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This week's arrest of nearly three dozen immigrants, in Hamburg and Grand Island, is being denounced by local faith leaders, organized labor, and immigrant rights advocates.

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New research released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation shows the city of Buffalo's older, smaller buildings and neighborhoods are "irreplaceable assets."


A plan to fix outdated water and sewer lines may go to voters in November. Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure improvement fund as part of his budget plan. The money would also boost water quality programs around the state.


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In recent years - the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has become "the place to be" for entrepreneurs and new companies.


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Increased activity helped Erie County Medical Center finish 2016 with strong results.


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The Buffalo area can claim the new leader of Somalia as one of its own. 

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A new suite of reports on the local labor market has been released to help attract businesses and talent to Western New York.

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North Tonawanda based Confer Plastics has expanded its product line and workforce with the help of low-cost hydropower.

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A local health insurer is simplifying the way its members access care. BlueCross BlueShield is eliminating its preauthorization requirement on many services. 


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The leader of the region's private sector economic development organization is concerned about President Trump's executive order on immigration. And the impact it will have on Buffalo's refugee community.


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The controversial immigration executive order signed Friday by President Trump does more than ban visitors from some Muslim-majority countries. It also requires a new tracking system for every traveler, including U.S. citizens, that could cause the Peace Bridge and local economy to suffer.  

Confidence among hundreds of chief executive officers is up across New York nine points. That's according to the 10th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey.

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Some local state lawmakers want the public to help bring Uber and Lyft to Buffalo and all of upstate.

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation's controversial Elmwood Village project is undergoing a "major shift." The Williamsville based company is pulling its demolition permits for the Arbor site, on the west side of Elmwood Avenue, between Potomac and Bidwell.

The air along Scajaquada Creek, and some park lakes in Buffalo, should be easier to breathe soon. A restoration project is underway that should help eliminate odor and other problems along the waterway. 


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


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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.

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


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The public's first chance to weigh in on a site for Buffalo's proposed new train station is Thursday in Common Council chambers. Plans will be presented for an alternative to the much talked about Central Terminal and Canalside locations. 

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A few hundred people took part in a Martin Luther King Day prayer vigil and rally to oust Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School Board on Monday. The effort is being sponsored by a broad-based coalition. Later that night, Buffalo parents, students, educators and community members gathered to draft official affidavits in support of the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization appeal to New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to remove Paladino.

 

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled new legislation in Cheektowaga Friday to protect seniors from financial scams.

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A landmark on Buffalo's West Side should remain standing for years into the future thanks in large part to New York taxpayers. WBFO's Chris Caya has more on a major restoration project slated for First Presbyterian Church, the home of Buffalo's oldest congregation.    

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A developer's plan to put a hole in the heart of the Elmwood Village is not sitting well with local residents.


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A series of fights between prison inmates forced state officials to lockdown the Attica Correctional Facility. In some cases, violent incidents involved illegal weapons.


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Starting this spring a company with local roots will be taking over event management at Canalside.


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If Congressional leaders follow through on their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, millions of New Yorkers could lose their coverage and local taxpayers may feel the pain. 


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Ahead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional State of the State Address in Buffalo Monday, there is a new push to make ridesharing a priority this session. A diverse group turned out at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Thursday to voice their support. 


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For the first time in more than 60 years, the City of Buffalo has updated zoning laws on its books. The new Green Code was been signed into law by Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday.

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An internal investigation continues after a Buffalo Police Officer drove a patrol vehicle into a man threatening another officer with a butcher knife on Saturday.


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A new era in health care begins Tuesday, with the opening of the Oishei Children's Outpatient Center at Main and High Streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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