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9:09 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Ex-Governor Pataki Sued Over Forced Psych Transfers

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Ex-Governor George Pataki is expected to testify about how more that 100 sex offenders came to be involuntarily institutionalized.
NEW YORK - Former New York Gov. George Pataki is expected to testify about how more than 100 sex offenders came to be involuntarily institutionalized eight years ago when they finished prison sentences. Tuesday's testimony comes in a civil trial in Manhattan federal court after six convicted sex offenders sued Pataki and the state.
Student Loan Interest
6:24 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

New York Student Groups Dissatisfied with Student Loan Deal

SUNY Student Assembly calls Congress Student Loan deal a "short-term fix."
Credit Studentassembly.org

Students have received help with their school loans.  But New York student organizations aren’t sure if it’s the greatest agreement.


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Civil Rights and Disabilities
3:21 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

ADA Anniversary Gives Local Agencies Cause For Celebration

ARISE and other local agencies gathered at City Hall Commons today to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

 


A Celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act proved that Syracuse residents have many “abilities.”


The road has not always been an easy one, as many described, but determination has helped them achieve their goals and dreams.  Agnes McCray was the keynote speaker.  She flashed back on her own life before the Act.

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Syracuse Mayor's Race
3:20 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Pat Hogan Fears Syracuse Could Go Way of Bankrupt Detroit, Says He'd Be More Hands-On Mayor

Syracuse Mayoral Candidate Pat Hogan
Credit pathoganformayor.com

Mayoral Candidate and Common Councilor Pat Hogan says Syracuse needs to watch out that it doesn’t go the way of bankrupt Detroit.  Hogan released a series of ideas today to raise revenue, create jobs and consolidate government to get the city on better financial footing. 


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Social Justice
10:21 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Syracuse's "Justice for Trayvon" Vigil Attracts More Than 100 Activists

Activists against gun violence listen to speakers outside the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
Valerie Crowder, WAER News

The George Zimmerman verdict has sparked a local conversation about disproportionate jury representation, racial disparities in school suspensions and gang-related gun violence.  

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