News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

THE FIERY DEBATE:  MURPHY VS. GUADAGNO with questions often not answered, and lots of posturing and clichés

Our entire NJ Legislature is also up for election on November 7. You paying enough attention to that?

Assemblyman Coughlin’s new law firm doing brisk business with local governments.

As Puerto Rico struggles to recover from the devastation, sick people remain in mortal peril with serious lack of medical care. A friend of mine  is now in a NYC hospital finally getting the help she needs.

Why N.J. patients with chronic pain still can’t get medical marijuana.

Tracking our transit problems: Before derailments at Penn Station, competing priorities led to disrepair.

DNC Chairman Perez Lands in LD11, Swats Away at Chris Christie.

N.J. shifts affordable housing funds beyond state’s inner cities.

Fearing deportation, Indonesian couple takes sanctuary in a Highland Park church.

New Jersey should be a national leader in offshore wind. Yet, for seven years, little action has been taken to capitalize on this opportunity. (OpEd by Dan Fatton and John Shinn )

A year after Taj Mahal closure, Atlantic City has a different feeling.

The Menendez trial: The Senator Looks for Juice.

We’re exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll.

NATIONAL

A message from Pre-K Our Way: “This year, NJ’s legislative leaders supported the first funding for pre-k expansion in nearly a decade – for only a few thousand children. 50,000 3- and 4-year-olds are still waiting.” That’s not right! Let the candidates for governor know that you support pre-k expansion here.

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