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Puerto Rico One Year Later

This special report from The New York Times, makes for sobering reading. On-the-ground reporting in addition to data analysis present a picture that is at odds with what the administration has been saying for some time. Features from NPR and CNN validate the paper’s findings.

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Median Household Income Up, Poverty Rate Falls, and Health Insurance Coverage Rates Basically Unchanged

This information comes courtesy of the following reports: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 (income increased 1.8% over 2016 – this is the third year in a row of increases; poverty rates fell .4% – this is also the third consecutive year that this rate has fallen); and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2017.

More statistical breakdowns are available in each report.

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9/11 Ceremonies in Hudson County

This listing provides you will locations for the various ceremonies scattered throughout the county; NJCU has its own remembrance. For those of you who do not remember, NJCU lost some of its own that day: Kevin W Donnelly and Thomas A Gardner from the Fire Science Department; and Kalyan Sarkar from the School of Business.

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Here Are the 350 Newspaper Editorials Defending Freedom of the Press

In an unprecedented move, 350 newspapers have simultaneously published editorials decrying President Trump’s characterization of the press as “enemies of the people” and “fake news” while attacks against journalists in this country increase. This is borne out by research released by the Committee to Protect Journalists: “This is the deadliest year for journalists in the United States since CPJ began keeping records in 1992. At this point in 2018, the United States is the third deadliest country globally after Afghanistan and Syria.”

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U.S. Immigration Policy

With all the confusing and contradictory pronouncements emanating from Washington, it would do all of us well to read A Primer on U.S. Immigration Policy from CRS. Reliable, verifiable data on immigration to this country can be found at Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States.

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How New Humanities Ph.D.s Fare in Their Careers

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has just released a handful of reports detailing how newly-minted humanities doctorates are managing their careers, and how they feel about them. Indicators include job satisfaction, occupations, earnings, and job status.

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Latest Kmart/Sears Stores Closings

The complete list is here; there is one closure in the Garden State, two in the Empire State.

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