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WBFO's Mike Desmond

Speaking Tuesday night at Niagara University, a daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called on America to build bridges, and not walls, to end national divisiveness.

Karen DeWitt

Eight protesters were arrested outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Tuesday as they called for more money for legal aid services for the state’s poorest.


Jeffrey Bochiechio

There's another proposal for new housing at Delaware and Bedford, after an earlier plan floundered under fire from neighbors.

The New York Civil Liberties Union says they and fellow legal advocates have representatives on the ground to assist anyone still affected by President Donald Trump's immigration orders, including the one barring entry from a selected set of nations that the White House considers terror breeding grounds. Meanwhile, local workshops are being planned to assist any new arrivals by advising them of their rights.


WBFO's Mike Desmond

In a mosque on Buffalo's West Side filled with immigrants - many recent immigrants - there is concern about what President Trump's executive order on immigration will do to them, their dreams and their families.

rendering from Ciminelli Real Estate

Ciminelli Real Estate has pulled back part of its ambitious $40 million development near Elmwood and Bidwell. The developer, however, remains committed to building its Reverie project at Elmwood and Potomac.


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree

The February issue of Buffalo Spree is all about being a vegetarian in Western New York -- from where to find the freshest vegetables to creative vegetarian menu choices at restaurants.

Still, Buffalo is a meat-eating city that celebrates wings and beef on weck. So, in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata said it can be difficult to be a vegetarian here.

From the February issue:

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Local agencies who assist new arrivals to Buffalo from other parts of the world are joining the chorus of critics reacting to President Trump's recent executive order barring entry into the U.S. by people from a selection of nations that, according to the White House, are known terror breeding grounds.


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Buffalo Police officers have had a plan in place since last year to address cases when officers deal with individuals who do not speak English as a first language. But lawmakers recently heard from individuals within the immigrant community who suggest it's not necessarily going as smoothly as planned.


New York State Snowmobile Association

Some say there's no better cure for cabin fever than snowmobiling. It's big business in New York State. Marketers in the state capital recently launched a campaign to promote winter tourism.

New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering his top attorneys to help defend detainees and their families affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants. The assistance comes in the midst of the second day of protests across the nation, including at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.


U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

Some Canadian airlines are unsure of the restrictions on Canadians with dual citizenship traveling to the United States.

Press office Gov. Andrew Cuomo

On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a confidential toll-free hotline for New Yorkers to report missing or detained refugee relatives, friends or colleagues.

A burst of lake effect snow hit the Metro Buffalo region for a time Saturday night. The bands have since moved back south into ski country.

Photo courtesy of Erin Heaney

Local people outraged by President Trump's order barring some immigrants and refugees from entering the country staged protests nationwide Saturday. They rallied at airports, including Buffalo Niagara International Airport. About 150 protesters held signs in support of welcoming refugees to our community.

Jeannine O'Brian/WBFO

Construction for the Scajaquada Corridor Project could start by the end of the year but not before community leaders formally submit public comments on how to improve the $101 million project.

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The Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has announced that it is pulling all demolition permits for its Arbor and Reverie project in the Elmwood Bidwell neighborhood.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A guilty plea has been entered in a case involving illegal aliens working at local Mexican restaurants.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Some local state lawmakers want the public to help bring Uber and Lyft to Buffalo and all of upstate.

While snow in January is typical for Western New York, the duration of this weekend's Lake Effect Snow Warning is unusually long. The warning, which began Thursday afternoon, continues through 7pm Sunday for Southern Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Wyoming Counties. A Lake Effect Snow Watch has been issued for Northern Erie and Genesee Counties for most of Saturday.


City of Buffalo

There is a covered bridge between the Rath Building and Main Place Mall that makes walking back and forth between the two buildings easy, especially in bad weather. However, it is also a security dilemma.

WNED-TV/"Buffalo's First Ward"

It was 40 years ago this weekend when the infamous Blizzard of '77 blew through Western New York, leaving snow drifts several feet high in places, cars buried, many roads impassable for days and 23 people dead in the Buffalo area alone. Two of the Buffalo weather broadcasters who worked during the blizzard looked back on the storm that still has many thinking of the region as a snow capital.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation's controversial Elmwood Village project is undergoing a "major shift." The Williamsville based company is pulling its demolition permits for the Arbor site, on the west side of Elmwood Avenue, between Potomac and Bidwell.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo History Museum is looking to reopen space within the Pan-Am Exhibition Building that has been closed for approximately three decades. Museum officials offered an update on a capital campaign for a project inside the Nottingham Terrace building known as "Restore, Reactivate, Reconnect."


WBFO's Mike Desmond

The State Department of Transportation wants to start awarding construction contracts late this year to turn the Scajaquada Expressway into Scajaquada Boulevard. However, a packed house Wednesday night suggested the plan still is not right, after 15 years of studies and a toddler's death.


President Donald Trump revived the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipeline with a highly publicized executive order this week. In New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has quietly acted to further energy pipelines across the state.


The air along Scajaquada Creek, and some park lakes in Buffalo, should be easier to breathe soon. A restoration project is underway that should help eliminate odor and other problems along the waterway. 


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After signing executive orders to pursue construction of a new wall along the Mexican border and to withhold federal grant money from cities harboring immigrants not living in the U.S. legally, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an order temporarily blocking entry into the U.S.  from several predominantly Muslim nations. A local elected leader who has encouraged the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Erie County calls Trump's stance "un-American."


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A new Peace Bridge has apparently made the Trump Administration's national priority list for infrastructure projects.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Immediately following a lengthy meeting by its Police Oversight Committee, the Buffalo Common Council passed resolutions asking the Buffalo Police Department to seek state accreditation and document its policies regarding the use of force.


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