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Voters from Binghamton to Cortland, Utica to Lake Ontario are choosing a congress member in the expansive 22nd congressional district to replace retiring Richard Hanna.

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Syracuse Girls World Expo took place at the State Fairgrounds over the weekend to empower teenage girls to discover their potential and pursue success in different fields.  Inside the Horticulture building, East Syracuse manufacturer Darco was showcasing basic skills involved in manufacturing and encouraging girls to get hands-on experience of working with metals. Darco’s community engagement manager Mel Menon says they want people to see that women can also operate machines.

Dungey Knocked Out Early as Cuse is Crushed by Clemson

Nov 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (4-5, 2-3 ACC) lost to #2 Clemson  (9-0,6-0 ACC) Saturday, but that might not have been their worst loss of the day.

Syracuse starting quarterback Eric Dungey exited taking a hit early in the first quarter already having thrown one interception. Down by 10, the Orange could no longer stay competitive with one of the top teams in College Football. Dino Babers, as he has in the past, chose not to comment on Dungey's injury.

Two seasoned public servants are vying for the 126th Assembly District.  Current Representative, Republican Gary Finch has been in office since 2000 and owns a small business.  Democrat Diane Dwire is a Veteran, she once chaired the Onondaga Democratic Committee.  Finch says he has several initiatives he wants to accomplish including green algae issues in Owasco Lake and the heroin epidemic.

Syracuse Faces No. 3 Clemson in "Death Valley"

Nov 3, 2016
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Coming off a bye week, the Syracuse Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) head back on the road this Saturday, traveling to “Death Valley” in South Carolina to take on the undefeated No. 3 Clemson Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC). In the first College Football Playoff ratings released just last week, Clemson was ranked second, just behind the reigning national champs, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Flu season is upon us, and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney got her flu shot in hopes of encouraging residents to do the same to stay healthy.  The county is once again offering the vaccine free at its walk-in clinic.  Mahoney says it's quick and easy.

"It was short and sweet and painless," Mahoney said.  "It's something we're asking everybody to do to keep all of us safe.  It's not only good for people to get for themselves, but it's good for your co-workers, for your family.  Flu season is right around the corner."

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A new report released Wednesday by the State Comptroller shows that Central New York’s post-recession economy remains in a state of transition when factoring in unemployment, poverty and large employers moving out.  However, there are bright spots including a workforce of young adults who attended college locally, a technically experienced workforce, and a lower cost of living.  Tom DiNapoli has been focused on auditing economic development programs such as Start-Up New York and others which aims to lure new companies and create new jobs. He says there’s room for improvement.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s ready to invest an additional 50 million dollars into the state fairgrounds following a record breaking state fair.  But he says it depends on if he agrees with plans made by his newly-appointed task force for phase two of improvements to transform the grounds into a year-round venue.  He made the announcement yesterday.

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There’s a greater chance than ever that the Senate could be dominated by Democrats after the November 8th election.  Many issues stalled in the Republican led Senate for years would now have a possibility of passing.

Campaign finance reform,  the Dream Act- which offers college tuition support to the children of undocumented immigrants- and more money for underperforming schools are just a few of the topics that might be approved under a Senate controlled by Democrats.

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It’s time to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act…and a Syracuse health agency is offering some help and clearing up some confusion.  A-C-R Health has 15 health navigators that help with open enrollment for people renewing a plan or signing on.  Director of Insurance Programs Steve Wood encourages people to come in to clear up income guidelines and potential tax penalties. 

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