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WAER News Round Up: Nov. 7 - 11

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Yoki Tang
A graphic of notebook paper lists the top stories of the week of Nov. 07-11, 2022.

Election Day was this week, but some races take longer than others to declare a winner. While Kathy Hochul became New York's first elected female governor, candidates still wait for all votes to be counted in the 22nd District Congressional race and for the Onondaga County sheriff.

Locally, the Central New York veterans transportation network urgently needs volunteer drivers, and a set of twin Asian elephants were born in Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Find more of the week's news below.

1.Election 2022: See winners in local, state races

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Katie Zilcosky
Vote dividers at a polling location in Onondaga County, 2021.

Many races were determined by the end of Election Day, including all of the Central New York state assembly races, the U.S. Senate race and a state Senate race. However, a few remain too close to call.

2. Election 2022: May declares victory; Conole decides to wait

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Isaiah Vazquez

WAER's live coverage on Election Day followed races that impacted the Central New York area.

3. Hochul becomes New York’s first elected female governor; Zeldin concedes

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Governor Kathy Hochul stands at a podium in front of the New York State seal. October 28, 2022.

New Yorkers elected Kathy Hochul to a full term as governor, as well as three other Democrats in statewide races.

4. Esteban Gonzalez won't concede Onondaga County sheriff's race until all votes are counted

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Esteban Gonzalez for Onondaga County Sheriff
A banner for Esteban Gonzalez for Onondaga County Sheriff. June 6, 2022.

The race for Onondaga County’s next sheriff hasn’t ended yet.

5. CNY veterans transportation network urgently needs volunteer drivers, office staff

Two men stand facing each other, one older with a walker, in front of a vehicle with the words "DAV" written on its side.
Scott Willis
DAV recruiter Bill Gleason talks to WAER's Mark Budd in front of the Syracuse VA Medical Center Thursday, Nov. 11, 2022.

A veterans transportation network hopes Veterans Day will inspire community members to find some time to give back to those who served in the armed forces by volunteering as drivers and office staff workers.

6. Syracuse takes another step toward approving overhaul of zoning ordinance

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Scott Willis
Downtown Syracuse graffiti dedicates Syracuse as "the mighty Salt City."

Syracuse's years-long effort to modernize its decades-old land use priorities took another step toward the finish line.

7.Environmental bond act supporters give voters one final reminder for a cleaner and greener NY

Katie Zilcosky
A "I voted" sticker given out after a citizen visits a polling place to vote in Onondaga County.

On Election Day, supporters of the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Bond Act asked voters across the state to consider protecting the environment.

8. Native Americans help Syracuse University staff & students learn about the original inhabitants of the property on which the school sits.

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Jim O'Connor
Neal Powless has a role with Syracuse University to help staff and students understand Onondaga & Haudenosaunee culture

A Syracuse University staff member, from the Onondaga Nation, dicussed their duties and how they educate students and staff about the areas original inhabitants.

9. Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates extremely rare birth of twin Asian elephants

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Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrated the rare birth of Asian elephant twins.

Yoki Tang was raised in a big city of China called Shanghai. He speaks Mandarin, Korean and English. His majors are Broadcast Digital Journalism and Selective Study In Education and would be graduated in May 2023. The desire to get the facts right and the quest for accurate facts made Yoki want to study broadcast and journalism in the first place.