Last Wednesday, the Rescue Mission of Ithaca opened the doors to their new homeless shelter. We spoke with Amanda Erwin, the Communications Specialist for the Rescue Mission, to see how the opening went and discussed their plans to help people who are homeless in the community. 

Every year our sister station VIC Radio helps fundraise for an organization during their 50 Hour Marathon. This year, they raised over $3,600 that went to the Veteran’s Sanctuary. ICB’s Steven Brasley went to see how the sanctuary is doing after receiving the donation.

Cayuga Lake is currently experiencing an infestation of sea lampreys. Former News Director Kyle Robertson spoke with the Hydrilla Program Manager of the Hydrilla Task Force, James Balyszak, to find out how the city is handling the parasite.

Mayor Svante Myrick went up against the Cornell Forensics Society to defend the legalization of marijuana, during a debate entitled, “This House Would Legalize Marijuana.” Here is ICB’s Kelli Kyle with the story.  

A panel of experts and area locals lead a discussion at Ithaca’s town hall last week about the rising costs of living in New York state, as well as its impacts on small-time homeowners and companies alike, and what can be done about it on a local level. ICB News Director Kyle Robertson has more.

The Tompkins Country Jail Alternatives Task Force held its first public discussion event this past weekend, as local residents, former inmates, and many other people gathered to talk about alternatives to jail expansion and the problem of mass incarceration. ICB’s Luna Olivaria Gallegos has the story.

Ithacon, Ithaca’s yearly local comic book convention, held its 39th event at Ithaca College’s Emerson Suites this past Saturday, drawing both students and community members who took the opportunity to share their love of everything fantastic. ICB News Director Kyle Robertson has more.

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