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Press Pass: Building repeat business for Buffalo's emerging film industry

Film crews are becoming commonplace in Western New York. During a recent day, as many as four crews were working on a variety of film projects in the area. With that success noted, the challenge now for local officials is to keep filmmakers coming back to the region.
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The Buffalo School Board is expected to interview another candidate Tuesday for schools superintendent. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says he is the former Memphis Schools Superintendent.

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The Parkside Community Association is continuing its push for improved traffic safety as the community prepares for National Night Out this evening.

Aaron Kromer rejoins Bills for training camp

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Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has rejoined the team in time for its night practice at training camp.

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Washington is putting up money into encouraging Western New York entrepreneurs.


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With the topping off today of the Solar City plant in South Buffalo, attention is shifting from the jobs of construction to the jobs of operations.


Film crews are becoming commonplace in Western New York. During a recent day, as many as four crews were working on a variety of film projects in the area. With that success noted, the challenge now for local officials is to keep filmmakers coming back to the region.

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Arafat Nagi, the Lackawanna man facing federal charges for supporting the Islamic state terror group ISIL, is  "one bad apple, says Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski.  The city is trying to move forward after once again being thrust in to the national spotlight.   


President Obama’s plan for national standards to curb power plant emissions is based, in part, on a cap and trade type program already existence in New York.

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In light of recently released videos featuring Planned Parenthood officers discussing the sale of aborted fetal parts, one Western New York member of Congress is supporting the suspension of federal funds to the organization. But in a Monday conference call, Tom Reed suggested Planned Parenthood can take steps to avoid that.

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Some Lackawanna residents and elected officials are crying foul over plans to rebury toxic waste at the former Bethlehem Steel plant along Route 5.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon said a petition with over a thousand signatures was delivered to New York's Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday. Dixon said, the DEC's plan doesn't go far enough to clean up the former steel plant site. She says the redevelopment underway on Buffalo's waterfront shouldn't stop at the city line.

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State moves closer to equal treatment for mental and physical health care

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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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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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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