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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.

AmeriCorps tutoring program paying dividends

Jun 17, 2014
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A federal grant will help sustain a tutoring program for young school students in Buffalo.

Higgins opposes sending troops to Iraq

Jun 17, 2014

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.

Local officials pay respects to Ralph Wilson

Mar 26, 2014

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

Higgins raises Homeland Security concerns

Mar 21, 2014
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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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Protests in Ukraine began late last year with hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians taking to the streets to rally against corruption and police violence in the country. Congressman Brian Higgins says the violence happening there is a complicated matter.

Public invited to attend Tonawanda Coke update meeting

Mar 3, 2014
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The public is invited to attend a meeting regarding issues surrounding Tonawanda Coke Monday night. The event will take place at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center located at 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive in Tonawanda at 6:30 p.m.

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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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Traffic heading into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge may be moving a little faster Monday. Trucks bound for the United States will be now screened in Fort Erie.

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The Congress for New Urbanism picked the Skyway out of nominations from more than 50 cities for its list of  "urban highways most in need of being removed."

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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.