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Richard Root
June 20, 2017 - 4:17 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - New York State's Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments has published its recommendations for the City of Niagara Falls. City leaders are already working on some of the recommendations. The Financial Restructuring Board reviews municipalities at their request...
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Richard Root
June 15, 2017 - 6:09 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins was here on WBEN shortly after the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. He made a comment that many on the right agree with. "I always try to look for a silver lining in any tragedy like this. I can only hope that the Democrats do tone down the rhetoric...
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Scalise, two members of his security detail, a staffer and a lobbyist were hit; the extent of the injuries isn't known. Conditions of the gunshot victims is unclear,...
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(AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President...
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Richard Root
June 07, 2017 - 5:54 am
New York, NY (WBEN) - Representatives Chris Collins and Tom Reed are among eight New York House seats being targeted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She has enlisted the help of Governor Andrew Cuomo. During a union rally at the Javits Center in New York City yesterday, Pelosi said there were...
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Richard Root
June 02, 2017 - 4:01 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Local political leaders are reacting to President Trump's declaration Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Buffalo's Mayor Byron Brown, a Democrat, said last night on Facebook: Congressman Brian Higgins, Democrat, posted a response to Facebook as well...
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Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director has a...
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Tom Puckett
April 25, 2017 - 4:00 am
Washington, DC (WBEN) Members of Congress return to session and a potential big choice on their hands: fund a wall at the Mexican border or face a government shutdown. Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins says he'll vote against any funding for a wall. "We were told Mexico would pay for the wall...
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Richard Root
April 19, 2017 - 5:50 am
(WBEN) - Citizens for Regional Transit held a meeting last night to talk about Metro Rail expansion and the progress they've made so far. The meeting featured speakers from the NFTA, the Town of Tonawanda, and the Town of Amherst. It might be among the first of the Buffalo Billion II money to be...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The state budget, which was approved late Sunday night, includes a provision to allows ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in across New York, but when can we expect those apps to work? State Senator Chris Jacobs shared his thoughts Monday morning. "Now the devil...
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