WAER News Round up: Oct. 10 - 14
This week, some Central New Yorkers continued Columbus Day celebrations, while others honored Indigenous Peoples Day. Also, workforce development efforts will need to scale up before Micron brings thousands of new jobs to the area. Additionally, two teenagers were shot outside Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin's home, causing eyes to turn to New York's crime rates.
Find more of the week's news below:
1.CNY workforce needs a boost before Micron opportunities can be accessible to all
Micron’s $100 billion plans to open up shop in Clay is the largest private investment in state history. The company will bring thousands of new jobs to the area. But the current workforce needs training and support in order for the area to meet this opportunity fully.
2. Onondaga County approves new budget, transfers $25 million to support Micron chip plant
Onondaga County legislators approved a slightly modified $1.4 billion budget for 2023. The final vote for the 2023 budget was approved shortly after the county executive submitted it to lawmakers for review.
3. Baldwinsville school board puts superintendent on leave after DWI arrest
After his recent arrest for driving under the influence, Baldwinsville school board announces its Superintendent Jason Thomson is now on administrative leave.
4. Crime rate focus of NY governor's race after drive-by shooting outside GOP candidate Zeldin's home
The crime rate in New York is once again a concerning topic in the New York governor's race after two teenagers were shot Sunday outside Republican candidate Lee Zeldin's home.
5.Crime and abortion dominate NY governor's race
Crime and abortion are priority issues in the New York governor's race. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is seeking re-election, highlighted abortion rights, while Republican candidate and Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin focused on fighting crime.
6. A US Navy Admiral from Camillus stresses importance of cybersecurity in global conflicts
A Camillus native, who is now a high-ranking official with the U.S. Navy, described how cyberspace has become part of the battlefield in conflicts such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
7. State lawmakers want to boost earning limits for retired officers
Two Central New York state legislators want to increase the earning limitations for retired law enforcement officers.
8.Syracuse celebrates Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day
Only a couple of months after a judge ruled to keep the Christopher Columbus monument downtown, many gathered Monday to celebrate Columbus Day with traditional Italian songs and dances and a wreath laying.