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Development coming to overlooked stretch of Main Street

There's going to be more renovation of Main Street's 500 block in Downtown Buffalo, a block of deteriorating buildings best known for decades as one where little happened.

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Tommaso Briatico

There's going to be more renovation of Main Street's 500 block in Downtown Buffalo, a block of deteriorating buildings best known for decades as one where little happened.


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A new poll finds that in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s numbers are rising while President Donald Trump’s are sinking.


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Buffalo schools are in the last stages of deciding who will be admitted to City Honors and Olmsted in the fall. These will be the first test of a new admissions process.


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A local father and son are breaking new ground in high-tech manufacturing. Scott and Zack Vader of East Amherst have developed a machine that prints metal parts.  


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More questions than answers have surfaced in the saga of a Buffalo's home school mother. The woman was initially charged with educational neglect because they were not in school. Child Protective Services also took the children from her custody. But in this week's Press Pass, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes who has uncovered some new revelations.  

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Not everyone in Buffalo is ready to welcome Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies just yet. Speakers gathered outside the offices of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to explain why they want state leaders to wait.


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Buffalo amateur hockey teams, one a junior college squad and the other made up of teenagers, are gaining national attention for the wrong reason. A player is suspended from classes and facing criminal charges while a youth hockey coach familiar to Buffalo Sabres fans is suspended indefinitely as the results of their alleged behavior in weekend games.


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This February has has been a weather roller coaster, with the temperature going from 22 degrees to 71 degrees in just 27 days.

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A company in downtown Buffalo creates and provides digitized learning programs for teachers to advance K-through 12-education. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited PLS 3rd Learning, a spin-off company from the University at Buffalo. 

A second round of training began Monday aimed at helping Buffalo police officers respond more effectively to people who are grappling with mental health crises.

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Students face a lot of challenges in today’s schools. What better place to find out about them than in the cafeteria? Join WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Western New York students for Cafeteria Chats.

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Heritage Moments: Louise Blanchard Bethune, Buffalo’s gift to architecture and women’s rights

Buffalonians often talk about famous architects like H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright who came to town, executed a commission or three, then left. They say little about such accomplished home-grown architects as Richard A. Waite, who designed the Ontario provincial parliament building in Toronto; James A. Johnson and E.B. Green, who designed many of Buffalo’s civic landmarks; or John Wade, designer of Buffalo’s greatest building, City Hall.

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The White House on Friday barred reporters from numerous major media outlets from participating in a regularly scheduled press briefing, triggering charges of retaliation from news executives.

New Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era memo that directed the Justice Department to reduce the use of private prisons, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports

Sessions writes in the order that returning to the Bureau of Prisons' earlier approach would provide flexibility.

Pawl Machcewicz is a man on the wrong side of history.

He is the director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland. After eight years and millions of dollars invested, Machcewicz rushed to open the museum temporarily last month before it was fully completed. Why? Because he feared that his museum, in its current form, was in danger of never being allowed to open.  

The Polish government has threatened to fire Machcewicz and merge this new, multimillion-dollar investment with another, yet-to-be-built museum.

The Trump administration is rescinding protections for transgender students in public schools.

The move by the Justice and Education departments reverses guidance the Obama administration publicized in May 2016, which said a federal law known as Title IX protects the right of transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities.

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