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Ask the Governor — April 20, 2017
Gov. Chris Christie joined New Jersey 101.5's Eric Scott Thursday, April 20 for "Ask the Governor" (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
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Christie keeps up push for Horizon profits

Gov. Christie again accused Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of "profiteering on taxpayer money and profiteering on the poor" with Medicaid money that was available after his administration expanded Medicaid, and said he has proposed legislation to change it.

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Don’t vaccinate your children? These NJ docs say ‘no thanks’

"I want all my children to be protected," Dr. Alla Gordina told New Jersey 101.5.

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New Jersey 101.5, Autism Town Hall
New Jersey 101.5 Autism Town Hall (Louis C. Hochman / Townsquare Media)
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NJ Autism Town Hall, online chat: Watch the video replay

Groups in New Jersey offer emotional support and more.

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A pint of Halo Farm ice cream (Patrick Lavery, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Halo of a legal battle churning for Central NJ dairy

Halo Farm, which has served Mercer County since 1975, is suing the California-based company that owns the Halo Top ice cream brand, claiming the "confusingly similar" name is hurting Halo Farm's reputation.

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4,000 people in NJ are waiting for transplants — These runners hope to save their lives

Last year, we told you about the impact the New Jersey Sharing Network has had procuring organ donations from the Garden State's 14 northernmost counties. That effort is continuing with the group's yearly series of 5K run/walks.

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packets of K2 or "spice", a synthetic marijuana drug
Packets of K2 or "spice", a synthetic marijuana drug (Photo Illustration by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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40 hospitalized in Newark after taking designer ‘spice’ drug

The use of so-called "synthetic marijuana" in New Jersey is illegal and dangerous as it comes from a variety of sources and is unregulated.

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Lays Kettle Cooked and Miss Vickie's Jalapeno potato chips
Lays Kettle Cooked and Miss Vickie's Jalapeno potato chips (Frito Lay)
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Lay’s, Miss Vickie’s jalapeño potato chips recalled

Take another look at the jalapeño chips you're packing in lunches or for a weekend trip as Frito Lay issues a recall over the possible presence of Salmonella.

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Mommouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in Lakewood, part of the RWJBarnabas system
Mommouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in Lakewood, part of the RWJBarnabas system (The Lakewood Scoop)
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Aetna, RWJBarnabas reach agreement with no interruption to health coverage

Facing a Saturday deadline, the agreement keeps RWJBarnabas as an in-network provider for Aetna members for the next two years.

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NJ is no longer a ‘leader’ in health security, report claims

Taking into account 139 measures, broken into six overall categories, New Jersey scores a 6.8 out of 10 for its health security.

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No more sell-by date? Why food labels may get a revamp in NJ

Currently, you can see any one of several date labels on your favorite products, such as 'sell by,' 'use by,' 'best before,' and 'best if used by.' And like many shoppers, once a product's printed date passes while sitting in your pantry, it's headed to the trash.

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What’s it’s like for a school nurse in NJ: Hungry, exhausted, stressed students

They don't just hand out Band-Aids and test for fevers.

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Learning to use a defibrillator could be a critical life saving decision

A heart attack can happen to anyone at anytime, and as a result Hackensack Meridian Health officials are ramping up efforts to teach the public how to use a defibrillator to help save lives at public events.

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