The latest Kids Count report found more New Jersey children are covered by health insurance and fewer are living in poverty. But almost a third of children in the state are part of low-income families.
Sen. Cory Booker, the ACLU and others oppose a proposal to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for fentanyl, saying imposing a five-year jail term for two grams of the drug punishes addicts instead of distributors.
State law requires public pools to test pH and chlorine levels every two hours and to test for fecal coliform bacteria every week. One lab says about 5 percent of pool water samples in New Jersey come up dirty.
Drug overdoses in Cape May County dropped from 47 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to just 21 percent for the same period this year. It's been a community effort between faith-based groups, law enforcement, schools and hospitals.
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