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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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Domestic and Sexual Violence Report
11:46 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community

Sexual abuse survivor Monique
Credit John Smith / WAER

Vera House released its 24th Annual Report to the Community on Wednesday, providing a snapshot of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  The statistics are disturbing. 

In 2012, The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse Police Department answered more than 18,300 domestic violence calls combined, leading to more than 2,500 perpetrator arrests. 

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TSA PreCheck
4:24 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Syracuse Passengers Get Taste of Easy Pass Through Airport Security

It might be quicker and easier to get on plane at Hancock Airport now that the TSA has started Pre Check for some passengers.
Credit syrairport.com

Frequent fliers traveling through Syracuse’s Hancock Airport might find their time spent dealing with security drastically reduced.

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