Local News

Human Trafficking
5:41 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Local Discussion Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Central New York

  Human trafficking sounds like a terrifying crime and few Central New Yorkers are aware that it’s happening in this area. The League of Women Voters hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in Syracuse to try to raise awareness.

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Local News
5:50 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Tech Garden Opens New "Power Up" Room

The new Power Up room at the Tech Garden
Credit John Smith / WAER

Central New York’s High Tech entrepreneurs have a new space to “power up” at the Tech Garden.   The new “Power Up” room, sponsored by the National Grid, includes workstations, whiteboard walls, and interchangeable murals and banners.   Regional Executive Melanie Littlejohn says the space is designed to attract start-ups to develop advancements in green and clean technology.

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25th Anniversary of Pan Am 103
5:15 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Former Senator, Diplomat George Mitchell Speaks at SU on Pan Am 103, World Peace

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell coming to SU Tuesday
Credit Syracuse University News Services

  What can the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing teach us about world peace?  Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will put it into context when he speaks at Syracuse University Tuesday night.  

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IMMIGRATION
4:54 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

The American DREAM is For Everyone

A group of Syracuse University Students prepare to march in support of the DREAM Act
Credit Sawyer Rosenstein/WAER

WAER Reporter Sawyer Rosenstein tells us about the march in support of the New York DREAM Act.

A group of undocumented Syracuse University students marched from campus to Senator David Valesky’s office in hopes he’ll support the New York State DREAM Act.

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Economic Develpoment
4:08 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

New Business Headquarter's Rises Out of Contaminated Factory Thanks to Utility Incentives

Outside Empower's New Headquarters
Credit John Smith / WAER News

With the help of National Grid’s Economic Development Program, what used to be the vacant B.G. Sulzle plant in Salina has been transformed into the new headquarters for Empower Federal Credit Union.  The 75,000 square-foot facility received more than $282,000 in incentives.  C.E.O. John Wakefield says the credit union has already realized huge efficiency gains.

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