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2:39 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Move to Amend Spokesperson to Appear in Syracuse

National Move to Amend Spokesperson, David Cobb. He's also a Lawyer.
Credit Move to Amend website.

A national Democracy Activist speaking tonight (6/2/2014) in Syracuse is hoping to keep the momentum going for a movement to end Corporate Personhood.  In essence, he says it provides for the same rights as humans.  Move to Amend Spokesperson David Cobb says the problem is that several laws safeguard corporations through constitutional rights.

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COMMON COUNCIL OVERRIDES MAYOR'S VETO
2:46 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Lawmakers Flex Veto Power. Syracuse Property Taxes to Increase 1.5 Percent

Syracuse Common Councilor Kathleen Joy talks about why lawmakers decided to spend more money.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Syracuse homeowners will be paying 1.5 percent more on their upcoming city tax bills in July.  The Syracuse Common Council approved the measure today to override Mayor Stephanie Miner’s spending veto. 

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UTILITY SAFETY
4:47 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

North Syracuse Elementary Students Learn Power and Gas Safety

National Grid employees Paul Wilson (left) and Mike Hargreaves (right) instruct students about the dangers of power lines and how to stay safe.
Credit John Smith, WAER News

A combination of stormy weather and spending more time outdoors this summer is a good refresher for what to do when encountering power lines on the ground in Central New York.  About 400 students at Allen Road Elementary in North Syracuse participated in workshops today with National Grid representatives.

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Local News
3:21 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Future Impacts of Biotechnology Discussed at SUNY ESF

A panel discussion during the Biotechnology Symposium at SUNY ESF.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Could the way we feel be caused by environmental factors in Central New York ? That was one of several topics mentioned today during the Biotechnology Symposium at SUNY ESF. Former President Doctor Neil Murphy says the World Health Organization has determined that 90 percent of all diseases are either initiated or aggravated by environmental factors. A local collaborative to use biotechnology to improve human health concerns has been developed through State funding from the Governor.

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US Attorney Release
3:14 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

David Renz Will Not Face Death Penalty Case from Federal Prosecutors

David Renz' mug shot from an earlier arrest

  

Federal officials have decided not to pursue a death penalty case against David Renz for last year's murder of a woman and rape of a child.  Renz pled guilty to killing Lori Bresnahan and assaulting the young girl. 

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