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The legislation has been a year in the making, with tense negotiations leading to a narrower spending package that focuses on climate investments and health care costs.
Most people have heard of top secret documents. After the FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents from former President Donald Trump's residence, a less familiar security designation came to light.
A new FDA rule allows adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids over the counter. Efforts to make them more affordable and accessible have been in the works for years.
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WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Theater Talk: Directors reinterpret shows all the time as audiences change. At Stratford in HAMLET, ALL'S WELL, and RICHARD III and in New York for MUSIC MAN or CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
- Torn Space's 10th production at Silo City is one for the 'Ages'
- Theater Talk: Anthony and Peter see A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare in Delaware Park and TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at The Shawfest in Niagara on the Lake
- Inclusive Theater of WNY provides a unique stage experience, one act at a time
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
- A new supplier of fiber-optic internet is building in three Erie County towns, with more to come
- More of Main Street will be open to cars, as Cars Sharing Main Street project gets more federal aid
- More meetings and more talk about what to do about the Scajaquada Expressway
- Summer is going to be a good season for Chautauqua County's tourism industry
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- Erie County Fair adds sensory room and hours, as part of focus on universal design
- Buffalo's Disability Pride Festival returns to Canalside
- HOPE of WNY collaboration aims to make domestic violence services accessible to disabled survivors
- 'On High Alert': Car accidents continue to injure and kill. What can Buffalo do?
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
- Though gay men are most at risk, health experts warn not to think of monkeypox as 'gay disease'
- New York Health Commissioner: Best thing for parents to do before school is get children vaccinated
- With talks ramping up, both Kaleida and workers agree that Catholic Health contract is the goal
- Home tests make tracking COVID harder. WNY health officials are turning to the sewers instead
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
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WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- New York home care shortage’s impact on dementia caregiving: ‘It takes so much out of you’
- ‘$13.20 doesn’t cut it’: Striking WNY nursing home workers seek $15 minimum for service positions
- ‘This is pretty historic’: 10 WNY nursing homes to go on strike this week
- Paid training, tuition assistance may be key to solving New York’s nursing home staffing crisis
WBFO Women's News Desk
- Buffalo associate superintendent named to Time's 'Innovative Teachers of the Year' list
- Equal rights amendment protecting abortion rights stalls in final days of legislative session
- Oishei Children's Hospital seeks expansion for high-risk maternity patients
- Local group pushes even harder after death of co-founder 5/14
WBFO Education Reporting
- BPS removes interim tag and names Tonja Williams superintendent
- Niagara Falls' run-up to school year a lot calmer than recent years, but continuing bus driver shortage looms
- Former McKinley HS principal Crystal Boling-Barton passes away
- Telling the tale of Juneteenth, while including recent tragedy in the lesson
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Studies have shown that a significant number of people struggle to afford menstrual products, and going without can cause people to miss school or work.
The question that hung over the show's final episode was a simple one: Would Saul ever grow a conscience? Would he ever let himself feel real regret?
The National Basketball Association announced Tuesday that there are no games scheduled for November 8 in an effort to encourage fans to vote in the 2022 midterms.
4moms is recalling MamaRoos and RockaRoos due to entanglement hazards from straps that hang down from the rockers and swings when not in use. At least one baby has died as a result of asphyxiation.
William MacAskill's book, What We Owe the Future, urges today's humans to protect future humans — an idea he calls longtermism. Here are a few of his hardly modest proposals.
The Marshall Project asked people in prison to track their earning and spending — and bartering and side hustles — for 30 days. Their accounts reveal a thriving underground economy behind bars.
A Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v. Wade. Now there's a big push to increase funding for Title X, a federal program that offers birth control and other reproductive care to low-income patients.
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Population changes in Buffalo shown by the 2020 Census require changes in the boundaries of the Common Council, a contentious matter. Many of the city's increasing resident numbers aren't ole enough to vote or aren't citizens. So, there are major demographic differences between residents and voters.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has signed the Common Council’s controversial new district map into law, despite outcry from community members and a contentious public hearing.
‘The system is collapsing’: Ontario government not yet offering new solutions to health worker shortageThe head of the Canadian Medical Association has warned that Canada’s health care system is collapsing, and many hospitals are facing what they call “crisis” staffing shortages.
Myles Carter is a well-known Buffalo activist. He was surrounded Sunday at a news conference in Macedonia Missionary Baptist by people who say they need help they aren't getting enough help from the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund. That's why he's starting a GoFundMe page to help them.'
Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke at the Institution Sunday about her long family ties to the landmark center for thought an the arts. Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin who speaks there today compared the intellectual intolerance of the assassination attempt on Salman Rushdie to Texas banning one of his books at removing them from the state's schools.
More than 3,500 people from Western New York and across the U.S. heard a mix of pastors, former Trump officials, Jan. 6 participants and vaccine skeptics make false claims about everything from the 2020 election to the COVID-19 pandemic during the far-right roadshow’s two-day stop at Batavia’s Cornerstone Church this past weekend.
The famed author, who was stabbed at Chautauqa Institution Friday, has recieved death threats for decades after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini placed a bounty on his head
A a man confronted Rushdie on stage and began punching or stabbing him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested.
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