Category: State/National News

Miner, Officials Seek Funds to Spend on Infrastructure

Mayor Stephanie Miner, as well as New York state Senators John DeFrancisco and David Valesky, Assemblyman Al Stirpe, and Town of Cazenovia...

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Syracuse City Council approves “Ban the Box”

Syracuse City Council passed a Ban the Box ordinance Dec. 8 in an 8-1 vote. The legislation requires the city, and contractors working with...

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Miner Participates in New York City Mayors’ Summit on Immigration

Mayor Stephanie Miner has participated in a New York City summit of mayors from across the U.S. to discuss the implementation of President...

State Attorney General Requests Authority to Investigate Police Involved in Civilian Deaths

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested from Gov. Andrew Cuomo the authority to investigate and, if necessary,...

Women’s Equality Coalition Calls for New York State Pregnant Worker Protections in New York as Supreme Court hears Young v. UPS

(Albany, N.Y.)- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the pregnancy discrimination case Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) Dec. 4,...

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14-Year-Old Stabbed at Fowler High School

A 14-year-old student was stabbed in the parking lot of George W. Fowler High School this morning, sources say. At about 8 a.m. this...

No Indictment in NY Chokehold Death

A New York grand jury, Wednesday, declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man,...

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for Counties Affected by Winter Storm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for the following counties as a severe winter storm continues to bring...

Is the media overreacting in the Ray Rice situation?

Op/Ed by Dr. Boyce Watkins Ray Rice’s wife Janay was physically assaulted in an elevator a few months ago. In the shocking video, Rice...

D.C. National Summit on Non-Violence Aug. 23

Washington, DC – “Changing the Culture of Violence” is the theme of the Second National Summit on Non-Violence, sponsored...