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With Deadline Looming, Gov. Cuomo Has Upper Hand in a Late Budget

The new state budget, due April 1, will be first one decided by an all- democratic state legislature in a decade, after Republicans ruled the Senate for most of the past century. And while the leadership of the Senate and Assembly have been newly reasserting their governing powers, when it comes to the spending plan, there’s only so far that they can go in their disagreements with Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Speaker of the State Assembly, Carl Heastie, and the Senate Leader, Andrea Stewart...

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The impacts of the Mueller Investigation and the long-awaited report may well be decided by ‘What Happens Next.’ Syracuse University Political Science Professor Grant Reeher wonders if Democrats might continue the investigation too long looking for enough evidence of a crime or wrongdoing.

“The future moves in this regard may shift more to the democratic side now. That they may be incurring more of a political risk if they continue to look into and investigate the president in these particular areas.”

Juhanna Rogers

March is Women's History Month and WAER is bringing it's celebration to The 315. For this special episode WAER's Katie Zilcosky and Cora Thomas chat with Dr. Juhanna Rogers, creator of the web series, "Behind the Women."

They'll chat about what inspired her to start this series, what makes Syracuse women special, and what role she hopes to play in the community.

Partisan gerrymandering is back at the U.S. Supreme Court.

A year and a pivotal justice's retirement after the high court dodged the question, those seeking to break the political stranglehold over legislative redistricting are urging the justices to draw a line beyond which the Republican and Democratic parties cannot go in entrenching their political power, sometimes for decades at a time.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's work is done, but the Russia imbroglio likely has a few more encores before the curtain closes.

Attorney General William Barr notified Congress on Sunday of a huge milestone in the saga: Mueller has submitted a report that did not find that President Trump's campaign conspired with the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election.

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The Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse team came back to beat No.2 Duke in overtime after a Blue Devil dominated regulation. The Orange was able to stay within striking distance by countering every Duke scoring run with a scoring run of their own .

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President Trump pivots to higher education this week

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech.

Here's the good news: There's a lot of high-quality streaming video available right now, with great scripts and A-list actors. The bad news? Maybe there's just too much content to choose from.

It can be frustrating when viewers try to figure out which service has what they want to watch — Netflix, Prime, Hulu? It's about to get worse, as more streaming services launch this year.

The fallout — and fascination — continue from the massive college admissions scandal.

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Onondaga County, and especially Syracuse, continue to grapple with a serious and stubborn lead problem.  The old housing stock combined with high poverty levels and low home ownership rates mean efforts to rid homes of lead paint have been painfully slow for decades.  Here's how the crisis has impacted one north-side family:


You probably think about healthy food, medical care and behaviors such as smoking or lack of exercise as factors that impact our health.  But a new study that ranks the health of people in every county in New York finds another factor might be even more significant. 


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