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County legislators approve $27.7M Cayuga Community College budget

Cayuga Community College welcomes two new trustees
In a close 6-5 vote, the Cayuga County Legislature approved the 2024-25 budget for Cayuga Community College (CCC) on Tuesday. The budget totals $27.7 million and includes a 1.5% increase in the county's sponsor contribution, ... more
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Biden urges unity and ‘passing the torch’ in Oval Office address

Biden urges unity and 'passing the torch' in Oval Office address
Days after announcing he won't seek a second term, President Joe Biden addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday, urging unity and emphasizing the need to "pass the torch to a new generation." ... more
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Law enforcement seeks clarity on cannabis enforcement in New York

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State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) officials said Wednesday they are cracking down on illegal cannabis shops, but local police are calling for clearer guidelines. Despite the state's $13.4 million budget to combat illicit marijuana ... more
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Keuka Lake residents and boaters clash over proposed boat law

Keuka Lake residents and boaters clash over proposed boat law
A new law could ban boats from anchoring within 500 feet of Crescent Beach on Keuka Lake, causing tension between residents and boaters. Crescent Beach, a popular spot for weekend boaters, may see changes if ... more
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NY Dems gear up for 2024 elections, putting more resources into battleground districts

Who will be the next Wayne County judge? GOP primary held today
The New York State Democratic Committee is ramping up efforts to elect Democrats in the upcoming 2024 elections. After a tough 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul and other top Democrats promised a coordinated campaign to secure ... more
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Hochul hosts roundtable on smartphone use in schools: Policy proposal will likely take center stage in next budget cycle

Hochul hosts roundtable on smartphone use in schools: Policy proposal will likely take center stage in next budget cycle
Governor Kathy Hochul held a roundtable discussion in Western New York to address smartphone use in schools. This is part of her statewide tour, engaging educators and parents to develop a policy proposal on this ... more
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Trump targets Harris at first rally since Biden’s exit (video)

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Former President Donald Trump attacked Vice President Kamala Harris during his first rally since President Joe Biden exited the 2024 race. Speaking in Charlotte, Trump called Harris his “new victim to defeat” and criticized her ... more
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States move to cut investments in Chinese companies amid rising tensions

States move to cut investments in Chinese companies amid rising tensions
Missouri State Treasurer Vivek Malek led efforts to pull the state’s main retirement system investments from Chinese companies. Missouri is among the first states to take such action, highlighting a new trend in opposition to ... more
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Netanyahu defiant in Congress speech, criticizes protesters (video)

Netanyahu defiant in Congress speech, criticizes protesters (video)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Wednesday, dismissing claims that Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza as "utter nonsense." He labeled pro-Palestinian protesters as "idiots" and tools of Iran. Netanyahu emphasized Israel's ... more
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Who will be Kamala Harris’ VP pick now that endorsement issue has been settled?

Who will be Kamala Harris' VP pick now that endorsement issue has been settled?
Vice President Kamala Harris is quickly narrowing her list of potential running mates after President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race. With only two weeks to meet the Aug. 7 deadline, Harris is ... more
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GOP leaders urge caution in criticizing Harris

GOP leaders urge caution in criticizing Harris
Republican leaders are advising party members to avoid using racist and sexist attacks against Vice President Kamala Harris. With less than four months before Election Day, the focus should remain on policy issues rather than ... more
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JD Vance’s past comments on Kamala Harris resurface amid campaign

JD Vance's past comments on Kamala Harris resurface amid campaign
Comments made by JD Vance in 2021 about Vice President Kamala Harris’s leadership due to her not having biological children have resurfaced, challenging his campaign as Donald Trump’s running mate. During his Senate bid, Vance ... more
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DEBRIEF: November fallout, Wells closure, housing crisis, and community engagement (podcast)

DEBRIEF: November fallout, Wells closure, housing crisis, and community engagement (podcast)
Today on the show hosts Jackie and Josh are talking about Geneva's Community Engagement Coordinator position, which was eliminated with a lot of community concern, the closure of Wells College in Aurora, an update on ... more
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Medicare and Social Security depletion dates pushed back: What does that mean?

CMS release updates to the Medicare website to make it more user-friendly
The depletion dates for Medicare and Social Security funds have been extended due to an improved economy, according to a report released Monday. Medicare's hospital insurance fund is now projected to last until 2036, while ... more
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What to expect out of Biden’s Oval Office address tonight?

What to expect out of Biden's Oval Office address tonight?
President Joe Biden will make a case for his legacy and support Vice President Kamala Harris in his upcoming Oval Office address. Biden, who won’t be on the ballot this November, aims to highlight his ... more
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Hochul reaffirms strong support for Kamala Harris

Hochul reaffirms strong support for Kamala Harris
Gov. Kathy Hochul reiterated her full support for Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday. "I know about being number two. Kamala has been at Biden's side, traveling the world and ... more
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NY Democrats unite behind Harris after Biden’s exit from the race

NY Democrats unite behind Harris after Biden's exit from the race
Within 48 hours of President Biden dropping his reelection bid, New York Democrats unified around Vice President Kamala Harris as their new nominee. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem ... more
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Rep. Ryan centers abortion rights in reelection campaign

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Democratic Rep. Pat Ryan has launched his reelection campaign with a TV ad attacking his Republican opponent, Alison Esposito, over her stance on abortion rights. Ryan’s 15-second ad highlights Esposito’s opposition to Planned Parenthood and ... more
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Sen. Helming urges Hochul to sign rural suicide prevention bill

NYS Suicide Prevention Task Force releases first report highlighting need for
Senator Pam Helming is calling on Governor Hochul to sign a bill that would create a Rural Suicide Prevention Council. The bill, which was sponsored by Helming and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, passed unanimously in both ... more
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