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Surgeon General Report
3:12 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

New York Cancer Officials Recall Start of Health Concerns about Smoking

A 1964 Surgeon General Study made first widespread claims that smoking caused cancer and other diseases
Credit acscan.org

  New York Cancer prevention officials are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the study that began decades of trying to get people to either quit – or never start – smoking.  

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State of the State Address
9:09 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Business Perks, Education Proposals Highlight Gov Cuomo's 2014 Agenda

Gov Cuomo addresses lawmakers and others in Albany during his 3rd State of the State address Wednesday
Credit Karen Dewitt/WXXI News

  Upstate New York’s economy figured heavily into Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday.  

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA
11:21 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Syracuse Doctor Supports Controlled Medical Marijuana Program

Credit cannabisnews.org

A Syracuse Doctor initially skeptical of Governor Cuomo's medical marijuana plan is now embracing what appears to be a closely monitored, research-based model.  

Doctor Jeffrey Sneider is an internist at Brighton Medical Associates, and represents a 10 county region for the Medical Society of New York.  Sneider says he's still learning the details, but so far likes the limited scope of the program.  

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Tax Relief for Business and Property Owners
10:01 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Corporate Tax Cut, Property Tax Freeze Top Cuomo Economic Plan

Governor Cuomo (right) releases tax-reduction plan for businesses and property owners.
Credit governor.ny.gov

  New York Residents and businesses could see reductions and rebates on taxes when Governor Andrew Cuomo forms his new budget proposal.  Monday he released details of a rumored $2 billion rebate for property taxpayers...though government leaders at the town, city and county level will have to play ball with Albany to get it for their residents.  

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Child Abuse Prevention
8:17 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Grants, Community Help Improve McMahon Ryan Child Center

McMahon Ryan waiting areas and treatment rooms have received some new furnishings. They're made to make children feel comfortable.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse starts 2014 with some positive changes in both its home and its programs.  The center benefited from 90-thousand dollars in grants from the Central New York Community Foundation as well as other gifts and fundraising.  

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