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Raises and work rules at issue
5:47 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

LIRR and unions return to arbitration

Long Island Rail Road trains sit idle during 1994 labor strike
Credit AP Photo/Luc Novovitch

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road.  The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer.  

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Unsanitary conditions at West Haven VA hospital
4:56 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Blumenthal vows to hold officials acountable for fixing problems at the VA Hospital in West Haven

US Senator Richard Blumenthal talking to the media after his visit to the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday Feb. 21, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut visited the VA Healthcare System hospital in West Haven on Friday to demand officials implement an aggressive program to correct unsanitary conditions at the hospital. Blumenthal is responding to a VA Inspector General’s report released on Tuesday that pointed out the unsanitary conditions.  

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Author Interview
9:29 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Foreign Gods Inc.

Okey Ndibe at the WSHU Public Radio studios in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Foreign Gods Inc. is a new novel about one man's scheme to steal a statue of a Nigerian god of war to sell it in the United States. 

It's the second novel from writer and Nigerian political commentator Okey Ndibe, who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut and teaches African literature at Brown University. WSHU Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser spoke with Professor Ndibe about the new book.

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FBI investigating Conn. House GOP
6:36 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Conn. House GOP chief of staff resigns amid FBI probe

The head of the House Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly announced on Thursday that FBI agents were at the state legislative office building in Hartford on Wednesday interviewing members of his caucus. 

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PSEG explains good performance stats
5:50 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Preparation & (mostly) luck reduce outage time

Angry residents pleading to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored in Mastic Beach. LIPA came under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers in 2012
Credit AP Photo/Frank Eltman

On Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Long Island's new electric company PSEG for, among other things,  greatly reducing the time customers had to wait for outages to be fixed.  WSHU's Charles Lane has this report on t how  PSEG was able to do this.   

  

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