In Arizona, Texas and other parts of the country, legislative efforts are being made to restrict voter participation on the grounds of tightening election security. But opponents say those efforts are doing harm to vulnerable communities.
Buffalo Common Council members on Tuesday put some new rules into the city's budget practices, revolving around the municipal piggy bank. The city is tightening its financial controls during these hard COVID-19 times.
Buffalo Common Council members say price gouging is becoming a problem as the city deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tuesday's online session, they shared reports of $4 for a stick of butter and $30 for hand sanitizer.
For many years, a long-closed bowling alley at 47 East Amherst Street has been slowing falling apart behind a high chain-link fence. Now, the Buffalo Planning Board is close to final approval of a 178-unit apartment building to replace the eyesore.
Common Councilmembers were backing the Masten District's Ulysees Wingo Tuesday, as he again refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and extended his arm with a clenched fist. He then read the names of seven Black men killed by police in the last year.
With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.