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India Walton’s name is making national headlines after her surprise Democratic Primary victory over incumbent Buffalo Mayor Byron on Tuesday.
Environmental groups say there were some wins in the recently concluded New York state legislative session, including a new constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to clean air and water. But business groups say the provision could lead to complications.
The court has long held that police may do this when pursuing a fleeing felon. The question in this case was whether they can do the same thing when pursuing someone suspected of a minor offense.
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- Theater lovers getting 'Buffalo Quickies' through July 10
- Theater Talk: Economic impact of live theater to benefit Buffalo; NYC looking rough after COVID
- Hiding in plain sight, Assembly House 150 teaches art through construction
- CEPA gallery exits pandemic with goal of continuing public art projects
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- 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
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- 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
- Mental Health Verses: New Buffalo-based podcast explores music and mental health
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- ‘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
- New York passes nursing home ‘safe staffing’ bill, requiring residents get 3.5 hours of care
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People are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. A record 4 million workers quit just in April.
The building was occupied at the time. Authorities said they do not know how many people may still be missing, but rescuers have so far helped evacuate 35 people who were trapped inside the building.
New videos released by the Justice Department depict a chaotic scene at the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, particularly against the police officers there to defend the building and its occupants.
The cases have been seen mostly in teens and young adults between 12 and 39 years old. No deaths have been associated with this side effect of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Just hours earlier, a court in Spain had approved the extradition of McAfee to the U.S., where he was set to stand trial on federal tax-evasion charges in New York.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley also said he wanted to understand "white rage" in a tense exchange that Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz had with him and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Addressing a judge personally for the first time, the pop star called for an end to her long-running conservatorship.
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The city of Buffalo announces work is complete on projects paving Niagara Street, Main Street, and Walden Avenue.
Endorsed candidates fall in primary elections
India Walton, a political newcomer and self-described socialist, appeared to claim an upset victory over longtime Buffalo mayor Byron Brown in Tuesday’s Democratic primary,
Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection Line,” died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.
After Tuesday night's primary elections, the November ballot for Erie County Sheriff will be crowded with a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative and an Independent all hoping to replace incumbent Sheriff Tim Howard who is not running again.
Face masks and social distancing have helped limit the spread of COVID-19 for the past year and a half, but health officials believe these protocols may have also weakened our immune responses to other viruses.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told reporters at an event in Ithaca Monday she is not interested in running for governor of New York.
Canada’s government has announced it will lift restrictions for some fully vaccinated travelers in early July. The move is seen as the first step towards easing measures at the border, which officials last week announced will remain on hold for at least another month.
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