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GOP lawmakers pushing new election-auditing office in budget

June 29, 2021

By MARC LEVY ABOVE PHOTO: First term legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2021-2022 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are feuding…

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Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

June 25, 2021

By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. The punishment — which came after Chauvin broke his yearlong…

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The controversial Shaun King: Activist For Social Justice

June 25, 2021

SUN PUBLISHER NOTE: “Journalism is meant to inform the public, even when the person featured is a controversial figure. This story is strictly about King’s career as a journalist, author and activist and his recent visit to Philadelphia to support DA Larry Krasner’s re-election campaign.” ~SUN Publisher Catherine Hicks. By Moni Jones Controversial journalist, author…

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Veto-bound mixed-drink to-go bill passes Pennsylvania Senate

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Signs regulating customers due to COVID-19 are on the door next to a roped off area for overflow customers to wait near the door to the state run Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in Harmony, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Republican-controlled state Senate…

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$6.3 million awarded to hospitality industry businesses affected by the pandemic

June 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Councilwoman Elaine Paul Schaefer (Photo/delcopa.gov) Over 200 Delaware County hospitality businesses were awarded a total of $6.3 million in funding as part of the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). The program was created by the state legislature for hospitality businesses that suffered an economic loss due to the COVID-19…

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Montgomery County announces updated masking guidance for summer camps and schools

June 24, 2021

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has announced that, effective Monday, June 21, 2021, masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at summer camps and summer schools will be optional, unless required by a business or organization.  “Informed by the latest data, this updated masking guidance for summer camps and summer…

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Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

June 20, 2021

By Ed White Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal holiday to observe the end of slavery. A new holiday was “really awesome. It’s starting to recognize the African American experience,” said Detroit…

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Wolf Administration outlines guidance for children not yet eligible for vaccine and their families

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Please Touch museum in Philadelphia (Photo: pleasetouchmuseum.org) Philadelphia— Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead, Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Acting Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Dr. Cheryl Bettigole visited the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia last week to outline guidance to keep children and their…

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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 17, 2021

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other…

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