Mike Desmond

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Council President Darius Pridgen is likely to visit Baltimore to get a personal look at what's happening and what lessons might be brought back here.

With new restaurants coming on line all of the time and more hotels in the works or under construction, Buffalo schools are preparing to train even more kids for those jobs of the future.

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It was 150 years ago today when Buffalo was filled to overflowing with people waiting to grieve over murdered President Abraham Lincoln.

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The dredges are coming again to the Buffalo River, as a ten-year, $100 million project to clean the river winds down.

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It's a word people hear all of the time: contract. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Justin Kloss talks about what that means

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When Frank Lloyd Wright designed the landmark Darwin D. Martin House in North Buffalo, he also designed the surrounding landscaping to maximize the effect of the combined building and vegetation. Most of it is gone, but not all.

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Erie County legislators have unanimously approved an expanded budget for repairing the county's tattered roads and bridges, badly dented by a winter which never seemed to end.

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A United Express flight Wednesday abruptly declared an emergency and landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

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Pioneer landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was celebrated Wednesday on Earth Day and for his birthday coming up on Sunday.

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With a packed house of Democrats in the hall in County Executive Mark Poloncarz' home city of Lackawanna, the incumbent made his re-election candidacy official with a rousing call for another term Tuesday evening.

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The small crowd endured the rain Monday afternoon outside City Hall as they called for legalizing marijuana in New York State.

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Citing the use of "strong images to connect with readers while conveying layers of meaning in a few words," Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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With the top of party tickets set, the political campaign for 2015 is underway. Democratic incumbent Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will face off against Republican state Assemblyman Ray Walter.

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Sister Simone Campbell is best known for organizing the Nuns on the Bus campaigns against social ills. As she continues to press her message, she made a stop in Buffalo Sunday.

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Workers injured on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, from medical care to one-shot payments. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Henry Tilson talks about how complicated it can all be.

The Start Up New York program received different reviews Thursday, at opposite ends of downtown Buffalo. Some Erie County legislators doubt the program's effectiveness while opinions were more favorable along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Erie county legislators want Mixed Martial Arts legalized in New York, the last state not to completely allow the matches.

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Despite a budget approaching $1 billion, Buffalo schools are facing a deficit. Officials announced a $10 million shortfall at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

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In recent years, presidential nominations of federal judges have become tangled in the politics of Washington. Locally, there are two federal court nominations stalled in process, Lawrence Vilardo and Denise O'Donnell.

It's getting safer and better to live in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood in the city's northeast corner. The latest crime reports were delivered to a public meeting Tuesday night in Westminster Community Charter.

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City Hall is starting to look at requiring some employers to provide sick days for workers.  Councilmember Michael LoCurto says many cities are now requiring some sick leave, mostly to keep sick people from showing up at work and infecting others.

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State Senator Marc Panepinto returned to his roots in the Ken-Ton school district Monday to push for opting out of today's ELA tests.

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UB's new men's basketball coach, Nate Oats, admits he's a no-name coach but he believes he's inheriting a strong program that is poised to be build upon one of the best seasons in school history.

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The day after the Sabres finished last in the National Hockey League for a second straight year, head coach Ted Nolan paid the price by being fired from the rebuilding hockey team.

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To no one's surprise, Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president and Erie County Democrats are rushing to push her candidacy.

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Eden Valley farmers like the Zittels were hammered by the November 2014 storm, a storm which hit the agricultural heartland of Erie County so rapidly that several greenhouses were left in ruins. They still sit there as farmers focus on preparing this year's crops.

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It was 800-years ago that King John signed the Magna Carta under pressure from nobles.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is out with a nearly $30 million road and bridge plan for the 2015 construction season, that's more than $8 million over what is included in the county budget.

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The Common Council chamber Thursday night was full supporters of participatory budgeting as they offered thoughts on how to give the public a voice in how the city spends its capital money.

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The push for FIOS is on again in Buffalo, with activists pushing the Public Service Commission to order Verizon to install the high-speed internet cabling in the city.

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