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Most Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Don't Eat Them In Summer

A new report from the Food and Health Network of South Central New York on food insecurity among children shows a big gap in how many kids eat free lunches during the school year and during the summer.
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Governor Cuomo is making the rounds at the Democratic National Convention, speaking to LGBT and pro-Israel gatherings, as well as the homeless prevention group known as HELP that Cuomo founded 30 years ago.

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(WRVO) Disabled advocates in central New York are celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA. While that law has improved access for millions of disabled Americans, advocates say there are still issues that need to be faced. 

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(WRVO) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says the FitzPpatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County performed safely over the past year. NRC officials say that its staff devoted 4,790 hours reviewing the plant over the past year, but did not finding anything that caused the agency to increase oversight. 

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(WRVO) There’s a roadmap now for any organization that wants to take on the task of connecting the broken portion of the statewide Erie Canalway Trail that centers on the Syracuse area. A 15- to 16-mile stretch between Camillus and DeWitt has always been one of the most problematic gaps for advocates trying to create a continuous 360-mile, multi-use trail that follows the historic Erie Canal.

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An audit of the state Department of Health finds the agency badly mishandled nursing home complaints. For three years, the audit says the Department didn't even accept anonymous complaints. It also failed to check nursing home staffing levels. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says when the Department of Health started rejecting anonymous complaints in July 2012, it was violating federal regulations.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a full schedule Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at showcasing some of his strengths, including supporting LGBT rights and helping the homeless. But first, he shared the stage with Hillary Clinton’s primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is planning an audit of how money’s being managed in Pennsylvania’s two biggest employee retirement systems. 

ConventionCast | Bernie Sanders Delegates React

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How are the Bernie Sanders delegates feeling after Monday's tumultuous day at the DNC revolving around Hillary Clinton's primary challenger? Casey Seiler of the Times Union and Karen DeWitt of New York Public Radio talk to two Bernie delegates from New York, Assemblyman Phil Steck and working mother Josephine Moore, to find out.

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A new report from the Food and Health Network of South Central New York on food insecurity among children shows a big gap in how many kids eat free lunches during the school year and during the summer.

Karen DeWitt

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a surprise guest at  the New York delegation breakfast, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

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