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Department of State election returns website will offer first look at unofficial municipal election results

November 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: A man puts an absentee mail-in ballot in the mailbox. (Photo: Orlowski Designs LLC/ Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt is reminding Pennsylvanians that they can get up-to-the-minute, unofficial results of Tuesday’s municipal election on the Department of State’s election night returns website. Ensuring that our elections are conducted freely, fairly, and securely…

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried convicted of defrauding cryptocurrency customers

November 3, 2023

Photo: AP/Elizabeth Williams BY LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s spectacular rise and fall in the cryptocurrency industry — a journey that included his testimony before Congress, a Super Bowl advertisement and dreams of a future run for president — hit rock bottom Thursday when a New York jury convicted him of fraud for…

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Thousands of Jews, allies demand cease fire of Israel bombing Gaza; take over Grand Central Station, NY

October 29, 2023

Photo: IG/Jewish Voice for Peace NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of protesters filled the main concourse of New York City’s famed Grand Central Terminal during the evening rush hour Friday, chanting slogans and unfurling banners demanding a cease-fire as Israel intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Wearing black T-shirts saying “Jews say cease-fire now” and “Not…

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Shapiro administration announces $1.5 million ‘It’s On Us’ grant to combat campus sexual assault

October 27, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced that $1.5 million in “It’s On Us PA” grants are available to colleges, universities, and other postsecondary schools in Pennsylvania to help combat sexual assault on campus. “All Pennsylvanians deserve a safe learning environment, and the It’s On Us PA grant program will help ensure…

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Speaker Joanna McClinton selected as one of nation’s outstanding rising leaders

October 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton has been selected as one of 19 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of state and local elected officials with about 200 members, with honorary co-chairs U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and ongresswoman Marilyn Strickland…

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Shapiro administration holds Teen Driver Safety Week forum

October 21, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. -– On Monday, in observance of Teen Driver Safety Week, the Shapiro administration shared safety messages and valuable information with young drivers at high schools across the Commonwealth. The forum was held at Cedar Cliff High School and featured a panel of representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police,…

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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus installs new officers

October 13, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: The new Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus officers ( from left):  Secretary Ismail Smith Wade-El (D-Lancaster); Vice Chair Darisha Parker (D-198th Dist.); Chair Napoleon Nelson (D-Montgomery); Treasurer Justin Fleming (D-Dauphin). The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus announced its new officers after a reorganizational meeting last week. The following members were installed as officers: Chairman, state…

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