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History in the making: Trump impeachment hearing underway

November 13, 2019

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House launched the first public hearing Wednesday of Donald Trump’s impeachment investigation, the extraordinary process to determine whether the 45th president of the United States should be removed from office. Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, opened the…

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TRICARE Open Season

November 8, 2019

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health plan for the next year. The 2019 TRICARE Open Season begins on Monday, November 11 and ends on Monday, December 9. During TRICARE Open Season, you can: Do nothing. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health…

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UNCF Announces New Regional Development Director

November 8, 2019

Richard Lee Snow to lead the fundraising efforts for the Washington, DC region The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) recently announced that Richard Lee Snow has been selected as its new regional development director, leading fundraising efforts for UNCF across the Washington DC region, including its local office in Philadelphia PA. In this role, Snow…

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U.S. Air Force Academy names airfield in honor of Tuskegee hero

November 8, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein (far right) stands with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett (second from right), relatives of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.,  Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Kaleth O. Wright (far left),  Air Force Academy Superintendent Jay B. Silveria, and other…

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DMVA, PA Guard Announce Keystone State Challenge Academy for At-Risk Youth

November 8, 2019

Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), recently announced the new Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy (KSCA), which formally establishes the National Guard Bureau’s Youth ChalleNGe Program in Pennsylvania.  In 2022, the KSCA will welcome its first class of at-risk youth ages 16-18 and provide…

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Sen. Hughes touts Act 76, which brings innovation to Pa. schools by changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools”

November 8, 2019

State Sen. Vincent Hughes recently praised Act 76 of 2019, which expands access to career and technical education and workforce development opportunities and takes the important step of changing “vocational-technical schools” to “career and technical schools.” The provision to change the term “vocation-technical schools” to “career and technical schools” was cosponsored by Sens. Hughes and…

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Senator Haywood, fellow elected officials, and advocates share the Poverty Tour Report in news conference

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO:  State Sen. Art Haywood (Photo: Shutterstock) Harrisburg – State Sen. Art Haywood joined the Wolf Administration, fellow elected officials, state agencies, and advocates for a press conference announcing the completion of the Poverty Report. Since completing the five-stop Poverty Listening Tour this spring, Sen. Haywood’s office and the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus have…

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Teacher who called parent racist slur in parking lot resigns

November 1, 2019

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A White Pennsylvania teacher who was captured on video calling a Black parent a racist slur following a fender bender has resigned. The Upper Darby school board voted unanimously Tuesday to accept Drexel Middle School teacher Renee Greeley’s resignation, effective Oct. 17. Greeley was placed on administrative leave after parent…

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