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Shutdown's WNY victims: opioid treatment, pinched farmers, business loans

A doctor in Buffalo wants to be able to help more opioid addicts, but the government shutdown stands in his way.

Landlords worry about losing the rent subsidies that help nearly 20,000 low-income families afford a place to live.

In Buffalo and beyond, businesses find themselves unable to get the government-backed business loans they expected.

And in Geneseo, a farmer expects to miss out on nearly $ 45,000 in income the government had promised him to compensate for his losses from President Trump’s trade war with China.

Those are just some of the increasingly wide-ranging effects of the three-week-old shutdown that is now the nation’s longest ever.

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