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Next Phase of Onondaga Lake Clean-Up Falls Short, Says Onondaga Nation Environmental Attorney

The public will get to hear more details this week about the next phase of remediation to Onondaga Lake along the southwest portion of the lake and where the County plans to extend biking and hiking trails. The project will likely cost Honeywell an estimated $12.7 million to cover up toxic waste with a combination of dirt and asphalt. However, the Environmental Attorney for the Onondaga Nation says it’s not a long-term solution. Alma Lowry believes the process will result in the area of the...

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The public will get to hear more details this week about the next phase of remediation to Onondaga Lake along the southwest portion of the lake and where the County plans to extend biking and hiking trails.  The project will likely cost Honeywell an estimated $12.7 million to cover up toxic waste with a combination of dirt and asphalt.   However, the Environmental Attorney for the Onondaga Nation says it’s not a long-term solution.  Alma Lowry believes the process will result in the area of the lake remaining a permanent waste site.

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

President Trump's campaign arm has filed a complaint with an arbitrator, accusing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman of violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement with her tell-all book and publicity tour.

In her book, Unhinged, and the accompanying tour, Manigault Newman has been harshly critical of the president, calling Trump a racist and suggesting that he suffers from dementia.

John Smith / WAER News

The Onondaga County School Safety Task Force is planning ahead for a day they hope never happens… an active school shooter situation.  They’re offering a report which suggests crisis prevention and intervention for local school districts. 


Seven-year-old Aviana Conyers bounces around the bustling back-to-school aisles of a Walmart Supercenter. She grabs her second-grade supply list from her mother, Andrea.

"Mama, do you have any pencils in your bag?" Aviana asks, eager to cross off items on the list.

Chris Bolt/WAER News

About 150 supporters greeted President Trump when Air Force One landed Monday afternoon at Griffiss Airport.  But that was a fraction of the people who ended up taking part, either supporting Mr. Trump and Rep. Claudia Tenney in her reelection bid, or as part of a large protest against the candidate and/or Trump policies.  

Mr. Trump had earlier in the day visited Fort Drum for a rally and to sign a $717-Billion defense spending bill.  After landing in Rome, he went to a fundraising event in Utica for Tenney. 


Turkey's currency is in a bad way.

That much is evident from the past week, which has seen the lira tumble in value at a breakneck pace. It has dropped more than 40 percent against the U.S. dollar on the year, with much of that plunge unfolding since the start of August. Before a modest rally early Monday, a single dollar bought about 7.2 lira — a grim new record for Turkey.

Updated at 10:25 a.m. ET Tuesday

West Virginia's House of Delegates voted to impeach all four justices on the state's Supreme Court of Appeals on Monday.

Three of them, Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Allen Loughry and Elizabeth Walker, now face impeachment trials in the state Senate.

The fourth, Justice Robin Davis, announced her retirement on Tuesday, just hours after her impeachment. A fifth justice on the court resigned before impeachment proceedings began.

The Trump administration is taking aim at a law designed to protect military service members from getting cheated by shady lending practices.

NPR has obtained documents that show the White House is proposing changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars. Separately, the administration is taking broader steps to roll back enforcement of the Military Lending Act.

Updated at 10:05 p.m. ET

A small group of about 25 white supremacist demonstrators rallied next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite the Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

The demonstrators have since left D.C. via Metro, and WAMU's Elly Yu reports that counterprotesters have headed home, too.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET

In downtown Charlottesville, Va., authorities are limiting car and pedestrian traffic, dozens of police in riot gear are patrolling a park in the city's center and some residents have left town in case the weekend turns violent.

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