Central New York’s business sector of women-owned entrepreneurs are part of the total of 9 million businesses who are creating new products, services and jobs across the United States. For some, the Wise (Women Igniting The Spirit of Entrepreneurship) Symposium 2015 is their first introduction to making the right connections to launch their own. They gathered at the Carrier Dome for the 13th annual Symposium on Tuesday. The Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet was a presenter. She explains that young women realized their parents were only earning five percent raises in corporate America.
Much of the focus of the Onondaga Lake clean-up project has been on the lake itself with dredging completed last fall and capping operations set to begin this spring. But there’s also been an effort to clean and restore 44 acres of contaminated wetlands in the lake’s watershed. This report takes a closer look at what’s being done…and the wetlands' role in the return of the lake’s ecology. It’s a chilly, early spring day, and we’ve pulled up to where Geddes Brook joins Nine Mile Creek, just across the 695 freeway from the state fairgrounds. SUNY ESF Professor and Chair of Environmental and Forest Biology Don Leopold says the now meandering brook didn’t always look like this. Before, it resembled more of a ditch surrounded by a single invasive plant.
Experts say heroin use is still rising in Central New York and they don’t expect the problem to improve any time soon. Local police officers have recently saved several people from overdoses by administering an antidote called Naloxone, known as Narcan. Two weeks after police saved a Cicero teen’s life, he died of another overdose. Crouse hospital’s Mark Raymond who works at the heroin treatment center says the problem stems from a rise in prescription opioids, which often lead to heroin use.
An environmental group is making the push for the State Legislature to adopt the Child Safe Products Act to remove tainted toys from store shelves across the State and locally. Members of Clean and Healthy New York made toy purchases in Onondaga County and then used an X-ray fluorescent scanning device to see what they contained. Deputy Director Bobbi Chase Wilding scanned the toys and what she found might surprise you.
The hemispheric summit meeting that just wrapped up in Panama was the first to include the president of Cuba.
But even if Raul Castro and his brother Fidel were kept out of sight at past Summits of the Americas, they were never out of mind.
Six years ago, President Obama stood on a rooftop in Trinidad, talking with reporters about his first summit. Scott Wilson, a Washington Post correspondent with lots of Latin-America experience, asked the president what he'd learned from listening to his fellow leaders.
Marco Rubio, the charismatic, Hispanic, young (and even younger-looking) freshman senator from Florida is launching his campaign for the White House Monday in Miami.
Rubio, 43, will be entering a growing field of candidates. Right now, he's considered a second-tier candidate, polling behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the man Rubio has called a mentor.
That could change once he gets in. Rubio's advisers believe he has a path to the nomination, with assets few other candidates can match.