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For Argentine tango dancers, it’s completely normal to gather with hundreds of people, packed together in a small space, to dance serially with different partners for a night, a weekend or a whole week. Our faces touch; we clasp each other’s hands; share food and drink over communal tables; and talk loudly up close to […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Rep. Sheryl Delozier, a Republican from a predominantly white conservative district, and Rep. Jordan Harris, a Democrat from a predominantly black Philadelphia district have been working together on criminal-justice reform. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted overwhelming 193-4 to pass a bill they both sponsored, helping formerly convicted get professional licenses. Individuals […]

This is an article I never hoped or intended to write even as recently as this past summer. But, with that said, it is TIME TO TRADE Shayne Gostisbehere! The defenseman had a terrific start to his career in Philadelphia but has fallen on hard times recently, and now, most everyone is asking themselves “Have […]

Philadelphia, PA: La Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos llevó acabo una votación sobre la legislación destinada a evitar que el presidente Donald Trump pueda  comprometer las Fuerzas Armadas del país en el extranjero. Evidentemente que la acción de los demócratas en ese hemiciclo tiene una connotación eminentemente politiquera. En un intento casi rayando la desesperación […]

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bill that includes a controversial provision to strip progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner of some prosecuting power over gun cases in the city. The measure, passed in late June by the Republican-led state legislature, gives state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office the ability to prosecute cases […]

November 29, 2019 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is creating the criminal offense of sexual extortion to help combat what authorities say is a growing crime targeting children. The legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf takes effect in two months. The law makes it a third-degree felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison, if […]

Author: USALA /Monday, June 17, 2019 For more than three decades Bill DeWeese was one of Pennsylvania’s most powerful politicians. He served as the 135th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House from 1993-94.  DeWeese was among the Capitol’s most colorful characters and power brokers until his high-flying career came crashing down when he was sentenced to 30 to 60 months in state prison on […]

By Jan Murphy  A measure working its way through the state House of Representatives seeks to make local elected officials take seriously the duties they have chosen to take on by running for office. The House Local Government Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposed constitutional amendment that intends to grant the General Assembly the […]