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Higgins urges passage of infrastructure bill

An infrastructure bill recently made its way through Congress, achieving agreement in principle from both houses and receiving bipartisan support.

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An infrastructure bill recently made its way through Congress, achieving agreement in principle from both houses and receiving bipartisan support.

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The New York State Transportation Committee is looking to pass multiple bills next week to improve limousine safety. Limos would now have to include seatbelts, escape hatches, and roll bars and drivers would need criminal background checks and would have to carry a commercial driver’s license.

Lakeside Complex opens on Buffalo's Outer Harbor

May 24, 2019
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A bicyclist broke through a ribbon Friday, adding a different twist to the dedication ceremony held at the new Lakeside Complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The 20-acre space includes new bike trails for various skill levels, an event lawn and restored habitat.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Erie County Legislature agreed to put up the $5 million promised to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, but it was along fight.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged following a motor vehicle crash in January.

Steven Hirsch / Associated Press

A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.

Sexual Harassment Working Group

The second hearing on sexual harassment in New York state government will be held Friday in New York City. Ahead of the hearing, a group of former legislative staffers who say they have been victims of harassment joined lawmakers to introduce bills to strengthen New York’s laws.


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A mid-level appeals court has declared that farmworkers have the same right to unionize as all other workers in New York State.

Robert Morgan Communities

Another federal government agency has concerns about the financial dealings of Rochester area developer Robert Morgan.

WBFO file photo/Michael Mroziak

This holiday weekend, ceremonies will be held throughout Western New York, from parades to the more solemn remembrances of those who died while in military service for the United States. While there's no shortage of events, there is a growing challenge to staff one of the most important elements of Memorial Day gatherings: the color guard.

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Ohio has one of the largest female prison populations in the country. There are about nine times more women behind bars in the state today as there were just a few decades ago. And experts agree addiction has been fueling this rapid growth. Paige Pfleger from member station WOSU reports on one program inside a state prison that's trying to help women overcome addiction and change their lives.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Ohio has one of the largest female prison populations in the country. There are about nine times more women behind bars in the state today as there were just a few decades ago. And experts agree addiction has been fueling this rapid growth. Paige Pfleger from member station WOSU reports on one program inside a state prison that's trying to help women overcome addiction and change their lives.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Ohio has one of the largest female prison populations in the country. There are about nine times more women behind bars in the state today as there were just a few decades ago. And experts agree addiction has been fueling this rapid growth. Paige Pfleger from member station WOSU reports on one program inside a state prison that's trying to help women overcome addiction and change their lives.

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Heritage Moments: At Ralph Martin’s, men danced with men and women danced with women

The early history of Buffalo’s gay and lesbian community is lost, mainly because same-sex affection was so thoroughly stigmatized by society at large. It was, in the famous phrase of the 19 th century, the love that dare not speak its name. But luckily, the city’s later LGBTQ history is known to us – largely through the remarkable efforts of two scholars who reconstructed what queer life was like in Buffalo from the 1930s to the early ’60s.

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