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SPEAKER MIKE TURZAI: PA Supreme Court oversteps authority to redraw Congressional map
SPEAKER MIKE TURZAI: PA Supreme Court oversteps authority to redraw Congressional mapSen. Joe Scarnati, as the Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore, and I, as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, filed an Emergency Application for a Stay with the United States Supreme Court today. Our application makes clear that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ...read more
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Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:20:00 GMT
US women beat Canada for Winter Olympic gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller
US women beat Canada for Winter Olympic gold in a 3-2 shootout thrillerGANGNEUNG, South Korea >> Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s ...read more
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Published on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:22:00 GMT
Olympic Roundup: Lindsey Vonn settles for bronze; Russian women close in on ending drought
Olympic Roundup: Lindsey Vonn settles for bronze; Russian women close in on ending droughtPYEONGCHANG, South Korea >> Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else. The Italian skier won the women’s downhill Wednesday , holding off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.09 seconds and Vonn by 0.47 seconds. “I was really ...read more
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Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:22:00 GMT
CHRIS FREIND: We’re becoming used to these mass shootings
CHRIS FREIND: We’re becoming used to these mass shootingsIn the aftermath of another school shooting, we are in danger. Not physical danger, since crime is at historically low levels, and the odds of a shooting at your child’s school is infinitesimally low. When experiencing something for the first time (good ...read more
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Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:48:00 GMT
Friday’s Sound Off
Friday’s Sound OffGerrymandering is a hot topic in the news but why is the issue of non-citizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania not being covered? There was testimony given that thousands of non-citizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania especially Philadelphia due ...read more
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Published on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:00:00 GMT
College Corner: Pottstown grad Gery garners top specialist honor for Ithaca
College Corner: Pottstown grad Gery garners top specialist honor for IthacaVictoria Gery came up with a big performance and it helped No. 4-ranked Ithaca College finish second at Cornell’s Big Red Invitational Feb. 10 in Ithaca, N.Y. and earned the senior National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East Specialist of the Week ...read more
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Published on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:02:00 GMT
Rep. Costello calls for impeachment of Pa. justices for approving ‘corrupt’ map
Rep. Costello calls for impeachment of Pa. justices for approving ‘corrupt’ mapwest chester >> U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th Dist., on Tuesday lashed out at Democratic officials in Harrisburg, charging that the state Supreme Court’s majority and Gov. Tom Wolf had colluded in redrawing the state’s congressional district map ...read more
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Published on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:02:00 GMT
Local chefs compete with cookie-inspired dishes to benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Local chefs compete with cookie-inspired dishes to benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern PennsylvaniaSample cookie-inspired dishes on the menu now through Feb. 28 with a portion of the proceeds helping Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., look for cookie booths in shops along Manayunk’s Main Street. Girl Scouts will be selling ...read more
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Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:32:00 GMT
Olympic Roundup: Canadians earn Olympic gold in ice dancing, US hockey wins
Olympic Roundup: Canadians earn Olympic gold in ice dancing, US hockey winsPYEONGCHANG, South Korea >> Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance. The Canadian couple took the ice one last time and produced a dramatic interpretation of “Moulin Rouge,” flawlessly executing their four-minute ...read more
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Published on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:20:00 GMT
Olympic Roundup: US wins in women’s hockey, Canadians dazzle in ice dancing
Olympic Roundup: US wins in women’s hockey, Canadians dazzle in ice dancingPYEONGCHANG, South Korea >> The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. The Americans are back in the title game after a 5-0 victory over Finland Monday in the semifinals. They’ll play the winner of ...read more
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Published on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:20:00 GMT