Community
8:52 am
Wed February 26, 2014

A Fest to Celebrate Winter, then Hope for Spring

Hanover Square restaurants prepare for the Chili Cook-off
Mark Bialczak

A quick walk around Hanover Square at noontime Saturday found the downtown space getting ready for something special.

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Transgender Rights
6:35 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Parents of Transgender People Share Stories at All Saints Parish

Adeline Livingston, left, and Anna Livingston are eager to show how proud they are of their transgender father, Mallory Livingston, center, at the CNY Pride Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Credit Valerie Crowder, WAER News

A Syracuse-based task force is mobilizing the public to raise awareness for one of the most highly discriminated groups in the country: transgender people.  These meetings, which began Tuesday at All Saints Parish in Syracuse, are a wake-up call, highlighting the inequalities most transgender individuals face, said Vince Sgambati, a member of the task force.

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BUSINESS EXPANDS
6:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Dot Foods in Liverpool Continues Growth Trend

An electric forklift hard at work at the Dot Foods warehouse in Liverpool
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Central New Yorkers may have seen Dot Foods trucks around the area, but always wondered: just what is Dot Foods? The Syracuse-area branch of the nation’s largest food re-distributor continues to grow, along with the rest of the company.  WAER’s Scott Willis recently took a tour of  their Liverpool facility to find out what they do and what makes them so successful:

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Eating Disorder Awareness
6:45 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Body Image Highlights Activities on Healthy Eating

Eating Disorder Awareness week continues at Syracuse University and other community organizations.
Credit activeminds.org

The simple act of eating a meal or snack can include with it myriad thoughts and feelings for women in Central New York and elsewhere.  Mental and emotional aspects of eating can become entangled with body image questions and eating disorders.

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Sports
11:18 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Coach Boeheim and SU Players comment on questionable officiating

Kevin Fitzgerald tells Marc Weber and Jarret Leist about the struggles of Tyler Ennis offensively, the return to Durham for Michael Gbinjie and the overall atmosphere at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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Coerced Confessions
4:36 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

NY High Court Rules Police Can Go Too Far in Interrogations, Reverses Convictions

New York's Highest Courty, the Court of Appeals
Credit wikipedia.org

Two cases decided Thursday by New York’s highest court give defendants more ability to say they were bullied by police during interrogations.  One local attorney puts into perspective how it might change police interview practices. 

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Michael Tomsic became a full-time reporter for WFAE in August 2012. Before that, he reported for the station as a freelancer and intern while he finished his senior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Heââ

HOME CARE
6:17 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

AARP Asking for More Support for Family Caregivers

AARP members gathered in Liverpool to advocate for more home caregiver support
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

AARP is lobbying for support for New Yorkers who spend a lot of time caring for the elderly in their homes, following a 2013 report on New York state elderly care.  The report finds that four million unpaid family caregivers are struggling to balance their jobs with helping elderly family members. 

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Superhero fights for health of Central New Yorkers
6:43 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Ad Campaign tells Central New Yorkers to Take Medication as Directed

The campaign unveils a pill-bottle superhero that fights to help those with chronic conditions .
Credit Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

It may not be long before you start seeing signs of a brand new health campaign being rolled out by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The company seeks to shed light on an easily preventable medical issue that affects those who take medication.

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2014 Tax Tips
2:18 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

2014 Tax Tips (archive) on: Who Should File, Tax Help, E-file and more

TAX TIP #1:  Some of us gotta…and some of us wanna.  The reasons why you have to – or should – be filing a tax return.

TAX TIP #2:  Tax Filing Season can be a bit mysterious to many.  It can raise a lot of questions…but you have to solve one first.

TAX TIP #3: Some people dread tax time – finding receipts, collecting forms, THE MATH!  How about if we told you how to find a Tax Angel?

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