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VILLAGE VIEW: MSNBC special tackles racism

By Bonnie Squires | Mainline Times

It was not clairvoyance, but whoever books guests for MSNBC happened to have invited Valerie Jarrett to appear on the taped “Everyday Racism in America” special. The Prince Theatre in Philadelphia had been selected as the venue. And this was the week before the tweet from Roseanne Barr had hit the airwaves.

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Manor College in Abington graduates Class of 2018

ABINGTON >> As the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” permeated the gymnasium of Manor College May 17, more than 100 students processed down the aisle of the auditorium, beaming and waving to their families and friends on their way to becoming graduates, earning an...

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Manor College graduates Class of 2018

By Kelly Peiffer | Montoco.Today

As the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” permeated the gymnasium of Manor College on Thursday, May 17, over 100 students processed down the aisle of the auditorium, beaming and waving to their families and friends on their way to becoming graduates, earning an Associate in Art and/or Science degree. Manor College welcomed Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood as the 2018 Commencement Speaker. Brenda Roselle, a Trustee member of the Manor College Board of Trustees served as the Master of Ceremonies, while Marta J. Penjalskyj, a graduating member of the Class of 2018, delivered an inspirational and heartfelt commencement oration.

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Pa. state Sen. Art Haywood selected as Manor College 2018 commencement speaker

By Stan Huskey | Montco Today

JENKINTOWN — Manor College recently announced that Art Haywood, Pennsylvania state senator, will be the commencement speaker for the upcoming graduation on May 17, 2018.

Haywood has been an advocate for hard work and education, which stems from his upbringing and his mother who was a public-school teacher. Haywood attended Morehouse College, the London School of Economics and the University of Michigan Law School. His legal work comprises saving families from home foreclosure, aiding nonprofit organizations, representing organizations focused on community, education, and affordable housing.

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Seven domestic violence bills advance through PA Senate

By Stephen Caruso | City & State PA

A bipartisan group of senators this week announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

The bills ultimately passed the Senate Wednesday, with one of the bills headed to the governor’s desk.

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Senate passes raft of crime bills, including tighter gun law

(Harrisburg) -- With heavy snow falling, the state Senate made it into the Capitol Wednesday to vote through a raft of bills that aim to increase protections for crime victims. One of the measures is now on its way to the governor's desk, and six others are headed to...

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Senate passes gun control measure among domestic violence bills

HARRISBURG — The state Senate Wednesday approved a package of bills aimed at better protecting victims of domestic violence, including a measure that will close a loophole in the state’s gun law that victims' advocates have said makes it too easy for abusers to access...

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Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in domestic abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly forfeit their firearms, a bill that includes last-minute changes negotiated by...

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Domestic violence prevention bills continue Senate advance

A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday announced their hopes for an upcoming vote on a package of seven bills that address domestic violence in Pennsylvania. “Now I’m sure each member would have liked to get more here or there in this bill, but this is what we can...

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Group pushes bills to protect crime victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A bipartisan group of senators stood in front of the Capitol steps on Tuesday, demanding action to protect victims of domestic abuse. A package of seven bills is being pushed. Sen. Camera Bartolotta plans to introduce Tierne’s Law that would...

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Shortage of staff among top complaints of nursing home care

PHILADELPHIA - A third of the complaints fielded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging each year are related to staffing, the state's ombudsman said during a two-hour hearing Friday on the quality of nursing home care. "There's only one solution that can provide...

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Sen. Hughes, NAACP express concerns over new district map

State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-7) has expressed serious concerns about the state Supreme Court’s new congressional map and he’s not alone. The NAACP and Common Cause of Pennsylvania have threatened to challenge the new map, drawings that Hughes bluntly said is a loss...

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