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The family of a now-deceased World War II veteran was presented with the military medals he earned during his service at a ceremony in North Tonawanda on Tuesday. 

Panelists say Buffalo ‘Renaissance’ is real

Dec 5, 2014
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Buffalo’s ‘Renaissance’ is real, at least if you ask the panelists who participated in a forum held at Niagara University Friday. The hour-long discussion put together by university students, focused on the dynamics that are helping to change the city’s image.

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Relief could be on the way people who lost a paycheck because of last month's snow storm. But the region must first be declared a disaster area.

Higgins, Weppner debate at St. Joe's

Oct 29, 2014
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A debate between Democrat incumbent Rep. Brian Higgins and Republican challenger Kathy Weppner took place at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Wednesday morning. The candidates are vying for the 26th Congressional District seat.

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With the emergence of lone wolf terrorists and the arrival of Ebola from West Africa, protecting America's borders is getting more difficult, so says Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins.

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Funding dedicated for Buffalo's waterfront should be spent on parkland, not parking ramps, according to Rep. Brian Higgins.

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Rep. Brian Higgins and Assemblyman Sean Ryan are speaking out against the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation's proposal for Outer Harbor redevelopment, which calls for a big emphasis on new housing.  

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A new mission could be coming to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. As part of President Obama's recently announced initiative to advance solar deployment and energy efficiency, the base could become a training site for veterans seeking a career in the growing field.

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Jobs and medical breakthroughs could be at stake unless Washington boosts funding for the National Institutes of Health.

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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

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The owners of the Buffalo Sabres have been chosen to be the new owners of the Buffalo Bills. Terry and Kim Pegula have made the winning bid to take ownership of the storied NFL franchise.

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Shortly after the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff was confirmed,Congressman Brian Higgins joined the growing call for an international response.

Niagara Street being beautified into city gateway

Aug 20, 2014
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A major gateway construction project will begin in downtown Buffalo this week. The $16.3 million multi-phase roadway rehabilitation will extend along Niagara Street.

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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says he’s opposed to the FCC’s sports blackout rule. Pai made the announcement alongside Congressman Brian Higgins in Buffalo Tuesday.

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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.

Ohio Street makeover starting to take shape

Aug 5, 2014
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The $11.3 million redevelopment of Ohio Street is starting to take shape in Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown, Congressman Brian Higgins and Commissioner of Public Works Steven Stepniak provided an update Tuesday on the land-bridge, which is expected to help further public and private investment into the city.

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Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement about the risks of transporting nuclear waste over the Peace Bridge.

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The sign on UB's new Educational Opportunity Center now includes the name of former Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur Eve, the man behind a variety of programs and centers to expand educational opportunity.

A new Social Security Administration satellite office is expected to open in Williamsville. Rep. Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced Monday a plan to open the satellite office inside of the Village of Williamsville Hall.

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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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Local Democratic politicians are defending Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion in the wake of an attack from Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino.

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A new group unveiled plans to develop an amateur and professional sports complex on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Monday.

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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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Homeland Security is adding more customs and border patrol officers to Western New York border crossings.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has ordered that flags at all county buildings be flown at half staff  in honor of Ralph Wilson Jr.

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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.