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Central New Yorkers Came to Trump Rally to Cheer, Protest & Satisfy Curiosity

Apr 17, 2016
Elissa Candiotti/WAER News

  Presidential candidate Donald Trump left many Syracuse residents looking forward to a brighter future for the city. Thousands showed up to the rally at the OnCenter Saturday to support Trump’s campaign…but plenty came out to protest as well.  And some were just interested in the Trump phenomenon.

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Hundreds of fans gathered at Driver’s Village Friday in support of republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.  Michael Skroupa was excited to hear Cruz address matters of foreign policy and military actions.

"I want to hear about what his plan is to deal with ISIS.  That's a growing problem that's destabilizing the region.  I also want to hear what he's going to do about Russian aggression  going on right now."

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Assistant Commissioner of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Chuck DeWeese introduces the "No Empty Chair" program Friday at West Genessee High School. The "No Empty Chairs" campaign is a statewide effort to minimize crashes involving teen drivers.Credit John Smith / WAER NewsEdit | Remove

Substance abuse is a growing problem in Onondaga County, and Crouse Hospital has the only dedicated treatment center. Crouse Spokesperson Bob Allen told County Lawmakers extra funding is needed to expand the facility. 

“The facility that we describe as 410, where the bulk of our programs are housed, we cannot physically take any more patients in that building.”

African American Leaders Detail Why They Support Bernie Sanders

Apr 14, 2016
Elissa Candiotti / WAER News

Leaders of African American groups in Syracuse are detailing why they support voting for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election. Their reasons range from civil rights to better educational opportunities.

For some people, support for Sanders has its roots all the way back to the Civil Rights Movement. College student Maurice Brown is a Sanders delegate from the 24th Congressional District. He says Sanders has been fighting for black rights long before he was even born.

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Dr. Marvin Druger examines the growing danger of the Zika Virus

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Sometimes the best things come in small packages. That’s certainly what the Director of Tiny Homes For Good, Andrew Lunetta believes as a wall goes up on one of his miniature houses for homeless veterans.

Volunteers have broken ground on two 300 square-foot homes on Rose Avenue in Syracuse.

Lunetta said although tiny homes have become a fad across the country, his homes are not a publicity stunt and are truly cost effective solutions to homelessness in Syracuse.

Poll Finds Clinton Ahead of Sanders with Key Voters

Apr 13, 2016
Chris Bolt and Sophia Morris / WAER News

  A new poll finds that Bernie Sanders has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in the New York Presidential primary race, but Clinton leads in key voting regions.

The Siena college poll finds that while  52% of Democrats would vote for Hillary Clinton, compared to 42% for Bernie Sanders, Clinton is ahead in voter rich New York City and surrounding suburbs. The two are even in upstate, but that represents just around one quarter of total Democratic voters. Siena’s Steve Greenberg says there’s also an age divide between the two candidates.

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Science on the Radio Explores Mites

Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

Proponents of New York’s new medical marijuana law say so far, it’s barely functioning, and they say major revisions are necessary to allow more than just a tiny number of patients to benefit.

New York’s limited medical marijuana began in January, but advocates and patients say it has not worked out as well as they hoped. They say strict limits on diseases that are eligible for treatment, no insurance coverage, and near complete lack of doctors who have undergone the required training and will prescribe the medicine has left them frustrated.

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