Long Island News

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Reports from Terry Sheridan, J.D. AllenDesiree D'Iorio and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Communication and Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio Exchange.

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One person is dead from Legionnaires' disease and two remain hospitalized on Long Island.

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The federal program that is supposed to forgive student loans for workers who choose public service has failed in New York, according to a report from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. It found that of the 89,900 borrowers who applied for the federal public service loan forgiveness program in New York, just 1,099 received debt forgiveness.

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Days after indicting a man for a string of brutal hate crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini announced the creation of an office dedicated to prosecuting crimes against immigrants.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state has ended its opposition to a 2006 ruling from New York's highest court that required billions more to be allocated each year to schools to address inequities in the education system.