On April 1st, Ithaca and Tompkins County submitted their plans for reforming public safety. Although the Common Council and the County Legislature have committed to the points of their plans, they still have a long way to go before they’re realized. The recommendations don’t have the mechanics and power of policy behind them yet, and…

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New York’s state senate and assembly districts are redrawn every 10 years, after the census. In 2014, New York joined two other states with a constitutional amendment to move redistricting to an independent committee but requiring legislative approval which opens the process to potential gerrymandering.  To report on how this process is proceeding, WRFI news…

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Katie Hallas, the Coordinator of the Community Food System Plan, discusses Tompkins Food Future.  This project will create a local food system whereby sustainable, equitable healthy and affordable food is available for all members of our community. For more information, visit http://www.tompkinsfoodfuture.org (photo: Compost SDIM0891 by Stefan Szczelkun, courtesy of Creative Commons)  

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