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One nation under who? The Pa. House’s ‘In God We Trust’ bill raises questions | John L. Micek

BY: - September 24, 2019

"In God We Trust" legislation overreaches and leads one lawmaker, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, to question why it's even needed.

Pa. Senate Democrats’ top campaign staffer suspended in the wake of sexual harassment complaint

BY: and - September 24, 2019

David Marshall, executive director of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, denies the allegation.

Ukraine scandal: If allegations are true Trump committed an impeachable offense, Pa. Rep. Houlahan says

BY: - September 24, 2019

‘This flagrant disregard for the law cannot stand,' the suburban Philadelphia Democrat said, joining six of her House colleagues.

Lawsuit: Cheyney raided, misused scholarship federal funds as accreditation decision looms

BY: - September 24, 2019

Nicole Rayfield, of Glenolden, says she warned university administrators about their actions, and they fired her in retaliation.

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Report: Pa. has the 5th worst roads in the entire country | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 24, 2019

Pa's bad roads cost every Pennsylvania driver $610 each. That's the 9th-highest in the nation, according to a new report.

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Mass shootings dominate reporting on gun violence. Here’s what we need to talk about instead

BY: - September 24, 2019

Survivors are already making positive changes in their local communities and at the state and federal levels. We need to elevate those voices.

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Pa.’s ‘Safe2Say’ program is really something to talk about | Opinion

BY: - September 24, 2019

Recently released data demonstrates program’s value as a comprehensive touchstone for reporting varying types of potential security issues. 

Feds: Bucks, Montgomery counties tapped for PFAS exposure study

BY: - September 23, 2019

Officials warned the study won’t be large enough to “effectively evaluate the relationship between PFAS exposure and cancer."

Seniors, people with disabilities would be ‘disproportionately’ hurt by Trump’s food stamp change, Wolf admin says

BY: - September 23, 2019

A change in food stamp eligibility proposed by the Trump administration would “disproportionately” hurt seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania, two top Wolf administration officials said Monday. More than 200,000 people would be affected by the change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to a letter from Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and […]

Pa. House committee will vote on mandatory minimums for gun crimes, much to Democrats’ chagrin 

BY: - September 23, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a package of 12 firearms or violence-related bills.

Diaper Need Awareness Week draws attention to a ‘silent crisis’

BY: - September 23, 2019

Every month, the Healthy Steps Diaper Bank in Dauphin County distributes more than 25,000 diapers to nonprofits in Central Pennsylvania. Those diapers then ensure that more than 400 babies and toddlers in four counties are “clean, dry, and healthy,” Executive Director Amanda Barnes said. Those three words — clean, dry, and healthy — are a […]