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Some refugees on Buffalo's West Side had the chance to meet a top state official on Wednesday. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul visited about 50 women learning the craft of textile arts at Stitch Buffalo.

A local Holocaust survivor says it's her duty to tell the world about life under Nazi control. Sophia Veffer says educating the public is important, especially in light of current events.


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The head of Niagara Tourism, John Percy, says he "sees no negatives" in turning off the American Falls.


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The latest grant awarded by the Ralph Wilson Foundation is going to end up benefiting thousands of local residents.


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Metro Bus riders who find their stop snowed-in should contact the property owner, not the NFTA.


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More growth is underway at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Seneca President Maurice John was among the officials who helped break ground on the $40 million project Thursday.


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Some members of the region's state delegation disagree over Governor Cuomo's $145 billion budget, though the reactions are generally mixed along party lines.


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The NFTA is rolling out dozens of new energy efficient buses.


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Advocates are once again blasting Albany over its plan to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center.

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With Governor Andrew Cuomo preparing to release his proposed budget next week, State Senator Timothy Kennedy is asking Cuomo to expand child care.

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Federal regulators are moving ahead with plans to ship nuclear waste from Canada across the Peace Bridge, drawing outrage from Congressman Brian Higgins.


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Find the Good Within. That's the theme of this year's Catholic Charities Appeal.

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An industrial accident at the Tonawanda Coke facility on River Road has claimed the life of a 60-year-old man.    

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Buffalo is back in the spotlight. And not for its weather. The city will be the subject of a new series on Yahoo! News hosted by Katie Couric.


New York state is ramping up the fight against human trafficking. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and a new panel's been formed to address the issue.

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U.S. Congressman Tom Reed said under the Second Amendment, gun ownership is a fundamental individual freedom.


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For the first time ever, two females hold key roles in the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Acting D.A. Michael Flaherty has named Donna Milling, First Assistant District Attorney. And Colleen Curtin Gable has been appointed Chief of Homicide.

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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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