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Here’s the price of our inaction on gun violence: More dead. More wounded. And no answers | John L. Micek

BY: - October 11, 2019

by the time you finish reading this, someone, somewhere, will have been shot with a gun in America. The data suggests they might die. 

Pennsylvanians have been central to every presidential impeachment effort

BY: - October 11, 2019

Pennsylvanians may have largely been shut out of the White House. But they've always had a big say over the fate of its occupant.

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5 myths about impeachment — debunked | Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young

BY: - October 11, 2019

You'll be hearing a lot about impeachment. Know one thing: An Informed citizenry makes the best decision. And that is no myth.

Opponents of Marsy’s Law are suing to keep the crime victims measure off the Nov. 5 ballot

BY: - October 10, 2019

The amendment would inscribe Pennsylvania’s crime victim statutes in the state Constitution, giving victims a path to assert those rights in court. 

Dozens of Pa. bird species are under threat from climate change, National Audubon Society warns in new report

BY: - October 10, 2019

The species include such easily recognizable birds as the pine warbler, the red-headed woodpecker, and the American black duck,

What Pennsylvanians can expect if their state lawmaker unexpectedly resigns

BY: - October 10, 2019

The average citizen won't notice the change, according to one expert.

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Dreamers ‘contribute immeasurably:’ Bucknell, Swarthmore, other Pa. schools fight DACA repeal | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 10, 2019

Dreamers 'contribute immeasurably to our campuses,' schools argue in Friend of the Court brief

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This is how the U.S. can afford ‘Medicare for All’ | Opinion

BY: - October 10, 2019

Every candidate is offering a plan, ranging from Joe Biden’s ACA upgrade to Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” that would abolish private health insurance.

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A teacher shortage? In Pa.? Here are a couple ways to fix that | Opinion

BY: - October 10, 2019

By Nate Esbenshade In an Oct. 6 article addressing the “looming teacher shortage” in Pennsylvania, Timothy Williams recommends raising the minimum wage for teachers. Although his solution is wrong, the potential shortage of teachers should be a topic of discussion for Pennsylvanians.    First, pay isn’t the cause of scarcity in the teaching labor market. The average teacher’s salary in the commonwealth […]

Ahead of Hershey performance, comedian Bill Maher says Pa. ‘may be the most important state in 2020’

BY: - October 10, 2019

Ahead of return visit to Pa., the HBO host held forth on the state of our politics; the state of our comedy, and what it's like to be 63.

Toomey: Trump wrong to talk about Biden on Ukraine call. But it’s ‘not unreasonable’ for DOJ to seek foreign help on investigations

BY: - October 9, 2019

During an appearance in Harrisburg on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., of conducting a "secret" investigation and said the House should hold a formal vote on an inquiry.

With redistricting reform in park, advocacy group releases poll showing public support for change

BY: - October 9, 2019

Two-thirds of registered voters (67 percent) back the creation of an independent commission to draw legislative district lines.