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1,700 More Families Living in Poverty in Erie County

Latest estimate shows 1,700 more families living in poverty in Erie County

By Charity Vogel

The poverty rate for families in the Fruit Belt has fallen by half. But that may not be reason to celebrate, because the East Side neighborhood near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has also lost one-third of its population, including those priced out of their homes as the growing Medical Campus drives up property… Read More

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Polls Show Trump’s Path to Victory Getting Narrower

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Playboy Mansion Sells for $100 Million to Next Door Neighbor Daren Metropoulos

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Biles dominates floor, takes home 4th gold

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Flaherty for EC District Attorney

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UB Buses Extend Routes to 3 Suburban Sites

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After years of transporting as many as 1,400 students each weekend night from the University at Buffalo North Campus to South Campus, the UB Stampede bus system is both branching out and cutting back.

Starting Aug. 25, the weekend before the fall semester begins, new bus routes will transport students in the business districts to three suburban destinations with “alternative entertainment options,” UB officials said.

Buses will take students to Maple Road, Walden Avenue and Transit Road on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

At the same time, the schedule for the buses that transport students from North Campus in Amherst to Buffalo’s South Campus, where they walk in droves to nearby neighborhood streets, will be reduced from every 10 minutes to every 20 minutes.
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Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief


Paul Manafort, Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, ran a political consulting operation out of a first-floor office on Sofiivska Street in Kiev, Ukraine.

On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kiev is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, when he consulted for Ukraine’s ruling political party. His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May.

And Mr. Manafort’s presence remains elsewhere here in the capital, where government investigators examining secret records have found his name, as well as companies he sought business with, as they try to untangle a corrupt network they say was used to loot Ukrainian assets and influence elections during the administration of Mr. Manafort’s main client, former President Viktor F. Yanukovych.

Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.

In addition, criminal prosecutors are investigating a group of offshore shell companies that helped members of Mr. Yanukovych’s inner circle finance their lavish lifestyles, including a palatial presidential residence with a private zoo, golf course and tennis court. Among the hundreds of murky transactions these companies engaged in was an $18 million deal to sell Ukrainian cable television assets to a partnership put together by Mr. Manafort and a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin.
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Trump Blames Bad Poll Numbers on Existence of Numerical System

The New Yorker

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump lashed out at a new target on Monday, blaming his bad poll numbers on the existence of the numerical system.

In sometimes rambling remarks at an outdoor rally in Ohio, the Republican Presidential nominee called the numerical system “rigged” and unleashed a torrent of abuse on numbers themselves, calling them “disgusting” and “the lowest form of life.”

“It’s why I won’t release my taxes,” he said. “They’re full of goddam numbers.”

While Republican candidates in the past have attempted to exploit their supporters’ distrust of math, Trump is believed to be the first nominee to call into question the numerical system itself.

Behind the scenes, G.O.P. insiders fretted that, in attacking the very existence of numbers, Trump was veering wildly off message.

“He should be talking about Hillary Clinton, and instead he’s going off on integers,” one insider said.

Officially, aides remained upbeat about the campaign and denied reports that Trump was spending an increasingly large portion of each day angrily muttering to himself and chewing on paper.

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Wish All Schools Had This Policy

Obviously this would need to be tweaked to read “your child’s forgotten…” at the beginning and “Your child will learn…” at the end.  Love this!

Parents, school begins just a few weeks ahead.  Why not adopt/adapt this for your home.  Time to allow them to grow up – and they will.

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