The Flags Are Coming: 25 Redesigned New Jersey State Flags

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November 25, 2015


THE FLAGS ARE COMING: 25 REDESIGNED NJ STATE FLAGS

It's been a little more than a week since Brian Donohue made this video arguing that New Jersey needs a new state flag – and people seem to agree with him. People have been sending in their designs for a new state flag, and Donohue has put together a gallery with 25 randomly selected designs for your viewing pleasure.
CHRISTIE CONFRONTED WITH HIS OWN GUN CONTROL QUOTE
Governor Christie was confronted during a live TV interview with a 1993 quote from himself supporting an assault weapons ban, but he says he can't remember saying that gun control motivated him to enter politics some 20 years ago. The Record says Christie told Fox News he doesn't remember saying, "The issue which has energized me to get into this race is the recent attempt by certain Republican legislators to repeal New Jersey’s ban on assault weapons."
NJ LOTTERY CLAIMS PRIVATIZATION PREVENTED LOSSES
The executive director of the NJ Lottery Division says the main reason why the New Jersey Lottery was able to avoid even more debilitating losses than it's already experienced is because of their successful privatization partnership with the Northstar NJ Lottery Group. NJTV says the take on Northstar by the state's lottery executive was so glowing, she almost sounded as if she worked for the company instead of the state. But the oversight committee still has more questions that need answers.
WORK WITHOUT WAGES: HELPING IMMIGRANTS FIGHT UNSCRUPULOUS BOSSES
NJ Spotlight is exploring a new publishing style, using their Instagram account to publish their latest piece on the against wage theft in New Jersey. New Labor, the immigrant advocacy organization working to eliminate this problem in the state, has been working to prevent wage theft for the last 15 years. So far only five cities – New Brunswick, Princeton, Highland Park, Newark, and Jersey City – have passed local wage theft ordinances, and workers say there is much more to be done at the state level.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: We've extended the deadline for submissions to our statewide undergraduate reporting contest, which boasts a grand price of $650. We will now be accepting submissions until April 1, 2016. The best submissions will be included and published as part of our Dirty Little Secrets project with the Center for Investigative Reporting.

ProPublica and NJ Spark are hosting ProPublica Live: In Conversation with Jason Leopold at 6pm on Dec. 7 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Join us for a conversation with VICE News investigative reporter Jason Leopold about his use of Freedom of Information Act requests in his reporting on national security, civil liberties, and other issues. The discussion will be moderated by ProPublica's assistant managing editor, Eric Umanksy, and will include tips on how journalists, environmentalists, researchers and others can use FOIA to uncover public information. 
Click here to RSVP or learn more. Tickets are free but limited.

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