New York, NY – Mayor Stephanie Miner says she knows Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), and considers her a friend.
Speaking at an event for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's coalition - Mayors Against Illegal Guns - yesterday, Miner said Syracuse has seen its share of gun violence as well. She said the recent incidents show a need to reflect, and to use the violence for action she calls "a force for good."
Oswego, NY – Longtime Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Dave Eichorn is now teaching meteorology and pursuing an advanced degree in Environmental Science. He discusses past notable winter storms, climate change and the politics surrounding it, and the challenges to having productive public conversations on the topic. He also describes how climate change is already affecting us locally, and the experience of going back to school after a full career.
Utica, NY – Richard Hanna says he supports his party's plans to call a vote on repealing last year's health care reform law, but he says there are some aspects of the Republican platform towards which he takes a more nuanced approach - like the Bush-era tax cuts extended by congress last year, before he was a member.
Hanna says that aversion to strict party politics is one of the things he hopes to contribute in congress.