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Three environmental groups: NYPIRG, Earthworks and Food and Water Watch, have published an analysis showing that some municipalities in New York State have been granted permits to use liquid waste from gas and oil operations for deicing roads. Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group, or NYPIRG, discusses their…
We’ll start by looking at the local COVID-19 caseload. The number of hospitalizations due to complications from the virus have more than doubled since last Monday. According to the Tompkins County health department, as of the time of our 6 p.m. broadcast there are 29 people hospitalized. There are 14 additional positives and 13 new…
The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a number of potential public exposures to COVID-19. The toy store Alphabet Soup, at 171 East State Street in Ithaca is reporting potential exposures from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 22nd and Wednesday December 23rd. The TCAT bus system is reporting eight potential exposures on…
The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the Walmart in Ithaca. The exposure occurred on Monday, December 14, 2020, from 8:30am-6:30pm, and Tuesday, December 15, 2:00pm-12:00am. The health department recommends anyone who may have been exposed to the virus to monitor their health for any COVID-19 symptoms.…
Native American and Indigenous Students at Cornell, or (NAISAC), are calling on Cornell University to make changes to support Indigenous students and acknowledge the university’s founding. WRFI News Intern Tessie Devlin reports.
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