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Feds issue waiver for sales of 15 percent ethanol blend during summer driving season

BY: - May 1, 2022

The move is intended 'to address extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstances caused by the war in Ukraine,' officials said.

Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program

BY: - April 30, 2022

The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).

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Meet the chairperson of the U.S. House Freedom (From Reality) Caucus | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 30, 2022

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry played a “key” role in efforts to topple the 2020 election results, and pushed to get the country’s top intelligence official to investigate baseless conspiracy theories, according to a newly published report.

U.S. House panel looks into disinformation targeted at communities of color

BY: - April 28, 2022

'Voters deserve to receive accurate information about the democratic process so their voices can be heard,' U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said.

‘All of us share a responsibility to guard against hate,’ Wolf says as Pa. marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

BY: - April 27, 2022

“I owe my existence, the existence of my children to the Holocaust,” Schlossberg said. “This is a complicated legacy. There are traumas, the physical and psychological scars left by the agony that my grandparents suffered weighed on them, as it weighs on my mom, as it weighs on me."

Pa. GOP governor hopeful Mastriano campaigned at event promoting QAnon

BY: - April 27, 2022

The conference was organized by far-right activists Alan and Francine Fosdick, who have prompted QAnon conspiracy theories.

Report: New texts show Pa. Rep. Perry’s ‘key role’ in trying to overturn 2020 election results

BY: - April 26, 2022

A newly published report sheds more light on the Pa lawmaker's role in trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

House passes bill limiting Philly DA to two terms

BY: - April 26, 2022

The bill, which now goes to the Senate for a vote, would limit the top prosecutor in Pennsylvania’s largest city – and only in Philadelphia – to two four-year terms. The proposal  appears to take aim at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a Democrat, who has been a target for GOP lawmakers.

Philly Sen. Haywood, Mayor Kenney to discuss gun violence solutions after sit-in

BY: - April 26, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA —  Pennsylvania Sen. Art Haywood, who has been holding a sit-in at City Hall, has reached one of his objectives: a meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney for later this week. The meeting is in response to a sit-in Haywood started last week in front of Kenney’s office.The Philadelphia Tribune reported that […]

Biden taps openly LGBTQ attorney as top federal prosecutor for the Philly region

BY: - April 25, 2022

Jacqueline C. Romero Romero is one of five nominees for U.S. Attorney positions President Joe Biden put forth last week.

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So what’s fueling the air wars in the GOP race for U.S. Senate? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - April 23, 2022

With the primary a month away, the Republican hopefuls for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat are blitzing the airwaves.

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

BY: - April 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia’s failure to take the capital city of Kyiv. “I’m asking the Defense Department to put together what they think we need,” Biden said this week. […]