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Albany sees jobs for young people as a way to ease the burgeoning gun violence problems on the Empire State's city streets. It's sending 20 cities, like Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown, $16 million more dollars for projects to help young people find jobs in a private sector that says it's having trouble finding people to fill job openings.
The debate over vaccines and their certification is far from over in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford has come out strongly against any kind of a vaccine passport, but now the Science Advisory Table believes otherwise.
THEATER TALK: While we wait, SCHMIGADOON! offers great fun for fans of musicals (and anyone who was ever in one)Theater Talk co-hosts Anthony Chase and Peter Hall embarked on an exciting adventure this week into the enchanted town of SCHMIGADOON!
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Back before an audience: Pappy Martin jazz festival wraps up annual event Sunday
- Theater Talk: The Artie Awards have a date! Sept. 20 at Shea's 710 Theatre
- Proposed Niagara Studio movie complex asks for more changes
- Theater Talk: Director Kyle LoConti and Shakespeare in Delaware Park's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S WALK
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WBFO Disabilities Desk
- 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
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- As Delta variant spreads, COVID infections rise in the U.S.
- Getting students vaccinated before school starts takes a different approach in Niagara, Chautauqua counties
- Burstein: Recent spike in Erie County COVID-19 cases due to travel, Fourth of July gatherings
- Spectrum Health opens new South Buffalo Counseling location
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
- State lawmakers discuss support for those with concurrent addiction and mental health issues
- 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
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- 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
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Moses was a civil rights crusader and educator who led Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s.
Mason, known for his quick-witted observational humor, used stories from his orthodox Jewish background, a thick Yiddish accent and wild gestures to keep his audiences entertained for decades.
Flooding continues to devastate the city of Zhengzhou in the central Chinese province of Henan, where thousands remain stranded without power or food.
Scores of mothers competing in the Olympics and Paralympics are speaking out about the challenges they face as working mothers in sports. Some are using their platform to make a change.
"Our beach is a God-given thing," exclaims one Sierra Leonean. "We have to make use of it!" That means walking, working out ... and lots of soccer in the sand.
A few stumbles from U.S. gymnasts – including from star Simone Biles – allowed Russia's team to take the lead. The U.S. is the heavy favorite. Russia came out one point ahead with the total team score
18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui seemed stunned by the result. "I just can't accept that — it is too incredible," he said after his victory in the 400 meter freestyle event.
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As social restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have begun to ease, New York State's economy is showing signs of rebounding.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the extension of its COVID-19 restrictions on travel by land from Canada to the U.S. until at least Aug. 21.
A protest led by Betty Jean Grant took the Buffalo News to task for it's recent reporting on Buffalo Democratic Mayoral candidate India Walton
Fire crews continued to put out hot spots Wednesday morning at a Williamsville warehouse storing personal protective equipment, after finally getting the fire under control overnight.
The mayor of Buffalo would be replaced by a city manager under an idea sent for study to the Legislation Committee of the Common Council Tuesday.
Prison officials in Alden have handed over convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein for transport to California to face sexual assault charges.
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