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14 min ago | Deseret News

In our opinion: In an entrepreneurial economy, reward job-seekers willing to start businesses

Rates of unemployment have remained relatively high in the United States. A number of states are offering mentoring services and unemployment benefits to workers struggling to find traditional employment but willing to start businesses of their own.

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Related Topix: Opinion

4 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

On the road to Miss New Jersey: What it takes to wear the crown

The smell of hairspray hung in the air, Disney songs played through speakers and make-up was spread across the counter, while 13 girls prepared for the last local pageant that could take them to Miss New Jersey.

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Related Topix: Gloucester County, NJ, Mullica Hill, NJ

6 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Woman claims discrimination against atheists in NJ license-plate lawsuit

A New Jersey woman is suing the state's Motor Vehicle Commission for denying her attempt to keep God off her vanity license plate by proclaiming her atheism.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, Atheism, Religion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Analysis: David Samson's role went beyond Port Authority

Interview memos released this week by the lawyers Christie hired to probe the George Washington Bridge lane closures reveal how David Samson, center - who faced a series of conflict-of-interest questions before resigning from the Port Authority late last month - apparently interacted with Christie administration officials in a number of overlapping ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, US Governors, Chris Christie

Courier News

Forest fire threat heightened in New Jersey

The Pine Barrens' brittle bark, branches and pine needles worry state Fire Warden Bill Edwards more in April than any other month of the year.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ, Life, Holidays, Mother's Day

Daily Mail

New Jersey high school wrestling team won't face charges for viral...

Is THIS the America's newest top-secret spy plane? Clearest picture yet of mystery aircraft spotted flying over Kansas just weeks after being seen in Texas 'The most prolific serial killer you've never heard of': Detective claims this man murdered JonBenet Ramsey, Jimmy Hoffa AND victims of Zodiac Killer in a new book EXCLUSIVE: NBC tragedy as FIVE ... (more)

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Related Topix: JonBenet Ramsey, Avalanche

The Jersey Journal

The 7 best things to do in NJ this weekend

TGIF! Here are our top 7 picks for fun things to do in New Jersey this weekend. What fun activities would you suggest? Tweet ideas to #njweekend Alvin Ailey in Newark - Want to learn to dance from the best? The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will give free workshops at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Tenafly, NJ, Morristown, NJ, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Entertainment

CBS Local

New Jersey Woman Sues Over Alleged Ban On '8THEIST' License Plate

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government

ABC News

New Jersey Woman Sues Over '8THEIST' License Plate

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit, claiming the state's Motor Vehicle Commission rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an atheist.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government

NJ.com

Unionville Vineyards honored at the New Jersey Wine and Food Festival

Tenuta dell Ornellia, 2010 Ornellia lists at $187 per bottle. M by Michael Mondavi is offered at $150.00 per bottle.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Food Festival, Ringoes, NJ

WKXW-FM Trenton

Poll: Gas Tax OK If It Means Better Roads [AUDIO]

A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday revealed New Jerseyans' strong opposition to a gas tax increase drops off when they're told the revenue would be used to fix roads and bridges.

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Insurance Journal West

Poll Finds New Jerseyans Souring on State's Sandy Recovery Efforts

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for the first time since the storm hit in October 2012.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Other McCain

British Jury Acquits Lesbian, 40, Who Had Drunk Sex With Girl, 15

A female radio DJ who had sex with a 15-year-old girl after plying her with vodka has walked free from court because she did not know the teenager's real age.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, US News, Conservative Political News

WKXW-FM Trenton

US Decries Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry says the leaflets are, quote, "grotesque and beyond unacceptable."

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine,

The Jersey Journal

In response to bridge scandal review, Christie names Seton Hall dean as ombudsman

TRENTON - In response to the review of his office commissioned in the wake of the September lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie today appointed Seton Hall University Law School Dean Patrick Hobbs as a new, independent ombudsman.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Seton Hall University

Patch.com

Love Your Local Beach? Brag About it In a Statewide Contest

Is your favorite beach in Monmouth County? County leaders are hoping you'll cast a vote for one of the county's 23 beaches in a statewide best beaches survey at NJTopTenBeaches.org .

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Related Topix: Monmouth County, NJ, Best of 2007, Freehold, NJ, Asbury Park, NJ, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

Patch.com

Unlock the Secrets of the Great Swamp

The Great Swamp Watershed Association's Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is back for another fun-filled day of outdoor exploration and discovery in and around one of New Jersey's most important natural areas.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Morristown National Historical Park

More Monmouth Musings

Patrick Murray: Mark Magyar mischaracterized his analysis

Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray responded to my post this morning, Patrick Murray is emphatic that his next poll will be negative for Christie, about his quote in Mark Magyar's anti-Chistie spin piece on NJSpotlight with an email asserting that his analysis was mischaracteriszed.

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Related Topix: Monmouth University, Chris Christie, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Patch.com

Fair Haven Police Receive New Jersey State Chiefs Of Police Accreditation

The Fair Haven Police Department received accreditation status from the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Accreditation program during the borough's council meeting on April 14. Accreditation is completed within an eight-phase process that starts with an application and evolves through self-assessment, policy development, mock assessment, an ... (more)

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WKXW-FM Trenton

Play Trevia and Win Dennis and Judi Comedy Tickets [4/16]

If you think you know New Jersey, you should play Jersey "Trevia" tonight at 10 with Steve Trevelise! You could win tickets to see Dennis and Judi Live at The Brook Art Theatre on May 10th with Steve Trevelise and special guest Uncle Floyd! You could also win tickets to Catch A Rising Star in the Princeton Hyatt, or a Dennis Malloy Live DVD from ... (more)

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