Long Island

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The first modernized unit at the Long Island State Veterans Home opened on Friday.  Called Operation Rejuvenation, it began in 2014 to renovate the Long Island State Veterans Home, a skilled nursing facility in Suffolk County.

On Long Island, Food Deserts Quietly Grow

Aug 18, 2017
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Long Island has seen an increase in the number of what the federal government calls food deserts, areas where residents lack access to affordable healthy food.

How Did The Confederate Flag Come North?

Aug 17, 2017
Christina Hunt Wood

Christina Hunt Wood lives upstate, in Delaware County. In 2015, soon after the mass shootings at a church in Charleston, SC, she started noticing Confederate flags everywhere.

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New Yorkers who sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act exchanges for individuals will see their premiums rise by an average of 14 percent, now that the Cuomo administration has approved rate increases for insurers in the exchanges. Part of the increase is due to worries and uncertainties over the future of the ACA, also known as Obamacare.

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There’s growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

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