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NY-22 congressional primary ballot: Democrat Sam Roberts comes out of retirement to fight for rights
August 13, 2022, 2:41 am | Source
Sam Roberts is one of four Democratic candidates running for New York's 22nd Congressional district in the Aug. 23 primary election.


NY-22 congressional primary ballot: Democrat Chol Majok wants to take aim at poverty
August 12, 2022, 1:54 pm | Source
The Syracuse Common Councilor came to the region more than 20 years ago as one of the so-called “lost boy” refugees from South Sudan is running for New York's 22nd Congressional district.


NY-22 congressional primary ballot: Democrat Sarah Klee Hood says she has experience the district needs
August 11, 2022, 3:36 pm | Source
Sarah Klee Hood is one of four candidates enrolled Democrats in New York's 22nd congressional district will be able to choose from in the August primary.


CNY primary voters prepare to head to the polls to choose their favorite congressional candidate
August 7, 2022, 7:12 am | Source
Enrolled republicans and democrats in the 22nd congressional district are getting ready to cast their votes for who they think has the best chance to emerge as the winner in a general election. Early voting for the primary begins Saturday Aug. 13 in Onondaga County.


Hochul announces new spending to boost health care workforce and help battle COVID-19 and monkeypox
August 5, 2022, 3:52 pm | Source
Hochul is stepping up efforts against monkeypox, with a new supply of vaccines and intensified education efforts. With over 1,600 cases of the virus, New York has had a quarter of all the cases in the United States.


Onondaga County Legislature GOP reflects on aquarium vote
August 3, 2022, 7:11 pm | Source
The final vote was 9 to 8, with one democrat joining eight republicans in favor of spending $85 million in taxpayer dollars on the project.


McMahon claims opposition to the aquarium was mostly political
August 3, 2022, 5:12 pm | Source
This week's narrow margin of approval by lawmakers included three republicans who joined five democrats in voting no.


County leaders push forward with aquarium despite public's objections
August 2, 2022, 11:28 pm | Source
The Onondaga County Legislature voted to approve the $85 million project after a majority of public speakers voice opposition.


County lawmakers approve $85 million aquarium
August 1, 2022, 9:52 pm | Source
The plan passed 9 votes to 8.


Gov. Kathy Hochul signs executive order in response to recent monkeypox outbreak
August 1, 2022, 4:10 pm | Source
this executive order will help extend who can administer the vaccine, and requires providence of vaccine data to the state health department.


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