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Parents group applauds District’s plan to hire more physical ed teachers

Parents, students and community advocates gathered on the steps of Buffalo's City Hall Monday to applaud the Buffalo Public School District's plan to hire 30-additional physical education teachers for the upcoming school year.
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Rochester has been chosen as the national headquarters for a photonics hub that will be launched with more than $600 million in federal, state, university and industry investment. 

Study finds Buffalo 9th most liberal city in America

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Researchers have been studying American cities to survey how their elected officials and their policies reflect the political views of their constituents. The study found Buffalo is the ninth most liberal city in the nation.

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Parents, students and community advocates gathered on the steps of Buffalo's City Hall Monday to applaud the Buffalo Public School District's plan to hire 30-additional physical education teachers for the upcoming school year.

The top local leader of the Boy Scouts says he doesn't see any immediate problems in the wake of the national board lifting a ban on openly gay leaders in the troops.


This summer may have had a cool, rainy start, but the second half looks drier and warmer, especially over the next couple days.

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The numbers are still being added up but officials in Chautauqua County say damage is in the millions from flooding that hit some two weeks ago.

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Pegulaville just got a little bit smaller.

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You may have recently started to hear the term “mental health parity.” It refers to federal and state requirements for insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment as they would any other medical condition. Insurers haven’t always complied. As Michelle Faust reports, state lawmakers' recent actions intend to take hurdles from insurance out of the long path to recovery from addiction.

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A newly-launched community newspaper aims to serve Buffalo's immigrant population by providing news and other information in multiple languages, in an effort to get those who have not yet mastered English more involved in the public.

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Twenty-five Buffalo Public Schools are now under 'receivership,' meaning they are in the hands of the city schools superintendent. Members of Buffalo's District Parent Coordinating Council believe receivership could finally turn around struggling schools.

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Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce. WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.
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WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.
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Gardening

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West side gardeners find hellstrips heavenly

Local gardeners have embraced the use of small plots of land that have a devilish name. Hellstrips are green spaces found in front of houses that lie between the sidewalk and the street. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata says the mini-gardens have become especially popular on Buffalo's West side.
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Farming

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Changes on the farm

It's the season for dairy and agriculture festivals in Western New York. Springville staged its annual tribute to farming last weekend. Down in Allegany County, Cuba will kick off its five-day Dairy Week on Tuesday, June 16.
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Ontario beekeepers say farm pesticide is killing millions of drones

A showdown is looming in Ontario between beekeepers and some farmers and seed companies over the use of a controversial pesticide.
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