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Jan. 19, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

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The nation's capital is awash in crowds and credentials. The president-elect lays a wreath and attends a rally amidst the tightest security ever. The state capital braces for a governor's race that'll test whether ties to Christie or Trenton insiders will be a plus or a minus. It's testy. From Camden, a template for positive policing. The chief hopes his successful model will set a new national standard. And that Wall Street to Newark Airport PATH extension won't bypass Newark's South Ward after all. The threat to cut it being called a misunderstanding.
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Jan. 18, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

1-18-17
The school funding fight. If Christie's "Fairness Formula" cuts taxes for the rich and education for the poor, do lawmakers have a better fix? Trump cabinet picks to oversee health and the environment get an earful from skeptical senators in confirmation hearings. Affordable housing advocates score a big win. The high court rules cities are obligated to build housing for those in need. A big fight brewing over a proposed PATH train extension. Will the Wall Street to airport line have a stop in Newark's South Ward? And calling in reinforcements. The state's hired an Atlantic City insider to help the state appointed overseer fix the city’s finances.
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Jan. 17, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

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Another candidate to replace Christie. His Republican lieutenant governor's loyalty to the boss could come at a cost. Christie skipped the announcement to spend the day boosting his drug addiction crisis agenda, likely the hallmark of his two terms in office. The Port Authority released big budget capital build-outs. Did a desperately needed new bus terminal make the cut? How to secure the state from terror attacks. Homeland Security says in this era of lone wolf terrorists, citizens are key. And there are families making enough to rise above the poverty line who still can't afford food and shelter. How does this happen?
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Jan. 16, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

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A civil rights icon generates a tweetstorm from Trump. Might some New Jersey representatives boycott the inauguration in solidarity? Police say they're finding their jobs more difficult and dangerous. We'll report on what's called the Ferguson effect. Community members and leaders turn out across the state to protest the repeal of Obamacare without a plan to replace it. A backup plan to keep the lights on when the power goes out. We'll tell you how microgrids can step in when the mega-grid fails. And a storied history of the civil rights era in South Jersey. Lunch counter sit-ins and speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. happened here too.
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Jan. 13, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

1-13-17
The vote to repeal Obamacare without a clear plan to replace it. What might Congress cost patients here who rely on it? New sentencing guidelines for juvenile offenders. Judges must consider age when meting out what amounts to life sentences. Criminal justice reforms that limit bail for nonviolent offenders are putting bail bondsman out of work. The opioid gateway. When prescribing drugs can doctors see the fine line between treating pain and triggering addiction? A program in Switzerland that paired a guide dog with his blind master flowered into The Seeing Eye and it's still flourishing 88 years later. And Shorehenge is no more. The monument built in a week to honor Sandy survivors was knocked down in a minute to their relief.
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Jan. 12, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

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The historic State House has fallen into disrepair. Can we afford to fix it? Can we afford not to? A candidate for governor slows his pace on the campaign trail to undergo treatment for cancer. A bill would impose fines on people and institutions that deny service dogs access to public places. All because of Charlie. Private schools that spend public money to teach children with severe disabilities say salary caps would be catastrophic. And blue lines have bureaucrats seeing red. What happens when a color-coded gesture of respect collides with rules and regulations?
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Jan. 11, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

1-11-17
Before the governor's powerful State of the State speech, those who'd replace him claimed they could do better. What about after? The reason: Christie's broad-based program to fight drug addiction. How is that being received? New Jersey's U.S. senators in confirmation hearing roles. One firing questions. The other breaking precedent to testify against a sitting senator. The outgoing and incoming presidents are a study in contrasts. We look at how they use language to vastly differing effect. The governor, never charged in the Bridgegate scandal, may be in the clear. A citizen complaint against him could be tossed.
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Jan. 10, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

1-10-17
Gov. Christie delivers his seventh State of the State address, using the bulk of his time to issue an impassioned call to action to combat the addiction crisis and a wide-ranging plan to back it up. And Assembly Democrats respond to the governor's claims that marijuana is a gateway drug, while Senate Democrats got right to reporters' questions.
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Jan. 9, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

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The governor signs a bill creating a raft of new judges. Now are there enough to keep up with the tight timetables of bail reform? Brick-and-mortar stores like Sears may be following its catalog into history. What's behind the retail store retrenchment? Color-coding the labor force. As workers migrate from manufacturing to the service sector, are there jobs too pink for guys to take? Traffic fatalities are on the rise. What are drivers doing while they're driving, in addition to driving? And how do you know the road you're driving on will hold? We'll take you to the lab that puts the strength and durability of the concrete below to the test.