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The Little-Known Leader Pushing for Urgency on Gun Violence

Last weekend, there in the pages of The New York Times, was an advertisement for the good ol’ Philly Shrug, courtesy of our mayor. In the aftermath of the South Street mass shooting, Jim Kenney — out of town for a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting — seemed neither...

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The change Philadelphia needs

The change Philadelphia needs

There were 499 homicides in Philadelphia in 2020. That grim number was surpassed in 2021 when 562 were murdered in the city. We are only a month into 2022, and the City of Philadelphia has reported another 44 murders. However, in Boston, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fla.,...

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Gov. Wolf Visits Montco To Call For Raising PA Minimum Wage

ABINGTON, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf made a stop in Montgomery County Thursday to call for a raise in the state's minimum wage, saying that it is disheartening that Pennsylvania hasn't raised its minimum wage in 15 years. "You cannot work a full-time job at seven dollars and...

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Letter: Senate map shows gerrymandering

Districts 43 (Costa) and 45 (Brewster), Allegheny County, in western Pennsylvania have overlapping intrusions. Both have terms that expire in 2024. Costa is on the Appropriation Committee and was appointed to serve on the Redistricting Committee. It looks like there...

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Governor’s Administration Urging Minimum Wage Increase

Governor’s Administration Urging Minimum Wage Increase

With more than two-dozen states set to hike their minimum wage in 2022, the administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is urging the Republican-controlled General Assembly to follow suit when it returns to session in January. “Pennsylvania’s food service, retail and...

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Senate Commission Advances Republican Fetal Body Law

Senate Commission Advances Republican Fetal Body Law

A revised version of a bill submitted by the Republican Party requesting medical facilities to provide medical facilities for the disposal of the body after the death of the fetal from the Senate Committee on Tuesday. Republican Frank Ryan, a member of Parliament,...

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Senate committee advances GOP fetal remains legislation

Senate committee advances GOP fetal remains legislation

An amended version of a Republican-penned bill requiring medical facilities to provide for the disposition of remains after a fetal death advanced out of a Senate committee Tuesday. State Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, drafted the legislation after his wife had a midterm...

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Holy Redeemer Gets $2 Million Grant For Cancer Center Expansion

Holy Redeemer Gets $2 Million Grant For Cancer Center Expansion

ABINGTON, PA — Holy Redeemer Health System has received a $2 million state grant to aid with an expansion of its cancer center. The money was given out through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is a program administered through the Office of the...

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