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The state's vaccine mandate for hospital and nursing home workers takes effect on Monday, and officials are bracing for staffing shortages. Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced a plan for filling them.
The honors bestowed to the adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film included best new musical. "The Inheritance" was named the best new play, and "A Soldier's Play" won best play revival.
Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the Charles M. Blow memoir of the same title, is the first work by a Black composer to be staged by the Metropolitan Opera.
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WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Theater Talk: Succession problems at the African American Cultural Center, home of Paul Robeson Theatre, might be a 'wake up call' for other non-profits.
- Director of Buffalo’s African American Cultural Center leads protest against her own board
- Borderland Festival to highlight music, art and community
- Theater Talk: Disney's FROZEN at Shea's yet another Disney hit; Anthony opens up about his on-stage appearance in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
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WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNYers testify on caregiver shortage impacting disability community: 'Real unmet needs'
- 'I worry that he won't survive this virus': Williamsville family says school mask mandate will protect the life of their son, who has Down syndrome
- 110 new affordable supportive apartments open in Cheektowaga
- Partnerships making COVID-19 vaccine accessible to many NYers with disabilities
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- Doctors continue to seek understanding of 'long COVID'
- Hochul unveils air quality testing for Buffalo's West Side, other disadvantaged neighborhoods
- UB to require vaccinations for attendance at sports, other cultural events
- Surge of COVID cases exacerbating other health problems in Chautauqua County
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WBFO Racial Equity Project
- Wrongful indictment against Buffalo Five members dismissed in State Supreme Court
- Hochul signs law to end sending New Yorkers back to prison on minor parole violations, immediately releases nearly 200 inmates
- After four decades, 'Buffalo Five' members have convictions vacated
- American Rescue Plan money to help build vaccine trust in Buffalo’s Black and Brown communities
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- WNY has second-lowest nursing home staff vax rate of any region in the state, as mandate approaches
- Judge rules Erie County’s Ruthie’s Law is ‘unlawful’ after lawsuit by nursing homes
- Higgins, home care workers push bill aimed at improving conditions for home care workers and those they serve
- How $400 billion elder care plan could impact WNY’s unpaid caregivers, home care aides
WBFO Women's News Desk
- National Women's Hockey League rebrands as Premier Hockey Federation
- Back to school in a pandemic can be 'perfect storm of infection' for pregnant women
- 'Another glass ceiling broken': High hopes for Hochul from major women's institutions
- Analysis: WNY sexual harassment lawyer shares what stands out in Cuomo report
WBFO Education Reporting
- Survey finds most parents find in-person learning best, but many still prefer remote learning as option
- NYS launches 'Vax to School' effort to get students vaccinated
- New York plans to address school bus driver shortage via outreach, expediting licensing process
- Disciplinary decisions forthcoming for students involved in altercations at Niagara Falls High School
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A jury found the disgraced R&B star guilty of charges that included sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering and sex trafficking. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison.
In its first public safety alert in six years, the Drug Enforcement Administration says many counterfeit prescription drugs sold online contain a potentially lethal dose of the opioid.
The six-term Democrat is one of the more high-profile names to enter the race to be LA's next mayor.
President Biden publicly received a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after public health authorities last week cleared a booster shot for high-risk Americans.
The number of murders in the U.S. rose nearly 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to FBI statistics. It is the largest single-year increase since the record-keeping began.
The damage was limited to the back porch of the historic house, where suffragist Susan B. Anthony lived in the 19th century. The Rochester Fire Department is investigating the source of the blaze.
The team will become the Cleveland Guardians in 2022 after a long push to abandon a name Indigenous activists fought for years to change.
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The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a foster parent and kinship recruitment event Saturday morning, hoping to attract new candidates to provide safe homes to children in need.
Construction workers are swarming over a landmark former Catholic Church complex in Niagara Falls, transforming the convent, school and rectory of the former Sacred Heart Church to affordable housing.
Erie County Legislature demands Poloncarz release Bills stadium study, disagrees over sitting in on negotiationsThe Erie County Legislature voted Thursday to demand more transparency from the county administration about the ongoing stadium negotiations with the Buffalo Bills.
Gov. Kathy Hochul was on hand to announce the completion of $1.6 billion clean energy infrastructure investment projects
Buffalo Common Council gives Voelker’s Lanes cease and desist order after alleged sneak demolition attemptThe long struggle over whether or not to turn a now-closed bowling alley in North Buffalo into a landmark historical site is getting a little harsher.
The union representing nurses at Mercy Hospital say they don’t want to strike against the Buffalo hospital. But in explaining their possible labor stoppage late next week, leaders of Communications Workers of America Local 1133 say with no contract with Catholic Health in sight, and years of unfavorable working conditions taking their toll, they are at a breaking point.
The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY received $3.8 million in legislative funding for the construction of their Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of WNY project.
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