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WBFO Brief July 26, 2021

In today’s WBFO Brief, the latest on housing aid to try and ward off evictions. Also, Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports that Gov. Cuomo’s pushback against Attorney General Letitia James’ inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against him is being seen as possible witness intimidation by an Assembly probe into those charges. And take a journey on one of Buffalo’s Garden Walks, which draws people from as far away as California.

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