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Oz’s Senate bid could be a Muslim first but is ‘complicated’

September 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz holds a rally in the Tunkhanock Triton Hose Co fire station in Tunkhanock, Pa., on Thursday, August 18, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — If Dr. Mehmet Oz is elected to the U.S. Senate this fall, he’ll…

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As Pennsylvania goes…

August 26, 2022

With the 2022 midterm elections coming up, last weekend’s Netroots Nation conference in Pittsburgh was a strategy session. ABOVE PHOTO: 1Hood Power CEO Jasiri X speaks at Netroots Nation on August 20, 2022. (Photos courtesy Netroots Nation)  By Denise Clay-Murray When the 2020 presidential election was called in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the call…

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Pennsylvania releases new app connecting students and families experiencing homelessness with resources

August 19, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced the creation of Finding Your Way in PA, a Pennsylvania-based mobile and desktop app developed by the Center for Schools and Communities to help connect students and families experiencing homelessness with local services and resources. “It is critically important that we remove the barriers faced by students…

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Wolf Administration: Hunger-Free Campus Initiative helps college students access free nutritious food options

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. First Lady Frances Wolf (Photo/governor.pa.gov) First Lady Frances Wolf and Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty joined students, faculty, and vested partners at Millersville University recently to announce the Hunger-Free Campus Initiative to help students at risk of hunger to access free, healthy food on college campuses across Pennsylvania. “Hunger is a…

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Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Tuesday, Sept., 15, 2009, file photo, former Luzerne County Court Judges Michael Conahan, front left, and Mark Ciavarella, front right, leave the United States District Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. The two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay…

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Judge to decide if Pennsylvania sufficiently funds education

August 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: The Pennsylvania Judicial Center, home to the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg, Pa. A Pennsylvania court hearing Thursday, July 28, 2022 will address the fate of some 800 mail-in spring primary votes that three Republican-majority county elections boards threw out over the lack of handwritten dates on their outside envelopes. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)…

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Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

August 16, 2022

By ZEKE MILLER and SEUNG MIN KIM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months before the midterm elections. The…

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Mastriano, Pa. nominee, cuts short interview with 1/6 panel

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Doug Mastriano, speaks at an event on July 1, 2022, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania’s Republican governor nominee, Mastriano is appearing Tuesday before the Jan. 6 committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection as the panel probes Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File) By…

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Justices uphold Pennsylvania’s 2019 mail-in voting expansion

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Workers count Philadelphia’s mail ballots for the May 18 primary election in Philadelphia, Pa. Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Voters of all kinds, including independents, were allowed to vote on four ballot questions, including two that stemmed from Republican lawmakers’ dissatisfaction with how Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, wielded his authority during the COVID-19…

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Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid

August 4, 2022

By DYLAN LOVAN LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced civil rights charges Thursday against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting contributed to the racial justice protests that rocked the U.S. in the spring and summer of 2020….

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