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151203Flanagan

Protesters Fight Back Against Expansion of Bear Harvest

12-3-15
An estimated 3,500 black bears live in New Jersey, and state regulators say that’s too many. They cite a rising number of incidents where bears interacted with people and property.
151202Hill

Second Amendment Society Claims Police Departments Delaying and Denying Handgun Permits

12-2-15
In a hidden-camera recording made by the New jersey Second Amendment Society, an Orange Police Detective Sergeant appears to explain how he denied a handgun purchase permit to an applicant not based on New Jersey law but on the applicant’s size and gender.
151130Hill

Learning From A Past Refugee Crisis

11-30-15
Professor Ruth Mandel compares the Syrian refugees crisis to other examples of others trying to come to America for refuge and being told there's no welcome mat.
151127Hill

Number of Distracted Driving Tickets Issued Continues to Decline

11-27-15
The number of distracted driving tickets issued has been slowing going down. Next year's number is expected to decrease by another 10,000 tickets.
151125Hill

String of Murders in Jersey City Leave No Witnesses

11-25-15
There have been five homicides over the course of two weeks in Jersey City. The state’s second biggest city has had 15 homicides this year by gunfire. Most of the victims are African-American men ages 18 to 25 from the city's western and southern wards.
151124Vannozzi

Hoboken Water Main Break Could Dampen Thanksgiving Spirits

11-24-15
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says the water main break that has been affecting Hoboken and Jersey City since Sunday could be fixed by tomorrow in a best case scenario.
151119ADA

Study Indicates Presence of Workplace Discrimination Against People With Disabilities

11-19-15
The study showed that 26 percent of people with disabilities received fewer expressions of employer interest than those without disabilities. They also found that smaller companies were less likely to call candidates with disabilities back.
151116Cruz

Senate Panel Considers Effects of Legalizing Cannabis

11-16-15
The Judiciary Committee heard testimony advocating for the legalization of cannabis in New Jersey. Proponents claim that the War on Drugs is a failure, and that a number of myths have caused people to cling to antiquated ideas.
151116Flanagan

Bill Allowing Unauthorized Residents Driver’s Licenses Comes at Unfortunate Time

11-16-15
Sponsors of the bill say a driver’s license could enhance the lives of more than 450,000 undocumented people who live and work in New Jersey. About a dozen states already already offer the privilege, including California which has a printed restriction: "Federal Limits May Apply."
151116Vannozzi

More New Jerseyans In Poverty Now Than in the Last 50 Years

11-16-15
Legal Services of New Jersey reports 2.8 million adults and 800,000 children lived in poverty in 2014, about a third of all New Jersey households.