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Nassau County ignoring heroin OD tracking law
11:34 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Long Island's battle against heroin addiction

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.  Tim Bolger, editor of the Long Island Press wrote a story about the issue this week. He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.

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More than 2,100 grad students represented
11:27 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

UConn recognizes union for grad students

Cera Fisher is a Ph.D student at UConn who is also a research and teaching assistant
Credit Cera Fisher

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.

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Rethinking Recycling
4:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Trashion Fashion hits the runway

Amy Merli

Models will be wearing old newspapers and aluminum foil  on Saturday in Hartford as a Connecticut organization hosts a fashion show called Trashion Fashion, for designs made from trash.  It's an effort to make people rethink recycling.

Two arrested this week for not paying tolls
3:38 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Tollskipping remains steady, but still interesting

Flipable license plate the Port Authority say was used to evade bridge tolls
Credit Handout

Twice this week officials in New York arrested motorist for skipping out on paying tolls at bridges in the region.  It's not exactly a trend, but it sure is interesting.  

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Military
12:09 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law

S.H. Perkins, 14th Conn. Regiment, created between 1860 and 1870. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-04960

Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.

Professor Matt Warshauer of Central Connecticut State University has been researching instances of PTSD during the Civil War, which was then referred to as Soldier's Heart. His research has been tripped up by a relatively modern medical issue: privacy.

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