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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A proposal introduced in the New York state Legislature would require training for hotel workers in how to recognize signs of human trafficking.


  The measure is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Sen. Jesse Hamilton, both Democrats.

Supporters say trafficking victims are sometimes housed in hotels and motels, where they are forced into prostitution or other sexually exploitative acts.

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The One Seneca Tower in Buffalo could soon be transformed into a mixed use complex.

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A long-vacant landmark building in downtown Buffalo will soon be converted into a luxury hotel.

A deteriorating and vacant building in a high-visibility location in Niagara Falls may soon be a luxury hotel.