WAER News Round up: Week of May 23-27
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping Congress will consider the common ground on gun reform legislation after the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. For example, she hopes there’s movement on a universal background checks bill, a ban on military style assault weapons, and an anti-gun trafficking bill.
Many Syracuse City School District high schools participated in the event where they discussed the impacts of gun violence and what can be done after recent mass shootings happened at the Texas elementary school in a Tops Market in Buffalo.
The Syracuse Police Department is adding a second roving patrol after a student from Syracuse City School District brought a gun into Ed Smith School earlier this week.
It’s now clear which congressional districts Central New York voters will be in after a judge gave final approval to redrawn maps. A special master was charged per court order to redraw the maps. He drew the new 22nd district to include Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act to open a one-year window of opportunity for survivors of sexual harassment and abuse who are past the statute of limitations to bring their case to court, like the Child Victims Act.
Tenants and residents of Commonspace will see their monthly donations to the United Way matched by their landlords.
Convergent Energy+Power is partnering with National Grid on a project that uses batteries to store solar-generated electricity. Developers said it can help during times of peak demand, help protect against electric grid problems, and lower costs for consumers.
A conference at SUNY ESF gathered more than 150 professionals, students and industry leaders across the region and the country to share the latest in drone research and development. The gathering was an opportunity for experts to understand the potentials and challenges for the development of drones.
A massive mural on the side of a building in Downtown Syracuse will honor four basketball players: Dolph Schayes and Earl Lloyd, Manny Breland and Breanna Stewart, who were the legends of the game, despite facing racism, antisemitism, sexism, sexual child abuse and homophobia.
Jazz In The City 2022 returns in Syracuse to entertain and educate about public health and COVID. All families could enjoy concerts and food, or access free goodie bag materials about healthcare information and practices.