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Whoever Buffalo’s next mayor is — be it Byron Brown or India Walton — is going to have to balance the wishes of older homeowners who want to age in place, with the market demands of young families looking for their first homes.
India Walton answers questions from seven WBFO reporters in this one hour election special focusing on Buffalo's mayoral election.
Byron Brown answers questions from seven WBFO reporters in this first of two one-hour election specials.
From India Walton's upset victory in the Democratic Primary, to Mayor Byron Brown's write-in campaign, WBFO has extensive coverage of the Buffalo mayoral race ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
Providing Support for Buffalo Toronto Public Media
Buffalo Toronto Public Media, along with partners Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Athletic League, is hosting a virtual event to share segments from the documentary and spark conversations on the life of Muhammad Ali and intersections of religion, sports, race, and other social issues.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Theater Talk: AMERICAN SON opens new season at Ujima Theater with intense family drama
- Preserving Leslie Feinberg's Buffalo
- Academy Award-winning producer returns to Buffalo State
- Theater Talk: TOOTSIE is a total hoot (tix available!); Brazen Faced Varlets step up ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT; ARTIE AWARDS will be Nov. 1!
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNY advocate launches letter-writing campaign to increase caregiver staffing for New Yorkers with disabilities
- $300K grant will help UB create training for professors on teaching neurodiverse students
- WNYers testify on caregiver shortage impacting disability community: 'Real unmet needs'
- '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
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
WBFO Racial Equity Project
- M&T Bank to offer guidance, grants to multicultural small businesses
- An honest conversation about race with Nanette Massey
- Wrongful indictment against Buffalo Five members dismissed in State Supreme Court
- Hochul signs law to end sending New Yorkers back to prison on minor parole violations, immediately releases nearly 200 inmates
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Hochul apologizes to families of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19
- UB study finds no higher rate of breast cancer in older women who drink caffeinated coffee
- WNY has second-lowest nursing home staff vax rate of any region in the state, as mandate approaches
- Judge rules Erie County’s Ruthie’s Law is ‘unlawful’ after lawsuit by nursing homes
WBFO Women's News Desk
New York News
NPR Top Stories
In a video posted to Instagram Monday, Dave Chappelle says he's willing to meet with Netflix employees who are upset over his comedy special, which has come under fire for transphobic material.
Researchers say adolescents often think that vaping pot is safer than smoking it. But it can increase the risk of dependence, other substance use and many other health, social and behavioral problems.
"We've been fueling this fire for a long time and we shouldn't be surprised it's now out of control," an employee reportedly wrote on an internal message board.
In an NPR interview, the former president and the iconic musician speak about spreading hope amid widespread division and about the "critical patriotism" of Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."
A new poll finds more than 55% of Black and Latino households have faced serious financial problems in recent months. And more than a quarter have depleted their savings.
Michael Jordan's earliest known game-worn and autographed shoes sold for nearly $1.5 million at an auction in Las Vegas. They are the most valuable sneakers ever offered at an auction.
Affidavits released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office offer the most complete accounting so far of the shooting that killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
More Local News from WBFO
On Monday, for the first time in more than a year, some businesses in Ontario will be able to open to a full capacity of customers. It’s part of Premier Doug Ford’s long-term COVID-19 economic reopening plan.
Workers facing layoffs in New York state now have a right to ask their employers to instead trim all workers' hours and have unemployment insurance help offset the losses for everyone, under a law that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Saturday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government has reached a deal with the drug maker Pfizer to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine for kids, once it’s approved by Health Canada. The deal comes as Canada approved a standardized proof of vaccination, or vaccine passport.
An arrest has been made in connection with an arson fire at an East Side community center construction site.
Albany has cleared the way for an environmentally advanced series of housing units in the heart of Buffalo's West Side.
New York State Republican Committee Chair Nick Langworthy’s state-wide Just Say No tour made its stop outside the Erie County Board of Elections in downtown Buffalo Thursday. Langworthy, State Senator Rob Ortt and Assemblyman William Barclay oppose several proposals on the ballot for the upcoming election.
For the next month, the state's independent commission on reapportionment will be touring the state, listening to the public views on how districts for Congress and the state legislature should be drawn up in the wake of the 2020 Census. On Wednesday, they were at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Albany-based fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power held groundbreaking ceremonies on a new hydrogen fuel production facility in the Genesee County town of Alabama Wednesday.
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