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Bill to raise minimum wage

Bill to raise minimum wage

Updated: Tuesday, May 5 2015, 11:32 AM EDT Rochester, NY –  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter co-sponsored legislation to raise the minimum wage. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate, would raise the federal minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by 2020.   “I’m proud to stand with the hardworking Americans in Rochester, throughout Monroe County, and across the country to…read more →

US not investigating @Toyota acceleration issues

US not investigating @Toyota acceleration issues

Updated: Saturday, May 2 2015, 02:59 PM EDT Detroit (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have rejected a Rhode Island man’s request for an investigation into low-speed unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Corolla compact cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it put over 2,000 miles on the man’s 2010 Corolla. But the agency’s Ohio test lab couldn’t find any…read more →

Pope says it’s OK to spank children

Pope says it’s OK to spank children

Updated: Friday, February 6 2015, 12:23 PM EST (CNN)- Pope Francis has stirred up a hornet’s nest with remarks in which he said it’s OK for parents to spank children, so long as they do it with dignity. The comments came in his general audience Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square, when Francis was talking about the importance of a good…read more →

Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 #NFL

Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 #NFL

Updated: Sunday, February 1 2015, 11:53 PM EST GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A super comeback gave the New England Patriots an NFL title that had eluded them for a decade.    Tom Brady’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman put them ahead with 2:02 left. Then little-known rookie Malcom Butler preserved it with an interception in the end zone with…read more →

Video #Gaming an Interscholastic #sport?

Video #Gaming an Interscholastic #sport?

Updated: Friday, January 16 2015, 07:40 PM EST Rochester, N.Y. – As the popularity of video games grows – a local man is launching an effort to make gaming an interscholastic sport. A pre-game warm up may not consist of overhead stretches or bends, but discussions of strategies as the organization members get their heads in the game League of…read more →

How to take advantage of #FREE Community #College

How to take advantage of #FREE Community #College

Updated: Friday, January 9 2015, 11:20 PM EST Rochester, N.Y. – President Obama announced an ambitious proposal to lower the cost of education and make community college free Friday.  Two years free at a community college for half and full-time students who maintain 2.5 GPA at schools that offer credit that can be put toward a 4-year degree or do…read more →

More #troopers hit the road for #holidays

More #troopers hit the road for #holidays

Updated: Saturday, December 13 2014, 09:57 AM EST Albany, N.Y. (AP) — New York state troopers will be out in force this holiday season. State officials say drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints along with more troopers on major highways through New Year’s Day. That includes unmarked patrol vehicles. Troopers will be watching not only for impaired drivers, but…read more →

Cayuga County, central NY win $80.2 million in state funding

Cayuga County, central NY win $80.2 million in state funding

Cayuga County-area projects Here’s a full list of the Cayuga County-specific awarded funds in the 2014 state regional economic development council competition: – $1,750,000 for US Intercorp. The funds will assist the start-up manufacturing company produce energy-efficient heating systems on a worldwide basis. – $1,200,000 for Auburn smart grid implementation. The funding will help complete engineering, construction and interconnection of…read more →

Girl #Scouts to allow digital #sales of #cookies

Girl #Scouts to allow digital #sales of #cookies

Updated: Monday, December 1 2014, 11:03 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) – Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. But only if their scout councils…read more →

#Saturday declared #SmallBusinessSaturday

#Saturday declared #SmallBusinessSaturday

  Updated: Friday, November 28 2014, 12:10 PM EST Albany, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes shoppers find time for a “Small Business Saturday” this weekend in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The governor has proclaimed the day as “Small Business Saturday” in an effort to encourage residents to visit local retailers during one…read more →