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To prevent future toll ‘leakage,’ Pa. Sen. Marty Flynn introduces Turnpike reform package

BY: - November 26, 2021

In three pieces of legislation, the Scranton lawmaker proposes increased penalties for drivers who do not pay their tolls, mandated finance reporting from the Turnpike Commission to the General Assembly, and reinstated staffing at Turnpike interchanges.

Giving back and speaking up: Meet the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association

BY: - November 26, 2021

'As lawyers, we have a responsibility to be leaders in society, and as LGBTQ+ lawyers, we have a special responsibility to advocate for the entire LGBTQ+ community,' a leader said.

State Police’s Camp Cadet develops self-esteem, discipline, teamwork in youth | Helping the Helpers

BY: - November 26, 2021

'We want to build that positive bridge so they can bring that to their community and society as well,' Pa. State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater said

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. 

Municipalities want to limit carbon emissions. Pa. utilities want to preempt them

BY: - November 26, 2021

Nineteen states have passed legislation banning local governments from regulating utilities within their borders.

Immigration protections in Biden’s domestic bill face test in the Senate; Pa. lawmakers react

BY: - November 25, 2021

House Democrats sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to include a pathway to citizenship in the final bill.

Uniontown Salvation Army building connections with locals through programs | Helping the Helpers

BY: - November 25, 2021

'When people are in need, our job is to find out what the need is and what their story is,' Salvation Army Capt. Erin Rischawy said.

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.”

Philly agrees to pay $2M in settlement over LGBTQ foster care lawsuit

BY: - November 24, 2021

Officials also will renew a Catholic foster care agency's contract, and not require it to follow a nondiscrimination policy.

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 […]

What to know about the vendor that’s conducting the Pa. Senate’s election investigation

BY: - November 23, 2021

The Pennsylvania Senate has entered into a six-month, $270,00 agreement with Envoy Sage, LLC as part of efforts to investigate the electoral process and identify possible weaknesses in the state’s election law.

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, […]