Leah Chiappino

School Bus
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Videos aimed at teaching students about race, sex and mental health have been restricted in schools in Smithtown on Long Island after parents complained they were biased against conservative values.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

As housing advocates call on Congress to take action after the federal eviction moratorium expired July 31, a new report suggests a lack of funding has created a backlog in low-income families and people in poverty receiving federal housing assistance. On Long Island, some people seeking housing vouchers to live in Brookhaven wait for assistance for over nine years — among the longest reported wait times in the country.

Ray Tierney, candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney, addresses the rise in violent crime in Suffolk County during a press conference in front of Suffolk County District Court in Patchogue on July 29, 2021.
Courtesy Office of Ray Tierney

New York state Senator Alexis Wiek, a Republican from Patchogue, has a husband and son in law enforcement. She accused Democrats of handcuffing police and letting criminals walk without bail.

Faucet
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A new report from the Natural Resource Defense Council suggests up to 360,000 lead pipes carry water to homes in New York.

A map of New York Senate legislative districts in 1901.
Hoxie, Charles De Forest / Wikimedia Commons

The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission held a hearing on Long Island on Tuesday to hear how residents want their new districts redrawn.

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