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Planners are closer to a final design for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A Wednesday night meeting at the WNED studios gave the public a glimpse of what to expect.

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A federal grant will help sustain a tutoring program for young school students in Buffalo.

While the White House considers sending American special forces soldiers to Iraq, political forces are beginning to take sides. Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins says he does not support sending troops back to the troubled country.

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A special ceremony will be held this morning to honor a local World War II veteran for his service.

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Erie County's Head Start/Early Head Start early childhood education program is getting a big boost from Washington.

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More improvements are underway along Buffalo's waterfront. On Tuesday morning, elected leaders kicked off the reconstruction of Ohio Street.

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A magazine linked to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula cites Buffalo-Niagara in a new article about America's "failing and fruitless" war against terror.

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Washington is sending $169,000 into Buffalo's West Side to help with the improving housing picture.

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Congressional candidate Emin "Eddie" Egriu is demanding an end to the "war on weed."

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Another candidate has entered this fall's congressional race in New York's 26th District. Buffalo businessman Emin "Eddie" Egriu announced his campaign on the City's East Side Monday afternoon.


A former radio talk show host announced her candidacy for Congress Friday morning. Kathy Weppner will run as a Republican in New York's 26th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Democrat Brian Higgins.

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For the grand sum of $2, the entire picture of Buffalo's Outer Harbor changed Thursday when the NFTA signed legal papers turning over 354 acres of land to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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Rep. Brian Higgins says he is outraged after learning that three workers at Tonawanda Coke were injured in a January 31 explosion, contrary to what the company initially reported.

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An exhibit that honors the memory of former NBC newsman and South Buffalo native Tim Russert has found a new home at The Buffalo History Museum.

Business First is out with its list of the most influential people in Western New York. Rep. Brian Higgins tops this year's Power 250 list.

Higgins moves to keep Social Security office open

Feb 3, 2014

Congressman Brian Higgins is turning to legislative action to stop the decision to close the Social Security office in Amherst.

Buffalo-area Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins offered limited praise and some pointed criticism in response to President Obama's State of the Union speech.

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A pilot project designed to reduce congestion on the Peace Bridge got underway last week, but Rep. Brian Higgins says pre-inspection is not enough. Higgins is once again calling for a new span between Buffalo and Fort Erie.

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A federal budget bill released late Tuesday night includes funding to hire more border agents in Western New York.

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The year's end brings an anticipated new look for 2014. Among the rumored moves are possible new directions for Mayor Byron Brown and Congressman Brian Higgins.

Higgins says NFL blackouts unfair to Bills fans

Dec 20, 2013
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The Buffalo Bills will play their last home game of the season Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.  But if you don't have a ticket, you won't be able to see it.  The game will be blacked out on local television after failing to sell out. 

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People attending a fundraiser for Rep. Brian Higgins Monday night walked a gantlet of opponents to the South Buffalo Democrat, including Carl Paladino.

The Buffalo Bills have guaranteed a sellout for Sunday's game, ensuring that it will be seen on local television.

Higgins calls for action on Alzheimer's

Nov 14, 2013
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Buffalo Representative Brian Higgins took to the floor of Congress to bring attention to what he calls a "public health crisis," one that will cost the Nation $203 billion this year.

Tax credits move Roswell Park expansion forward

Nov 13, 2013
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A $6.3 million tax credit allocation will help advance construction of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Clinical Sciences Center.

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The federal government shutdown has sparked a great deal of finger pointing, much of which follows party lines.  Members of the  Western New York's Congressional delegation are following suit.

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A key partnership that will move cleanup of the Buffalo River forward was announced Monday. The newly-formed Buffalo Restoration Partnership will use $44 million to clean 6.2 miles of river sediment.

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The next phase of the Cars Sharing Main Street project was officially kicked off in downtown Buffalo Tuesday.

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It appears likely the U.S. will use force in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks by the regime of Syria's Bashar Assad. But the White House does not have the support of at least one member of the Western New York congressional delegation.

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In a push to eliminate what some drivers call a commuter tax on local residents, Rep. Brian Higgins is leading a fight to eliminate a 15-cent Thruway toll just outside of Buffalo.