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Kennedy issues ultimatum to legislature: Approve Buffalo Billion II or lose my vote

In the midst of state budget negotiations for 2017, one local Senator is giving the legislature an ultimatum on the second phase of the Buffalo Billion.

Kennedy issues ultimatum to legislature: Approve Buffalo Billion II or lose my vote

Niagara University launches new diversity and social justice center

Niagara University is announcing the launch of a new on-campus center that, school officials say, will foster and grow the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.

Regent Collins delivers speech on "The Crisis in Black Education"

New York State Board of Regent Catherine Collins served as the keynote speaker at a Black History Month Celebration Thursday. Collins delivered an address at The Eighth Judicial District Diversity Steering Committee event held in Erie County's Ceremonial Courtroom. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Collins discussed "The Crisis in Black Education".

Transgender students will be protected by NYS state law

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a directive to the state education department to tell all school districts to protect transgender students. This is in response to the removal of a federal transgender bathroom guideline by the Trump administration. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley gathered reaction.

Victim of apparent gaybashing attack says Allentown remains good place to live

Members of Allentown's LGBTQ community met behind closed doors Thursday night to talk about solutions to the apparent gaybashing incident early Saturday morning that left several people hurt outside a popular pizza business.

Victim of apparent gaybashing attack says Allentown remains good place to live

Transgender students in NYS still have rights, officials say

The Trump administration's decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state's education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a "terrible message" to transgender teens.

Theater Talk: AFTER THE REVOLUTION will have you talking after you leave the JRT

Two excellent offerings this week include AFTER THE REVOLUTION, the second of the three Amy Herzog plays presented this season at by the Jewish Repertory Theatre at the JCC in Getzville and THE COLLECTION by Harold Pinter at Torn Space Theater on Fillmore near Paderewski. Both feature strong emotions, deal with secrets and felt betrayals, although the threats in the Herzog play are not as palpable as they are in the Pinter, where they hang like a miasma, affecting everyone.

Theater Talk: AFTER THE REVOLUTION will have you talking after you leave the JRT

Loan agreement between Erie County, ECMC falls one vote short

A borrowing agreement involving Erie County and the Erie County Medical Center Corporation, one that would help the latter fund construction of a major capital project, fell short of approval in the Erie County Legislature. The County Executive says with no deal in place, the county faces a deficit that will result in cuts to other services.

As town halls get noisy, Schumer faces own questions about access

As federal elected officials face noisy constituents at town hall meetings nationwide, New York's senior U.S. Senator and that body's minority leader took questions Wednesday about his own ability to be reached.

Home-schooling mother files federal discrimination charges against Buffalo Schools

Kiarre Harris is making a federal case out of home-schooling her two children.

Home-schooling mother files federal discrimination charges against Buffalo Schools

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