Veterans Employment
9:26 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Veterans Jobs Program Matches Military Experience with Civilian Jobs.

New program, "Experience Counts", gives veterans credit for military skills to help get a civilian job

Interview with Dept of Labor Assistant Director of Communications Chris White on "Experience Counts" veterans' jobs program.

New York State’s Department of Labor is trying to help returning veterans turn their military experience into a civilian job. 

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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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DAVID RENZ CASE
4:43 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Rep. Dan Maffei to Introduce Legislation in Response to Tragedy

Rep. Dan Maffei, right, speaking outside the federal building in Syracuse with Assemblymember Bill Magnarelli.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards, WAER News

Congressman Dan Maffei demanded reform in the federal probation system today outside the Syracuse Federal Building.   Before allegedly killing Lori Bresnahan and sexual assaulting a ten year-old girl in March, David Renz managed to get out of his electronic monitoring bracelet without alerting authorities. 


Legislators on both state and federal levels immediately looked into who was to blame. Congressman Dan Maffei started by looking into the effectiveness of the monitoring bracelets.

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Election Fraud
12:34 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Governor Cuomo Starts Panel to Fight Corruption Where State Legislature Balked

Governor Cuomo begins commission to go after campaign scandals and bribes that rocked New York City and State politics.
Credit DemocracyChronicles

Governor Andrew Cuomo names Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick as one of the co-chairs of a commission to look into election fraud.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney is also on the panel.


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Sports
12:12 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Syracuse Officially in ACC

Coach Boeheim and ACC Commissioner John Swofford pose with Otto and the SU cheer squad in New York City
Credit @Cuse on Twitter

It was a great day in New York City as Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame officially become members of the ACC on Wednesday. And the theme of the day was excitement for the future. “We’re in a great position for the short term and the long term.” Said ACC commissioner John Swofford. “We have a great group of 15 institutions with unlimited potential for the future.”

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