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Pa. Senate bills aim to aid name changes for transgender Pennsylvanians | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 19, 2022

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A cadre of Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate are seeking their colleagues’ support for a package of bills aimed at lifting the legal barriers that they say bar LGBTQ Pennsylvanians from living as their authentic selves. In a series of ‘Dear Colleague‘ memos circulated last week, Sens. Timothy P. Kearney and Amanda […]

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The seven states to watch, including Pa., in the fight over voting rights | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: and - January 18, 2022

Although Pa. Republicans didn't score a win in 2021, the GOP is sticking with its efforts to restrict voting in the Keystone State.

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How are Trump appointees are shaping Philly’s 3rd Circuit Court? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 17, 2022

The appellate court's rulings haven't 'dramatically' changed, but there have been noticeable differences, according to a published report.

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Poll: Disability service industry cut services in face of staffing shortage | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 14, 2022

The industry says it has spent months pleading for help from the Wolf administration.

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Allegheny Co.’s decision to suspend trials didn’t surprise local lawyers | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 13, 2022

Lawyers say they're concerned about scheduling and the prioritization of cases, according to a published report.

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After dropping early in the pandemic, jail populations are rising again | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 12, 2022

COVID-19 cases, not actual policy changes, drove the temporary reduction, according to new research.

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Can nice win you the GOP nomination? Jeff Coleman is trying to find out | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 11, 2022

The LG candidate is running to restore civility in a Republican Party where it's in short supply.

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As officials make pitch, Pittsburgh in the running to host 2024 RNC | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 10, 2022

New Mayor Ed Gainey and Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald are among those trying to lure the GOP to the Steel City 

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Pa. Rep. Boyle: I’m worried most ‘by the Jan. 6 that could still happen’ | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 6, 2022

Boyle, D-2nd District, says he wants to see full accountability — legislatively and legally — for those behind the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Penn State study: Pa. flood risk rising with climate change | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 5, 2022

Projections show the state will face more extreme rainfall and flooding by 2050.

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Visiting the Pa. Farm Show? Consider COVID risk, Pa. Ag. Sect’y says | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 4, 2022

'For individuals who are concerned about their personal health or have family members or colleagues who are particularly vulnerable, this is not the year to attend,' Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said during a Monday briefing.

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Report: Unaffordable cash bail is ‘a statewide crisis’ in Pa. | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 3, 2022

Local magisterial district justices 'routinely' set bail that people can't afford, triggering a 'cascade of harmful consequences.'