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Tips to stay cool and save money in the heat. (Manfredini Mauro, ThinkStock)
Tips to stay cool and save money in the heat. (Manfredini Mauro, ThinkStock)
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Tips to save money, energy when the temperature rises

The best way to beat the heat is to stay inside, but if you hike the air conditioning too high, you could pay the price when you get next month's electric bill.

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A study shows more NJ kids are living in poverty. (olesiabilkei, ThinkStock)
A study shows more NJ kids are living in poverty. (olesiabilkei, ThinkStock)
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More NJ kids are living in poverty, report shows

A new report finds New Jersey is still one of the best states in the nation for children, but we've also got significant problems that are getting worse.

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New Jerseyans are dealing with a heat wave this week and many are forced to worked outside in the heat and humidity. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
New Jerseyans are dealing with a heat wave this week and many are forced to worked outside in the heat and humidity. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Some New Jerseyans struggle with working in the heat

As we get set for a third straight day of temperatures in the mid 90s with high levels of humidity, it's downright uncomfortable to walk the dog or just take the garbage out - but imagine what it's like to work in this kind of heat all day long.

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Rep. Scott Garrett on the House floor
Rep. Scott Garrett on the House floor (CSPAN)
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Fair Tax Supporters Keep Momentum Going

It's been a little more than a month since New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett became the first Representative in the Northeast to co-sponsor the Fair Tax bill, and local supporters are keeping that momentum going.

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New Jersey Heroes (Facebook)
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First Lady Christie launches annual scholarship program

As part of an ongoing commitment to New Jersey military members and veterans, First Lady Mary Pat Christie is kicking-off the fourth annual New Jersey Heroes' Heart of a Hero Scholarship.

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More potentially dangerous heat and humidity today

An Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory, and Air Quality Alert are in effect today as temperatures again soar well into the 90s.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Speaks At A Startup Accelerator In Iowa
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Political pundits – It’s critical for Christie to be in first debate

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to struggle in the latest round of presidential polls, three local political pundits said it's imperative for him to have a place in next month's upcoming debate to be considered a serious contender for the White House.

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NJ law prohibits release of a specific teacher’s performance evaluation

Figures released this month by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) revealed that are 2,900 teachers in the state with a rating of "ineffective" or "partially effective." If you're hoping to learn if your child's teacher is one of those instructors, you'll be out of luck.

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Cutting costs on your final goodbye

The death of a family member is never an easy experience, but it can certainly be an expensive one.

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9 things to know about Sunday’s extreme heat

Could Sunday be the hottest day of 2015 so far, with near-record high temperatures?

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A JCP+L crew makes repairs to a utility pole on Route 527 in Toms River following an accident
A JCP+L crew makes repairs to a utility pole on Route 527 in Toms River following an accident (Toms River Police)
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Ocean County car accident knocks out power for thousands

Power is being restored in Ocean County following a car accident in Toms River that knocked out thousands on Saturday morning. 

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DUI Checkpoints over the summer in NJ
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Weekend DUI checkpoint to be set up on Parkway

Tim McGraw fans be warned: New Jersey State Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint on the Garden State Parkway this weekend.

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