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After recently being named president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Buffalo Niagara, Sabina Ramsey says the group is looking to "to create a movement, a new movement for women business owners here regionally."

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In making a million dollar investment, officials at Holland Central believe they will be the first area school district to equip all students and teachers with iPads and keyboards. "I firmly believe that our kids have to be at the top of their game," said Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos.

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More folks are visiting Niagara Falls and other parts of Niagara County.

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Silo City serves as center stage again for what's being called a presentation of new experimental music and sound art. Following Thursday night's preview, "Decay/Reverberate: Site Specific Sound at Silo City" will run through Sunday.

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City Honors is number one on the Business First high school rankings list for the second year in a row.  The Buffalo Public School nudged out Nardin Academy by less than a point to capture the top spot.

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Millard Fillmore Suburban is the first hospital in the area to partner with the Erie County Department of Health to provide a two-hour training on how to recognize a possible opioid drug overdose and administer the life-saving drug naloxone (trade name Narcan).

While hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is set to lend his name to Niagara-on-the-Lake's growing wine industry, the BPO has secured a long-term commitment to keep the growing star power JoAnn Falletta in Buffalo.  Jim Fink of Business First discusses those developments and more on WBFO's "Press Pass."


A new study from the University of Houston finds news media may influence racial bias.

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers are expect to take part in Torch Run ceremonies across Western New York this week for the upcoming Special Olympics.

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Last week, as UB's Center for 21st Century Music was about to embark on the 40th June in Buffalo music festival, an odd development occurred. Reports emerged that David Felder, the festival's director, had retired."I'm a very, very long way from retiring," Felder told WBFO.

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As the NCAA baseball tournament begins today, 11 teams will have at least one Canadian-born player on their rosters. With 12 players born north of the border, Canisius features more Canadians than any other team still in the hunt for the championship.

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The Buffalo Sabres got a solid consolation prize after losing out in the Mike Babcock sweepstakes last week. The team, on Thursday, hired Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma to succeed Ted Nolan, who was fired last month.

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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.

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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.

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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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The National Women's Hockey League opens this fall with four franchises, including the Buffalo Beauts who will play home games at HARBORCENTER. League commissioner Dani Rylan says fans can expect an entertaining, fast-paced game.


Sabres fans are hoping Stanley Cup-winning coach Mike Babcock will choose Buffalo for his next coaching gig. A reporter familiar with Babcock's time in Detroit weighed in on Wednesday's Morning Edition on WBFO.

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Jack Eichel looks confident in the World Hockey Championships, but is he ready for the NHL?

One year ago, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and his auto bureau staff set out on a "Donate Life" enrollment campaign with a goal of increasing the local number of registered organ donors by 30 percent. Thursday he announced that campaign was a success.

The City of Buffalo is seeking a development on Ellicott Street that would include a grocery store. "In economic development, one of the key telltale signs is landing a grocery store in a redeveloped area," said Jim Fink of Business First on WBFO's Press Pass.

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Just weeks after the interim tag was removed from her title, Dr. Candace Johnson, President and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, took part in an historic trip to Cuba. The journey provided a memorable start to the new leader's ambitious agenda for the legendary institution. 

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It was nearly 100 years ago that the ocean liner Lusitania sunk in the Irish Sea, claiming nearly 1,200 lives. Among those lost was Elbert Hubbard, the East Aurora philosopher, writer and marketing genius.

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Climate change and nature selfies are among the hot topics as we celebrate Earth Day today.

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In June of 2009, a 14-year-old freshman from Akron Central School District took her last breath in her mother's arms on the soccer fields in the town of Newstead after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. Annette Adamczak has since been working to teach thousands of students CPR in an effort to honor her late daughter, Emily.

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The powers that be have decided the time is right for removing the ice boom from Lake Erie, a right of passage into spring and a process that is more involved than many of us may realize. 

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Officials from Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and several area hotels are in Albany this week to promote Buffalo to those making decisions about where to hold meetings, conventions and sporting events.

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Stephen McKinley Henderson is known as a distinguished actor, director and professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Theater and Dance. Tonight, Henderson will speak candidly about his career during an appearance on UB's North Campus. 

The project represents a $70 million investment, but redeveloping the long-abandoned AM&A's store in downtown Buffalo has hit a snag. Last week, the Buffalo Planning Board delayed a vote on the project for two weeks.

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It's billed as a chance to get a first-hand look at how our international borders are protected. The Citizens Academy offered by the U.S. Border Patrol provides the public with a behind the scenes look at how the agency operates in Western New York.

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Crime victims in need of help paying medical bills or other related expenses can now apply for support from New York State online.