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Voices of Change (ENG)

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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 […]

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 […]

Date: October 17th, 2019 Mentally ill offenders possess a unique set of circumstances and needs. Too often, the cycle through the criminal justice system without appropriate care to address their mental health needs has become a draconian issue for the twenty-six correctional institution in Pennsylvania – prisons are no longer lockups for America’s worst offenders; […]

Philadelphia, PA. Thinking Constellationally is connecting the Dots between Systems of Inequity, and Between Ourselves and Our Neighbors. The show will highlight root causes of poverty and homelessness, what we need to do to overcome it, how poverty is connected to other systems of inequity, and how we can connect with our neighbors to build a […]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2019 The Philadelphia School District has closed two schools indefinitely after renovations uncovered deadly asbestos. The closure of the schools, housed in the same building, comes just weeks after a longtime teacher in the city’s schools was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable cancer most often caused by asbestos exposure. News of the closure and the […]

By Matt Miller | mmiller@pennlive.com Date Octuber 7th, 2019 A 75-year-old midstate doctor who insisted he was showing compassion, not criminal intent, when he prescribed thousands of pills of opioid painkillers to a patient as they sat in his van won’t be going to federal prison. https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/10/midstate-doctor-75-avoids-federal-prison-time-in-opioid-prescription-case-involving-nearly-20000-pills.html  Instead, after an array of witnesses testified to his […]

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 […]