Chris Christie http://www.kunc.org en Stumping For Beauprez, Christie Stands Firm On Colorado Pot http://www.kunc.org/post/stumping-beauprez-christie-stands-firm-colorado-pot <p>While campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to back down from his <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/chris-christie-marijuana-colorado-pot-105888.html" target="_blank">comments made earlier in 2014</a>, criticizing Colorado’s quality of life after legalizing recreational marijuana.</p><p>“We’ve got to stop in public life worrying about making everybody happy and faking it, like we’re going to agree all the time,” said Christie.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:35:05 +0000 Bente Birkeland 59034 at http://www.kunc.org Stumping For Beauprez, Christie Stands Firm On Colorado Pot 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 Fire Sweeps Through Businesses Along Jersey's Seaside Boardwalk http://www.kunc.org/post/fire-sweeps-through-businesses-along-jerseys-seaside-boardwalk A fire that started in an ice cream shop is spreading elsewhere along New Jersey's famous boardwalk in Seaside Park.<p>News video shows the boardwalk — located in an area that had just been rebuilt after it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy nearly a year ago — clouded by thick smoke.<p>Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd tells <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/seaside_heights_boardwalk_fire_kohrs_ice_cream_stand_ablaze.html"><em>The Star-Ledger</em></a> the fire spread to adjacent structures around 2:30 p.m.<p>By 4:30 p.m., firefighters were ordered to pull back because of Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49535 at http://www.kunc.org Fire Sweeps Through Businesses Along Jersey's Seaside Boardwalk N.J. Gov. Christie To Sign Bill Banning Gay Conversion Therapy http://www.kunc.org/post/nj-gov-christie-sign-bill-banning-gay-conversion-therapy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to eschew convention: The Associated Press reports that he will sign a bill banning therapy that seeks to turn gay teens straight.<p><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nj-governor-sign-ban-gay-conversion-therapy-19997560">The AP adds</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"In a signing note accompanying the bill that will be made public Monday, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:02:00 +0000 48528 at http://www.kunc.org N.J. Gov. Christie To Sign Bill Banning Gay Conversion Therapy Meet The New Governor: Sharply Partisan And Upwardly Mobile http://www.kunc.org/post/meet-new-governor-sharply-partisan-and-upwardly-mobile Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is already executing prisoners faster than any Florida governor in modern times, signed a bill Monday designed to speed up the death penalty process.<p>Six weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley moved in the opposite direction: He signed a bill abolishing the death penalty, making Maryland the sixth state to end capital punishment in as many years.<p>This kind of difference is not unusual. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:52:00 +0000 46054 at http://www.kunc.org Meet The New Governor: Sharply Partisan And Upwardly Mobile