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Past articles by Karys:

Local author shares her story living with Sickle Cell Disease

Juanita McClain has written three books to help people understand Sickle Cell Disease and help those with the condition cope. → Read More

Academic goals set as Hamburg Central School District welcomes students

Superintendent Michael Cornell says extra academic support will be available for students, especially younger ones. → Read More

Lewiston-Porter Central School District prepares to welcome back students

Teachers and staff used summer school programs to identify and begin addressing potential gaps in learning. → Read More

After COVID pandemic, Black-owned businesses are relying on customers, not aid

Some businesses were able to weather the COVID pandemic, while others are still coming back. → Read More

Western New Yorkers plan to walk 900 miles for Human Trafficking Awareness

14 people will be walking from Virginia to Buffalo on one of the original routes of the Underground Railroad → Read More

Buffalo State College instructor's comments about Black Lives Matter are under investigation

In a statement, the president of the college said the words in the video, "runs counter to all that we stand for at SUNY Buffalo State." → Read More

Music instructors push for changes to band and orchestra restrictions

Music educators from across Western New York want the state to change the restrictions. → Read More

Black American Sign Language gains new interest thanks to TikTok app

Dr. Joseph Hill from the Rochester Institute of Technology is using the renewed interest to help preserve the language. → Read More

Women are feeling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic more

New numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor shows 2.5 million women left the workforce last year. → Read More

Women are feeling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic more

New numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor shows 2.5 million women left the workforce last year. → Read More

For communities of color, there's still uncertainty about the vaccine

Black and brown communities cite historical mistreatment by medical professionals as part of their hesitancy about the COVID vaccine. → Read More

Hispanic and Latino business owners are trying to keep their doors open

A recent report shows the pandemic has been especially difficult for business owners from diverse backgrounds. → Read More

Young Hispanic and Latino voters are pushing for increased voter turnout

Organizations like the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY are encouraging their communities to get engaged. → Read More

Buffalo Public Schools is offering to help students talk about race

Student support staff are available to address the concerns students have while discussing current events. → Read More

Parents and students protest outside of Williamsville School District

Parents and students say the actions taken by the district and district leaders is unacceptable. → Read More

Bars, restaurants prepare for unprecedented Bills home opener

Sports bars that would normally get traffic on game day have a new strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Orchard Park Central School District begins finalizing reopening plans

The superintendent says the draft on the website is being finalized before submission on Friday. → Read More

Coping with stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic

Local mental health experts recommend finding small ways to take a break when outside circumstances seem overwhelming. → Read More

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park to reopen Wednesday

Exhibits and tour routes have been adjusted to accommodate social distancing. Visitors will be required to wear masks. → Read More

LGBTQ Community discusses the Black Lives Matter Movement

Local advocates say there has been some progress, but there is still work to be done. → Read More