An Over Abundance of Furry Friends for Adoption!

An Over Abundance of Furry Friends for Adoption!

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- The SPCA of Tompkins County teamed up with the Schuyler County Human Society to not only speak on the importance of fixing your animals, but to also show off the surplus furry friends they have for adoption.

21 hrs 8 mins ago by Christina Episcopo
Ithaca Fair Trade Rug Event

Ithaca Fair Trade Rug Event

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- The One World Trade Market is hosting their annual Fair Trade Rug Event at the church of Saint Catherine of Sienna this weekend. 

August 23rd, 6:13 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
WENY Kids Cast - Area Zoos to Visit

WENY Kids Cast - Area Zoos to Visit

With a few weeks left in the Summer, why not check drive to some of our area zoos to check out some wildlife?

August 22nd, 7:30 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
Ithaca College's Park Scholar Program Receives $30 Million Endowment

Ithaca College's Park Scholar Program Receives $30 Million Endowment

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- The Park Scholar program at Ithaca College recently received a $30 million dollar endowment to fund their Park scholars program. 

August 22nd, 3:13 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Tompkins Chamber 'We Think Your Gorges" Award - The Cherry Arts Space

Tompkins Chamber 'We Think Your Gorges" Award - The Cherry Arts Space

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)--The Tompkins County Chamber has selected the Cherry Arts Space in Tompkins County to be their second recipient of the "We Think Your Gorges" award!

August 22nd, 12:11 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight class

Freshman Year, Part 2: More women, private sector experience highlight class

Pennsylvania went four years without a woman representing any of its eighteen Congressional Districts. That was until January, when four women from the Keystone State were elected to Congress.

August 21st, 3:26 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Ithaca officials ask for public comment on Energy Code Supplement Draft

Ithaca officials ask for public comment on Energy Code Supplement Draft

Ithaca officials are asking for public comment on the latest draft of the Ithaca Energy Code Supplement. 

August 21st, 12:43 PM EDT by Caitlin Murphy
Keller reflects on early time in Congress

Keller reflects on early time in Congress

Nearly one-half of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation (eight out of 18 members) consists of freshman members. That includes Congressman Fred Keller.

August 20th, 5:48 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
The Tompkins County Public Library is Asking for Community Comments

The Tompkins County Public Library is Asking for Community Comments

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)--The Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) wants to hear from their community members about how they use the library, and how it could improve in years to come.

August 20th, 5:28 PM EDT by Christina Episcopo
Background check debate pushes Toomey proposals into spotlight once again

Background check debate pushes Toomey proposals into spotlight once again

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has twice-before proposed stricter background checks for gun shows and internet sales. Now, he’s hoping the third time is the charm for what has become known as the “Manchin-Toomey,” introduced with West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin.

August 16th, 3:42 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Western N.Y. students wrap-up D.C. internships

Western N.Y. students wrap-up D.C. internships

Catherine Quinlan has been fielding calls from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s constituents all summer long. For the Corning, N.Y. native and psychology major, combining people and, now, politics, has been a new learning experience

August 14th, 2:05 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Senate passes budget deal, suspends debt ceiling

Senate passes budget deal, suspends debt ceiling

A long-term budget deal is now heading to President Donald Trump’s desk.

August 1st, 12:48 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Schumer, Democrats to force vote on Trump administration's health care decision

Schumer, Democrats to force vote on Trump administration's health care decision

Their push comes nearly two weeks after a federal judge ruled health insurance companies can sell short-term policies, even if they do not cover pre-existing conditions that are required under the Affordable Care Act.

July 31st, 2:24 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Schumer, Democrats propose constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

Schumer, Democrats propose constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would overturn the 2010 Citizens United ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

July 30th, 4:22 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus

Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus

The push for a national women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. is gaining more support in Congress.

July 25th, 3:49 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Casey, coal miners urge Congress to extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

Casey, coal miners urge Congress to extend Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

On Tuesday, a group of miners suffering from the disease testified before members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to fully fund and extend the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

July 23rd, 3:15 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Lawmakers push for transparency in prescription drug pricing

Lawmakers push for transparency in prescription drug pricing

The average brand-name drug costs eighteen-times more than a generic drug; in some cases, jumping hundreds of dollars every year, according to a report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute.

July 19th, 12:31 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Supporters push McConnell for vote on 9/11 victims fund before August recess

Supporters push McConnell for vote on 9/11 victims fund before August recess

This comes one day after a Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held up U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s request to unanimously pass the extension.

July 18th, 1:39 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday

Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed announced he and 15 members of his Problem Solvers Caucus are traveling to McAllen, Texas on Friday. The group is scheduled to tour a border patrol station and a centralized processing center, according to a release.

July 18th, 11:30 AM EDT by Matt Knoedler
House votes to repeal unpopular 'Cadillac Tax' provision of Obamacare

House votes to repeal unpopular 'Cadillac Tax' provision of Obamacare

The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted today to repeal one of Obamacare’s most unpopular provisions. That’s the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost, high-benefit insurance.

July 17th, 6:59 PM EDT by Matt Knoedler
Reed defends Trump's tariff threat as deadline looms
Reed defends Trump's tariff threat as deadline looms

Congressman Tom Reed is defending President Trump’s threat to impose a five-percent tariff on Mexico as talks over enhanced immigration enforcement continue. Reed told WENY News this week he does not think the tariffs on Mexico, which could go into effect on Monday, will hurt ongoing trade talks between the two countries as they try to patch up the new NAFTA deal known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Ithaca nursing home among hundreds violating federal standards, Senate report finds
Ithaca nursing home among hundreds violating federal standards, Senate report finds

An investigation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data shows nearly 400 nursing homes – fifteen in New York, including the Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home in Ithaca – violate federal health and safety regulations, a report finds.

Pennsylvania's Keller sworn into U.S. House
Pennsylvania's Keller sworn into U.S. House

Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier now officially has a new Member of Congress. Republican Fred Keller took the oath of office tonight in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swore him in shortly after 7p.m. as Keller was surrounded by his family.

Reed aims to shore up USPS funding
Reed aims to shore up USPS funding

The United States Postal Service lost nearly $4 billion in 2018. But a new plan from U.S. Rep. Tom Reed would help to curb those losses. However, it’s unclear if the Postal Service is on-board with the idea.

Gillibrand talks NDAA, sexual assault in the military
Gillibrand talks NDAA, sexual assault in the military

Twenty-seven U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle have spent the week deciding much of what’s in and what’s out of next year’s defense budget. It’s known as the National Defense Authorization Act.