Karen Rouse

Reporter, WNYC News

Karen Rouse appears in the following:

New Jersey Legislators Learn the Dos and Don'ts of Marijuana Legalization

Monday, March 05, 2018

Poor people should get to sell marijuana, too, social justice activists tell state panel.

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Opponents of Recreational Marijuana Legalization Show Up in Force at Black Caucus Hearing

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Advocates of marijuana legalization in New Jersey say the public hearing was one-sided.

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Marijuana Advocates Push For Legalization in New Jersey, Despite Federal Rules

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Recreational marijuana is bringing in billions in the states where it's legal but good luck trying to open a bank account or getting a trademark from the U.S. government.  

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New Jersey Would Investigate Police Killings of Civilians Under New Bill

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Opponents say it undermines county prosecutors, and that AG already has discretion to investigate any shooting.

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ICE Renews Apparent Crackdown on Indonesian Christians in NJ

Thursday, January 25, 2018

At least two men were arrested on Thursday morning and a third sought sanctuary with fellow Indonesian Christians at a Highland Park Church.

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Newark May Miss Federal Deadline for Police Reforms

Thursday, January 18, 2018

An independent monitor says Newark needs to invest in a training officer.

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Just How Progressive Is New Jersey About to Get?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Now that Democrats control both the governorship and the state house, are a millionaires' tax and legal marijuana right around the corner? It's not that simple.

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Phil Murphy Is Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The former Goldman Sachs executive and ambassador to Germany took the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.

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Christie Makes Tracks, But Leaves No Tunnel Behind

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

As Chris Christie wraps up eight years in office, NJ Transit commuters face more service disruptions than ever. 

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West Side High School Stands to Benefit from Murphy

Monday, January 15, 2018

Charter schools proliferated under Gov. Christie. His successor says he plans to restore more funding to district schools, like West Side High School.

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For Some Undocumented Immigrants, a Brief Exhale

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Following a judge's order, the federal government is reopening the window for DACA recipients to reapply for the program.

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Kim Guadagno Tries to Forge Her Own Identity Away from Governor Christie

Monday, November 06, 2017

For nearly eight years, Guadagno has stood in Christie's shadow. Now, it's blocking her path to the Statehouse.

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South Asians in New Jersey Flex Their Political Muscle

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

In one generation, the immigrant group has gone from fighting for legal immigration status to becoming a political constituency to be courted.

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New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate Recap

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Highlights from the first debate between New Jersey gubernatorial candidates Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno.

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Democrat Phil Murphy's Pick for Lt. Governor Veers from Usual Playbook

Monday, October 02, 2017

Most candidates run to the center in a general election; Murphy and Oliver are leaning left in an unusual election year.

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New Jersey Democrats Meet in Atlantic City with Eye to November

Friday, September 15, 2017

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After eight years of Republican leadership under Governor Chris Christie, Democrats turn their attention to winning back the Statehouse.

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Black Christians with White Pastors Seek a Reckoning on Race

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A willingness to preach about abortion or sexuality doesn't extend to race. 

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Brooklyn Residents Give Mayor Points for Pre-K, Ding Him on Transit and Homelessness

Sunday, September 03, 2017

With a just over a week to go until the September 12 primary election, Mayor de Blasio stumped at churches in Brooklyn, hoping to rally ardent supporters.

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New Jersey Lawmaker Says Confederate Flag Photo Reflects 'Sense of Humor'

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

But the GOP leader says it's not funny.

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Newark Voters Might Have Final Say Over Rent Control

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tenants' rights groups have gathered enough signatures for a November referendum.

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