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Aid for Flood Victims
1:25 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Senator Schumer Spells Out FEMA Relief For Flooding Victims

Senator Chuck Schumer in Oneida with details on FEMA relief for homeowners and local officials
Christian Bersani/WAER News

Senator Chuck Schumer toured areas Wednesday that have been ravaged by flooding over the past five days.  He joined officials in Oneida to renew his push for the area to be declared a federal disaster area.  His visit comes a day after FEMA officials toured the region.  Schumer is hoping FEMA assistance can start getting to homeowners and municipalities soon. 

Schumer said he saw plenty of destruction and impact for the area to qualify.

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Helping Unemployed
6:48 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Syracuse Employment Program Hopes to Give Urban Youth Skills that Match Job Openings

15 Syracuse residents start 10-week jobs-training program
Credit Chris Bolt/ WAER News

A group of Syracuse residents will be the first class in an urban and minority training program that promises to give them a pathway to a better job or out of unemployment.

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Herkimer County Flooding
2:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Herkimer County Experiences Severe Flooding from Steady Rain

Raging floods hit Herkimer hard.
Credit Herkimer County

Heavy rains in Central New York tore through Herkimer County last night in what is being called the worst flooding of the decade. 

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5:52 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Governor Cuomo Outlines Tax-Free Business Plans at Onondaga Community College

Governor Cuomo promotes his tax-free business plans at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Credit Waleed Shaikh, WAER News

Governor Andrew Cuomo promoted his tax-free business initiatives at Onondaga Community College today.  His plans would benefit new, high-tech industries that are affiliated with SUNY and CUNY schools, as well as upstate private universities.   

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2:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Drones Over Syracuse and Upstate NY? FAA Talks to Syracuse Lawmakers

Drone discussion in Syracuse at City Hall
Credit Maximillian Eyle / WAER News

Discussion about the future use of drones in Upstate New York was flying back and forth at Thursday's Common Council Meeting.   Syracuse meets the requirements to serve as an F-A-A test site for these unmanned vehicles. Centerstate C-E-O’s Deb Warner explains NUAIR’s intent.

“The FAA test sites are focused on one thing, mainly: safety. The job of these test sites is to do research and collect data for the FAA so that remotely piloted vehicles and their systems can be safely integrated into the national airspace.”

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