WAER was honored a total of 9 times at the Syracuse Press Club for work aired and published in 2013. The event took place at Drumlins Saturday Night, covering radio, television, print, online, photography and graphics work.
A Finger Lakes community is trying to fight back against a proposed casino development. The Town of Tyre, just north of Seneca Falls, has passed a local law to rezone a parcel of farmland in hopes that one of the state’s newly approved gambling resorts might be built there.
The shirts hanging on several clotheslines in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA are unlike any you’ve ever seen before. They are filled with at least 300 messages, hand-drawn layouts telling the personal stories of sexual assault victims of all ages.
Michael Messina-Yauchzy with Move to Amend and Jonah Minkoff-Zern, National Director of Public Citizen's Democracy is for People campaign, were both in Albany Monday lobbying for New York to join the move to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Public transport was one of many topics discussed at the Ida Benderson Seniors Action group forum where seniors addressed their needs. Drucilla Adams has a tough time walking up hills and has been affected by a change in bus routes.
“When there’s no bus, I can’t get there unless someone picks me up. I’m concerned because I know it’s a university section but we still are in the area and we still need some transportation on the weekends. I don’t go anywhere on weekends; I’m like in jail.”
Local advocates that try and help people get jobs after they’ve been convicted of crimes say the “Bed, Bath and Beyond” settlement this week could help. New York’s Attorney General fined the national retailer for automatically excluding any job applicants with a criminal history, violating state labor laws.