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Tompkins County Urges New York State to Keep it “Whole” in 2021 Redistricting Process

By Jimmy Jordan | June 16, 2021

Tompkins County State Senate Districts 2021 (SUNY) The Tompkins County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution at their Tuesday meeting, urging that New York State’s 2021 redistricting process place Tompkins County completely in one congressional district and one state senate district.  The Resolution was written by Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson. Tompkins County is split between…

Advocates Continue Push to End College Transcript Withholding in NY

By Michayla Savitt | June 15, 2021

From December 2019 through March 2020, there were about 40,000 cases of transcript withholding in the SUNY system, according to Young Invincibles. (Adobe Stock) ALBANY, N.Y. — A measure to end college transcript withholding due to outstanding debt did not pass this session, but its supporters will continue advocating for those affected by the practice. Ripple effects…

COVID-19 Update with Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Public Health Director

By WRFI News Staff | June 11, 2021

Frank Kruppa, Tompkins County Public Health Director Tompkins County is seeing no to low new COVID cases. Numbers haven’t looked like this since August 2020. So, where are we with the pandemic right now? It seems good, like we’re reaching a light at the end of a tunnel, as if that comparison isn’t used enough.…

2021 Izzy Award Winner: Tim Schwab

By WRFI News Staff | June 11, 2021

One of the largest figures in the American economy and culture, Bill Gates, has only improved his reputation throughout the pandemic.  Gates. and the Gates Foundation, are a point of leadership throughout this global health crisis. Although, Tim Schwab’s reporting paints a picture that is not so singularly benevolent. Schwab is a recipient of the…

National Week of Conversation Kicks Off Saturday

By Michayla Savitt | June 11, 2021

According to a Public Agenda/USA Today survey, 79% of Americans believe that making more opportunities to talk with people who have different views would be an effective way to reduce divisiveness. (Adobe Stock) NEW YORK — The inaugural “America Talks” event begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday, as part of an effort to heal social…

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