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The over 2,700-page bipartisan bill, finalized Sunday night, includes money for roads, transit systems and high-speed internet access. It's the first phase of President Biden's infrastructure plan.
The window of opportunity for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit against their alleged abuser ends Aug. 13.
Students learn best in classrooms, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tells NPR — but "we have to make sure that we're following mitigation strategies."
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Major live arts & cultural events trumpet their long-awaited return
- Theater Talk: Michele Ragusa at Lincoln Center, Actors' Equity launches "OPEN ACCESS" (extended web version)
- Back before an audience: Pappy Martin jazz festival wraps up annual event Sunday
- THEATER TALK: While we wait, SCHMIGADOON! offers great fun for fans of musicals (and anyone who was ever in one)
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
- Poloncarz takes COVID message to businesses as cases rise: they can - and should - require masks
- National Chicken Wing Day brings out the Mumbo Sauce on who originated the Buffalo essential
- Cuomo encourages businesses to deny unvaccinated people, bring workers back
- Restaurant Association president says possibility of new mask mandate not good for business
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNYers mark 31st anniversary of ADA through virtual Disability Pride celebration
- 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
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
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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
WBFO Women's News Desk
WBFO Education Reporting
- Buffalo Public Schools to continue expanded safety measures through summer
- Tonawanda City School District breaks ground on consolidated elementary school
- Handgun-style BB gun recovered at Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School during lockdown
- Getting students vaccinated before school starts takes a different approach in Niagara, Chautauqua counties
New York News
NPR Top Stories
Biles looked happy and relieved after dismounting the four-inch-wide beam, smiling and waving at the crowd to roaring applause in the nearly empty stadium.
The Biden administration is closing in on 110 million doses delivered. But global health experts caution that billions more are needed to vanquish the pandemic.
Naeher was injured in the Olympic semifinal loss against Canada. Naeher landed awkwardly trying to swat the ball away in the first half. She played for a few more minutes and then was substituted out.
The world record was absolutely smashed with the fastest field ever to run the men's 400 meter hurdles. Norway's Karsten Warhom took gold and the U.S.'s Rai Benjamin won bronze.
A federal labor official found that Amazon's anti-union tactics may have tainted last spring's voting process sufficiently to scrap its results. Workers had rejected unionization more than 2-to-1.
When Facebook accounts get hacked, victims call and email the company for help to little avail. Some have found a costly workaround: buying a virtual reality headset to get customer service.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok took no action on 84% of antisemitic posts, despite pledging to crack down on hate speech, according to the Center to Counter Digital Hate.
More Local News from WBFO
A local program to help small businesses purchase protective equipment may have kept them open, according to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Agency staff told the board Wednesday the grant program reimbursed 110 small businesses and non-profits for $701,000 in PPE.
The development wars in Buffalo's Elmwood Village are continuing, with a new push for a local historic district overlaying the two current national historic districts.
There are renewed calls to free the only surviving orca at Ontario’s Marineland. The calls come after a video showing Kiska in isolation and moving slowly near the surface of the water.
New York State has mandated vaccines for its workers.
A newly formed coalition is joining with key state lawmakers to campaign for a ballot measure to give New Yorkers a constitutional right to clean air and clean water.
A complaint has been brought against the body cameras worn by Erie County Sheriff's deputies at the Holding Center and Correctional Facility.
Five teens are facing 205 felony charges related to rapes committed late last year in Buffalo.
Two unions representing Canadian border guards are threatening to go on strike as soon as Aug. 6 — a move that could cause slowdowns at the border, set to reopen on a limited basis with the US on Aug. 9, and disrupt Canadian mail service.
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