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In Onondaga County, Uncertainty And Optimism Mix Like Runoff and Rainwater

By Connor Federico, Eric Horowitz, Amber Hunter, and Meredith Kava SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — With a history steeped in the muddied waters of Onondaga Lake, the Onondaga Nation is searching for clarity along a sacred shoreline. In a protracted … Continue reading

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Buses and Budgets: Inside the SCSD’s April Board of Ed Meeting

By Connor Federico SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — Reading through his briefing booklet with one hand and resting the other on his head, Commissioner David Cecile finally raised the question everyone wanted the answer to. “How much are we short,” … Continue reading

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Time is of the Essence for Many Syracuse Muslims

By Connor Federico SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — On a mild Friday afternoon, cars fill up the Oakwood Cemetery parking lot.  Across Comstock Avenue, hundreds of people flood into the Islamic Center of Central New York for a half-an-hour of prayer. … Continue reading

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Talking National News With Local Politicians

By Connor Federico SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  On one of the most politically-charged days of election season, some members of the Onondaga County Legislature claimed their support of the establishment Republican candidates. Mike Plochoki (R- 6th Dist.) backed Ohio Governor … Continue reading

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