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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has vetoed an action by the Erie County Legislature.

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The 23rd annual Garden Walk Buffalo will be held this weekend.

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A political rift has developed between the County Executive's office and the leadership of the Erie County Water Authority.

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State-wide students are showing some increases in proficiency in Common Core testing. New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issued results late Friday afternoon from this spring's ELA and Math Standardized testing students in 3rd through 8th grade. 

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The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and Outer Harbor Management unveiled unique wooden benches at Wilkeson Pointe Friday.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the handcrafted benches were created by students at The Foundry in Buffalo.  

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Residents of South Buffalo are taking action after learning that a "White Lives Matter" rally has been planned for Cazenovia Park on Saturday. 

The conventions are over. The political stage has been set for what's expected to be a historic contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  The candidates will spend the next 101 days on the campaign trail.

WBFO was the only radio station in the Buffalo region that assigned a reporter to cover both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt interviewed dozens of political operatives. She talked with WBFO News Director Brian Meyer.


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Hillary Clinton made history Thursday night, becoming the first woman to accept a major political party's nomination for the presidential election. As one might expect, the local leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties offered mixed reviews of her speech, including whether she solidified her party's support.


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The National Lacrosse League has announced the five finalists for its Class of 2016 ballot. Two new nominees, including retired Buffalo Bandit John Tavares, have been selected by the league's Hall of Fame Committee.

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There is no easy fix to the delays heading in to Canada on the region's international bridges, according to a member of Ontario's Provincial Parliament.


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Some area high school students set aside their summer break this week to attend a three-day leadership program. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports nearly 50-students attended the Steve Tasker Self-Leadership Experience at Canisius College.

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Either a lot of people are suing Erie County or it's going to cost a lot of money to settle the outstanding lawsuits. That's one conclusion you could draw from Thurday's action by the County Legislature to add $1 million to the county's Risk Retention Fund.


Buffalo News reporter Bob McCarthy is getting ready to head home after four days of covering the Democratic National Convention. In a conversation with WBFO Friday morning, he talked about his overall impressions of the convention, Governor Andrew Cuomo's primetime address and Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech.


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The City of Buffalo will continue its weekly recycling collections under a new contract approved by the Common Council this week.


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Governor Cuomo got his moment on the convention stage Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for Giusseppe Reinhart, who disappeared Tuesday after departing for a fishing trip on Lake Erie.  The search for the 37-year-old Niagara Falls, ON man was one of the largest in recent years for the Coast Guard.

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The lake sturgeon can live over 100 years, weigh over 200 pounds and grow up to eight feet long. But it has had a fragile existence in the Great Lakes region.


MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS packs a lot of drama into 90 minutes at the Shaw Festival's Courthouse Theatre in a play, set in the 1950s, that looks at many issues, including apartheid.  Classically trained but a "behind the scenes" Hollywood star, Marni Nixon, who sang for stars who couldn't, passed away this week. And the Buffalo Infringement Festival 2016 has too many offerings to list, so you'd be wise to visit the website.

NFTA, union remain at contract impasse seven years later

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A majority of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's unionized workers, including mechanics and bus drivers, have been working without a new contract since 2009. They hoped their presence at Thursday's NFTA board meeting would break a stalemate. But the union and management remain apart not only on terms but also on the opinion of whether there's even an offer on the table.


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The State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a wild turkey of a survey this August.

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Even though the state Legislature is off for the summer, a hearing is planned in Albany to look at the Cuomo Administration's job creation programs. 


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St. Bonaventure University hosted an STEM camp featuring international high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports the students came from China, Spain & the U.S. to work on a variety of projects to enhance their learning in a cross-culture atmosphere.

Before Hillary Clinton makes her big speech Thursday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is waiting to find out what time he will address the convention, and whether he can live up to the legacy of his father's "Two Cities" speech from 32 years ago. WBFO's Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt shared her thoughts from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


As Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, two former mayors of New York City discussed the merits of the two rival candidates. Buffalo News reporter Bob McCarthy joined us from Philadelphia this morning with his impressions of Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention.


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Foreign trade deals are a contentious issue at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Now New York’s Senior Senator Chuck Schumer is weighing in, saying he is against the Trans Pacific Partnership proposal, known as the TPP.

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The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy wants to generate extra revenue by expanding the catering service operating in Delaware Park into a full-time restaurant. The Conservancy made their case Wednesday night in a public meeting at Buffalo Seminary.


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A southern Ontario county near the north shore of Lake Erie has an unusual problem and it's causing divisions among advocates for animal rights. As WBFO Canada correspondent Dan Karpenchuk reports, many are calling it a "cat-astrophe."


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The United States Coast Guard in Buffalo and several other agencies continue an extensive search along Lake Erie for a missing Niagara Falls, Ontario fisherman.

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A Buffalo man faces up to 15 years in jail after pleading guilty Wednesday to felony possession of a weapon. Arthur Jordan, 22, also faces separate federal charges of threatening police officers on social media.

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Elected officials on both sides of the border plan to discuss the ongoing delays travelers face entering Canada.

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