The results of Tuesday’s election will end up looking pretty much like things before the election for the Onondaga County Legislature. Republicans appear to have a 13-4 majority, down a seat from the 14-3 majority they now enjoy. Though one incumbent isn’t a solid winner…giving democrats hope of picking up one seat. Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon was one of many G-O-P incumbents that won handily.
As a closing point to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has sponsored a series of PSA videos. Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant appears in the videos as a spokesperson for encouraging people to step up and say something when they suspect abuse.
Two peace advocates who’ve made several trips to Afghanistan are in Syracuse to share their observations…and join protests against the use of military drones. Kathy Kelly traveled with the group “Voices of Creative Nonviolence" and saw people struggling economically after four decades of war.