WAER News Round Up: Feb. 6-10
This week, a 3.8 earthquake centered east of Buffalo in the suburb of West Seneca at about Monday; Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Syracuse touting her executive budget; Micron revealed details of their plans at two town hall events in Onondaga County.
Catch up on more of the week's news below:
1. Strongest earthquake in 40 years startles western New York
A small earthquake rumbled through western New York early this Monday, alarming people in a region unaccustomed to such shaking.
2. Zeldin, former GOP candidate for governor, is not ruling out a new run for office
In his first news conference since narrowly losing the 2022 election to Gov. Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin offered a critique of Hochul’s performance and hinted that he will be a candidate for office again sometime soon.
3.Hochul stops in Syracuse to tout Micron prep, student mental health care in proposed budget
Gov. Kathy Hochul came to Syracuse Monday to showcase what’s inside her executive budget and how Central New York will be impacted.
4. Groups say Hochul's plan for housing would help address high costs, lack of units
Groups in favor of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s ambitious plan to build 800,000 new housing units over the next several years met Tuesday at the state Capitol to show their support.
5. Micron gives details on workforce development and local hiring plans at Syracuse town hall
Micron provided details on its local workforce partnerships and future hiring at its latest town hall in Syracuse.
6. Jamesville closure raises concerns about accommodating shifts in jail population
There are still plenty of lingering questions now that it appears Jamesville Correctional Facility will close. That could present new challenges regarding any shifts in the jail population.
7. City residents voice concerns over Syracuse's new sanitation cart plan
Syracuse residents provided their input on a proposed sanitation cart system that would change the way trash is collected in the city.
8. Dozens apply to new Syracuse Police Junior Cadet program
The Syracuse Police Department is interviewing applicants for its new Cadet Program: a 50-week, paid training to help grow the number of new recruits.
9. Students want a more inclusive curriculum, new survey confirms
While controversy rages on about the College Board's Advanced Placement African American Studies course, Black students in a new survey showed they want a more inclusive curriculum.
10. Local artist honors victims of Syracuse gun violence in new mural
The mural is set to be unveiled Saturday on Syracuse’s West Side to honor victims of gun violence.