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Where is 17-year old Toms River High School North student Ashley Combs?

Gov. Phil Murphy promised as a candidate he would legalize adult-use marijuana by last April, so the inability to muster the votes for it Monday in the senate surely wasn't good for him. But his stepped-up partnership with legislative leaders might prove to be positive turning point.

New Jersey's 15-dollar minimum wage, approved less than two months ago, needs some tweaking, according to Democratic Assemblyman Roy Freiman who's introduced legislation that pauses the gradual wage increases in the event of a significant economic downturn.