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With Code Blue Coming to an End, Homeless Services Shift Gears

By WRFI News Staff | April 15, 2021

The warm days of mid-April bring a new feeling of assurance and excitement to many, but it also spells uncertainty for New York’s Homeless. In New York State, Code Blue is in effect anytime the temperature reaches 32 degrees or lower. December 1st through April 15th is considered a mandatory Code Blue period. During these…

Schuyler County Tables Vote on Cryptocurrency Mining Resolution

By Jimmy Jordan | April 14, 2021

Cryptocurrency mining has become an issue of ongoing discussion in the Finger Lakes. On Monday night, the Schuyler County Legislature reviewed a resolution asking the DEC to develop regulations around cryptocurrency mining. But, they chose to table the vote until next month’s meeting Legislators said they felt like they needed more time to research cryptocurrency…

Which Way Forward: What the Plan is Made of

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2021

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…

Golden Opportunity – Providing Equitable Education

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2021

Since 2005, Golden Opportunity has been providing free professional tutoring to students in the Ithaca City School District who would not otherwise have access to this kind of help. Starting in second grade, students performing below grade level are paired with a tutor who will stay with them till eighth grade. Listen to learn more…

Youth Voices Episode 5: Mental Health And Mental Illness (4/7/2021) [AUDIO]

By JT Stone | April 7, 2021

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 American adults experience a mental disorder every year, as well as 1 in 6 American children. Despite its commonality, negative attitudes towards mental illness still persist, including the idea that people with mental health disorders are violent, unstable or dangerous. Although it’s not always easy,…

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