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New York’s safe staffing law, profit cap to take effect Jan. 1, but not without a fight from nursing homes
New regulations on staffing levels and profits are set to shake up New York’s nursing home industry when they take effect Jan. 1. The laws are already having something of an impact, but there’s still questions about whether they’ll actually go into effect.
This is the story of a young sailor, his best friend, and the girl he fell in love with just days before the Pearl Harbor attack that changed everything.
On the last night of Hanukkah, Chabad Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn wraps up a busy week. He is currently the only ordained rabbi serving in Wyoming.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announces $100 million commitment to sustain art and culture centers
- Theater Talk: Sondheim's passing shakes theater communities large and small, but, "the show(s) must go on" and we have eight (8) openings this weekend.
- New South Buffalo movie studio moves $2M closer to completion
- Theater Talk: MARGARITAVILLE at Shea's, LOOPED at New Phoenix, RENT at Shea's 710 and, one night only, Emily Yancey stars in the opera SUSANNAH on WNED-TV
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
- Starbucks Workers United says almost a third of Buffalo workers participating in union vote are ineligible
- More than a century later, Eastman still a fabric of downtown Buffalo manufacturing
- Farmers say a 40-hour overtime threshold could end their businesses
- Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore, City of North Tonawanda named winners in state downtown revitalization program
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- $1.5B in one-time federal funding coming to direct support professionals in NYS
- Western New York represented at 2021 Media Access Awards
- BE SAFE wins $1 million grant to aid seniors, people with disabilities victimized by domestic abuse
- Have Brown and Walton lived up to promises of using ASL interpretation and captioning?
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WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Erie County’s senior dining adapts during pandemic to get food to oft-food-insecure population
- Buffalo nursing home picket turns into celebration of new contract, pay raises
- ‘Strung along with one-year extensions,’ nursing home workers say protracted sale to Elderwood is preventing long-term contract
- Buffalo’s homeowners are aging fast. What will India Walton and Byron Brown do about it?
WBFO Women's News Desk
- Oishei Foundation chooses economic development veteran as its new president
- Complications from pregnancy and delivery estimated at $32B for babies born in 2019
- Assembly report confirms attorney general's findings that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women
- Lewiston sexual assault case gaining in national attention
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Tate was a longtime staff writer at The Village Voice, where he documented Black art and culture. He eventually became a leading figure in cultural criticism.
President Biden provided hundreds of thousands of borrowers with debt relief this year — but his campaign promise to cancel at least $10,000 of student debt per person remains unfulfilled.
Omicron has many more mutations than previous variants of concern, a fact that raises questions about how effective existing vaccines will be against the new form of the coronavirus.
A COVID-19 vaccine from a Canadian biotech firm has been found effective at preventing moderate to severe disease. It could soon become the first plant-based vaccine authorized for human use.
The company says its "network device issues" are resolved. Earlier, users were blocked from sites or apps connected to Amazon Web Services, including NPR, Netflix, Venmo and Disney+.
Biden told Putin in a call that if Russia invades Ukraine, the U.S. and allies would apply painful economic sanctions, said Jake Sullivan, Biden's national security adviser.
Michael Steinhardt has denied he committed any crimes in acquiring the antiques and said many of the dealers who sold him items claimed that they were the objects' lawful owners.
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Damien Harris scored on a 64-yard run in blustery conditions in which Mac Jones attempted just three passes, and the New England Patriots shored up their familiar place atop the AFC with a 14-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
Activist and former Buffalo Common Council member Betty Jean Grant was arraigned Monday morning in Buffalo City Court on two charges related to an early voting issue at the Delavan Grider Community Center.
Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under federal investigation for sexual harassment allegations, according to attorney contracts filed with the State Comptroller's Office.
UB researchers, in a recent study, worked with two local supermarkets to examine their plastic bag recycling boxes. A professor and two grad students went through the boxes and found much of the material in the boxes was unusable because of contamination.
India Walton calls mayoral campaign 'traumatic,' but thinks progressive politics still have a future in BuffaloFormer Buffalo mayoral candidate talks her campaign and progressive politics in the city and the future.
The Erie County Legislature adopted the 2022 budget on Thursday, but only after a heated disagreement over the plan’s property tax levy and whether Democrats misled Republicans about their intentions to raise it.
Longtime political operative G. Steven Pigeon, whose many past roles includes Erie County Democratic Committee Chairman, was formally charged Thursday morning with six counts related to an alleged incident five years ago involving a girl, according to prosecutors, was younger than 11 years old at the time.
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