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Former New York Governor George Pataki is the latest Republican to enter the race for president. Pataki is  already in New Hampshire this week campaigning for votes.

Former NY governor George Pataki enters presidential race

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president. Pataki formally announced his candidacy late Thursday morning in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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Despite language barriers, one of the many refugee students at Lafayette High School in Buffalo has successfully completed his four years. WBFO'S Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the student, who created a powerful self-portrait in his art class displaying the strife he left behind in his home country and the difficulties he experienced while living in Buffalo.


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Buffalo has some great schools and would have even more, under proposals from a UCLA education researcher presented to the school board Wednesday night.


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Cosmetics and other products that end up polluting local waterways could soon be banned from store shelves in Erie County.


In the final weeks of the legislative session, groups are lobbying for some of the major remaining issues still on the table, including groups who want a property tax break for homeowners struggling to hold on to their houses.

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Dog bites are taking a huge bite out of the pocketbooks of American homeowners. Last year, dog bites and other dog-related injuries cost property owners more than $530 million in insurance claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Report: Sabres interviewing Bylsma

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A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head-coaching vacancy.

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There has been another round of park vandalism, this time at the Black Rock Canal Park in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood.

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How will Charter Communications purchase agreement of Time Warner Cable this week impact customers? One business expert believes consumers may see some improvements regarding their technology, but not with their bills.

This month, some police officers in Toronto began wearing body cameras. The controversial pilot program has been in the works for more than a year.

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Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore and school board member Carl Paladino don't always agree on very much, but both see new State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia as a positive sign of change in the Board of Regents.

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Led by Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore, there were teacher pickets in front of the South Buffalo home of School Board member Carl Paladino on Tuesday. The developer reacted by ordering in pizza and pop for the picketers.

Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

May 27, 2015
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Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.

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After months of debate over a new name, the island in the Niagara River off Ferry Street will apparently be called Unity Island.


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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol.

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People convicted of possessing or promoting child pornography could spend more time in jail. State Senator Tim Kennedy is proposing legislation that would increase the crime to a Class D felony.

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Buffalo is continuing the effort to pump up its waterfront. A popular eatery at the Erie Basin Marina is now in the process of getting a facelift. 

Gates Vascular doctors mark surgery milestone

May 26, 2015
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Doctors on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are marking a milestone.

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Niagara County native and former Sweet Home teacher MaryEllen Elia is now New York's education commissioner-elect. Elia was unanimously approved by the Board of Regents on Wednesday.

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Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates says the organization’s policy banning gay adults in leadership will see a change by October. That decision will be made with the input of supporters, the majority of which includes churches. Some of Western New York’s faith leaders say the outlook for church approval is uncertain.

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A major deal has been announced in the American cable and broadcasting business.

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Erin Kelly's new book "Kelly Tough" takes readers behind the scenes for a look at her father's battle with cancer.

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Construction workers have resumed building The Buffalo Zoo's $14 million Arctic Edge exhibit.


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The long search has started for a new president for D'Youville College, with current President Sister Denise Roche planning to retire next summer.


The June issue of Buffalo Spree is all about celebrating the start of summer.  Farmers markets are more plentiful and popular here than they’ve ever been.  Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to find out why.

Memorial Day ceremonies are taking place throughout Western New York today.  The event in the town of Poland, New York, features a keynote address from Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, who retired as an Air Force Colonel.


Assemblymember Michael Kearns says he's skeptical of putting the Buffalo Public Schools under mayoral control.


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With little time left in the State Legislature session, it's not clear if there is time for any action on Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes' proposal to shut down the elected city school board and replace it with one appointed by the mayor.


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UB's Educational Opportunity Center educates 1,900 each year, with many of the students over the age of 25.  At commencement last week, the EOC honored a past graduate whose success has defied labels.


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