Politics & Government http://waer.org en Republican Sharon Enters Race for the 128th State Assembly District http://waer.org/post/republican-sharon-enters-race-128th-state-assembly-district <div>Republican <a href="http://www.johnsharon4assembly.com">John Sharon</a> is shopping for voters and support in the 128th State Assembly District. He announced his intentions to run at his community based campaign headquarters located in the Valley Shopping Plaza in Syracuse. The private practice Lawyer also formerly worked 35 years for the Onondaga County Law Department where he rose to Senior Deputy County Attorney and handled litigation. Sharon says he’d like to be part of the solution to problems in the State.</div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:03:51 +0000 John Smith 21529 at http://waer.org Republican Sharon Enters Race for the 128th State Assembly District Construction to Begin on CNY Nanotechnology Hub in DeWitt http://waer.org/post/construction-begin-cny-nanotechnology-hub-dewitt <p>Ground was broken Friday on a facility in a rural area of DeWitt that’s expected to bring more of Hollywood to Onondaga County. &nbsp;In fact, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano&nbsp;Industries already has a tenant.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;During the state of the county address earlier this year, California-based film and TV company “The Film House” announced it will relocate its headquarters, production, post production, and distribution operations to the facility. &nbsp;President and CEO Ryan&nbsp;Johnson was on hand for the groundbreaking.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"Not only will we get to work with this first kind of educational institution that will drive production and innovations globally, it will help train and develop our future workforce so &nbsp;we can continue to grow in Syracuse and &nbsp;build the film industry in Upstate New York."</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lieutenant Governor R</span>obert<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;D</span>uffy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was among the officials turning over the first symbolic shovels of dirt.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">J</span>ustin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;S</span>teele is<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;director of the upcoming film “The Opium War,” which will be filmed and produced in Central New Y</span>ork<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> using the hub’s resources. &nbsp;But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">O</span>nondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County executive J</span>oanie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;M</span>ahoney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the hub goes beyond the film industry.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">15 million dollars in state money will build and equip the facility at the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">C</span>ollamer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Business Park, but officials say that should leverage 150 million dollars in private investment over seven years. &nbsp;The project is expected to create 350 permanent, high-tech jobs and 150 construction jobs. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WHAT'S NEXT FOR LT. GOV. DUFFY?</span></strong></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 03:33:41 +0000 Scott Willis 21321 at http://waer.org Construction to Begin on CNY Nanotechnology Hub in DeWitt Crashed Air Force Drone was Flying with Gear that Couldn't Handle Cold http://waer.org/post/crashed-air-force-drone-was-flying-gear-couldnt-handle-cold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The remotely piloted Air National Guard drone that crashed last November into Lake Ontario was flying with equipment that likely couldn’t function properly in cold weather. &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:29:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 21186 at http://waer.org Crashed Air Force Drone was Flying with Gear that Couldn't Handle Cold Congressional Candidate John Katko Proposes Health and Other Assistance to Veterans http://waer.org/post/congressional-candidate-john-katko-proposes-health-and-other-assistance-veterans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.johnkatkoforcongress.com/">Congressional candidate John Katko</a> thinks he just might have the background to help clean up some of the problems at the Veterans Administration should he get elected.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:29:32 +0000 Chris Bolt 20873 at http://waer.org Congressional Candidate John Katko Proposes Health and Other Assistance to Veterans Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State http://waer.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york-state <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;">New York is now the 23<font size="-1"><sup>rd</sup></font>&nbsp;state to allow medical marijuana, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug.</div><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:52:49 +0000 Scott Willis & Karen DeWitt 20732 at http://waer.org Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State