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Democrats hope to ride spending wave to state House majority

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Rep. Leanne Krueger By Marc Levy And Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — National political winds, strong fundraising and heavy spending by outside groups are fueling Pennsylvania Democrats’ hopes that they can pick up the nine seats they need to retake control of the state House of Representatives after a…

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DHS encourages Pennsylvanians to start FBI background check process now

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: DHS Secretary Teresa Miller  (Photo/pa.gov) HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding people needing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks as a condition of employment that the December 31 deadline to obtain this clearance is approaching and strongly encourages anyone needing this clearance to start the…

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Black assistant DA sees purpose in helping youth

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lance Greene, one of Lancaster County Pa.’s first Black assistant district attorneys, stands in front of the Lancaster County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Blaine Shahan/LNP Media Group Lancaster online via AP) By Mike Andrelczyk, Lnp Newspaper LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A photo of Jackie Robinson hangs on Assistant District Attorney Lance Greene’s…

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Pennsylvanians to pick 3 statewide row office holders Nov. 3

October 16, 2020

By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Voters next month will decide who should be Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking law enforcement official and oversee an agency with about 250 lawyers and a budget approaching $190 million. They’ll pick a state treasurer, a job that handles billions of dollars in public funds and plays a critical role…

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Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

October 15, 2020

By IRIS SAMUELS HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the…

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Ex-mayor of Scranton sentenced to 7 years for corruption

October 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Scranton Pa. mayor Bill Courtright, left, arrives with his attorney Paul Walker for sentencing at the William J. Nealon Federal Bldg. and U.S. Courthouse in downtown Scranton on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Times Tribune via AP) ABOVE PHOTO: Former Scranton Pa. mayor Bill Courtright, left, arrives with his attorney Paul…

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Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

October 7, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR and AAMER MADHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy. Trump tweeted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

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