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Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.

Her investigative and feature reporting has received national awards by the Education Writer’s Association, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi and PRNDI, and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Her investigation into charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities was awarded an Online News Association award for Innovative, Investigative Journalism. The San Diego native graduated from Mills College in Oakland in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and journalism. Follow her @GonzalezSarahA

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Environmental Groups Keep Pushing for Rejection of Exxon Settlement

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WNYC
A Superior Court judge is expected to hear arguments on the proposed pollution settlement between ExxonMobil and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Thursday.

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Hospital Struggles to Stay Open Awaiting Christie Approval to Sell to Highest Bidder

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WNYC
A hospital in Newark is $230 million in debt and struggling to stay open. There’s a willing buyer, but the state hasn’t approved the deal yet, and doctors are starting to leave. 

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Environmental Group Asks to Intervene in Exxon Mobile Case

Friday, July 10, 2015

WNYC
The Natural Resources Defense Council says New Jersey breached its duty to protect public resources when it accepted a $225 million settlement with Exxon. 

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Hundreds of Teachers, Public Workers Protest Christie's Presidential Bid

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WNYC
Teachers and transit employees from across New Jersey say Gov. Christie has turned his back on public workers. 

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New Jersey Debates Gun Laws and Domestic Violence Victims

Monday, June 22, 2015

WNYC
A set of bills in the New Jersey legislature seek to make it harder for domestic violence abusers to keep their guns, and make it easier for victims to obtain them. 

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NJ Man Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Join ISIS

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A New Jersey man is being held without bail for allegedly planning to provide resources and fighters to the terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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Kalief Browder Laid to Rest

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC
His mother said “extreme paranoia was eating at Kalief and tearing him apart,” before his suicide, and since his release from Rikers Island, where he spent three years without a trial.

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NJ Democrats Introduce Reforms to 'Outdated' Voting Laws

Monday, June 15, 2015

Weeks after the worst voter turnout in New Jersey in 90 years, leading Democrats want to overhaul the state’s voting laws, which they say deter participation.

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Photos: Puerto Rican Day Parade

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Thousands of New Yorkers dressed in the colors of the Puerto Rican flag lined 5th Avenue for the city's annual Puerto Rican Day parade. 

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NJ Lawmakers Push Back on Disabled Residents' Return Plan

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Close to 400 New Jerseyans with disabilities are in out-of-state facilities. Gov. Christie wants to bring them back, but some say the state can't provide the level of care they require.

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Newark Makes Bid for a Casino

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The mayor of Newark said a casino and accompanying convention center, hotel and restaurants could bring more than 4,000 permanent jobs to the city and $1 billion in total revenue. 

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Activists Demand Probe of Tear Gas Use at NJ Concert

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The ACLU of New Jersey is calling for an investigation into police tactics outside a hip hop concert at MetLife Stadium.

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70 Percent of Families Get Top Pre-K School Choice

Monday, June 08, 2015

All 70,000 children who signed up for pre-K for next school year will have a seat. 
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Almost Half Of Camden, N.J. Students Graduate On Appeal

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Multiple pathways to graduation: lifeline, or loophole?

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NY State Offers $100,000 Reward for Escaped Prisoners

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The governor said the state is offering the reward for information leading to the apprehension of two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. 

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NJ Paid $600 Million for Hedge Fund Manager Fees

Thursday, June 04, 2015

WNYC
Lawmakers and union leaders in New Jersey are questioning whether the state's pension funds are being invested responsibly.

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CVS Stores Sued for Alleged Racial Profiling of Shoppers

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WNYC
A lawsuit also accuses CVS stores of racial discrimination against its employees.

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Newark to Offer Municipal ID for the Undocumented, Homeless, Formerly Incarcerated

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Newark is launching a municipal ID program meant to serve the most marginalized residents in New Jersey's largest city.   

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Hundreds of NJ Students Fail Grad Test and Earn Diploma by Appeal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
 An alternate route to graduation raises questions about whether it helps or hurts kids in poor communities.

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Hundreds of Teachers Laid Off Across New Jersey

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
School districts in New Jersey are announcing staff and teacher layoffs.

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