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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000. David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey. Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene. David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez. Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges. David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.
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NJ economy, legal system could benefit from legalizing pot, advocates say

Yesterday an historic hearing took place at the New Jersey Statehouse – lawmakers took testimony on the potential benefits of legalizing marijuana. Those in favor of the idea insist there are several reasons why this would make sense.

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Will access to personal, encrypted messages help fight ISIS?

Encryption is used in a variety of ways these days. But in the wake of the horrific ISIS attacks in Paris, some U.S. lawmakers are re-igniting the debate over encryption, suggesting tech companies should be forced to give law enforcement agencies a so-called “back door” to all encrypted communications, so they can better fight terrorism.

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SIKAMINIAS, GREECE - OCTOBER 19: Greek Island Of Lesbos Continues To Recieve Migrants Fleeing Their Countries. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Refugee advocate: Every town in NJ should take in 10 families

In the wake of the bloody ISIS terror attack in Paris at the end of last week, some U.S. lawmakers are calling for a halt to the influx of Syrian refugees into this country because of security concerns.

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DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 31: Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday October 31, 2015. With just 93 days before the Iowa caucuses Republican hopefuls are trying to shore up support amongst the party. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
Chris Christie at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday October 31, 2015. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
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Has Christie lost control of NJ Republicans?

As he campaigns for the Republican nomination for president, Gov. Chris Christie continues to spend more time in other states than New Jersey, he’s a lame duck governor and his approval numbers have hit rock bottom with New Jersey voters.

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Illegal immigration: Bill targets New Jersey’s ‘sanctuary city’ policies

With the population of immigrants living in the United States illegally estimated to top a half-million, it’s not surprising that several towns in the Garden State have so-called “sanctuary city” policies in place.

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What happened last time immigrants in U.S. illegally got NJ driver’s licenses?

The issue of allowing those who are in the country illegally to get driver's licenses is once again heating up in the Garden State, but you might be surprised to learn this policy was actually adopted for a short time in New Jersey – 23 years ago.

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