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WBFO Brief Aug. 17, 2021

In today's WBFO Brief, Buffalo's Awaljan Taniwal came to Buffalo from Afghanistan in 2014, but his mother, brother, and sister are still there. Hear his concerns – and from other Afghans- on today’s WBFO Brief. Also, hear from the top Republican in the Assembly’s judiciary committee talk of the end of impeachment of Gov. Cuomo. WBFO’s Tom Dinki reports on infrastructure funding that will help the Great Lakes. And hear the latest about the new location for an expanded West Side Bazaar food court and business incubator.

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