Dear EarthTalk: What will be the effect of all the flooding along the Mississippi River for organic farmers, given all the pollutants in the water? When they recover, can they still certify their products as organic? — Michael O’Loughlin, Tigard, OR

Message Board Post Sources Not Protected By NJ’s Shield Law

TRENTON – A Washington state woman who tried to invoke New Jersey’s shield law to avoid revealing her sources for what she wrote about a Freehold-based software company on an online message board is not eligible its protection, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Former TSA Officer Sentenced To 30 Months For Taking Bribes

NEWARK– A former Supervisory Transportation Security Officer employed by the Transportation Security Administration at Newark Liberty International Airport was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for accepting bribes and kickbacks from a coworker.