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NJ E-Cigarette Tax Hike Bill Advances [AUDIO]

A 75 percent tax would be imposed on electronic cigarettes under a new bill approved Monday by the state Senate Health Committee, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.

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Why is This ‘Normal’ Allergy Season So Bad? [AUDIO]

This spring's allergy season in New Jersey has been classified as "normal" because elevated levels of pollen began to show up as soon as the spring season officially began in March, but many Garden State residents report having the worst allergic symptoms they can recall.

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Getting Annoyed Behind the Wheel [AUDIO]

The summer vacation season is almost upon us, and that means many families in New Jersey and across the country will be taking road trips. While spending endless hours behind the wheel, many drivers may notice bad or annoying habits among those with whom they are sharing the road.

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Sandy damage
Jersey shore damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Seeking Sandy-aid Fairness for NJ [POLL/AUDIO]

Is New Jersey getting the short end of the stick when it comes to Superstorm Sandy aid doled out by the federal government?

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Smoking Ban Gets Revision [AUDIO]

The proposed smoking ban at New Jersey's public beaches, forests and parks was tweaked during this week's hearing on the bill in the state Senate.

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Toms River tolls (NJ DOT)
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More Tolls Coming to NJ Roadways? [POLL/AUDIO]

A long-standing federal ban on interstate tolling could soon be lifted under a $302 billion transportation plan by the Obama administration.

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7 Months After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Shore Open For Memorial Day
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NJ Beach Badge Fees Hold Steady [AUDIO]

After Sandy there were dire predictions that Jersey shore communities would be forced to dramatically increase fees for beach badges to help pay for cleanup and restoration work. But it turns out the vast majority of shore towns are holding beach badge costs steady this summer.

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Hometown Heroes
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Ocean County Charity Needs Help Rebuilding After Toms River Fire [AUDIO]

After helping thousands of Superstorm Sandy victims rebuild their lives, an Ocean County charity finds itself with no place to go after losing everything in Thursday's fire in downtown Toms River.

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Beachgoers play volleyball on the Atlantic City beachfront before a national pro volleyball tour began.
Beachgoers play volleyball on the Atlantic City beachfront before a national pro volleyball tour began. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Hiring Still Strong for NJ Tourism Industry [AUDIO]

With the summer tourism season just ahead, there are still many jobs available in the state's hospitality, tourism and retail industries.

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Oyster Creek Sirens Tested Today
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Assessing Earthquake Risk at Oyster Creek [AUDIO]

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey Township, Ocean County, is among 21 plants nationwide being ordered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct in-depth analyses of earthquake risk.

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Harsher Penalties for Hit-and-Run Boaters [AUDIO]

Boaters who leave the scene of an accident in New Jersey would face the same criminal penalties as motorists, under legislation approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.

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‘Shots’ Heard, Garden State Plaza Evacuated

New Jersey State Police say the Garden State Plaza in Paramus has been evacuated after someone reported that shots had been fired, while a witness says the evacuation of the mall began after tires exploded on a car on fire outside.

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