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Millennials reversing Buffalo's brain drain reputation

Finding good jobs is a must for young professionals who aim to stay in the region. Just ten years ago, Buffalo was hardly an oasis for young professionals who were looking to make their mark. But things are changing, and many millennials are seeing Buffalo in a new light.
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Karibu News, a newspaper focused on the immigrant and refugee community, celebrated its one year anniversary this weekend.

Work begins today on a $10 million project to build a new bridge to carry Harlem Road over an upstream section of the Buffalo River. But while the bridge will replace the current century-old bridge, that bridge will remain in use until the project is complete.


Buffalo public schools will have an additional $18 million to spend on rehabilitating school buildings, thanks to the refinancing of older bonds at current, lower interest rates.


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It may be more common on a larger college campus or university, but at Canisius College two young women have traveled thousands of miles to attend the school on Main Street in Buffalo. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the students are from Micronesia.

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Finding good jobs is a must for young professionals who aim to stay in the region. Just ten years ago, Buffalo was hardly an oasis for young professionals who were looking to make their mark. But things are changing, and many millennials are seeing Buffalo in a new light.


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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is offering Metro Bus and Rail riders a nice reward for sharing their thoughts on its new fare system. The old one is being replaced with technology.


House Speaker Ryan to appear in Buffalo for fundraiser

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is coming to Western New York to appear in two scheduled fundraisers, one in Buffalo and the other in Rochester, to raise funds that will be used to boost Republican congressional candidates as the GOP rallies to keep its majority this November.


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On a night where downtown Buffalo hosted a giant rubber duck, Kanye West, and superheroes at Coca-Cola field, other areas of the city fell victim to violence.

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The Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca is celebrating "Americana" Sunday afternoon.

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The 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival wrapped up Saturday night with a performance by Curtis Stigers. The festival featured live music on four stages along Center Street.

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Here in Japan, the buckwheat noodles known as soba are a staple. Nowhere more so than in the mountains of the southern island of Shikoku. The soil there is poor.

At the start of the school year, Stephen Brooks likes to ask students at Dartmouth College to look around the globe and choose a region where they think the U.S. could pull back. Would they shrink the U.S. footprint in Western Europe, East Asia or the Middle East?

We're not going to bury the lead here: Bob Ross' hair was actually straight. Just ask his longtime business partner Annette Kowalski, who knew Ross better than anyone — he had just gotten out of the Air Force, and was unsuccessfully trying to make a living as a painter, she says.

"He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts. So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again," Kowalski explains.

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Heritage Moments: Love Canal and the Niagara Falls housewives who shook the world

Some 40 years after chemicals were first observed bubbling from the ground at Love Canal, the health risks resulting from the poisoning of the Niagara Falls, N.Y., neighborhood are still making headlines today. Yet we sometimes forget that the Love Canal disaster might have amounted to little more than a footnote, were it not for the relentless defiance of a group of average citizens. Without the efforts of those citizens – most of them housewives -- the modern environmental movement as we know it today might not exist.
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Testing questions raise concerns about Buffalo's drinking water

Neighborhoods on the city’s East and Lower West Sides are “ground zero” for the worst lead poisoning problems in all of Upstate New York. Lead paint is considered the culprit, but the crisis in Flint, Michigan, has raised questions about the safety of the drinking water in cities like Buffalo.
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