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State of University highlights: Affordability, college completion and new foundation

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her final State of the University Address Monday in Albany. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says she highlighted progress made by SUNY in the past decade.

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One of the chief arguments over the state budget will be whether to renew an income tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest. The debate stands next to Governor Cuomo's push to create new initiatives, such as free tuition at state colleges and universities.


A Wisconsin town is getting a lot of attention these days -- on the issue of drinking water.

 

Waukesha lies outside the Great Lakes basin, but it has received permission to take water from Lake Michigan. Officials are still debating the impact of the precedent-setting decision – and a group of mayors is challenging the town’s action.

 

Meanwhile, Waukesha is moving full speed ahead.  


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The list of refreshments available at local movie theaters may be expanded soon.


The Buffalo Zoo

In a landslide vote by more public participants than ever before, the Buffalo Zoo’s new baby ocelot has been named Nico.

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As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer.

Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries around the world. They have tried to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump's agenda, and support of women's rights and human rights in general.

Dense fog follows unseasonably warm Saturday

Jan 22, 2017
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Dense fog spread over much of the region Sunday morning. The National Weather Service warned motorists to slow down and be prepared for rapid changes in visibility. Conditions were expected to improve as the day goes on.

NAACP leader anxious about Trump presidency

Jan 22, 2017

More African-Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump in November's election. That was especially true in Buffalo. So local leaders like the Reverend Mark Blue of the NAACP are anxious following Trump's inauguration.

Making good on his promise to get started on "Day 1," President Trump and his administration got right to work on Friday, taking steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and announcing the reversal of their predecessors' plans to reduce mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan Saturday to require health insurers to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost.

Buffalo School Board member Larry Quinn says he will file a complaint against Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold for her failure to notify him of a secret meeting last Tuesday.

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The Trump administration has moved into the White House, and that has Democrats looking toward the future. It may seem far away, but the 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner, and Democrats are hoping they can regain seats.

Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales), editor and publisher of “Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales,” joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the 2018 Senate race.

From the emoluments clause to the Trump Foundation to his Washington hotel, many questions remain about President Donald Trump’s business ventures and how they’ll intersect with his new role as president.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr) about some of Trump’s ongoing potential conflicts of interest as the new administration begins.

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As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer.

Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries around the world. They have tried to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump's agenda, and support of women's rights and human rights in general.

Making good on his promise to get started on "Day 1," President Trump and his administration got right to work on Friday, taking steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and announcing the reversal of their predecessors' plans to reduce mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans.

A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first."

Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated themes from his historic and divisive campaign message, describing children in poverty, schools in crisis and streets pocked with crime and "carnage."

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