Record Outflows From Lake Ontario Last Month, But Levels Still Above Average

Regulators are working hard to avoid a repeat of last year’s flooding on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The International Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Board, which manages water levels, set a record last month for most water pushed downriver in any month since the dam was built in the 1950s.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Shoppers React To Company’s Decision To Limit Gun Sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it will stop selling assault-style rifles like the one used in the Florida high school shooting and won’t sell firearms to anyone under 21. NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Cornell University business ethics professor Dana Radcliffe, who also teaches ethics and public policy at Syracuse University, about the company’s decision.


Local activists sound off on Dick’s gun sales policy changes

Local gun rights advocates and anti-gun violence activists are offering their thoughts on Wednesday morning’s announcement by a national sporting goods chain that it is ending sales of military-style assault rifles and raising the minimum age for all gun sales to 21. Dick’s Sporting Goods chief executive officer Ed Stack announced his company’s policy changes during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on the same day students were returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was at the school accused gunman Nikolas Cruz carried out a mass shooting that left 17 dead and many more wounded. “I applaud them. I think they’re becoming great, responsible corporate citizens,” said Paul McQuillen, Upstate Coordinator for the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.