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In Harrisburg, Breaking the Chainz is building a community | Anwar Curtis

BY: - May 7, 2019

Love your neighbor as yourself, and remember the right chain will never be broken. 

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We have to challenge injustice and hatred when we see it, or risk a slow slide into genocide | Opinion

BY: - May 7, 2019

Holocaust deniers and eliminationist white nationalists mask themselves as patriots and defenders of freedom.

Daryl Metcalfe wants to impeach Pittsburgh’s mayor over guns. House leadership isn’t interested

BY: - May 7, 2019

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe said Mayor Bill Peduto “brazenly” violated the state Constitution when he signed gun control bills.

Turzai lends support to gift ban after activists shower lawmakers with dollar bills, get arrested

BY: - May 6, 2019

Twenty activists were arrested at the Capitol on Monday, after dropping dollars labeled “bribe” and blocking a building entrance in an attempt to pressure the state House to pass what they say is a long overdue gift ban. The activists came from March On Harrisburg, a grassroots anti-corruption organization, at the conclusion of a nine-day […]

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Plenty of red meat, but no real solutions at annual Capitol gun-rights rally | John L. Micek

BY: - May 6, 2019

The answer was just 'more guns' And that doesn't work.

GOP-controlled state House panel advances Down syndrome abortion ban

BY: - May 6, 2019

The House Health Committee voted along party lines Monday to advance a controversial proposal to ban abortions after an in-utero Down syndrome diagnosis. The panel voted 15-9 to approve legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk, R-York, that amends current state law to add a Down syndrome diagnosis to the list of conditions under which a […]

A meme shared to Doug Mastriano's campaign Facebook page. The image was among those that emerged after the Notre Dame fire in Paris to suggest it was an act of terrorism.

Conspiratorial, anti-Muslim memes populated Facebook page of state Senate candidate

BY: - May 6, 2019

Ed Note: This story was updated on May 6 with new information about Mastriano’s personal Facebook page. A previous version of this article also misspelled the name of Sarah Hammond, Mastriano’s Democratic challenger in the 33rd district race. A decorated military veteran who’s running to represent parts of south-central Pennsylvania in the state Senate has […]

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Rep. Daryl Metcalfe: Doctors are getting ‘kickbacks’ for vaccinating kids | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 6, 2019

He didn't offer any evidence to back up the claim.

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How anti-science ignorance has stoked a real public health crisis | Dick Polman

BY: - May 6, 2019

Our best hope is that sanity will ultimately prevail.

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Here’s what the latest voter registration numbers tell us about the state of the Commonwealth | Analysis

BY: - May 6, 2019

The 2018 midterms were cause for celebration for Democrats. Nationally, they captured control of the House with the help of a four seat net pick-up in PA while Governor Wolf and Senator Casey also won overwhelming re-election victories. The seeds of these results could be seen in the voter registration gains Democrats made throughout 2017 […]

‘This is the best opportunity we’ve had’: Why advocates think this could be the year Pa. bans LGBTQ discrimination

BY: - May 5, 2019

Just five years ago, central Pennsylvania voters rejected an incumbent after he came out as gay. Former Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican from Huntingdon County, lost a tight primary in 2014, two years after he first publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation. Since then, state lawmakers who remain have tried time and time again to ban […]