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Pa. Att’y Gen. Shapiro is putting the focus on ghost guns – but that’s the wrong place to look for a solution to Philly’s violence problem | Opinion

By: - July 1, 2021

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said her department took 5,000 illegal guns off the street last year: 99 of them were ghost guns.

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Thanks to stimulus funding, Pa. has a chance to Grow Greener again. We can’t miss it | Opinion

By: - July 1, 2021

Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generation yet to come.

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It’s far past time for Pa. lawmakers to pass comprehensive non-discrimination legislation | Opinion

By: - June 30, 2021

We all deserve the chance to thrive in an environment where we have the safety and security to flourish in our identity. 

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Why the murder rate is rising — and what we can do about it | John A. Tures

By: - June 30, 2021

Protecting police officers and people from guns will do better to lower the murder rate, just as the assault weapons ban did in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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Closures of Black K-12 schools across the nation threaten neighborhood stability | Analysis

By: - June 29, 2021

Residents of the St. Louis neighborhood known as The Ville have been fighting for years to stop the closing of Charles H. Sumner High School, the oldest historically Black high school west of the Mississippi River.

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The Supreme Court’s free speech verdict in Pa. cheerleader case won’t help declining civil discourse | Opinion

By: - June 28, 2021

As knowledge about the First Amendment has waned, so has training in this fundamental constitutional right.

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The Juvenile Justice Task Force report gave us a roadmap to reform. Now it’s up to lawmakers to finish the job | Opinion

By: - June 27, 2021

The recommendations fall short of transformational, but they are true step forward toward badly needed reforms.

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This budget season, the General Assembly must address education funding inequality in Pa. | Opinion

By: - June 24, 2021

It’s time for a new normal: a commitment to all students regardless of their zip code. The time for that commitment is now.

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Harrisburg should not pass up this opportunity to invest in the Black economy | Opinion

By: - June 24, 2021

With $10 billion at their disposal this budget season, Pa. lawmakers have a generational chance to improve the Commonwealth. They must invest in Black-owned businesses.

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Pa. needs to act now to close its ‘low producing well’ loophole to fight methane emissions | Opinion

By: - June 23, 2021

Closing the loophole will help ensure that the commonwealth is playing its part – an essential one – on climate action.

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Wolf must veto these bills defanging Pa.’s power to fight climate change | Opinion

By: - June 22, 2021

While the rest of the world embraces action and common sense, Pennsylvania cannot afford to fall further behind.

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This Pa. budget season, we must invest in safer communities | Opinion

By: - June 22, 2021

Lawmakers must make this reducing gun violence a top priority in this year’s budget. Lives are depending on it.