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Photograph Exhibition at SU Aims to Show Complexities of Depicting Black Subjects in Jim Crow Era

A couple dancing at a house party. Children playing in a city street. A silent protest in New York City. There are just some of the photographs documenting every day African American life during the Jim Crow era on display at Syracuse University’s Shaffer Art Gallery.

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New York State Fair Reduces Ticket Prices, Prepares for 18-day Run

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It’ll cost less to get through the gates of the New York State Fair this summer.  Director Troy Waffner says they’re cutting gate and advance sale ticket costs in half, to the lowest levels in 30 years.

"We looked at what the average ticket price comes out to with all the discounts, about $3.25. Se we figured we would set a $5 gate price, a $3 price online. Online sales will start April 1, but they will run through the end of the fair."

Operation Northern Comfort

A small Syracuse-area relief organization is heading back to North Carolina next month to continue its rebuilding efforts along the hurricane-ravaged coast.  CEO of Operation Northern Comfort Norm Andrzjewski says the group is looking for volunteers to make a trip to the Outer Banks, which was hit by hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018.  He says two years later, there is still work to be done, even on inland properties.

Victor Yu is not one of the more than 2,500 people who the Chinese government says were killed by the coronavirus. The 47-year-old resident of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak, died Feb. 19 from complications related to renal carcinoma, a common type of kidney cancer. But his family believes that his untimely death is likely related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to travel down Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday to make what could be a very difficult sales pitch to Senate Republicans.

Provisions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act are set to expire next month, and Barr is expected to try to persuade senators to vote to reauthorize them.

Criticism of FISA is now mainstream among many Republicans and some Democrats after a thorny subplot from the Russia investigation.

Poll: More New Yorkers Opposing New Bail Laws

Feb 24, 2020
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A new poll released Monday shows support for the state’s bail reform plummeting, following weeks of pushback about the new laws from police groups and prosecutors.

School districts in Central New York and across the state are being encouraged to make sure all their students get counted in the upcoming census. The New York State School Boards Association is spending the next month informing communities about the importance of the census when it comes to federal education funding.

South Korea's government says it is in a critical struggle to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus from the disease's epicenter in Daegu. It has given itself four weeks to stabilize the situation in the city of 2.5 million, some 150 miles southeast of the capital, Seoul.

"If authorities fail to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in Daegu, there is a high possibility that COVID-19 could spread nationwide," Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip told reporters on Monday.

Scott Willis / WAER News

A couple dancing at a house party.  Children playing in a city street.  A silent protest in New York City.  There are just some of the photographs documenting every day African American life during the Jim Crow era on display at Syracuse University’s Shaffer Art Gallery. 

It wasn't a coup attempt.

But when soldiers briefly occupied El Salvador's congress this month to intimidate lawmakers into passing an anti-crime bill, the scene recalled one of Latin America's darkest eras: In the 1970s and 1980s, much of the region was ruled by abusive military dictators.

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On March 1 grocery stores and other retail outlets will no longer be providing shoppers with single use plastic bags. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration  is making a last minute push to get the word out on the plastic bag ban.