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Gov. Kathy Hochul plans to travel in coming weeks to back Democratic political candidates, but is refusing to endorse a candidate in the race for Buffalo mayor.
For decades, the FDA has regulated hearing aids as prescription medical devices — an arrangement that adds to the cost and effort people must invest to get them.
Even as the federal government has cracked down on robocalls, more than 47 billion spam texts have been sent so far in 2021, one company found, costing Americans millions.
From India Walton's upset victory in the Democratic Primary, to Mayor Byron Brown's write-in campaign, WBFO has extensive coverage of the Buffalo mayoral race ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
Providing Support for Buffalo Toronto Public Media
Buffalo Toronto Public Media, along with partners Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Athletic League, is hosting a virtual event to share segments from the documentary and spark conversations on the life of Muhammad Ali and intersections of religion, sports, race, and other social issues.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Academy Award-winning producer returns to Buffalo State
- Theater Talk: TOOTSIE is a total hoot (tix available!); Brazen Faced Varlets step up ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT; ARTIE AWARDS will be Nov. 1!
- BPO offers free concert for Hispanic Heritage Month tonight
- Italian-American Societies of WNY unveil new design for statue to replace Columbus
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNY advocate launches letter-writing campaign to increase caregiver staffing for New Yorkers with disabilities
- $300K grant will help UB create training for professors on teaching neurodiverse students
- 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
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
WBFO Racial Equity Project
- M&T Bank to offer guidance, grants to multicultural small businesses
- An honest conversation about race with Nanette Massey
- 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
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Hochul apologizes to families of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19
- UB study finds no higher rate of breast cancer in older women who drink caffeinated coffee
- 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
WBFO Women's News Desk
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New York News
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San Francisco's only In-N-Out location still hasn't reopened for indoor dining. The restaurant violated public health requirements by allowing customers to enter without showing proof of vaccination.
Culture critic Anne Elizabeth Moore's project is also an investigation of the costs — monetary, psychological, ethical — of the free house she was given for writing, and an ode to her neighbors.
The Biden administration's program to make community college tuition-free will not become a reality in this round of the president's spending priorities, leaving progressive groups disappointed.
The White House says the U.S. has enough doses for the country's 28 million kids age 5-11 and has laid out a plan to get them inoculated quickly as soon as the vaccine is authorized for the age group.
A new study by the United Nations shows that the world's governments plan to carry on using coal, gas, and oil — despite promises made under the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming.
The gunman's defense team is hoping to avoid the death penalty that prosecutors are seeking for the murders of 17 students and staff in Parkland, Fla.
Thousands of teachers, nurses and other public servants are learning they could have some of their federal student loan debts erased months — and even years — earlier than expected.
More Local News from WBFO
A Cattaraugus County man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo to a federal charge of cyberstalking.
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of a rhinoceros over the weekend.
Derrick Henry scored his third touchdown with 3:05 left, and the Tennessee Titans stopped Josh Allen on a fourth-down quarterback sneak in the final seconds to beat Buffalo 34-31 on Monday night, snapping the Bills' four-game winning streak.
A Buffalo tradition is coming back from COVID-19 lockdown.
Canadians who own property in the U.S. will be able to come see their properties for the first time since March 2020 when the border reopens Nov. 8.
Buffalo State College to offer temporary housing to Afghan evacuees utilizing Educational Opportunity CentersUp to 100 Afghan evacuees will be welcomed to stay in temporary housing on the Buffalo State College campus as part of their resettlement, said Gov. Kathy Hochul, as her office announced evacuees will be allowed access to SUNY's Educational Opportunity Centers.
A multimillion dollar repair of a breakwater along the Buffalo waterfront is a sign of climate change on Lake Erie.
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