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Gun safety group Everytown launches $200K campaign in Erie Co. sheriff race | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 15, 2021

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When you think about high-stakes political campaigns in Pennsylvania politics, your thoughts usually don’t turn to county sheriff’s contests. Sure, there are exceptions, and some offices get overtaken by scandal (Yes, that’s you Philadelphia). In general, however, most voters would be hard-pressed to name their county sheriff, let alone explain the role […]

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New report on flooding threat to infrastructure is a dire warning to Pa. | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 13, 2021

'This is the moment for swift, decisive action,' one expert said.

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After pandemic drop, advocates fear spike in child abuse reports this fall | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 12, 2021

The number of child abuse reports received dropped about 22 percent between 2019 and 2020, state data show.

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‘We Don’t Accept That’: Immigrants’ rights group wants action now on reform | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 11, 2021

Congress has fumbled immigration reform for decades. One Pennsylvania advocacy group is long past tired of waiting.

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Report shows risk for Dems losing blue-collar voters in Pa., other states | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 8, 2021

'We cannot elect Democrats up and down the ballot, let alone protect our governing majorities, if we don’t address those losses,” the report's author, Richard J. Martin, a Democratic campaign veteran, wrote.

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The Top 3 ways the debt ceiling debate hits home in Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2021

The debate isn't academic. A failure to reach a deal would have hit Keystone Staters right in their wallets

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Pa.’s veteran suicide rate exceeded state’s rate in 2019 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2021

Nearly 7 in 10 veterans took their own lives using a firearm in 2019, exceeding statewide numbers, according to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs data.

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New Pa. program aims to help at-risk kids stay out of foster care, group homes | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - October 5, 2021

Supporters bill the Family First Prevention Services Act as a historic step forward in protecting, promoting child welfare.

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Is Conor Lamb the Dems’ last, best hope to hold the U.S. Senate? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 4, 2021

Can the suburban Pittsburgh moderate, deliver the U.S. Senate for the Dems in 2022? Or will progressives carry the day?

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Pa. House panel approves bill raising income limits for prescription drugs program | Friday Coffee

BY: - October 1, 2021

The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, and Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks, is headed for the House floor.

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Report: Fetterman, Lamb back fracking as U.S. Senate race heats up | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 30, 2021

The news will depress, but not surprise progressives, who want to end the environmentally destructive practice

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Report: Pa. kids show elevated blood lead levels at more than 2X national rate | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - September 29, 2021

Pa. is one of six states, including Ohio, where kids have dangerously elevated lead levels in their blood.