Long Island News

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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahJill Ryan and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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The Long Island Power Authority is suing the Town of Huntington, claiming it overpaid taxes on its Northport power plant by hundreds of millions of dollars due to an inflated assessment by the town. LIPA wants the plant's assessment to be reduced and to recover the money it says it overpaid. 

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The second hearing on sexual harassment in New York State government will be held Friday in New York City. Ahead of the hearing, a group of former legislative staffers who say they have been victims of harassment joined lawmakers to introduce bills to strengthen New York’s laws.

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The 32 fourth graders in Mirtha Sebelen’s class on Long Island see a lot of red and blue. Sebelen color codes everything she writes on her whiteboard. She uses the red marker for Spanish, blue for English. Studies show this dual language model is what New York schools should use to teach English learners. But most don’t.

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A North Bellport man who spent 33 years in a New York prison for murder had his conviction overturned on Wednesday. That’s after an investigation found Suffolk County homicide detectives mishandled evidence and intimidated witnesses.

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Legal experts say 23 cities and states, including New York and Connecticut, have built a strong case against the Trump administration over a new rule that lets medical providers cite religious objections to refuse procedures. They say the rule is effective discrimination.