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Failure to pay a traffic ticket or appear in court to answer the summons can lead to a driver's license being suspended. An advocacy group found different rates of suspensions for traffic debt based on ZIP code.

Can’t Pay Traffic Ticket? License Suspensions Higher in Some Syracuse ZIP Codes

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Like a lot of drivers, Ashley Gantt got pulled over. She ended up with two traffic tickets....

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State Teachers’ Union Wants Regents Involved in Correcting Test System

By Patti Singer – pattisinger@minorityreporter.net – The union representing teachers in New York called on the state Board of...

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Cutting-Edge Program Aimed to Stem Prescription Drug Abuse in New York Now in Limbo

African-Americans among those who may feel the most immediate consequences By Hazel Trice Edney – Six years ago, public health...

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Assembly Pass GENDA and Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy

A new bill protecting transgender rights was passed by the New York Assembly Tuesday and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Gender Expression...

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Hundreds Travel to Albany to Demand End in Mass Incarceration

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2019) – Over 500 parents, educators and people impacted by New York’s unjust pretrial system traveled to...

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Charter and Spectrum to pay $174.2 Million Settlement to Settle Internet Fraud Case

NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a record $174.2 million consumer fraud settlement with Charter Communications,...

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Albany Area Albany Area Subway Restaurant Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit for $80,000

NEW YORK – Draper Development LLC, the owner of more than a dozen Subway franchises in the Albany and Schenectady areas have agreed to...

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Land Banks Across NYS Including Syracuse to share $26 Million in New Funding

The Syracuse land bank is among 25 land banks across New York State slated to receive a combined $25.9 million in new funding. This new...

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A look at voters’ views ahead of the 2018 midterms

Here are some key findings from Pew Research Center surveys over the past several months about some of the dynamics and issues shaping the...

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Black Church Sends Message to Trump White House in Two-Day ‘Call to Conscience’

  By Hazel Trice Edney and Hamil Harris – As America prepares to return to the polls for mid-term elections amidst racial...