BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - One of the enduring figures in the women's rights movement in this country was in Western New York Wednesday night.
Feminist Gloria Steinem was the keynote speaker for the 80th anniversary celebration of Planned Parenthood of Western New York. Wednesday afternoon, she said women have not made the progress in society and the workplace that she expected 40 years ago because they need more time.
And as for the recent advice that women should 'lean in' at work, Steinem says, "My message is to say: What do you want? and Let me help you. It's not about telling each other what to do. We're each unique and are creative in different ways and some of us want children and some of us don't so the whole idea is to support each other in our diversity and making those choices possible."
Steinem is currently working on a book about her life on the road but says, ironically, she's been traveling so much that she hasn't had much time to work on it.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
BJ's Wholesale Club put out an advertisement offering a full week of Black Friday bargains, including deep discounts on big screen TVs that would save customers hundreds of dollars.
New York State Police released the included surveillance photos after a theft that happened on November 24th, around 6:30 a.m.
This year, some local students are getting out their pens and paper to make sure other children have a happy holiday this year.