Briefs

Sage-grouse protection plans in the West under review by Biden administration

BY: - November 27, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is updating Obama-era plans to manage the greater sage-grouse in 10 Western states. The BLM has published a request for comments to help update management plans for the bird’s habitat in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and other Western states. The Interior Department agency will review new scientific data, […]

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About that gas price spike | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - November 27, 2021

Prices are up at the pump. Who's feeling the pinch the most? Well, in this case, bigger definitely isn't better.

5 places learn about indigenous people in Pa. this Native American Heritage Month

BY: - November 26, 2021

No matter what region of Pennsylvania you call home, you’re never far from history, including the history of native peoples. 

Wolf calls for a compact, proportional congressional map; and he wants to see the Legislature’s notes

BY: - November 24, 2021

Wolf also called for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to  “include an explanation of specific decisions, such as the communities of interest and how they were defined and the factors that led to the creation of a majority-minority districts.”

U.S. food safety experts offer tips for Thanksgiving

BY: - November 24, 2021

By Lynne Terry The pandemic has not gone away, but the focus on Thursday will be on food and loved ones, not on disease. But Thanksgiving can also be a source of illness if you don’t follow food safety rules. Turkeys, like chicken, can harbor campylobacter and salmonella, which are commonly found in the guts and […]

Crompton concedes; GOP takes three of four statewide judicial races

BY: - November 23, 2021

The Republican candidate in the last contested statewide race conceded on Tuesday, leaving the GOP as winners in three of the four statewide judicial races on the Nov. 2 ballot. In a tweet early Tuesday afternoon, Republican Drew Crompton, a Commonwealth Court judge appointed in 2019 who was running for a full, 10- year term, […]

Trump-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell suspends campaign after losing custody battle

BY: - November 22, 2021

A Butler County judge deemed Laurie Snell, the estranged wife of Sean Parnell, a more credible witness.

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Packed in like sardines: The GOP 2022 primary field for governor | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - November 20, 2021

Pa. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, joined the increasingly crowded field of 2022 GOP hopefuls this week.

Progress expected in 2022, but it might take years before Pa. communities see impact of federal infrastructure bill

BY: - November 18, 2021

The president signed the legislation Monday, but the job isn’t even halfway over, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told reporters during a press call Thursday, adding that it’ll take a few years before projects take shape.

Pa. teachers pension fund’s top two officials stepping down next month

BY: - November 18, 2021

Executive Director Glen Grell, and Chief Investment Officer, Jim Grossman will bow out of their formal positions in December, the agency said Thursday.

Pa. Rep. Keller pushes effort to nullify Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for business

BY: - November 18, 2021

"[Two hundred] Republicans in the House & Senate are standing [with] the American people in opposition to Biden's vaccine mandate on businesses," Keller wrote on Twitter.

Wolf says he opposes Pa. House bill tightening rules on nonprofit bail funds

BY: - November 18, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says it opposes a controversial bill that passed the Pennsylvania House this week that would regulate nonprofit bail funds as for-profit bail bondsmen.  In an email Wednesday evening, Wolf spokesperson Elizabeth Rementer said that the bill would create barriers to the nonprofit groups, which collect community donations to pay to free […]