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Written by Fernando Mendez, September 12th 2019 There are no grown ups in the Oval Office, and therefore the punk in charge is running amok. He wanted to meet with the Taliban, which John Bolton said was not a good idea. Trump wanted to meet the Iranian leader which John Bolton, a controversial hawk in […]

By Brian Sims and Donna Bullock Aug 26, 2019 Next week, Pennsylvanians will get a visit from the U.S. women’s soccer team. We’re more than excited to celebrate with the world champions, but their upcoming visit reminds us of their struggle as well. Their continued success on the field has not translated into fair compensation […]

Written by: RUSS O’REILLY Date: Aug 13th 2019 Starting in the fall of 2020, children who were in the foster care system will be able to go to college tuition free. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Fostering Independence Through Education Act on June 28, which waives tuition for youth who were in foster care at […]

Author: The PLS Reporter/Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Democrats again appealed to Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday to call a special session on gun control, following recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, as well as sustained gun violence in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. At least one Republican has joined that call, with Rep. Wendi Thomas […]

Written by Stephen Caruso, 7/25/2019. Surrounded by law enforcement officials from the county to federal level, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the addition of the Pennsylvania State Police to a growing network of allies with an aim to track guns used in crimes. “Our response calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach,” Shapiro said Wednesday, of addressing the […]

By Steve Bittenbender, July 18, 2019 Pennsylvania is at particular risk of an undercount in the 2020 Census. This potential undercount could be due to: a disproportionately older population that is likely to struggle with online collection of responses; large rural areas with limited broad band access; and a high proportion of traditionally hard-to-count communities. According to a […]

By Alyssa Biederman Date July 2, 2019 HARRISBURG, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf has commuted the sentence of the brother of prize-winning author John Edgar Wideman in a 1975 killing, clearing the way for his release. Robert Wideman was sentenced to life without parole in a case that was the subject of his older brother’s 1984 acclaimed memoir, […]

By Charles Thompson   Pennsylvania’s Republican Party chairman stepped down Tuesday following a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. Val DiGiorgio’s resignation was announced by the state Republican Party. In a letter to top party officials, DiGiorgio, 51, said […]

Written by Kennedy Rose  – Editorial Intern, Philadelphia Business Journal Jun 26, 2019 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney confirmed the closure in a statement on Wednesday, saying the refinery will close within the next month. Kenney said he spoke with the CEO and leadership of PES to confirm. “I’m extremely disappointed for the more than one thousand workers who will be immediately […]

Bill would require regular reporting, systemic reforms to prevent future liability Written by Melissa McCleery  Date: June 26, 2019 Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large) introduced a bill requiring the City to publicly report on money paid to settle claims and judgments over $20,000 and/or related to discrimination, harassment, or employee misconduct. The legislation also creates a task force of […]