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Rep. King v. LIPA: Differing disaster urgencies

While Rep. Peter King’s impending departure as chairman of the House homeland-security committee makes waves among insiders, the wider concern of the moment is natural-disaster recovery.

That’s why this story, in which electricians claimed  LIPA's contractor rejected their offer to aid restoration effort, and related developments, will command more attention locally as the day goes on.

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