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Big win for LGBT rights but fight’s not over in Pennsylvania

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday will extend legal protection to gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination at certain workplaces across all of Pennsylvania, but advocates for LGBT rights say a years-long fight for civil rights in the…

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Wolf asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold shutdown

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: PA Supreme Court Chamber (Photo: Nagel Photography / Shutterstock) By Mark Scolforo and Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last Friday to intervene in his dispute with legislative Republicans who are trying to end pandemic restrictions he imposed in March to slow the…

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LMPD firing Det. Brett Hankison for misconduct night Breonna Taylor was killed

June 19, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. FROM WLKY: —Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Chief Rob Schroeder has initiated termination proceedings for Det. Brett Hankison. Hankison is one of three officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March. Advertisement Fischer says he and Schroeder are unable to answers questions about the timing or reasoning for…

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Feds to review cases into hanging deaths of 2 Black men

June 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (By Everett Historical / Shutterstock) By Stefanie Dazio ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two Black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday. Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths…

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PA senator criticized for treatment of women loses primary

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Daylin Leach ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania state senator who lost the support of Democratic officials after he was criticized for his treatment of women in his office and on his campaign has lost his suburban Philadelphia primary contest. The Associated Press projected Saturday that Amanda Cappelletti, former head of public…

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Online grocery purchasing for SNAP recipients now available

June 11, 2020

The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that the system changes necessary to implement the pilot program that lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purchase groceries online through participating retailers have been completed, and online grocery purchasing is now active at approved retailers. “SNAP recipients in Pennsylvania have not had the…

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Legislators commandeer House to demand action on policing

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee, a Democrat from Pittsburgh, speaks with reporters in the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, June 8, 2020. Lee and other Democrats commandeered the state House rostrum on Monday to press for movement on bills to change police procedures and accountability. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED…

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Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

June 5, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other…

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