Long Island

Giving voice for immigrant women on Long Island
5:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Latina rights group celebrates 20th anniversary

The Latina Women’s Rights Organization, Sepa Mujer, celebrated their 20th anniversary on Sunday.  The group celebrated by holding a Latinas in Action forum in Central Islip

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Current law doesn't standardize hate crime stats
5:23 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

DiNapoli will audit hate crimes

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will audit the state's hate crime data collection.
Credit AP

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he will audit the state's reporting of hate crime laws.  The audit comes at the request of a New York City elected official but could affect Suffolk County.

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Election 2014
9:14 am
Thu December 5, 2013

LI congressman leads Dems in push to recapture US House

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel of Long Island is helping spearhead his party’s effort to recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year. Matt Laslo reports on the tough job ahead for Israel.

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Signals of legislative changes to Common Core
4:31 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Cuomo shifts on Common Core

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a cabinet meeting on education in the Red Room at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP

Is Governor Cuomo backing away from his support for the new Common Core curriculum in schools?  As Karen DeWitt reports, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards. 

    

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Lawyers scramble, hundreds of lawsuits expected
5:44 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

FEMA won't extend deadline on flood claims

Sandy floods Port Jefferson Harbor
Credit Charles Lane

Despite pleas from elected officials FEMA will keep the one year statute of limitation deadline for those filing claims backed by the national flood insurance program.  WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.

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