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DACA in doubt after federal court ruling: 3 questions answered | Analysis

BY: - July 25, 2021

President Joe Biden has said his administration will appeal the ruling, and the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately could take the case.

Aerial trams and light rail: AlleCo Port Authority thinks big with new draft transit plan

BY: - July 25, 2021

Officials are seeking public comment on their NEXTransit draft plan

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I’m a child of Holocaust survivors. We have to stop our slide into totalitarianism | Chuck Ardo

BY: - July 25, 2021

My parents warned me that what happened in Germany could happen here. I fear I’m now watching it happen in slow motion.

In Philly, community orgs continue COVID-19 vaccine push

BY: - July 24, 2021

By Sebastian Fortino PHILADELPHIA — Nearly 900,000 Philadelphians have been vaccinated for COVID-19 according to data gathered by city health officials, but local organizations are continuing to go into neighborhoods and provide grassroots level education and administer vaccines. Philadelphia FIGHT is one such organization who is going into communities where access and education regarding the […]

Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 24, 2021

Happy weekend, all. The 2020 Summer Olympics (happening in 2021, of course) officially started Friday in Tokyo with Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lighting the cauldron.  While this year’s Olympic Games promise to look different than previous years, more than 600 American athletes have made the trip to Japan to compete in their respective sports, including 21 who hail from […]

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Also found at the edge of space | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 24, 2021

The western Pa. Democrat, who's running for U.S. Senate, announced that he'd raised $2.5 million during the second quarter.

‘This is not about politics’: Pa. GOP lawmakers accuse Department of State of intimidation tactics

BY: - July 23, 2021

Sens. Doug Mastriano and Judy Ward respond to the Department of State's decision to decertify Fulton County election machines.

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Billionaires slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but couldn’t escape its problems | Friday Coffee

BY: - July 23, 2021

"Jeff Bezos is going into space tomorrow. Yesterday, on earth, I saw a man search for food in a trash can," the critic Charles Preston observed on Twitter.

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Scientists understood the physics of climate change in the 1800s, thanks to Eunice Foote | Opinion

BY: - July 23, 2021

Foote’s discovery of the high heat absorption of carbon dioxide gas led her to conclude that “… if the air had mixed with it a higher proportion of carbon dioxide than at present, an increased temperature” would result.

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The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 23, 2021

The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”

Experts, advocates call for ‘transparency,’ ‘clarity’ in reapportionment process

BY: - July 22, 2021

Led by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, the House State Government Committee, which is tasked with planning how best to redraw Pennsylvania’s now-17 congressional districts, heard recommendations on criteria for map-making, public engagement, and representation in an hours-long hearing on reapportionment.

After telling constituents to ‘get over it,’ GOP senator proposes changing Pa. fireworks law

BY: - July 22, 2021

Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, is now open to changing Pennsylvania's fireworks law.