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India Walton calls mayoral campaign 'traumatic,' but thinks progressive politics still have a future in Buffalo
Former Buffalo mayoral candidate talks her campaign and progressive politics in the city and the future.
Mike Desmond reports on Eastman, still doing business in Buffalo more than a century later
Starbucks Workers United says almost a third of Buffalo workers participating in union vote are ineligibleStarbucks Workers United, the group of baristas trying to make Buffalo-area locations the coffee giant’s first unionized stores in the U.S., says almost a third of workers participating in the union vote are ineligible.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- 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
- Western New York represented at 2021 Media Access Awards
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- $1.5B in one-time federal funding coming to direct support professionals in NYS
- 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?
- Accessible voting options explained during webinar today
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- County officials worry about rising COVID numbers, as hospitals reach full or near full capacity
- No Omicron yet in New York State, but Gov. Hochul expects a COVID surge is coming
- Complications from pregnancy and delivery estimated at $32B for babies born in 2019
- Test program connects on-scene first responders to overdose referral network
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
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
- Assembly report confirms attorney general's findings that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women
- Lewiston sexual assault case gaining in national attention
- Capital Pressroom host shares insights into Cuomo sexual harassment transcripts
- Cuomo harassment probe transcripts released, including former governor’s testimony
WBFO Education Reporting
New York News
NPR Top Stories
Cuomo's termination follows revelations that shed light on the journalist's role in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the face of sexual harassment allegations.
Gov. Steve Sisolak apologized on behalf of his state and promised to cooperate with an investigation of the federal government's past policies and oversight of Native American boarding schools.
NPR's Scott Simon details how many of Brazil's açaí berries are harvested: by children.
Meet Mr. Sidney, who's always sharply dressed. Belle, who catches butterflies in jar. And the Hat Lady, Ms. Sarah. They're just some of the residents of Dream Street, the best street in the world.
More than 400 people who died of COVID were secretly interred in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city of Iquitos. Families are demanding a proper burial for their loved ones.
Fans from across the country and the world came to see the Korean boy band perform in Los Angeles for their first live concert in two years. Photographer Hannah Yoon documented fans before the show.
People of the former Soviet bloc rejoiced when the Iron Curtain fell and embraced membership in the European Union. Hungary is an example of a growing culture clash in the conservative East.
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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.
Former Deputy Buffalo Mayor Steve Casey's firm L.S.A. Strategies was ordered to pay restitution for defrauding former Erie County Legislative Chairman Charles Swanick.
Buffalo's new US Attorney shares thoughts on 'reckoning' for criminal justice system, including attitudes toward incarcerationIt was nearly two months ago when Trini Ross took the reins as the new US Attorney for the Western District of New York. As she’s explaining, the reckoning is continuing in the criminal justice system, as some of its basic tenets are examined, like sending people away to long prison sentences and forgetting them.
The US Supreme Court was hearing arguments Wednesday on a Mississippi abortion ban which many see as a case that could cut back on or revoke the Roe versus Wade decision allowing abortions across the country. New York’s own abortion legislation would be unaffected if the landmark 1973 decision is ultimately overturned, says a UB expert.
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy goes before the Buffalo Common Council Tuesday to gain approval of its 2022 spending plan, which includes an increase in golf fees for 2022.
Grand Island students to begin pilot 'test-to-stay,' while Buffalo schools scramble for new COVID test providerSchools and COVID remain at the center of the pandemic, trying to keep kids in the classroom routinely. One suburban district is launching a pilot program that gives unvaccinated students a chance to stay in class if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul released a statement yesterday that state health officials are closely monitoring the new COVID-19 variant, called Omicron, but that it has not been identified in the state as yet.
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