AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ
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ELECTION 2018-STATE LEGISLATURES
CHERRY HILL — Democrats who gained new or expanded powers in state elections are gearing up for a left-leaning push on gun control, universal health care and legal marijuana. Meanwhile, some Republican legislatures that have cut taxes and limited union powers are adjusting to a new reality of needing to work with a Democratic governor. Tuesday’s midterm elections increased Democratic relevance in state capitols that have been dominated by Republicans during the past decade. Yet the outcome ultimately continued a trend of states increasingly controlled by one political party or another. By David A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: About 1330 words, photos.
PORTLAND, Maine — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: About 660 words.
EXCHANGE-OPERATION SAFE OVERNIGHT
MOUNT LAUREL — The goal is to save lives. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office this week announced a program aimed at curbing opioid overdoses by hotel and motel guests. Operation Safe Overnight aims not only to save lives but also increase enforcement activity at the approximately 75 hotels and motels in Burlington County. The properties will be provided with free naloxone kits, courtesy of Virtua. Naloxone is the generic name for Narcan, a medicine designed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. By Celeste Whittaker, The Courier Post. SENT: About 620 words.
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FISHING MONITORS — Federal ocean managers are looking to increase the amount of monitoring that goes on while fishing boats are out at sea.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — This isn’t the quarterback matchup anyone could’ve predicted — or hoped for — just a few weeks ago. The struggling Buffalo Bills (2-7) are going with journeyman Matt Barkley in place of the injured Josh Allen and Derek Anderson and the ineffective Nathan Peterman. Meanwhile, the New York Jets (3-6) will have 39-year-old Josh McCown under center instead of rookie Sam Darnold, who’s sidelined with a foot strain. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m. EST.
HARRISON, N.J. — Gregg Berhalter, the leading candidate to become U.S. national team coach, takes his Columbus Crew with a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Red Bulls. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. EST.
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