Craig LeMoult http://wshu.org en Long Island's battle against heroin addiction http://wshu.org/post/long-islands-battle-against-heroin-addiction <p>Last year, 122 people on Long Island died from heroin overdoses. Lawmakers have labeled it an epidemic, and the Suffolk County District Attorney has started calling the Long Island Expressway the Heroin Highway. But despite the attention to the problem, things are getting worse, not better. &nbsp;Tim Bolger, editor of the Long Island Press wrote a <a href="http://www.longislandpress.com/2014/04/18/how-long-island-is-losing-its-war-on-heroin/?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">story about the issue</a> this week. He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:34:33 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16065 at http://wshu.org UConn recognizes union for grad students http://wshu.org/post/uconn-recognizes-union-grad-students <p>The University of Connecticut is officially recognizing the new union that will represent more than 2,100 graduate assistants working on UConn campuses. The State Board of Labor Relations determined on Thursday that more than 50% of the graduate4 students had signed the petition seeking collective bargaining rights.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:27:01 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16064 at http://wshu.org UConn recognizes union for grad students Final Conn. health exchange tally is double what was expected http://wshu.org/post/final-conn-health-exchange-tally-double-what-was-expected <p>Connecticut’s state health care exchange announced on Thursday that more than 208,000 people signed up during its first open enrollment period. That’s more than twice the number of people Access Health Connecticut expected to sign up. Nearly two thirds of enrollees in the state exchange are signed up through Medicaid. Of the nearly 78,713 people who enrolled in the exchange with a private insurance carrier, 78 percent received a tax subsidy.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:35:58 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16002 at http://wshu.org More jobs in Conn. & Long Island in March http://wshu.org/post/more-jobs-conn-long-island-march <p>March labor numbers for Connecticut and Long Island were released Thursday. Connecticut’s labor report shows the state added 4,900&nbsp; jobs in March, helping to restore some of the jobs lost in a sudden dive in January. On Long Island, employers added over 14,000 private sector jobs in March compared to a year ago.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:46:24 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15980 at http://wshu.org Some calls once again going to local Conn. State Police barracks http://wshu.org/post/some-calls-once-again-going-local-conn-state-police-barracks <p>Connecticut’s public safety commissioner announced a plan Wednesday for how state police will respond to calls, now that round the clock coverage has been restored to all state police barracks.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:29 +0000 Craig LeMoult 15962 at http://wshu.org Some calls once again going to local Conn. State Police barracks