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Political divisions stall proposed gun policies in Pennsylvania, where assassin took aim at Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

Months before an armed man took aim at Donald Trump at a presidential campaign rally in rural Pennsylvania, some state lawmakers had proposed to outlaw the type of rifle used in the assassination attempt. The legislation stalled without coming to a vote, but that was no surprise....

Partisan gridlock prevents fixes to Pennsylvania’s voting laws as presidential election looms

Jun. 15, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is seeing lots of action targeting gaps in its vote-by-mail laws. The problem is that it’s in the courtroom and not the legislature. That could make the most populous presidential swing state a hotbed of challenges and conspiracy theories if...

Pennsylvania lawmakers question secrecy around how abuse or neglect of older adults is investigated

May. 23, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers want Gov. Josh Shapiro's Department of Aging to disclose more about the shortcomings it finds when it evaluates whether county-level agencies are properly investigating complaints about the abuse or neglect of older adults. The effort...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 24, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

Altoona Mirror. April 18, 2024. Editorial: Overdoses at prison troubling The April 12 Mirror article “Five Blair prison inmates overdose” should have done more than raise the eyebrows of those reading it. The article should have been an incentive...