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Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner Running Independent Campaign for Governor

Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has decided to run for New York Governor after all. The New York Times was first to report her independent campaign on Monday. Since last fall, Miner had said she was mulling a run for governor or Congress but hadn't made a decision. The ballot for governor will be full in November. Democrat Cynthia Nixon is challening two-term incumbent Cuomo in a primary, but has also secured the Working Families Party line. Marc Molinaro has secured the Republican...

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Nancy Kelly and Joshua Romero swung by WAER to talk about a new venue for relaxation and music in the 315.

With days and nights filled with constant comings and goings sometimes it's important to just take the time to get away. But at the end of a long week many of us don't feel like taking another long drive. For Central New Yorkers looking to relax the, Black Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast might be just what you need.

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An ideologically split U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's controversial "use-it-or-lose-it" voting law by a 5-to-4 margin. The law allows the state to strike voters from the registration rolls if they fail to return a mailed address confirmation form, and don't vote for another four years, or two federal election cycles.

Failure to vote

If a shopper clicks "buy" for a product that costs $1,000 or more, it's twice as likely to be a man than a woman. That's one of the results revealed in a new NPR/Marist poll about online shopping.

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A candidate for state assembly says the large swath of vacant land once occupied by the demolished Kennedy Square complex in Syracuse is just one of many examples of Albany’s broken promises.  Republican Edward Ott stood near South Crouse and East Water Street, where he says grand plans from mixed-use development to a stadium fell flat after the complex was torn down five years ago. 

He says the pattern of lost hope is repeated throughout the 129th district…

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The largest actors' union in the U.S. has reached a tentative agreement with four television networks to try to eliminate the so-called casting couch, and prevent sexual harassment and assault. SAG-AFTRA struck a new deal with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, which limits private meetings in off-site locations, including hotel rooms and private residences.

Updated at 11:23 p.m. ET

After one White House adviser said there was "a special place in hell" for foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and another said Trudeau "stabbed us in the back," Canadian leaders offered a measured — even polite — response.

Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET

Leaving the Group of Seven Summit for Singapore, President Trump tweeted that he has instructed U.S. representatives to not endorse a joint communique issued by the G-7 leaders.

The president tweeted "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"

The Russia imbroglio is a tale told out of order about a puzzle with pieces missing. Without knowing what goes in the blank spaces, it's impossible to know what to make of the whole thing.

The broadest outline has become clear: Russian President Vladimir Putin sought vengeance against the United States and the West after what he perceived as an outrageous overstep by Washington, D.C., into his own front yard in 2014 after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Two Syracuse men have teamed up for a new way to honor gun violence victims. Founder of the I Apologize Foundation Rashawn Sullivan and Onondaga Earth Corps assistant Saptarshi Lahiri hope to plant a tree for each person killed by bullets on the city’s south side.  The project might be unexpected given Sullivan’s dark past.  

"I have lived a life of violence.  I actually had ended a young man's life before.  When I came back out,  I noticed a lot of memorial sites  had liquor bottles and alot of negative attributes.   I wanted to change the narrative." 

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The Syracuse Fire department Friday demonstrated its Unmanned Aerial System operation, or drone as part of a training exercise that caps off a week-long course.  The city and the department were recently awarded a Certificate of Authorization by the FAA to use the drone as a response tool.

The drill was almost like preparing a plane for take-off…chatter could be heard on firefighter radios as the operator announced the various pre-flight actions.