Biden says Western wildfires demand ‘urgent action’ in meeting with

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"We can't ignore how the overlapping and intertwined factors -- extreme heat, prolonged drought and supercharged wildfire conditions -- are affecting the country. And so this is a challenge that demands our urgent, urgent action," Biden said during the virtual meeting. The President said: "Our resources are already being stretched to keep up. We need…

Brindisi Announces $1M+ Grant for MVCC Job Skills Program

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Congressman Anthony Brindisi today announced a U.S. Department of Labor grant totaling more than $1 million for Mohawk Valley Community College. The grant is part of the Department’s new Job Corps Scholars program. The...

Biden unveils federal worker vaccine requirement as he strikes a

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WASHINGTON CNN —   President Joe Biden, who for months used techniques like public service announcements to persuade Americans to get vaccinated, feels he has struck a “brick wall” in convincing holdouts to get shots, according to people familiar with his thinking. In private meetings with top aides, Biden has raised one question repeatedly: “What’s…

Endorsement for Williamson, LoMedico and DiBrango

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Dear Editor: Utica’s voters are about to be given the opportunity to return to office three Councilpersons-At-Large in this November’s elections. I emphatically encourage my fellow residents to do so without question. Over the past two...

Oneida County Democrats Seeking Candidates for County Legislature

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The Oneida County Democratic Committee is seeking candidates for the County Legislature. Candidate screening will take place on April 29, 2017. Interested individuals should send a letter of intent to Bill Thickstun, Chair, 76...

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON THE REPORTED SEXUAL ABUSE OF A SEPARATED...

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"Reports that a separated immigrant child was subjected to repeated sexual abuse shock the conscience and are a damning confirmation of the inhumanity of this federal government. Having a six-year-old child sign paperwork to acknowledge...

North Carolina’s extreme new gerrymander, explained

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Last week, while the political world was transfixed on Virginia, something arguably more consequential took place in the state just south of it: North Carolina’s Republican-controlled statehouse passed new political maps based on the 2020 census that give the GOP a significant leg up in congressional elections. In a state split nearly evenly between Republicans…

Neighborhood Center Receives $1.5 Million Grant

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UTICA, NY…The Neighborhood Center, Inc. has been awarded a New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Center grant for $1.5 million to be used over a five-year...

One way the US could have prevented the fight over

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We don’t know enough to help. We don’t know how many people have received eviction notices since the moratorium expired over the weekend. We will never know how many people were informally evicted — people who left their homes quickly out of fear of being asked to pay what they do not have or people…

MARCH FOR SCIENCE AND RALLY FOR THE EARTH PLANNED FOR APRIL 22

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The Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc. is sponsoring two Earth Day activities this Saturday, April 22 – the March for Science and the Rally for the Earth. The March for Science will take...