WAER News Round up: Oct. 24 - 28
This week there were several updates on Micron's construction timeline as President Joe Biden visited Onondaga Community College. During the president's trip, he said having Micron housed here will help the area's economic advancement. Micron has committed to building a new campus in Central New York and investing $100 billion in the region.
Also the Syracuse Common Council approved a controversial shuttle service to transport city employees from a parking garage to city offices. And the city and county secured millions of dollars to pay for lead paint remediation.
Find more of the week's news below:
Central New York is bringing manufacturing back. President Joe Biden said semiconductor manufacturer Micron's plans to open up a massive facility in the town of Clay will make the U.S. a leader in the industry. For a play-by-play of the president's visit, check out WAER's live blog of his stop in Syracuse.
Some issues and discussions are still swirling around Micron's $100 billion investment in Central New York, especially challenges in the housing market.
Americans will need an updated ID that requires some added security measures next year if they want to fly domestically.
Environmentalists, conservation groups and union leaders promoted a $4.2 billion Environmental Bond Act that’s on this years election ballot.
Syracuse city workers will soon have access to a free shuttle service after Syracuse Common Councilors approved the shuttle plan. However, the vote reflected how uncertain the councilors are about using taxpayer dollars to fund the service.
As child lead poisoning remains a key issue within the city of Syracuse, the city and county secured millions of dollars for lead paint remediation.
It’s less than two weeks to Election Day and Onondaga County voters will soon cast a ballot for a new sheriff. A county chief deputy and a military veteran are running to replace Sheriff Eugene Conway.