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Albany sees jobs for young people as a way to ease the burgeoning gun violence problems on the Empire State's city streets. It's sending 20 cities, like Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown, $16 million more dollars for projects to help young people find jobs in a private sector that says it's having trouble finding people to fill job openings.
The debate over vaccines and their certification is far from over in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford has come out strongly against any kind of a vaccine passport, but now the Science Advisory Table believes otherwise.
THEATER TALK: While we wait, SCHMIGADOON! offers great fun for fans of musicals (and anyone who was ever in one)Theater Talk co-hosts Anthony Chase and Peter Hall embarked on an exciting adventure this week into the enchanted town of SCHMIGADOON!
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Back before an audience: Pappy Martin jazz festival wraps up annual event Sunday
- Theater Talk: The Artie Awards have a date! Sept. 20 at Shea's 710 Theatre
- Proposed Niagara Studio movie complex asks for more changes
- Theater Talk: Director Kyle LoConti and Shakespeare in Delaware Park's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S WALK
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WBFO Disabilities Desk
- The Care Crisis: 1 in 4 direct support positions vacant in New York
- Schumer's use of the 'r-word' shows ongoing problem with changing the narrative around disability
- How new mask rules may impact immunocompromised individuals and children with disabilities
- WNY organizations to co-host roundtable on voting and access to the polls
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- As Delta variant spreads, COVID infections rise in the U.S.
- Getting students vaccinated before school starts takes a different approach in Niagara, Chautauqua counties
- Burstein: Recent spike in Erie County COVID-19 cases due to travel, Fourth of July gatherings
- Spectrum Health opens new South Buffalo Counseling location
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
- State lawmakers discuss support for those with concurrent addiction and mental health issues
- What's your COVID playlist? Mine was Jeff Rosenstock
- COVID quadruples the number of mental health clients in Niagara Region, many children
- Erie County sheriff candidates debate holding center, say mental health needs to be addressed
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WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Senior group presses for caregiver tax credit
- ‘It’s about time’: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marks year of attention on older adults
- DA Flynn rallies against Elder Parole & Clean Slate, cites Bike Path Rapist
- Nursing homes say safe staffing bill will hurt them. Resident advocates say it didn’t go far enough
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Team USA scored big, rebounding after a disappointing loss to Sweden. The 6-1 win keeps alive the Americans' goal of becoming the first women's team to take Olympic gold after winning the World Cup.
Skateboarding is one of four new sports added to the Olympics this year. For skateboarders who have long loved their rebel status, performing in the mainstream Olympics is just a bit different.
Corporate boards often try, but fail, to rein in CEOs and other top execs like Jeff Bezos from risky hobbies — like traveling to the edge of space.
Dutch rower Finn Florijn had already raced and was scheduled to compete again on Saturday when his positive test came back. "Now it's over in an instant," he said.
Master Sgt. Alvy Powell Jr. sang opera at some of country's most decorated institutions during his 26 years in the U.S. Army Chorus. At StoryCorps, he told his sister that she's his inspiration.
Nope, they won't put a microchip in you. And the side effects usually aren't that bad. And if you want to get your HPV shot at the same time, that totally works. Read on for these and more answers.
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the continuing pandemic and how today's children might remember this time decades from now.
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As social restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have begun to ease, New York State's economy is showing signs of rebounding.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the extension of its COVID-19 restrictions on travel by land from Canada to the U.S. until at least Aug. 21.
A protest led by Betty Jean Grant took the Buffalo News to task for it's recent reporting on Buffalo Democratic Mayoral candidate India Walton
Fire crews continued to put out hot spots Wednesday morning at a Williamsville warehouse storing personal protective equipment, after finally getting the fire under control overnight.
The mayor of Buffalo would be replaced by a city manager under an idea sent for study to the Legislation Committee of the Common Council Tuesday.
Prison officials in Alden have handed over convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein for transport to California to face sexual assault charges.
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