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When Race and Drugs Intersect, Children More Likely to Enter Foster Care

An NJPR investigation found that black children in New Jersey are more than twice as likely as white children to be taken away when parental drugs are involved.

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NJ Supreme Court Turns Attention to Public-Worker Cost-of-Living Adjustments

If court rules COLAs can’t be suspended -- as 2011 law allows -- state could be out $70 billion in projected savings over next three decades

Christie's New Hampshire Strategy

Christie is losing badly in the Granite State, according to the polls. But he has a plan. And it was set in motion back in 2013.

They Love Him at Town Hall Meetings, But Not When The Pollsters Call

Christie is doing horribly in the polls, but you wouldn't know that on the ground in New Hampshire.

Christie Says He'd Build New NJ Transit Tunnel, Slams Amtrak for Delays

The New Jersey Republican says he'd build new trans-Hudson rail tunnels if he's elected president, in spite of killing a similar project in 2010.

Christie Returns to Camden, His National Model for Criminal Justice Reform

Christie visit to 'America's most dangerous city' for a policy speech on crime was his first as a presidential candidate.

Vital New Jersey Hospital Sits in Limbo

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. 

Citibike to Expand to Jersey City as Hoboken's Bike Share Goes it Alone

Jersey City and Hoboken originally planned to launch a joint program to help residents get between the two communities. But then Citibike in New York City beckoned.

Environmental Group Asks to Intervene in Exxon Mobile Case

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

World's Largest Vertical Farm Comes to Newark

The produce is growing up and Newark hopes the city will get a boost, too. 

5 Ways Candidate Christie Is Going Conservative

War, abortion and guns: Meet conservative Chris Christie.

Christie Formally Announces 2016 White House Run

The New Jersey Governor formally launched his Presidential candidacy in the gym of Livingston High School, where Christie served as student president 35 years ago.

African-Americans Reluctant to Treat Mental Illness

From the pulpit to the psychiatrist's office, mental health advocates are seeking to improve access to care among urban black communities.

Supreme Court's ACA Ruling: 200,000 NJ Patients Cheer, Republicans Jeer

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of health care subsidies on the federal marketplace preserves the cost of insurance for nearly 200,000 New Jersey residents.

Sources: Christie Will Announce Candidacy for President on Tuesday

Christie is finally about to officially announce his candidacy for president.

In Rahway, Dr. Downtown Cures What Ails New Jersey Main Streets

Rahway is bustling with new restaurants, artist lofts and young people. And now other New Jersey towns want to find out how they can revitalize their downtowns.

Farewell, Obamacare Subsidies? NJ Awaits Ruling. NY Doesn't.

If the Supreme Court rejects federal insurance exchange subsidies, Gov. Christie's contingency plan is for Washington to fix the Affordable Care Act. Others want Trenton to take control.

As the Christie Campaign Heats Up, the Christie Statehouse Sleeps

A year and a half into his second term, what has Christie been doing, other than preparing to run for president?

New Jersey Debates Gun Laws and Domestic Violence Victims

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. 

Christie, Catholicism & Climate Change

The Pope's new statement on climate change could give Gov. Christie, a Catholic Republican, an opportunity. Or it could drive him further to the right. 

Given the Chance to Appeal, Many Sandy Victims Give Up Instead

New rules allow homeowners to resubmit flood insurance claims, but many say they've given up trying to get more money.