of the film festival, says the competition added “news” to the list of categories.

Addressing the nation after Wednesday's Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, President Trump said no child or teacher "should ever be in danger in an American school."

He said he will meet with governors and attorneys general to deal with the issue of mental health.

Speaking from the White House, Trump said it was "not enough to simply take actions that make us feel we are making a difference, we must actually make that difference."

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