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Imagine an infant, a baby girl, who jolts with pain each time she coughs up mucus and blood as she battles bronchitis caused by secondhand cigarette smoke. more
It has been nearly three years since the bright blue eyesores began appearing on highways statewide. That’s three years of complaints from local officials and residents . . . more
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 119,000 men, women and children on the national waiting list for organ donations. Even more sobering . . . more
We were supposed to have been healed by now, right? With the first African-American president finally elected not once but twice, the nation was supposed to be . . . more
House Speaker Paul Ryan said earlier this month that Republicans would move to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, part of a broader effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, much to the chagrin of pro-choice advocates. more
Last week, state Sen. Todd Kaminsky filed legislation requiring the commissioner of the New York State Department of Health to study and regulate 1,4-dioxane, a chemical likely to be carcinogenic, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Last year, the EPA released a report, citing dioxane was found in many water supply systems on Long Island. more
In his news conference last Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump said that he wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act quickly and simultaneously. Even without a new president, Congress last week . . . more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed free tuition at CUNY and SUNY schools for families earning $100,000 or less in 2017 and families earning $125,000 or less in 2019. We support any good measure that would . . . more
Long Island was supposed to have 40 or more wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean by now, generating electricity 3½ to 4½ miles south of Jones Beach, which would have . . . more
Once upon a time, Long Island was known as one big, largely white suburb — but no more. There is no doubt that the face of Long Island is rapidly changing. more
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