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According to state data, 22% of nursing home staff in Western New York are unvaccinated. Only the Mohawk Valley region has a higher percentage of unvaxxed nursing home staff.
New York State is planning to find out how bad the air is in disadvantaged neighborhoods around the state, as part of a new testing initiative announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Survey finds most parents find in-person learning best, but many still prefer remote learning as optionWhile a wide majority of parents believe in-person instruction is the best option for their kids, more of those answering a newly-released survey also suggest with COVID vaccination rates as they currently are, they’d still prefer remote learning as an option at this time.
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WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Director of Buffalo’s African American Cultural Center leads protest against her own board
- Borderland Festival to highlight music, art and community
- Theater Talk: Disney's FROZEN at Shea's yet another Disney hit; Anthony opens up about his on-stage appearance in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
- Behind the scenes of ‘Cabrini’ film, as it wraps shooting in Buffalo
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WBFO Disabilities Desk
- 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
- 110 new affordable supportive apartments open in Cheektowaga
- Partnerships making COVID-19 vaccine accessible to many NYers with disabilities
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WBFO Racial Equity Project
- Hochul signs law to end sending New Yorkers back to prison on minor parole violations, immediately releases nearly 200 inmates
- After four decades, 'Buffalo Five' members have convictions vacated
- American Rescue Plan money to help build vaccine trust in Buffalo’s Black and Brown communities
- What will Buffalo's East Side look like in 2040? Two local groups are planning ahead
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- The Best Time For Rehabilitation After A Stroke Might Actually Be 2 To 3 Months Later
- Judge rules Erie County’s Ruthie’s Law is ‘unlawful’ after lawsuit by nursing homes
- Higgins, home care workers push bill aimed at improving conditions for home care workers and those they serve
- How $400 billion elder care plan could impact WNY’s unpaid caregivers, home care aides
WBFO Women's News Desk
- National Women's Hockey League rebrands as Premier Hockey Federation
- Back to school in a pandemic can be 'perfect storm of infection' for pregnant women
- 'Another glass ceiling broken': High hopes for Hochul from major women's institutions
- Analysis: WNY sexual harassment lawyer shares what stands out in Cuomo report
WBFO Education Reporting
- NYS launches 'Vax to School' effort to get students vaccinated
- New York plans to address school bus driver shortage via outreach, expediting licensing process
- Disciplinary decisions forthcoming for students involved in altercations at Niagara Falls High School
- Buffalo Public Schools prepare for newly-arrived Afghan students
New York News
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According to the EU, 38% of consumers reported struggling at least once to charge their cell phones because they couldn't find a compatible charger.
Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, the British prime minister said the global community needs to "listen to the warnings of the scientists."
A new analysis by Freddie Mac has found that only 7.4% of appraisals in majority-white census tracts came in below contract price, compared with 12.5% for Black areas and 15.4% for Latino ones.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 701 on Wednesday. It aims to address the impact of speed quotas on warehouse worker injuries and health.
Leaders of the Pennsylvania and Wisconsin reviews had visited the widely discredited Arizona election review and now are helming similar GOP-led investigations in their home states.
Many K-12 school districts are tapping federal funds to pay for regular surveillance testing of students. It's an effective pandemic tactic, when used alongside mask-wearing and other precautions.
U.S. firms are confident about prospects in China despite a global coronavirus pandemic and stagnant bilateral relations, according to a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
More Local News from WBFO
The union representing nurses at Mercy Hospital say they don’t want to strike against the Buffalo hospital. But in explaining their possible labor stoppage late next week, leaders of Communications Workers of America Local 1133 say with no contract with Catholic Health in sight, and years of unfavorable working conditions taking their toll, they are at a breaking point.
The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY received $3.8 million in legislative funding for the construction of their Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute of WNY project.
Congressman Brian Higgins discusses the decision to keep the U.S. border closed to Canadians through October 21.
Lawmakers and laborers came together outside the DL&W Terminal construction site Friday, urging the federal government to pass a five-year, trillion-dollar infrastructure rebuilding plan.
After weeks of uncertainty regarding the status of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the Erie County Board of Elections formally certified its November ballot — with Brown's name off the ballot.
The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs will play the National Hockey League's 2022 Heritage Classic on March 13 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. Buffalo will become the first U.S.-based team to play in the Heritage Classic, which has previously included only Canadian teams.
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