Crystal Peoples Stokes

New Era Field. April 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - County and state leaders continue to emphasize there are no definitive plans on a new Buffalo Bills stadium or a renovation of the current stadium in Orchard Park. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the stadium in Orchard Park on Monday in what he...
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Erie County Sheriff Deputy Robert Galbraith with Apollo (Photo via Erie County Sheriff's Office)
Mike Baggerman
April 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - State lawmakers continue to inch closer towards the legalization of recreational marijuana but they're not definitive about legislation coming by the end of the 2019 Albany session in June. Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples Stokes said she hopes that lawmakers don't...
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Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples Stokes in Buffalo Common Council chambers leading the public hearing on marijuana legalization in New York State. November 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 19, 2018 - 1:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Monday was the second of four listening sessions across New York State on the legalization of recreational marijuana for adults. The listening session was held at Buffalo City Hall. Members of the public were allowed to watch the hearing but could not participate. Instead,...
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Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Democrats in the New York State Legislature have a much easier path to pass legislation than they did for the past decade when republicans were the majority in the state senate after the democrats captured eight seats in Tuesday’s midterm election. The victory for democrats...
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Crystal Peoples Stokes speaking at a mural dedication event at the Northland Workforce Training Center. September 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 03, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Wednesday is the latest listening session on the regulation of marijuana. New York State began its listening session on the drug’s legalization last month following a recommendation that New York should legalize it. The first of the listening sessions began on September 5 in...
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AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
August 29, 2018 - 7:19 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Assembly will seek public input on legalizing marijuana in New York at four hearings this fall. The hearings are being planned by Assembly members Joseph Lentol, Richard Gottfried, Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Linda Rosenthal. Peoples-Stokes has sponsored a bill to...
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Law Enforcement and Community discuss bridging the gap at Buffalo State College. August 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 06, 2018 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A discussion on the relationship between law enforcement and the community was held on Monday afternoon at Buffalo State College and saw members of local law enforcement along with Buffalo Peacemakers and local dignitaries participate. The focus of the discussion was to build...
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