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Can magic mushrooms help fight mental illness? A bipartisan group of Pa. lawmakers think so

BY: - October 22, 2021

And it has the backing of a New York attorney, veterans, and a growing body of research.

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How state efforts to ban mask mandates in schools mirrors resistance to integration | Opinion

BY: - September 2, 2021

Southern states ignoring federal educational guidance is not new

GOP bill stripping powers from Secretary of Health, banning public vaccine checks advances through Pa. House

BY: - June 23, 2021

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had already said he does not plan to implement restrictions on accessing government buildings or resources based on vaccination status — proposals colloquially called “vaccine passports.” 

Ag. Sect’y Vilsack keys in on food insecurity, nutrition in budget request; Pa. other states impacted

BY: - April 14, 2021

In 2019, more than 35 million people were experiencing food insecurity, but that number jumped to 42 million during the pandemic, according to Feeding America, which is a network of food banks across the U.S.

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Coronavirus quarantines and your legal rights: 4 questions answered | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 19, 2020

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania is now up to 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the state, sadly, has seen its first fatality, a resident of Northampton County. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, announced he’d gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone suffering from the illness. And the rest of us are working from home […]