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Feds: Princeton mishandled sexual violence cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights says Princeton University violated the law by improperly handling complaints of sexual violence and failing to end a sexually hostile environment for one student. The department ...

$13B in state/local conservation measures pass

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Election Day was not just about the Republican landslide: Voters in states and counties across the nation supported about $13 billion in conservation funding. That amount was a record for money approved at the ballot box, ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Nov. 5, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Christie: GOP wins show focus on leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican victories in governor's races across the country show voters want leaders who will "get things done," rather that fighting over ideology. Christie, chairman of the Republican ...

South Jersey town’s voters approve liquor license

UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Voters have approved a ballot question that would allow a southern New Jersey town to create and sell liquor licenses. Supporters hope the referendum will give Upper Deerfield Township's economy a boost. ...

NJ mayor retains office after Sandy generator flap

NORTH HALEDON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mayor who used a town generator to power his ice cream shop during Superstorm Sandy has won re-election. The Record (http://bit.ly/1qp2B1t ) reports North Haledon Mayor Randy George turned away a ...

Feds reject NJ hospital’s mobile unit for Ebola

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials have rejected a northern New Jersey hospital's plan to use a mobile unit to care for potential Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not say why it turned down Hackensack ...

4 things Cory Booker will focus on in the Senate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Incumbent Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is returning to Washington for a full, six-year term after defeating Jeff Bell. In a fiery speech focused on the United States as much as New Jersey, Booker Tuesday night called on ...

New Jersey elects 1st woman to Congress since 2000

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman has invaded New Jersey's congressional boys club. Bonnie Watson Coleman won a seat representing the 12th Congressional District in Tuesday's election. She's the first black woman ever to win a congressional seat from ...

Pallone tops GOP’s Wilkinson to keep US House seat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone has won a 12th term representing a coastal New Jersey district in Congress. Pallone defeated Republican Anthony Wilkinson in Tuesday's election for the 6th District seat. Only once since his ...