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Syracuse’s high poverty rate means many households don’t own or have access to a car.  That can limit job searches to areas reached by foot, bike, bus, or a combination of the three, making it difficult for someone in poverty to find work.  

In this episode of City Limits Scott Willis explores how the area’s transit system and infrastructure works for those trying to get around without a car, and ways they might be improved.


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Four hundred families in Syracuse will have a bit of an easier time getting their kids to school fed and ready to learn this year thanks to a partnership between Feed the Children and PriceRite. The Feeding Minds and Bodies campaign is offering crucial food, personal care, and school supplies to 100 families in need from each of the City school district’s four middle schools. 


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  Governor Andrew Cuomo has made the rounds of national news programs now that he has become the target of a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association.  Cuomo, a gun control advocate, is asking other states to join him in fighting what he says is an “extremist” organization. The NRA says it’s Cuomo who has a political “vendetta” against the group that could lead to its demise.

 


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The Syracuse Peace Council organized marchers to take to the streets of Downtown Syracuse on Monday in a local procession honoring the 73 year anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in August, 1945.


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The state education department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state’s charter schools over public schools.


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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand used a stop at the former Hotel Syracuse Friday to point out the important role of federal historic preservation dollars in revitalizing older buildings.  She was celebrating the success she and senate colleagues had in including nearly 89 million dollars in the upcoming budget for department of interior’s historic preservation fund. 


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A fast-growing LaFayette-based biotechnology start-up is partnering with SUNY ESF in hopes of creating a future workforce for themselves and the industry as a whole. 


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Many Central New Yorkers might have had to be cared for by emergency medical staff in their homes or after an accident.  On Wednesday, it was the EMS workers themselves who were cared for.  Crouse Hospital put on a barbeque picnic lunch for any area’s EMS providers.  Doctor Michael Jorolemon, Crouse’s EMS Integration Officer has been in the field himself.  He says EMS work is very different than caring for a patient in the hospital’s emergency room.

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Onondaga County lawmakers made policy on Tuesday something that’s been unofficial practice for decades.  They unanimously approved a measure that codifies the consideration of minority and women business enterprises, or MWBE’s for county contracts. 


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One local healthcare expert says New York State is doing a great job decreasing the H-I-V infection rate, but he believes the Governor’s new $5-million plan to eradicate Hepatitis-C won’t be enough.  


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