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Louise Slaughter, longtime WNY congresswoman, dies at 88

Rep. Louise Slaughter, who has represented parts of Western New York in Congress for more than three decades, has died at the age of 88.

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter passed away on Friday, after suffering injuries from a fall at her Washington, DC residence.

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With numerous elected officials from the City of Buffalo and New York State present, developers cut a ceremonial ribbon Friday afternoon inside a long-neglected downtown building that is now home to a dozen single- and double-bedroom apartments. 

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It's not only St. Patrick's Day weekend, it's also Maple Weekend, across Western New York. Along with lots of tasty treats, the event gives producers an opportunity to recoup some of their investment.

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As Toys R Us prepares to close its doors for good, many customers are scrambling to return unused gift cards.

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An investigation was underway Friday into an early morning crash of a tanker truck that led to a large fuel spill on the grounds of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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Rep. Louise Slaughter, who has represented parts of Western New York in Congress for more than three decades, has died at the age of 88.

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As the nation celebrates AmeriCorps Week, local officials are thanking participants for their contributions to the region.

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The New York State Public Service Commission has approved National Grid rate hikes.

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Emergency crews are at work early Friday morning at Prior Aviation.

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It is one of the most iconic traditions in Buffalo – the annual trip to the Broadway Market to buy Easter goods. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley was at the Market Thursday as the city of Buffalo kicked-off the Easter Season.  


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In December 2017, for the first time ever in winter, a tanker sailed without an icebreaker through the Northern Sea Route, a shipping lane that runs along the Arctic coast of Russia.

Two things made this possible: dramatically thinning ice in the Arctic and a shipbuilding company in South Korea that constructed a new type of tanker capable of moving both forward and in reverse that can break through ice up to 2 meters thick.

The US solar market experienced a downturn in 2017 for the first time in seven years.

Though the fall in jobs coincided with Donald Trump's first year as president, the election had no effect on the 2017 numbers, says solar expert Varun Sivaram, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book, "Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet."

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

After Hurricane Maria, some good news for Puerto Rico

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Six months ago, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. According to the official death toll, 64 people lost their lives, but other counts put the total closer to 1,000. The storm also knocked out power and destroyed homes. Thousands of people left the island but others stayed. Michelle Rodriguez is one of them. She's the executive director of Niños De Nueva Esperanza in the neighborhood of Sabana Seca, 15 miles outside San Juan. Marketplace Weekend's Lizzie O'Leary met with Rodriguez during a reporting trip to the island in November.

The CEO of the last company in the U.S. making beer kegs out of American steel says new steel tariffs may come with unintended consequences for his business.

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Heritage Moments: A boy leaves home and crosses the ocean, with no idea he’ll become a hockey star

As a little boy growing up in Sokolče, a small village in postwar Czechoslovakia, Stanislav Gvoth didn’t know anything about hockey. He didn’t even know how to skate, and he didn’t particularly care. He was just a kid, with an older brother and recent wartime memories of German soldiers bivouacking in the small family house. Young Stanislav had no inkling he would grow up to be Stan Mikita, one of the greatest hockey players of all time .

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