Delaware River Festival on Sept. 7
Project H.O.P.E. and New Jersey Primary Care Association Celebrate National Health Center Week

NJ BOARD'S DELAYS ALLOWS TEACHERS TO KEEP LICENSES

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This feature story by Kelly Heyboer and Adam Clark is a compelling look into the slow-moving, state-run system that enables 'bad apple' teachers to keep their licenses for months or even years after their schools find them guilty of misconduct. So even if a district fires a teacher, they can find work elsewhere — because some schools don't check whether a potential hire has a case under review by the State Board of Examiners. Here's the national data. (NJ.com)

JERSEY CITY RALLY TAKES ON REFUGEE, ASYLUM POLICIES

On Saturday, dozens of people gathered on Newark Avenue in Jersey City for the national Rise for Refuge rally, standing in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers. Immigration advocates, politicians, clergy members, and community members spoke both about their own stories and also federal policy like the GRACE Act, which calls on the federal government to raise the minimum number of admitted refugees to 95,000 people a year. (The Record)

NJ JOINS LAWSUIT OVER FEDERAL FUEL-ECONOMY RULES

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has announced that New Jersey is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is set to cut the penalty for automakers who don't meet current fuel emissions standards by half. The attorneys general argue the move to loosen this regulation will do damage to the environment. (NJ Spotlight)

THIS HALFWAY HOUSE IN CAMDEN IN CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

Two decades ago, more than 31,000 people were incarcerated in New Jersey — now, that number is down to about 19,000 people. That's partly because a good number of people who leave prison get help — in New Jersey, about a quarter enroll in re-entry programs. For this story, Leah Mishkin checks in with Hope Hall in Camden, a halfway house that has helped over 8,000 men so far. (NJTV News)

 

🙈 We're keeping an eye on—

  • Booker says Trump is ‘sowing seeds of hatred after shootings (NJ.com)
  • New Jersey's air quality has been pretty bad this summer (The Record)
  • NJ groups join lawsuit over questionable federal lead standards (WHYY)
  • Online tool helps NJ prescribers identify cheaper drugs (NJ Spotlight)
  • NJ Dems say there's reason to worry about 2020 election fraud (NJ.com)
 

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