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3 cities across N.Y. state to swear in female mayors

Longtime Jamestown Councilwoman Kim Ecklund will soon walk up the steps of Tracy Plaza on her way to City Hall as the newly elected mayor, only the second female in almost 30 years to do so, yet the first-ever Republican woman. “It’s huge,” Ecklund said. “Women have broken barriers as you can see in the […]

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Albany Co. Dem. chair on early mayoral primary announcement

We are talking about the impact of local elections across upstate New York, ahead of the 2024 presidential election cycle this weekend on In Focus. JoDee Kenney sat down with Albany County Democratic Committee Chair Jake Crawford, who weighed in on 2023’s results as a potential predictor for the year to come. Looking back to […]

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Mayor-elect Pierce on priorities for city of Watertown

This weekend on In Focus, we’re unpacking the impact of local election results across upstate New York. JoDee Kenney was joined by Watertown Mayor-elect Sarah Compo Pierce, the first woman to be elected to that role in the city’s history. Compo Pierce said her priorities will be increasing fiscal responsibility and accountability in city government […]

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Alabama

Redistricting fights in these 10 states could determine which party controls the US House | Politics-national | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

(CNN) — Around the country, politicians are waging high-stakes battles over new congressional lines that could influence which party controls the US House of Representatives after the 2024 election. In North Carolina, the Republicans who control the state legislature have crafted a map that could help them flip at least three seats. Democrats, meanwhile, could […]

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These redistricting fights could determine which party controls the House | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  Around the country, politicians are waging high-stakes battles over new congressional lines that could influence which party controls the US House of Representatives after the 2024 election. In North Carolina, the Republicans who control the state legislature are crafting district lines that could flip as many as four Democratic-held seats. Democrats, meanwhile, could […]

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Legal fights over voting districts could play role in control of Congress for 2024 | #elections | #alabama

FILE – A map of a GOP proposal to redraw Alabama’s congressional districts is displayed at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Democrats got a potential boost for the 2024 congressional elections as courts in Alabama and Florida ruled in the summer of 2023 that Republican-led legislatures had unfairly diluted the […]

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Adams, Hochul show united front amid migrant disagreements

The camaraderie between Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul was on full display Tuesday. “You remind me of Sandra, my favorite sister. Even when we have a philosophical disagreement, I have her back. And I have your back,” Adams told Hochul Tuesday. “Partnerships are important, but also individual leadership, and I want to commend […]

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Mayor Ron Kim on getting Saratoga Springs ready for visitors

We are talking about the economic impact of the Saratoga Race Course this weekend on In Focus. Saratoga Springs Mayor Ron Kim took a walk with JoDee Kenney, through a bustling downtown, where tourism is a major driver for local businesses. The city of 28,000 swells to more than 100,000 during the summer meet, and […]

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Village of Liverpool and North Syracuse hold elections for mayor and board of trustees Tuesday

Onondaga County, NY — Two local villlage elections are taking place Tuesday. The Village of Liverpool and Village of North Syracuse will be voting to fill both the mayor’s position and two spots on the board of trustees. Voting for both villages will be from 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. Liverpool’s voting will take place at […]

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Sitting down with North Tonawanda’s first openly gay mayor

We are talking about Pride Month this weekend on In Focus. JoDee Kenney was joined by North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec, who took office as the city’s first openly gay mayor at age 29 in 2022. Tylec says the city’s Oliver Street Pride Fest is slated for Sat., June 17, with shops and restaurants downtown […]

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