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WBFO Brief Tuesday June 14, 2022

It’s been one month since the mass shooting on Jefferson Avenue, and we listen back to some of the voices of anger and grief during these past four weeks. Also, talk of what sort of memorial could go at the site of the Tops shooting on Jefferson Ave., safeguarding abortion in New York State and Republican candidates for Governor debate .

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  • Buffalo City Comptroller intends to pursue an investigation into the report of a city employee being paid $600,000 while on paid admin leave for 7 1/2 years. Gov Hochul signed into law a measure making it easier for New Yorkers to access mail-in voting.
  • State leaders are taking steps to combat a rise in antisemitism. Emyle Watkins speaks with BUffalo's new ADA Coordinator.
  • A new poll is gauging New York voter's attitudes on the issues and potential candidates as the nation readies itself for a presidential election. Thruway tolls will rise after the NYS Thruway Authority Board of Directors voted to approve a toll adjustment.
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul has unveiled a plan that includes $55 million to help law enforcement agencies combat a surge in car thefts. The 48th Annual Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped up. Hear from Dan Karpenchuk about the festival.
  • The city of Buffalo will soon be greener thanks to a federal grant secured by Sen. Chuck Schumer. Thomas O'Neil-White talks with filmmaker Doug Ruffin ahead of the premiere of his new film about Buffalo. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • COVID is on the rise, and the CDC has recommended that everyone 6 months and older get an updated vaccine. The Color Purple Musical opens at Shea's 710 Theater tonight.
  • The massive project to remake the Kensington Expressway is closer to reality. Attorney General Tish James is calling on the National Weather Service to send emergency alerts to cell phones about blizzards and ice storms.
  • More security measures will be taken by Buffalo Public Schools in response to a Friday night fight during a football game at All-High Stadium. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will try to appeal a court ruling that struck down the state's ethics panel saying its structure was "unconstitutional."
  • It's National Suicide Prevention Week. Jay Moran speaks with former public radio broadcaster Budd Bailey about the history of the Buffalo Bills.
  • BPS Superintendent, Board of Education members, elected officials, and district staff will take a bus tour this morning as classes begin. Theater Talk with Anthony Chase and Peter Hall.