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Qina Liu

Qina Liu is the digital engagement editor at The Buffalo News. Contact her at qliu@buffnews.com.


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On the eve of the NHL Draft, expected No. 1 overall NHL draft pick Rasmus Dahlin skated with other NHL prospects and even signed some signatures at a Youth Hockey Clinic at Dr. Pepper Star Center in Farmers Branch, Texas. https://youtu.be/2s5f2-Vr54c https://buffalonews.com/2018/06/21/let-the-kids-grow-the-psychology-of-first-round-hype-in-sports/ https://buffalon…

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Since Thursday, June 21, marks National Selfie Day and the official beginning of summer, we asked readers to share their selfies with statues with us. Email photos to Qina Liu at qliu@buffnews.com. Please include who took the photo (so we can give you photo credit), who's in the photo (both the human(s) and the statue) and where the photo was taken for the caption informat…

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The idea started on vacation. I was visiting one of my best friends in Maine and we stumbled upon one of Bangor's landmarks: that gigantic Paul Bunyan statue. We took a selfie with it, and it lived in our iPhone camera rolls. That might have been the end of the story except, by the end of that week, we had amassed a series of awkward selfies with statues (selfies …

Local News

After 200 years, the Town of Amherst is looking for a motto, reported Steve Watson.  The town is collecting entries and will select its official motto in a contest organized by Deputy Supervisor Francina Spoth, who can reached at fspoth@amherst.ny.us. But we informally reached out to our readers for their suggestions.  https://twitter.com/buffaloscribe/status/1007…

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I'm not sure which of my parents I resemble more. (One of our editors said he thought we should run a correction when I issued this Mother's Day challenge where I re-created an old image of my mother when she was in her early 20s since he wasn't convinced these weren't both photos of me). https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/12/mothers-day-challenge-step-into-your-mothers…

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Have you ever seen the sunrise from Buffalo's Japanese Gardens when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom? Buffalo News photographer Derek Gee captured this stunning aerial drone footage of the blossoming cherry trees by the Buffalo History Museum and Hoyt Lake. https://youtu.be/NN6shH4r9R0 https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/07/gallery10535/ If you've taken photos…

Business

Last month, Discount Diva Samantha Christmann reported that some Spectrum Cable customers in the City of Buffalo would start seeing their bills increase. The cable company is requiring customers to install and lease a digital converter box for each TV in a household that isn't already hooked up to a set-top box. Christmann also identified ways to avoid paying to lease Spec…

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When my mother was in her early 30s, she packed a lifetime's worth of clothing into suitcases and shipped them to another country an ocean away from her parents, brothers and sisters. She didn't know what she'd need, exactly, when moving from China to America to join her husband, but she figured her infant daughter would grow up and borrow items from her closet. I did. …

Bills

What was it like to meet former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly for the first time? "It was awesome," said the Bills newest quarterback Josh Allen. "For him to come out and show support and show everyone that he's doing well speaks volumes because if you want to talk about a tough guy, that's a tough guy right there to do what he's been through and come out and s…

Bills

Sports reporters Jay Skurski, Vic Carucci and Mark Gaughan talk about Josh Allen's first NFL practice with the Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly's appearance and more. https://youtu.be/Vl5VSInySBs https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/11/5-things-to-watch-for-as-bills-open-rookie-minicamp/ https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/11/bills-announce-31-players-invited-to-rookie-camp-for-tr…

Local News

Remember the Blizzard of '77 (or every subsequent snow storm compared to the Blizzard of '77)? Or when Mayor Jimmy Griffin said, "Stay inside. Grab a six-pack." during the Blizzard of 1985?  Or when the surprise October storm of 2006 knocked down trees and power lines, cancelling school? Or when the November storm of 2014 buried Buffalo's southtowns? If your an…

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Russ Brandon resigned this week from his position as the president and managing partner of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which oversees the Bills and Sabres, Tim Graham reported Tuesday. Brandon's resignation follows an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate relationships with female employees. Brandon, who began his career with the Bills as executi…

Business

Last week, Buffalo News deputy business editor David Robinson reported that Tops Markets' new bonus proposal could reward CEO Frank Curci more than $1.3 million and its chief operating officer John Persons more than $1 million if the supermarket company exceeds financial targets as it restructures. A separate bonus proposal could also reward up to $3.5 million to 115 ke…