Dusty Christensen

Dusty Christensen appears in the following:

Local Leaders Speak Out Against Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New York is known as a city of immigrants and leaders here are reacting to the executive orders with passionate opposition.

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NJ Supreme Court: Towns Must Provide Affordable Housing

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that towns have to provide affordable housing to make up for nearly two decades of inaction.

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As 115th Congress Begins, NJ's Newest Rep. Seeks the Center

Thursday, January 05, 2017

In one of the few bright spots for Democrats in the November election, Josh Gottheimer unseated 7-term Republican Scott Garrett in New Jersey's 5th congressional district.

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Cuomo — and Sen. Bernie Sanders — Call for Free Tuition at New York Public Colleges

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The governor unveiled his plan Tuesday morning in Queens — alongside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.


Making Sense of Political Language — and Euphemisms — in the Trump Era

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

As debate continues over phrases like "alt-right," "white supremacist" and "politically correct," the political language we use is as important as ever.

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He's a 1 Percenter, But Phil Murphy Says He'll Take on Wall Street

Friday, December 16, 2016

The former Goldman Sachs executive released his 2015 tax returns this week, showing he made almost $7.3 million. That's more than 100 times the state's median household income.


Disagreement Over Bus Terminal Leaves Port Authority Board Paralyzed

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Infighting has delayed the building of a terminal to replace the existing Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now the disagreement threatens to derail the Port Authority's board all together.


Christie Vetoes Solitary Confinement Bill, Drawing Ire of Civil Libertarians

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The bill would have limited the time inmates could spend in solitary confinement to 15 consecutive days, and would have prevented the practice for vulnerable populations.


Analyst Questions Legality of Trump Proposal to Cut Sanctuary City Funding

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The threat to slash federal funding from cities that do not cooperate with immigration policies may not be a legal or wise move, a legal scholar argues.

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Supreme Court Case Could Lead to Longer Detentions for NY Immigrants

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Immigration advocates worry that a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the rights of New York-area detainees to bail hearings while they await deportation proceedings.


Anti-Trump Protestors Clog Fifth Avenue

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The protesters rallied at New York's Union Square on Saturday before picking up steam and taking their cause into the street and to Trump Tower.

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New Census Counts All Trees on New York City's Streets

Friday, November 04, 2016

New York City has 666,134 trees on its streets. That's 12.5 percent more than the last time the city's trees were counted a decade ago.

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Understanding the Judge's Decision on the NYPD's Muslim Surveillance

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Judge Charles Haight rejected a settlement the NYPD reached over its surveillance of Muslim communities, saying it didn't go far enough. 


In Wikileaks Emails, a Glimpse of Phil Murphy's Campaign for Governor

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hacked emails released by Wikileaks take us behind the curtain into the campaign of Phil Murphy, the only Democratic candidate to have announced a run for governor of New Jersey in 2017.

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Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Blocked Mafia Investigation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In the 1980s, federal prosecutors investigating dealings between organized crime and real estate developers were repeatedly stonewalled by one developer: Donald Trump.

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Kalief Browder's Mom, Dead at 63, Speaks in New Documentary

Monday, October 17, 2016

Venida Browder died Friday of a heart attack. She was the mother of Kalief Browder, a teenager who died by suicide after spending three years in jail on Rikers Island. 


As Some GOP Donors Pull Away From Trump, Others Remain Steadfast

Friday, October 14, 2016

More and more wealthy Republicans said they're pulling their money away from Donald Trump this week. But not every GOP big spender is fleeing.


On Jersey Shore, Glass Droplets Are Signs of a Comet-Induced Climate Crisis

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tiny glass droplets found on the Jersey coast could be evidence that a comet began a significant warming period 55 million years ago.


With Trump Campaign in Crisis, GOP Worried About Down-Ballot Candidates

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Donald Trump is losing the support of Republican voters — and that could have consequences that last well beyond November.


NJ Legislature Passes Transportation Funding, Despite Some Passionate Opposition

Friday, October 07, 2016

The legislation ends a summer of political deadlock over how to fund transportation projects, which have sat idle across the state since early July.