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Murphy: sanction petrochemicals and banks
12:35 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Murphy calls for tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut
Credit Office of Senator Murphy

US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is one of two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee calling for the beefing up of western sanctions against Russia. Murphy and Bob Corker of Tennessee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the sanctions should be directed at Russia’s petrochemical and banking industries.  

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Temple lauded for carbon footprint reduction
10:45 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Stamford temple named a "cool congregation" for its response to global warming

Aerial view of solar installation on the roof of Temple Beth El
Credit Interfaith Power & Light

Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut earned the distinction of "cool congregation" for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Synagogues from across the country competed for the distinction, which comes with a $1,000 award.

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Where else they gonna go
9:26 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Why carpetbaggers love Long Island

NY's first congressional district has its third candidate with tentative ties to the Island

The last two election cycles on Eastern Long Island have seen a self funded Republican with tentative ties to the district attempt to oust six-term incumbent Tim Bishop. This year, another one is trying. A look at what makes New York's first congressional district that is so attractive to "carpetbaggers."  

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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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