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After nearly a decade of planning and work,  the Cars Sharing Main Street project is starting to have the impact officials predicted.


Wegmans plans to stop carrying health and beauty products containing microbeads. 

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A majority of New Yorkers predict that the first woman will be elected President of United States in the coming year.

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KeyBank's proposed takeover of First Niagara Bank could hit a snag with one leader on Capitol Hill.  Sen. Charles Schumer is vowing to oppose the deal if it's going to cost the region jobs. 


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Solar City CEO and co-founder Lyndon Rive met with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer at the company's new RiverBend plant in South Buffalo on Tuesday.

Through his work on the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Tom Reed is able to take credit for work on tax policy to help farmers and small business. Now, he'd like to see wider tax policy changes in the coming year.


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There's apparently no end in sight to the pay differential between men and women. The ranking of new U.S. Census Bureau data, by Business First, shows men in the Buffalo area, on average, earn 39.1 percent more than women.

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A public hearing examining the suspension of BMHA commissioner Joe Mascia is scheduled to resume in Buffalo today, several months after he was recorded uttering racial slurs.


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Defense attorney Steven Cohen argued at a public hearing Friday that a recording of Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority resident commissioner Joe Mascia using the "n-word" to describe several local officials was taken out of context. Cohen also said Mascia was goaded into using it. 

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A new law being proposed would bar insurance companies from basing auto premiums based on socioeconomic factors.

The City of Tonawanda Police Department is the latest local agency equipping its officers with body cameras.

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For the first time in about 30 years, vehicles are driving in the 500 block of Main Street in Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown says it took many partners working together to get to this day.

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AMR, the new parent company of Rural Metro Ambulance, is vowing to  work with the local healthcare system to help reduce costs.


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A campaign is underway to change the Food and Drug Administration's 35-year-old ban on gay blood donors.

Convictions prompt calls for change in Albany

Dec 14, 2015
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Following the recent convictions of two former legislative leaders, New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senator Timothy Kennedy says more needs to be done to protect taxpayers. Meanwhile, the head of a government watchdog group suggests the time has come to curb potential conflicts-of-interest by making state legislators full-time employees.


New York state funding has been awarded to help clean up Scajaquada Creek. The Buffalo Sewer Authority will be receiving $1.815 million to restore a section of the creek, its floodplain and its wetlands.

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An audit of the Buffalo Urban League shows that Erie County taxpayers were overcharged thousands of dollars. A top official with the Urban League is disputing the findings.


With Congress passing the five-year transportation bill, nearly $16 billion will be coming to New York State for road and bridge repairs. That should help out the local governments which have been struggling with infrastructure issues.


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Repairs on Kenmore Avenue, between Military Road and Ontario Street, are complete.

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The United States is one step closer to banning the sale of personal care products containing microbeads following passage of legislation by Rep. Brian Higgins.


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New York's "blue laws" would be repealed under a legislative package proposed Tuesday by state Senator Timothy Kennedy.

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A "topping out" ceremony for the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital took place Monday


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Day services for local adults will be easier to access thanks to the late former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made a brief stop at the Buffalo City Mission to help serve lunch to a few dozen men on Friday.

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Some state lawmakers marked International Day of People with Disabilities on Thursday by calling attention to issues faced by the community. 


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Should the public's access to assault weapons be limited? Or are mass shootings a mental health issue? Questions continue to be raised following the latest incident of mass violence in San Bernardino, California.

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Delaware North is settling into its new world headquarters in Buffalo's Entertainment District.


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While some challenges remain, one expert believes there have been many positive economic developments for the Niagara Falls area.


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Changing Albany's revenue sharing formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino is going to take cooperation, according to Assemblyman John Ceretto (D-Lewiston). Ceretto says he heard about Senator Robert Ortt's recent proposal in the media. 

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Now that the holiday shopping season is underway some people may be wondering what to buy. Despite advances in digital technology, old fashioned print books remain a popular option. 


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