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Celebrating The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

Friday August 9th marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. This year’s focus is “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.” According to the United Nations the goal of this year’s theme is to quote: “highlight the importance of…

Livable Wage Working Group: Livable Wage for Contracted Workers “beyond the County’s immediate reach.”

By admin | August 9, 2013

The group reviewing Tompkins County‘s Livable Wage policy says that it’s still too expensive to pay a living wage to all of Tompkins County’s Contracted workers. The working group’s report indicates that quote, “the cost to bring all contracted employees to the living wage is estimated to range from $1 to $2 million, the equivalent…

Flooding Reported in Tompkins County Thursday Night

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

Last night’s storms caused serious flooding on Tompkins county‘s roads, and more rain is expected to follow into the weekend. WCHU radio reported that last night, several people were trapped on top of their cars after a wal-mart parking lot flooded in Cortlandville. A bridge near Harvey hill Road in Enfield was washed out, and…

Pew Research Poll: 68 percent of Americans support media’s watchdog role, up 10% from 2011; newspapers decline as major news source; internet news sleuths more skeptical of traditionally dominant media

By admin | August 9, 2013

A new poll from the Pew Research center released today indicates that 68 percent of Americans say press criticism of political leaders keeps them from doing things that should not be done, while just 21 percent say press criticism keeps leaders from doing their job.  Support for the media’s watchdog role has risen 10 points…

Earthjustice Commisioned Analysis says Schuyler County LPG Storage Facility Impact Statement “insufficient” to reach conclusion about economic effects

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

An independent analysis of the economic impact of the proposed Gas Storage Facility in Schuyler County says that the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement submitted by Finger Lakes LPG Storage LLC is quote, “insufficient to reach a conclusion regarding the net economic impact on the region.” Earthjustice commissioned Jannette M. Barth of the Pepacton Institute…

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