Politics & Government

Election 2013
7:42 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Republicans Keep Just About All Their Majority in Onondaga County Legislature

Onondaga County Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon (at podium) joins GOP Party Chair Tom Dadey on stage after he won re-election to his 16th district seat
Credit John Smith/WAER News

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.

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Election Day 2013
12:18 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Local Elections Don't Draw Same Attention as Presidential Races, But More Might Be At Stake

It's Election Day in Onondaga County and across New York State
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Today is election day in Onondaga County and throughout the state with local contests as well as statewide propositions on the ballot. 

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Office to Prevent Domestic Violence
6:56 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Natalie Merchant Featured in Domestic Violence Prevention PSA

Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant speaks about the PSA videos.
Credit opdv.ny.gov

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.

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Pre-school Funding
6:51 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Local Law Enforcement Join Campaign for Early Childhood Education Funding

Officials at the Thursday press conference
Credit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Members of law enforcement in Central New York are supporting a Federally-funded early childhood education proposal they say would reduce the number of low-income youngsters who end up in jail.

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6:52 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Two Drone Protestors Bring Stories of Afghanistan to Syracuse

A MQ9 Reaper - the type of drone flown out of Hancock Air Base

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.

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