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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.
Survey finds most parents find in-person learning best, but many still prefer remote learning as option
Media coverage around the death of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito looks racist to those who note that murders and disappearances of Native Americans are mostly ignored.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won reelection on Monday, but he fell short of his goal of winning an outright majority for his Liberal Party.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- 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
- Behind the scenes of ‘Cabrini’ film, as it wraps shooting in Buffalo
- Silo City hosts the return of the Buffalo Humanities Festival
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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
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WBFO Racial Equity Project
- 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
- What will Buffalo's East Side look like in 2040? Two local groups are planning ahead
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- The Best Time For Rehabilitation After A Stroke Might Actually Be 2 To 3 Months Later
- 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
- 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
- Buffalo Public Schools prepare for newly-arrived Afghan students
- UB drops in U.S. News & World Report college ranking
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The House on Tuesday passed a bill to extend current spending levels through Dec. 3 and suspend the cap on federal debt through 2022. But Senate Republicans oppose it and show no signs of budging.
The announcement provides needed momentum for global climate change negotiations in November, but coal power is expected to keep growing within China itself.
The new guidance will apply to veterans who were forced from service under the policy and given "other than honorable discharges" due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
Online stock trading has taken off, bolstered by easy apps and lower prices. Now, a community of young investors have a new strategy: looking for stock tips from members of Congress.
It's been called the "Skinny House" or the "Spite House." The legend is that two brothers shared land but one built on more than his share, so the other built a skinny house to block access and views.
Construction workers and others opposed to new COVID-19 vaccine rules have taken to the streets. Some allege that right-wing extremists have infiltrated the increasingly violent protests.
The appearance of the popular boy band from South Korea is one of many unexpected moments at the U.N. General Assembly — everything from a U.N. TikTok to a groundbreaking food summit.
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Congressman Brian Higgins discusses the decision to keep the U.S. border closed to Canadians through October 21.
Lawmakers and laborers came together outside the DL&W Terminal construction site Friday, urging the federal government to pass a five-year, trillion-dollar infrastructure rebuilding plan.
After weeks of uncertainty regarding the status of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the Erie County Board of Elections formally certified its November ballot — with Brown's name off the ballot.
The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs will play the National Hockey League's 2022 Heritage Classic on March 13 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. Buffalo will become the first U.S.-based team to play in the Heritage Classic, which has previously included only Canadian teams.
Peace activists were again outside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Thursday, protesting what they say is an airbase command center for drones carrying out attacks around the world.
A state and federal appeals court both issued rulings late Thursday that Mayor Byron Brown, the four-term incumbent who lost the Democratic Primary in June, does not go on the November ballot on an independent party line.
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