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Events Planned Across Minneapolis To Mark The Anniversary Of George Floyd's Murder

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

A moment of silence declared by the state's governor, an open mic at George Floyd Square and a candlelight vigil were among the events scheduled to remember Floyd's life and death.


1 Person Shot Near The Site Of George Floyd's Murder On The Anniversary Of His Death

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Minneapolis Police say the individual's wound is believed to be non-life threatening. Witnesses told police a suspect vehicle left the area "at a high rate of speed."


United Holds Drawings For Free Flights For Those Who Get The Shot

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Companies and state governments — in what is perhaps a mix of commercial interest and civic-minded altruism — are offering prizes to encourage vaccination. United Airlines is the latest to do so.


How To Watch The 'Super Flower Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse This Week

Monday, May 24, 2021

The "Super Flower Blood Moon" is happening early Wednesday morning, as a supermoon coincides with a full lunar eclipse. Here's how to see it.


A Delay In Census Results Would Hinder States' Redistricting Efforts

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Census results may be delayed because of the pandemic. That means states with big statewide elections in 2021 are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to redistricting.


New Jersey Has Lost A Greater Share Of Revenue Than Most States Due To COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in New Jersey.


N.J. Election Fraud Case Draws A Trump Tweet But Suggests Safeguards Are Working

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Officials have charged four people in connection with a local race in Paterson in May. While Trump says the case shows that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud, experts say it was easily detected.


Amid The Epidemic, It Can Be Hard To Know What's Going On Behind Closed Doors

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Some cities and states across the country have restricted access to public records, citing a lack of personnel and a focus on public health during the coronavirus epidemic.


Rep. Jeff Van Drew's Vote Against Impeachment Inquiry Appears Popular In His District

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Rep. Jeff Van Drew is one of House Democrats who voted against launching the impeachment inquiry. And that vote appears politically popular in his closely-divided New Jersey district.


Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections, Bucking The Trend

Monday, November 04, 2019

Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.


N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Sex Abuse

Friday, April 05, 2019

Lawmakers in New Jersey passed a bill to extend the statute of limitations for sex abuse to when the victim is 55, or seven years after they realize their abuse. The governor has indicated support for the bill.


N.J. Bill Would Require Outside Prosecutors To Investigate Deaths Involving Police

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Jersey officials want to require the state attorney general to investigate all deaths at the hands of police. But the state's top law enforcement official says that will erode public trust.


Democrats In New Jersey Will Rework Redistricting Plans After Backlash

Monday, December 17, 2018

Voters in four states have approved ballot measures to rein in partisan gerrymandering. In New Jersey, democratic lawmakers rejected a plan that would have given them an advantage in future elections.


GOP Targets N.J. Sen. Menendez, Who's Dogged By Ethics Questions

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Democrats are concerned they could lose a seat in liberal New Jersey even though incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez escaped federal corruption charges last year.


Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.


Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of New Jersey's Bail Overhaul

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Jersey will be able to keep using a new system that eliminates cash bail. A federal judge Monday ruled in favor of the new system, against the wishes of the bail bonds industry.


Sports Betting Starts In New Jersey After A Decade Of Legal Battles

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sports betting has gone back and forth in court for a decade in New Jersey, the state central in the case before the U.S. Supreme Court last month. This week the governor signed a bill legalizing it.


Democrats Divided As They Try To Flip N.J. House Seat

Thursday, May 31, 2018

New Jersey has several Republican House seats Democrats would like to flip. In one, the Democratic primary involves a candidate who is moderate on gun issues and backed by party establishment figures.


Jury Begins Deliberation In Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

Monday, November 06, 2017

A jury will begin deliberation in the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. The Justice Department alleges that Menendez traded gifts of a lavish lifestyle for government favors with his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.


GOP Gubernatorial Candidates In New Jersey And Virginia Are Focusing On Illegal Immigration

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This fall in New Jersey and Virginia, Republican candidates aligned with party's business-friendly wing are campaigning against illegal immigration. The attack ads in both statewide gubernatorial elections claim their Democratic opponents wouldn't enforce immigration laws.