New Jersey http://www.kunc.org en After A Downturn, Global Shipping Bets Big On Everything http://www.kunc.org/post/after-downturn-global-shipping-bets-big-everything On a cold, blustery day at Port Elizabeth in New Jersey, one of several massive cranes whirs along a rail high above the pier, picks up a heavy container from a ship's deck and loads it on a waiting truck back on land. The truck drives away, another arrives, and the whole process starts again.<p>It's a scene played out every day along America's coasts as massive container ships from across the globe pull into deep-water seaports, waiting to be unloaded. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 54610 at http://www.kunc.org After A Downturn, Global Shipping Bets Big On Everything Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot http://www.kunc.org/post/around-nation-pot-gambling-and-gmos-election-ballot <p>In Colorado, voters will consider a huge tax hike on newly legal marijuana. New Yorkers could expand gambling. And Washington voters are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar campaign over the labeling of genetically modified foods.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:30:08 +0000 Jake Grovum - Stateline 50388 at http://www.kunc.org Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot New Jersey Judge Rules State Must Allow Gay Couples To Marry http://www.kunc.org/post/new-jersey-judge-rules-state-must-allow-gay-couples-marry A New Jersey judge says <a href="http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/samesex/Decision_Summary_Judgment.pdf">the state must allow gay couples to marry</a>, because the current system of civil unions is unconstitutional.<p>To deny couples the right to marry runs afoul the New Jersey constitution and the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:31:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 50127 at http://www.kunc.org Wiring Damaged By Sandy Caused N.J. Boardwalk Fire http://www.kunc.org/post/wiring-damaged-sandy-caused-nj-boardwalk-fire Officials said a fire <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221832106/fire-sweeps-through-businesses-along-jerseys-seaside-boardwalk">that raged along the famous boardwalk in the New Jersey Shore</a> last week was caused by faulty electrical wiring likely damaged by last year's Hurricane Sandy.<p><a href="http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2013/09/seaside_boardwalk_fire_cause_investigation.html#incart_maj-story-2"><em>The Newark Star-Ledger</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:22:00 +0000 49714 at http://www.kunc.org Wiring Damaged By Sandy Caused N.J. Boardwalk Fire New Jersey Governor Vows To Rebuild Fire-Ravaged Boardwalk http://www.kunc.org/post/new-jersey-governor-vows-rebuild-fire-ravaged-boardwalk New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said a wind-swept fire that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221832106/fire-sweeps-through-businesses-along-jerseys-seaside-boardwalk">started Thursday</a> and burned through the state's iconic boardwalk destroyed "generations of memories," but vowed that the state would rebuild.<p>Speaking at a news conference on Friday morning, Christie said it wasn't yet known what caused the blaze in two shore-side towns. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49566 at http://www.kunc.org New Jersey Governor Vows To Rebuild Fire-Ravaged Boardwalk