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Supporters, opponents of HERO Act await action by Cuomo

Supporters of a measure to ensure better workplace safety during future pandemics are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill, which was passed by both houses of the state legislature this week.

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Ma'Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage

Columbus, Ohio, police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, saying officer Nicholas Reardon fired his weapon after police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon due to a report of a disturbance. In an update on Wednesday, Columbus police revealed more details about what transpired, including releasing 911 recordings and police videos of the shooting. Bryant, who was Black, died after calling 911 to ask for police to come help protect her...

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Advocates for stronger public ethics laws in New York state government called on Democrats Wednesday to hold hearings on how those rules could be improved, and whether the current agency that investigates claims of misconduct should be replaced.

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Some job titles carry obvious duties, like firefighter. Others aren't always immediately clear, like supply chain manager or logistics analyst. There are openings in these less obvious jobs, but those already in the field are having difficulty convincing young people to make it a career.

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Even with what Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash called "mind-boggling" levels of COVID-19 in some parts of Buffalo, city schools will continue to bring more students back to classes in the buildings Monday.

Canada added to U.S. 'Do Not Travel' list

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Canada is among more than 100 countries added to the U.S. State Department's "Do Not Travel” advisory list.

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The leader of the New York State Assembly’s impeachment inquiry gave a brief update Wednesday regarding several investigations into Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Walk-in COVID-19 shots will be available to anyone over 60 at mass vaccination sites run by New York state starting Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

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The Strong Museum of Play broke ground on a 90,000-sq.-ft. expansion Wedn.esday. CEO and President Steve Dubnik said the new wing will feature the museum’s biggest exhibit yet: ESL Federal Credit Union Digital Worlds.

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Supporters of a measure to ensure better workplace safety during future pandemics are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill, which was passed by both houses of the state legislature this week.

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Buffalo’s North Park Theatre opens April 22 for the first time since November. Even if restrictions continue to be lifted, North Park Program Director Ray Barker says they will take their time returning to the maximum allowed capacity.

  

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This weekend, April 24 and 25, volunteer fire companies throughout New York State will host events with the hope they'll attract new recruits. It's not been easy finding and keeping volunteer firefighters. While COVID has changed the way they've conducted operations and training, the pandemic isn't the only reason why recruiting has been challenging.

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Israel and Bahrain on Thursday reached what Israel calls the world's first bilateral agreement for mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine passports for quarantine-free travel between two countries, an Israeli diplomat who helped forge the deal tells NPR.

"This is the most effective way to enable movement of people between countries," says Ilan Fluss, head of the Israeli foreign ministry's economic division. "A lot of countries are looking at testing, but it is not enough."

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Invisible Army: Caregivers on the Front Lines

A new media initiative aims to shed light on caregivers for older adults and investigate potential solutions to their challenges.

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Heritage Moments: A Clarence engineer and the invention that saved millions of lives

One day in 1956, Wilson Greatbatch, a 37-year-old assistant professor of electrical engineering at UB, was working on an oscilloscope at a chronic disease research center on Main Street. He reached to get a brown-black-orange resistor out of a box of tiny components but accidentally pulled out a brown-black-green one instead. Not noticing that he had a 1,000-kiloohm resistor rather than a 10-kiloohm, he installed it. The oscilloscope started pulsing to an astonishingly specific rhythm.

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