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TRENTON — New Jersey businesses are warning that the White House's tariffs are pinching them, and lawmakers are proposing legislation to ease the pain. By Mike Catalini. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m. EDT.


When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. By Sally Ho. SENT: About 1140 words.



WOODLAND PARK — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law in 1968, Lee Porter, who had been battling housing discrimination in Bergen County for years, thought she would have to return to her career as a licensed X-ray technician. Instead, Porter, now 91, is still fighting for equal housing in New Jersey 50 years later as the executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey. "We are still hanging on in there; we are still fighting," she said in a recent interview in her office in Hackensack. "It makes me feel like a failure, because I felt we should have conquered this a long time ago. ... We thought we were going to win this battle fast. It's happening, but not fast enough." By Monsy Alvarado, The Record. SENT: About 1680 words.


GAS PRICES — Gas prices in New Jersey are dropping as the Labor Day weekend and the end of the summer driving season approaches.


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