Politics & Government

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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DRONE DEBATE
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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Transportation
5:05 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Amtrak Agreement Means $22 Million From NYS to Keep Some Routes Running

Rail travelers in CNY could see improvements from subsidy agreement between New York and Amtrak.

Amtrak is getting $22  million of your state tax dollars…all to make sure the service continues and maybe improves.  An agreement announced today has New York picking up a portion of the costs of four specific routes, with the federal government also subsidizing a share.  Transportation Department Spokesperson Beau Duffy explains the support helps some of the busiest lines…and can perhaps lead to improvements.

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Suing Wells Fargo
5:47 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

New York AG Sues Wells Fargo, Gains Agreement with B of A over Mortgage Modifications

Wells Fargo the target of lawsuit from NYAG Eric Schneiderman
Credit NPR.org

Two big banks are in the sights of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  He says Bank of America and Wells Fargo put up barriers and string-out people who are trying to get mortgage modifications. 

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Election 2013
5:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Green Party Officials Ride Trikes and Register Voters

Credit Scott Willis / WAER News


The Green Party took advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and rode around the city on a trike registering people to vote. The party used National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to make sure people were registered to vote, and to spread the word about the Green Party.

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