Politics & Government

Syrian Conflict
3:31 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Protestors Say 'Don't Send Missiles to Syria, Instead Help the People'

Syracuse residents protest against any military strikes in Syria.
Credit Scott Willis/WAER News

About 20 members of the peace community gathered today in front of Syracuse’s federal building to oppose any military intervention in Syria.


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President and Protests
9:18 am
Fri August 23, 2013

People had Plenty to Say To, and About, President Obama in Syracuse

Protestors lined the streets leading to Hanninger High for the President and attendees to see
Credit Chenelle Terry/WAER News

Hundreds of students who attended President Obama’s speech in Syracuse cheered many of his points about making college more accessible. 

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Education Policy
8:39 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

President Lays Out Plan for Easier Access to College in Syracuse Speech

President Obama was introduced by Corcoran High School student Emilio Ortiz
Chris Bolt/WAER News

President Barack Obama riled up a cheering, mostly supportive crowd with a message that he's ready to make it easier to go to college, in his first visit to Syracuse.  Obama repeatedly made the case foe the importance of a college education.

"There aren't a lot of thing more important than making sure people get a good education.  That is key to upward mobility; that is key to a growing economy; that is key to a strong middle class."

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Honoring Treaties
6:54 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Two-Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Reflects on Successful Journey, Plans for Future

The march to the UN Headquarters in New York City
Andrew Courtney Two-Row Wampum Renewal Campaign

The paddlers have returned home, unpacked, rested, and are now processing the past few weeks of a historic canoe trip, aimed at renewing the promise of a 400-year-old treaty.  It all began in early July, on Onondaga Nation Lands on Onondaga Creek, and ended about a week ago in New York City.  Native peoples and non-Natives formed two lines representing the Two-Row Wampum, with hopes of educating people along their journey about the treaty that once bound the two peoples and bringing new focus to the importance of environmental cleanup and preservation.

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President Obama To Speak
6:08 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Hundreds of Central New Yorkers Receive Their "Golden Ticket" to See the President Speak

The first people in line, (from left) Lynn Basile with her son and Rosario Anamari with her family.
Credit Chenelle Terry, WAER News

Hundreds of Central New Yorkers stood in line outside Sunnycrest Ice Rink for a ticket to see President Obama speak at Henninger High School this Thursday.  Their excitement filled the air. 

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