Matt Richmond, WSKG

@MattKRichmond

WSKG/Southern Tier reporter for the Innovation Trail.

Matt Richmond comes to Binghamton from South Sudan, where he worked as a stringer for Bloomberg, and freelanced for Radio France International, Voice of America, and German Press Agency dpa.

He has worked with KQED in Los Angeles, Cape Times in Cape Town, South Africa, and served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon. Matt's masters in journalism is from the Annenberg School for Communication at USC.

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11:45am

Wed October 15, 2014
Health

NYS Nurses Association calls for increased safeguards against Ebola

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Morning Edition: Do you know if any of your members, if they have been receiving training at their hospitals for possible Ebola cases?

Lisa Baum: Some of our members have received training. We’re currently in the process of receiving information from all of the hospitals where we have members. But we do know some of them have begun doing training, some of them have done extensive training, some have done less training, and some I believe have done no training.

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11:12am

Mon September 8, 2014
Homelessness

Binghamton forms commission to end veteran homelessness

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The City of Binghamton has pledged to seek an end to homelessness among the city’s veterans. The first step, announced Friday, is the formation of a blue ribbon commission.

The city doesn’t know how many veterans are homeless and needs to figure out where to house them. Those will be the two main goals of the 15-member commission.

The announcement Friday included representatives from the federal government, the mayor and local organizations. Mayor Rich David painted the goal in moral terms.

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11:09am

Wed August 20, 2014
LPG Storage

Crestwood, opponents up the ante in LPG storage facility battle

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Both sides in the long-running battle over a proposed gas storage facility next to Seneca Lake are looking to move on to the next stage.

Houston-based Crestwood Midstream has submitted a construction plan to federal regulators. The company says they are waiting on approval of the construction plan from federal regulators before beginning work.

The Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that it will hold an issues conference this fall to hear concerns from both sides before signing off on the project.

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9:17am

Tue July 1, 2014
Energy

Court of Appeals decision could prompt end of state moratorium

Emma Jacobs/WXXI

The highly anticipated decision from the Court of Appeals spread like wildfire Monday through groups on both sides of the fracking debate. Local anti-fracking activists like Otsego 2000 and the Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition hailed the ruling for offering protection to communities in New York. Others, like Environmental Advocates of New York and the Natural Resources Defense Council, cheered the decision as a rare example of local concerns winning out over a powerful industry.

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4:04pm

Mon June 30, 2014
Home Rule

Court of Appeals rules towns can ban fracking within their borders

http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/

The two cases involved a natural gas producer, originally Anschutz Exploration before Norse Energy took over, and a Cooperstown-area landowner named Jennifer Huntington, challenging drilling bans passed by the Towns of Dryden and Middlefield.

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