Amaus Dental Services

For many in poverty, healthcare can be a difficult to attain. It is even more difficult to get proper dental care. At Amaus Dental Clinic, an all volunteer staff is working to provide oral healthcare for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. Their clinic is part of a study that is hoping to bring more attention to the inequality of dental care. 

As a part of our series On The Front Lines, Katie Zilcosky talked with staff and researchers at Amaus Dental to find out how they're trying to make dental care more accessible for those struggling with poverty. 

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The ongoing debate over reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, in Congress appears to have taken on new meaning in light of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Those who advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual assault in Central New York feels lawmaker’s support of a long-term solution will speak volumes about where they stand.

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With midterm elections less than two months away, local organizations are trying to get those in Syracuse who typically don’t vote to cast a ballot. September 25th is National Voter Registration day, and grassroots initiatives in Syracuse are leading efforts to increase voter turnout with the support of the Gifford Foundation.

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There will be an unexpected change at the top of Onondaga County government this fall after County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced Monday that she will step down to take an administrative post at SUNY ESF.  Mahoney has one year left in her third term in office, but she felt now was the time to accept the offer as Chief Operating Officer. 

Syracuse Pastors Make Plea for Peace Following South Side Mass Shooting

Sep 24, 2018
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Pastors of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Syracuse’s south side are coming together to ask the community for help in response to Thursday’s mass shooting on Midland Avenue.

Syracuse University Football continues to turns heads around the country with their impressive start this season. But this week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, we turn back the clock. First WAER's Meredith Kava shows the unconventional path that SU legend Joe Morris took to achieving his historic career. And then, Dana Gray dips in the archives and looks back at the 2015 season; the last time that Syracuse University Football started 3-0.

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The 27th annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair on Sunday drew tens of thousands of residents to the main road for six stages of music and dancing, more than seventy booths for artisan goods, and a diverse selection of food. But this was no ordinary street fair. Sharon Sherman, Chair of the Westcott Fair, says the festivities were a celebration of all the neighborhood has accomplished, and what it has become.

Dungey and Orange Rout UConn, Improve to 4-0

Sep 22, 2018

Syracuse took care of business at the Carrier Dome this afternoon, winning 51-21 and moving to 4-0 for the first time since 1991. The Orange certainly didn’t let their upcoming matchup with Clemson hinder their focus.

The Syracuse Orange (3-0, 1-0) will host the Connecticut Huskies (1-2, 0-1) as it looks to remain unbeaten on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The struggling Huskies are coming off their first win of the season, while the Orange is looking to start its season 4-0 for the first time under three-year head coach Dino Babers.

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The City of Syracuse is focused on increasing the number of trees after suffering a substantial loss of coverage in the Labor Day Storm 20 years ago. The efforts continue to plant trees and get public input in the ReLeaf Syracuse effort to find out where in the city people would like them and also get a complimentary tree planted in their yards.