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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Black boxes in cars must be priority Altoona Mirror Oct. 16 Most Pennsylvania motorists, at least the owners or leasers of many newer models, probably are unaware that their personal vehicles might be equipped with a...

Governor says Pennsylvania will keep accepting refugees

Oct. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is telling President Donald Trump he won't be using state authority granted last month to refuse to accept refugees. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday wrote Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to say his state will continue to welcome those facing...

Another Philadelphia shooting wounds 2, 1 critically

Oct. 14, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two more people were wounded, one critically, in the same section of Philadelphia on Monday where six people ranging in age from 14 to 27 were wounded the evening before by gunfire during another violent weekend in the city. Police said the latest shots reported shortly after 1030 a.m....

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

Five tips for redistricting in Pennsylvania from the most ungovernable state in the nation Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Oct. 7 Pennsylvania is not California, we know. But we may be able to learn some valuable lessons from a place that once was called "the most ungovernable state in the nation" because of...

Governor signs new restrictions on robocalls in Pennsylvania

Oct. 4, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania law is ending a requirement that telephone customers who want to remain on the state's do-not-call registry have had to renew their listing every five years. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed changes to the Telemarketer Registration Act that also allow business...

Big greenhouse gas emitter moves to join climate initiative

Oct. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took a step toward capping greenhouse gas emissions from power plants Thursday, part of an effort to fight climate change in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation's biggest polluters and power producers. Wolf, a...

Fight over Philadelphia's voting machines may head to court

Oct. 2, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is expected to ask a federal judge to block Philadelphia from using touchscreen machines under an agreement last year with Pennsylvania to settle her lawsuit over vote-counting in 2016's election. Stein objects to the machines and...

Pennsylvania's top cop now supports legalizing marijuana

Sep. 27, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer is joining several other top state Democratic officials in backing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a Friday statement on Twitter that he changed his mind after months of...

Lamb joins ranks of Democrats backing impeachment inquiry

Sep. 27, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — All nine Pennsylvania Democrats in the U.S. House now say they support Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to open impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb of suburban Pittsburgh on Friday joined the eight other Pennsylvania Democrats in the chamber saying...

Democratic governors in swing states cautious on impeachment

Sep. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic governors in states that President Donald Trump hopes to win in 2020 are reacting cautiously to impeachment proceedings beginning in Congress. House Democrats' impeachment probe focuses on Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president. A rough transcript released Wednesday shows...