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On the day Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States of America, numerous venues in Western New York hosted events to mark Inauguration Day.

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College students from Western New York traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the trip is used as a learning experience for students.  

Local congressmen offer thoughts on Inauguration Day

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Two Western New York Republican members of Congress are among those looking forward with excitement to today's inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. Meanwhile, while many Democrats have indicated they'll skip the proceedings, one Buffalo-area Democrat says he'll be there.


Follow NPR's live blog of Inauguration Day for news highlights, analysis, photos and videos from Washington, D.C., throughout the day.

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A City of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for his role in a deadly boat crash on Ellicott Creek in June of 2015.

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Rhetoric dismissing international trade deals has been a central theme for President-elect Donald Trump. While the future of such agreements remains in question, some local officials are arguing the benefits of one trade deal: the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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One of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development programs is being downsized in his new state budget. Start-Up NY is being rebranded as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.


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Are you a biking enthusiast who is looking for a safer, more expansive network of trails?

After the holidays, the theater scene takes a moment to get back in gear, but this weekend, BANG!, we're back and running with seven, count 'em, seven openings. We have a play with incidental music (AMADEUS), an operetta ("PIRATES"), and an actual modern musical (42nd STREET). We have a scary play, familiar because of the Hitchcock movie, (DIAL M FOR MURDER) and scary play familiar because of many, many movies (FRANKENSTEIN), as well as a not-so-familiar drama about a family's coming apart (MARIELA IN THE DESERT). And we have a play about something that scares us all.... getting older, less vital, and more marginalized, with STEVE, presented as part of the Buffalo United Artist's 25th anniversary year. For a conversation between Theater Talk's Peter Hall and Irish Classical's Vincent O'Neill and Fortunato Pezzimenti, click here.

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New York Attorney General on Thursday issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under Republican President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

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Nearly as many people are expected in the nation’s capital to protest Donald Trump as there are to attend his inauguration. Among the 250,000 people who received a ticket to the event is a World War II veteran from Western New York who is proud to have defended the rights of protestors, but upset by politicians choosing not to attend.


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The committee formed by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to determine where the city's future Amtrak station will go held its first public hearing Thursday morning in City Hall.


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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is ramping up the fight against the growing opioid crisis by restoring a standalone narcotics bureau. Nineteen days into the new year, there have been 19 suspected overdose deaths in the county.

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The International Joint Commission will hold a public hearing at the WNED|WBFO studios on March 28, as part of an effort to gather comments on its draft progress report for the Great Lakes region.

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A Washington-based organization for higher education is waiting to see what type of education policies will be enacted by the Trump administration. This week the nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, appeared before a Senate committee for a tough round of questions at a confirmation hearing. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to the leader of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (ASCU). 

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For the first time since Carl Paladino’s remarks against the Obamas in an Artvoice wish list article ignited widespread controversy, the public got the chance to have their comments heard on record during a meeting of the Buffalo School Board. Plenty took the opportunity, and – for the first time – so did school Superintendent Kriner Cash.


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Since late 2009, she has led Region 2 of the Environmental Protection Agency, which includes New York State. Judith Enck, who was appointed to her post as Administrator is in her final week on the job and is reflecting on accomplishments, both locally and at the national level.


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A Buffalo man brought his murder trial to a halt when he pleaded guilty to beating and strangling his estranged girlfriend.

More than a dozen local groups plan to mark the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump by taking part in "Buffalo Resistance Weekend."


It is not just facts and figures about what taxes to collect and how to spend them. Governor Cuomo's budget plan  also contains unrelated changes — everything from allowing ride-hailing services to expand in the state to enacting ethics reforms.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to tweak one of his signature economic development programs.

The roller coaster ride that has been the 2016-17 season continues for the Buffalo Sabres, who are still struggling to find consistency in their game. On this week's Behind The Bench, reporter Bill Hoppe talks about how the team compares with their cross-border rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have undergone a similar rebuild in recent years, and how some of general manager Tim Murray's moves have left the team with holes and question marks throughout the lineup.


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As Republicans set the wheels in motion to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, local activist are urging Congressman Chris Collins and his peers not to end the health care plan unless they've got a replacement ready to go.


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The Buffalo Board of Education is expected to vote on a resolution Wednesday night that would petition the State Education Commissioner to remove Carl Paladino.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization is also preparing to file an application for Paladino's removal.

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A former Boy Scout leader who tricked a troop member into sending him sexually explicit pictures of himself has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. 

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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of an ocelot kitten.

In what’s being billed as a first-of-a-kind local conference, experts are meeting with clergy members Wednesday in hopes of better preparing them to deal with the opioid epidemic.

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In the end, it wasn't much of a contest as Depew residents overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have brought an end to the village.  The final vote saw 3,006 showing their support of the village; only 1,165 wanted Depew to dissolve.

Locals leave for D.C. as others boycott inauguration

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Add local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter to the list of Democrats not attending Friday’s presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

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