Amanda Hoover,

Amanda Hoover

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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  • KHOU
  • The Christian Science Monitor

Recent articles by Amanda:

Murphy threatens to shut popular bars if ‘knuckleheads’ can’t wear masks, social distance in line

Gov. Phil Murphy said he will shut down bars if people continue to wait in long lines without masks to get in. → Read More

New medical marijuana dispensary coming to Hoboken this fall

There will be more than a dozen medical cannabis dispensaries in New Jersey by the end of 2020. → Read More

Will N.J. schools have the PPE they need when they reopen? Back orders, delays worry officials.

Schools must order masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant for an unprecedented school year. → Read More

Rowan University becomes the latest to start the semester with nearly all courses online

It walked back an earlier, tentative plan to return to campus this fall. → Read More

New medical marijuana dispensary says it will open in N.J. this fall

The medical marijuana dispensary will join 11 others operating in New Jersey. → Read More

TCNJ will offer only remote classes this fall

The College of New Jersey announced it will offer only remote classes as the coronavirus continues to spread. → Read More

Children will be required to wear masks ‘at all times’ in schools, Murphy said

New Jersey will require, rather than just encourage, children to wear masks in schools at all times. → Read More

Murphy warns of flooding, high winds in N.J. ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

New Jersey is under a tropical storm warning and flood watch ahead of the Tropical Storm Isaias. → Read More

Half of N.J. parents would send kids back to school, state education survey finds

A survey by the Department of Education found most households had internet and tools for remote learning. → Read More

68% of N.J. voters likely to approve legal weed ballot question, new poll shows

That number is up just slightly from the results of a Monmouth University poll conducted in April, → Read More

Rowan University to cut tuition by 10% due to the coronavirus

The university announced the largest tuition discount of a New Jersey state school yet. → Read More

The coronavirus has put N.J. in financial trouble. But is legal weed the ticket out?

Legal weed is a revenue raiser. But it's not clear how much cash it will bring to New Jersey yet. → Read More

Rutgers University to cut fees for students due to coronavirus

Rutgers University will cut a fee, allowing students to save up to $300 this fall. → Read More

N.J. joins lawsuit over visa rule blocking foreign students from online-only courses

Under the guidance, international students could face deportation while only taking online courses. → Read More

TCNJ will cut costs for students due to the coronavirus outbreak

The College of New Jersey announced the elimination of fees that will save students 2.5% to 3.5% on total costs at the school. → Read More

Princeton to support Harvard in suit over ICE rule barring foreign students in online classes from U.S.

Many schools are limiting the number of classes offered in person to stem the spread of coronavirus. President Trump wants to see them reopen. → Read More

New visa rule plunges foreign students at N.J. schools into chaos. Can they stay in U.S.?

New immigration rules say international students must take classes on campus. New Jersey colleges with remote learning plans could have to adapt. → Read More

Rutgers will be mostly remote this fall. Here’s what students, staff need to know.

New Jersey's largest university announced it will remain mostly remote this fall in an attempt to avoid a major coronavirus outbreak on campus. → Read More

N.J. coronavirus transmission rate rises in 16 counties as state continues reopening plan

New Jersey health officials have been closely following the coronavirus transmission rate as a key indicator of whether the outbreak continues to slow in the state as businesses reopen. → Read More

Could your blood type protect you from coronavirus? Make you vulnerable? Studies say maybe.

Three studies show an initial link between between blood type and one's ability to fight off COVID-19. → Read More