WAER News Round Up: Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
This week the Syracuse Rescue Mission started to prepare for an increase in homeless shelter intakes due to wind and drops in weather. Syracuse Common Councilors are getting closer to the finish line with ReZone Syracuse, but in other official news, the 50th Senate District race has yet to be called and may take up to two weeks for results as a hand recount occurs.
Find out more of this week's news below.
1. Hand recount of ballots begins in New York's 50th Senate District race
With only a 51 vote difference, the New York 50th Senate District candidates are waiting up to two weeks for a hand recount to determine the winner.
2. ReZone Syracuse takes another step toward the finish line
Common councilors discussed the final steps of the state's environmental review process.
3. Can Native American programs on universities make indigenous students feel welcome?
Akwesasne Mohawk Kateleen Ellis recently graduated from Syracuse University and reflects back on how indigenous student programs help make Native American students feel welcome, while cultural ignorance in faculty, staff and other students remains.
4. They've been living with HIV for decades, and want you to know it's no longer a death sentence
Local residents are on a mission to reduce the stigma around the disease.
5. Outgoing Rep. John Katko to reflects on his eight years serving CNY's 24th district
The four-term Republican made brief remarks and took questions for about an hour at a forum presented by Syracuse University's Maxwell School.
6. Why NY's new cryptocurrency mining moratorium doesn't apply to Seneca Lake facility
The legislation only prevented the opening of new operations.
7. Upcoming hazardous weather has Rescue Mission preparing for increased shelter demand
The Syracuse Rescue Mission is got ready for colder weather and a higher population in their emergency shelter.
8. NYS Legislation gives ratepayers voice in utility increases
The new bill would give ratepayers a say in rate increases, such as energy and heating, and dispute the increasing costs with utility companies.