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Syracuse Mental Health Advocates March (Again) for Adequate Funding for Housing Programs

About a dozen people marched around the state office building today calling on the governor and lawmakers to properly fund housing programs for those with mental illness. They’ve been holding these weekly marches for the past month as part of a statewide “bring it home” campaign.

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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. 


For Democrats, one of the keys to winning control of the House of Representatives last year was convincing voters in formerly Republican districts that there's more than one way to be a Democrat.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., was one of dozens of new members who ousted Republicans, in part on a pledge to buck party leaders and work across the aisle. Spanberger spent her first three months in office following through on that promise — she voted against Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House and split from Democrats on a number of procedural votes.

A new drug to treat postpartum depression is likely to reach the U.S. market in June, with a $34,000 price tag.

Baylor Pulls Away Late to Boot 'Cuse From NCAA Tourney

Mar 22, 2019
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A long, winding season of Syracuse men's basketball (20-14, 10-8) has abruptly ended with a 78-69 loss to Baylor (20-13, 10-8) in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament.

SU's East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes led all scorers with 25 thanks to a 6-11 night shooting from beyond the arc. Baylor's first graduate transfer in team history, Makai Mason, led Baylor with 22 points.

Is a Move to Legalize Marijuana in NYS Faltering?

Mar 21, 2019
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The chance to include the legalization of adult recreational marijuana in the state budget is fading, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be backing away from the proposal.


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About a dozen people marched around the state office building today calling on the governor and lawmakers to properly fund housing programs for those with mental illness.  They’ve been holding these weekly marches for the past month as part of a statewide “bring it home” campaign. 


President Trump continues to pile on criticism of the late Sen. John McCain, complaining on Wednesday during a speech in Ohio that the Arizona senator's family never thanked him for the Vietnam War hero's funeral, which involved large ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

"I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve," Trump told a crowd at an Army tank manufacturing plant in Lima. "I don't care about this. I didn't get [a] thank you. That's OK. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain."

Boeing's bestselling jetliner, the 737 Max, has crashed twice in six months — the Lion Air disaster in October and the Ethiopian Airlines crash this month. Nearly 350 people have been killed, and the model of plane has been grounded indefinitely as investigations are underway.

Boeing has maintained the planes are safe. But trust — from the public, from airlines, from pilots and regulators — has been shaken.

So far, experts say, Boeing has mishandled this crisis but has the opportunity to win back confidence in the future.

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This year’s Kick Butts Day is taking on a different meaning in New York and across the nation as the use of electronic cigarettes among youth rises to alarming rates.  The youth smoking rate in New York is only 4.8 percent, but e-cigarette use is up to 27 percent, well above the national average of 20 percent. 


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