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Can Native American programs on universities make indigenous students feel welcome?
December 1, 2022, 7:28 pm | Source
Akwesasne Mohawk Kateleen Ellis recently graduated from Syracuse University and reflects back on how indigenous student programs help make Native American students feel welcome, while cultural ignorance in faculty, staff and other students remains.

ReZone Syracuse takes another step toward the finish line
November 30, 2022, 9:03 pm | Source
Common councilors are expected to approve the final step of the state's environmental review process.

Advocates urge Gov. Hochul to choose a new chief judge who will look out for the vulnerable
November 30, 2022, 8:45 pm | Source
Governor Kathy Hochul has until the start of the winter holidays to make her mark on New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, by choosing a new chief judge.

Hand recount of ballots begins in New York's 50th Senate District race
November 29, 2022, 9:13 pm | Source
With only a 51 vote difference, the New York 50th Senate District candidates could wait weeks for a hand recount to determine the outcome of the race.

Outgoing Rep. John Katko to reflects on his eight years serving CNY's 24th district
November 28, 2022, 7:40 pm | Source
The four-term republican made brief remarks and took questions for about an hour at a forum presented by Syracuse University's Maxwell School.

Cornell climate expert says progress made at CoP27, but not enough
November 26, 2022, 3:05 pm | Source
Cornell Global Development Professor Rachel Bezner Kerr presented at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties climate conference, known as CoP27, held in Egypt.

The making of lacrosse sticks goes deeper into Onondaga culture than just a tool to play the game
November 25, 2022, 5:30 pm | Source
Onondaga Nation member Alfred Jacques has made lacrosse sticks in the traditional fashion for more than 5 decades, preserving Haudenosaunee culture.

Gillibrand joins Syracuse leaders in support of community grid replacement for I-81 viaduct
November 23, 2022, 2:33 pm | Source
The project has been temporarily halted by a lawsuit that will have its first day in court on Jan. 12.

CNY Food Bank feeling the impact of inflation this holiday season
November 23, 2022, 11:00 am | Source
To keep up with the demand for food assistance during a time of increased prices, the Food Bank of Central New York has increased its need for help and donations from food distributors and retail stores.

Gov. Hochul signs two bills to educate NYers against discrimination and hate crimes
November 22, 2022, 11:06 pm | Source
Hochul decried the rise in violent domestic terrorism in New York and the nation, and signed two bills into law that she says will takes steps toward trying to prevent it.

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