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Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

January 24, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that is wreaking havoc on valuable trees and vines, is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year, according to a Penn State study released last Thursday. The study represents researchers’ first attempt to quantify the…

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Rabb, Howard introduce legislation that would ban carrying a firearm while intoxicated

January 24, 2020

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Chris Rabb, (D-200th District) and Kristine C. Howard, (D-Chester) today introduced legislation that would make Pennsylvania the latest state to prohibit licensed gun owners from carrying a concealed firearm while intoxicated. “Alcohol intoxication clouds judgement and dulls a person’s ability to discern the consequences of their actions,” Rabb said. “Similar to…

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Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

January 23, 2020

Photo above: Bristol County Sheriff’s Office By Phillip Marcello BOSTON (AP) — A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, “Just do it, babe,” was released from jail Thursday. Michelle Carter was released more than three months early from a county jail in Massachusetts, where…

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The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists mourns the loss of trailblazing journalist and past chapter president Heshimu Jaramogi

January 16, 2020

Members of The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) are mourning the loss of renowned journalist and former PABJ President and NABJ Deputy Regional Director Heshimu Jaramogi. According to a family statement, Jaramogi died at home on January 14 after a diagnosis of colon cancer. He was 67. Jaramogi’s remarkable multimedia talents spanned for decades…

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City’s new treasurer says racist officials won’t seat her

January 16, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney Joel Sansone, center, announces his filing of a federal lawsuit against the City of Uniontown, Pa., and others on behalf of Antoinette Hodge, right, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Sansone’s office in downtown Pittsburgh. Hodge, duly elected as tax collector, alleges the City of Uniontown failed to swear her in as tax…

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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

January 15, 2020

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights over foreign policy. Instead, a whole lot…

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Pelosi to send impeachment to Senate for historic trial next week

January 11, 2020

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICKWASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff but confronting the Senate with only the third trial in U.S. history to remove a chief executive. In a letter to…

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Final Pennsylvania county OKs new paper-trail voting system

January 10, 2020

By Mark Scolforo Associated Press  HARRISBURG, Pa. — A decision this week by Dauphin County to purchase new paper-trail voting systems means all 67 Pennsylvania counties have taken action under a state law that helps fund the upgrades, the Wolf administration said Tuesday. Officials called the vote a milestone toward ensuring the integrity of the…

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