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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
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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Black Mothers Judged Unfit at Higher Rate than White Mothers in NJ

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WNYC
An investigation by New Jersey Public Radio finds black mothers have their children taken away for things like marijuana use and not having a well-stocked refrigerator.

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State Workers say NJ Affirmative Action Programs are Neglected

Monday, May 25, 2015

African American state employees say programs meant to encourage diversity and monitor discrimination are being ignored. 

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New Jersey City Seeks to Move Past Violent Reputation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Community leaders in Paterson, NJ, are hopeful that a truce will end a cycle of youth violence that's long plagued the city.

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Turbulence Ahead: Chris Christie and the 'Chairman's Flight'

Friday, May 22, 2015

WNYC
Here's how United Airlines sought big fee reductions from the Port Authority, greased by a special flight route, fancy meals and campaign contributions — and how it all fell apart. 

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Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obama and Christie have something in common, and Christie hates it.

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Faith — Religious and Otherwise — Keeps Some Garden State Kids Unvaccinated

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Jersey releases immunization data for all schools. Most kids have most of their shots, but there are pockets where they don't — and where Trenton simply doesn't know.

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Obama Visits Camden to Praise Police Efforts

Monday, May 18, 2015

President Obama heads to New Jersey while Gov. Chris Christie is in New Hampshire.

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Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

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Yes, Chris Christie Is Still Planning To Run For President. Here's Why.

Monday, May 04, 2015

He is down but not out. Why Christie still thinks he has a shot at the White House.

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Fort Lee Residents React to First Bridgegate Guilty Plea

Monday, May 04, 2015

WNYC
In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.

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Criminal Charges in Bridgegate Case

Friday, May 01, 2015

WNYC
David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges that he punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge. See our Christieverse interactive. 

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Christie Defends Decision to Send NJ Troopers to Baltimore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

He sent 150 state troopers to Baltimore to aide in the response to violent protests there.

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Two-and-a-Half Years After Sandy, Storm Victims Continue to Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Only about 10 percent of New Jersey residents who received state aid to re-build post Sandy have been able to move back into their homes. They are anxious, frustrated and angry.

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Tampered Engineering Reports Only the Beginning for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Experts warn problems with adjuster estimates may be more widespread, but harder to find.

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15 Percent of NJ 11th-Graders Opted out of PARCC Tests

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Elementary schools see higher participation rates than middle and high schools.

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Got Potholes? Don't Just Blame the Weather

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WNYC
Mechanics say they've seen record numbers of cars come in this year with blown out tires and bent rims. But the blame may not lie where you'd expect.

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Chris Christie Went To New Hampshire and Talked About EVERYTHING

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Social Security, check. Medicare, check. 

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