Lead Stories


Thu February 26, 2015

Hospitals attempt to help nurses cope with high levels of on-the-job stress

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 10:06 am

Clinical assistant professor of nursing at the College at Brockport Jennifer Chesebro demonstrates patient handling for her students.
Michelle Faust WXXI News

This is the latest installment in our ongoing series on the health risks of nursing.

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Wed February 25, 2015

New York raises minimum wage for tipped workers

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 7:39 am

shawnzrossi Flickr

A state wage board has agreed to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers from $5.00 to $7.50 an hour. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the change at a rally with union leaders.

Cuomo, speaking to the union members, renewed his call to raise the state’s minimum wage for non-tipped workers to $10.50 an hour in the state, and $11.50 in New York City. Cuomo says businesses are making record profits .

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Mon February 23, 2015

Anyone want a mile of used interstate? This week's Innovation Trail report on New York Now

Story begins at 15:56

Syracuse is a divided city, in more ways than one. An elevated stretch of the interstate highway system known as I-81 runs north to south through the heart of the city, separating the resurging downtown from the booming University Hill. It’s also created a division in the community over what to do with it.

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Fri February 20, 2015

How the ACA will change your tax return, and the latest on the new enrollment period

Credit wxxi news

Open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act is over. How many people enrolled and what does it mean for the future of the health law? What can we expect to happen to the cost of medical care going forward?  Also, this year, more than ever before, your health insurance could have a big effect on what you owe in taxes. 

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Fri February 20, 2015

Cayuga Power Plant and NYSEG fail to agree on plant's future

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:45 am

Coal-powered turbines at Cayuga power plant in Lansing, NY.

The future of the Cayuga coal-fired power plant in Tompkins County remains up-in-the-air, almost three years after plans to close the plant were announced.

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