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Rendering: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

Along with being honored on the redesigned $20 bill, Harriet Tubman is going to be featured at a new interpretive center in Niagara Falls.


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A local political party leader is getting into the ring against two-term Assemblyman Ray Walter.

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A controversial Outer Harbor project could be considered as early as next week by Buffalo's Preservation Board. Local developer Gerry Bucheit wants to replace the old Freezer Queen plant off Fuhrmann Boulevard with a 23-story apartment building.


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An Erie County Sheriff's Deputy is behind bars for allegedly smuggling drugs into the Holding Center in downtown Buffalo.

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Ahead of New York's presidential primary on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton returned to Buffalo to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton.  A recent poll released by her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, shows Clinton just six points ahead of Sanders in New York state. 


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Rules that restrict New York residents from voting in Tuesday's primary "defy logic," according to Assemblyman Sean Ryan. He is co-sponsoring a bill with Senator Tim Kennedy that would streamline the state's nearly 90-year-old law.

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting in Amherst Thursday. He immediately took on a question about his comment about "New York values" and then drew cheers from the audience of about 300 invited guests when he declared, "we will beat Donald Trump in Cleveland."

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Residents should know later today if Erie County will try to address the countywide epidemic of fatal drug overdoses. A new opioid addiction hotline is in the proposed budget that county lawmakers are scheduled to vote on this afternoon.

The Erie County Legislature is scheduled to vote Thursday on the proposed 2016 budget. But some lawmakers may reject plans for the $18 million surplus.

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Sunday marks the return of Free Admission Week at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Director Janne Siren says the first free week in 2015 "was a huge success."

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Orange Work Zone signs should start going up soon on roads owned by Erie County. The Legislature's Economic Development Committee signed off on a $26.8 million highway improvement plan on Tuesday.

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In an effort to clear its name, the Buffalo Urban League is taking the Office of Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw to court. The Urban League contends that Mychajliw's December 9th report is "filled with factual errors - and does not follow accounting standards."


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Cory Booker, a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, talked to a small group of seniors in Buffalo on Monday about the upcoming election.

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Hillary Clinton expressed her faith in Buffalo's future and took some credit for helping spur the city's economic rebound while serving as a U.S. Senator while making a campaign push in downtown Buffalo Friday.


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Hillary Clinton is scheduled to bring her campaign for president to Buffalo Friday. Despite Clinton's sizable lead in delegates, the stakes are high for her in New York.


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An effort to save lives sparked a lengthy and heated discussion in Old Erie County Hall on Thursday.


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The new state budget includes several projects designed to transform Buffalo's transportation infrastructure. Gov. Andrew Cuomo provided highlights Wednesday before a packed house at the Buffalo Museum of Science. 


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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is gearing up for what's being called a "monumental" public art installation this summer, one that's going to alter several structures across the City of Buffalo.


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A new branding campaign is in the works for Niagara Falls. The President and CEO of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, John Percy, says removing the Robert Moses Parkway downtown and the upgrades being made to the State Park will put a green focus on the American Falls.

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Ahead of New York's presidential primary April 19th, a new Quinnipiac University Poll shows a "home-court" advantage for each party's front runner.


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The investigation continues into what police are calling a murder-suicide in Orchard Park.


It has been nearly two years to the day since the New Stadium Working Group met for the first time. It was highly touted following the death of former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson as a way of keeping the team in Buffalo.

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A young Buffalo man is behind bars charged with shooting eight people, two of them fatally.

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The race for the White House will likely wind through Western New York soon. The state's presidential primary is three weeks away and one of the nation's most powerful Democrats says New York is at play.


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In Buffalo's Delaware Park on Monday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said a proposed 30% cut would devastate the Clean Water Act.

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New York's senior senator is taking a cautious approach to claims by some NFL team owners that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium.


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More local streets need to be "Complete Streets." That's according to advocates pushing to make Buffalo more pedestrian friendly.

New York State

A big addition is on the way for Niagara Falls State Park. It was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and it's recognized as the oldest state park in the nation.


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A week after Buffalo's Comptroller voiced concerns about the BMHA's outstanding debt the Common Council signed off on another loan for the Housing Authority.


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Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone joined leaders of Catholic Charities Tuesday in announcing the results of Appeal Week 2016. Malone say just over $8 million has been raised, so far.

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Congressman Chris Collins is trying to distance himself from one of the dozen companies "in which he maintains a financial interest." And also from "the workers who receive a paycheck" from the companies.


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