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Key Buffalo Billion investment SolarCity loses more than 25% of stock value

Its manufacturing center, still under construction, represents one of the most significant investments under New York State's "Buffalo Billion." But renewable energy company SolarCity's stock value plummeted more than 29 percent Wednesday, and has lost nearly half its value since the start of 2016.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new economic development that will bring a combined 1,400 jobs to Buffalo and Dunkirk over the next decade.

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Buffalo Police have located a missing mother and her three young children who went missing Wednesday.

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It’s not your average emergency vehicle. It can float on water and glide over huge snow mounds, helping emergency responders get to places that are difficult or impossible to access by foot.

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Leaders at the Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo want to purchase a former city school building for expansion.  An informational session was held Wednesday evening where the proposal was presented to parents and the board of trustees.  But as WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley learned, some parents are in opposition.

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Details and budgets are still being worked out but the rough outlines of the futures of Lafayette and East High Schools were approved by the school board Wednesday night.


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The tech world continues to be dominated by men. However, more women are adding terms like "coder" and "game developer" to their resumes.


Governor Cuomo’s Administration has released a report that it says shows the benefits of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next few years.  Business groups charge the study is biased.


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KeyCorp is running into more opposition over its proposed purchase of Buffalo based First Niagara Financial Group.


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Think Scajaquada Boulevard not Expressway. The state Department  of Transportation is prepared to spend $100 million to turn the road into what it calls an urban boulevard in harmony with the surrounding community.


On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about an ugly loss to the Florida Panthers, the continued development of young forward Sam Reinhart and the chances the near cellar-dwelling Sabres again find themselves with a high draft pick.


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Heritage Moments: Red Jacket vows ‘While I live, you will get no more lands of the Indians’

During the American Revolution, the Seneca Nation’s lands covered practically the entire Niagara Frontier. But by 1819, their territory had dwindled to five tracts covering only about 130 square miles. All along, the Seneca clan chief Red Jacket opposed the sales, as well as what he saw as other encroachments on Indian self-determination.
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Investigative Post: Decades later, state says Love Canal landfill poses risk to the public

State environmental officials insisted for decades that residents living on the North Tonawanda-Wheatfield border had nothing to fear from the Love Canal waste buried in a neighboring landfill. Then, last year, they declared the landfill a Superfund site, even after 80 truckloads of contaminated soil originally removed from Love Canal were hauled away. Residents, many of whom report serious illnesses, are understandably upset. Dan Telvock, with our partner Investigative Post, dug through documents and filed this report.
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