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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.
On Tuesday, Western New Yorkers were among those testifying at an over four-hour hearing on a staffing crisis that is causing New Yorkers with disabilities to be without basic assistance, such as using the bathroom or going to bed.
Local organizations who work to welcome and resettle immigrants and refugees say the first few Afghan evacuees expected to come here have arrived. A coalition preparing to help accommodate and settle them offered an update Thursday on a campaign raising funds to support that effort.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- 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
- A look behind the scenes of ‘Cabrini’ film, as it wraps shooting in Buffalo
- Buffalo Philharmonic returns to Kleinhans stage Saturday night with 9/11 commemorative concert
- Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash to be in residence at UB this fall
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- '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
- WNYers mark 31st anniversary of ADA through virtual Disability Pride celebration
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- Surge of COVID cases exacerbating other health problems in Chautauqua County
- The cost of caring for the unvaccinated is on the rise
- U.S. Justice Dept. joins whistleblower lawsuit against Independent Health
- NY may have to allow religious exemptions to the COVID vaccine for healthcare workers, judge says
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WBFO Racial Equity Project
- 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
- Community organizations call for more transparency from Common Council regarding Rescue Plan funds
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- 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
- Westminster Commons opens as ‘happy medium’ for older adults to age in place affordably on Buffalo’s East Side
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
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New York News
NPR Top Stories
Screenwriter Sarah Burgess focused the new series on three of the women at the center of the scandal. And in the process, gives people a story different from what they think they know.
Scott Simon questions the automatic aldermanic pay raises in Chicago even as three aldermen face criminal charges in federal court.
Days before the Emmy winners are announced, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans hands out his own awards — The Deggys — for shows that should be recognized.
About a quarter of U.S. health care workers have refused the COVID vaccine as of July. They share demographic traits with other unvaccinated people, and are putting hospitals in a tough spot.
Signs of slowdown are everywhere after huge increases in vacation bookings, traveling and eating out earlier this year. Southwest Airlines, Airbnb and restaurants are starting to see a pullback.
Dr. Wahid Majrooh tells NPR that "If I am hesitant and doubtful now it won't help anyone, and people in need of care will be the first to be affected."
Sources tell NPR the Biden administration is close to announcing its pick to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the $11 trillion mortgage market.
More Local News from WBFO
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.
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.
The congressional district representing Western New York’s Southern Tier population could either extend all the way to Binghamton, or it could be eliminated entirely. Those are the conflicting partisan options unveiled in a set of proposed maps released Wednesday by the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission.
After a one year hiatus Project Connect Niagara returns with its one-stop hub of critical services for individuals in need.
Albany is making sure members of the National Guard are covered for service in New York City after 9/11, even if they were not technically assigned there.
A report by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found 1 million New York households, or 14%, still have no access to the internet, and many in rural areas have limited access to inadequate services.
For nearly a year and a half, Americans who were struggling to make ends meet amid the pandemic had state and federal assistance to help them get by. However, as of Labor Day, several of those benefits are gone.
The wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary has been found not guilty of careless operation of a vessel in a late night boat crash that killed two people and injured three others.
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