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After some debate, a group of scientists advising the FDA concluded that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks for young children.
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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
- Accessible voting options explained during webinar today
- Independent Living Center offers a chance to meet the candidates
- 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
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
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More than 100 people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol have pleaded guilty. But others are promising to take their cases to trial, including some who have decided to represent themselves.
A parade of policy disagreements between the U.S. and its European allies — and a stalled climate bill in Congress — could make President Biden's trip to Europe this week a bumpy one.
Rachel Smythe's smash hit webcomic, out now in graphic novel form, transports the follies of the Greek pantheon — particularly Hades and Persephone — to a modern setting of suits and sports cars.
"Obstetrical emergency departments" are a new aspect of some hospitals that can inflate medical bills for even the easiest, healthiest births. Just ask baby Gus's parents about their $2,755 ER charge.
Democrats say the tax on billionaire assets would help pay for President Biden's social spending bill.
Day, a Illinois State University graduate student, was reported missing on Aug. 24. LaSalle County authorities say the manner in which he went into the Illinois River is currently unknown.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks says the effects of climate change are already being felt. Storms have damaged U.S. bases and rising seas could submerge U.S. installations in the Pacific.
More Local News from WBFO
Incumbent Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and endorsed Democratic nominee India Walton share their ideas on how best to improve the neighborhoods on the city's east side over the next four years.
The head of the state’s Cannabis Control Board has declared that businesses that are giving away marijuana as a promotion with the purchase of an overpriced T-shirt, lighter or other item are breaking the law.
Hundreds gathered outside Moog’s Elma complex in Elma Monday, including some Moog employees who walked off their jobs in a protest of a federal COVID vaccine mandate that affects their jobs.
Clearly, the big political event this year is the scrum for mayor of Buffalo, between incumbent Byron Brown and challenger India Walton. However, the first weekend of early voting doesn't show that, instead showing fewer than a quarter of early ballots were cast in Buffalo.
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.
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