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Army Refuses Vet Benefits To Rape Victim

Army Refuses Vet Benefits To Rape Victim

by Cassie Hepler Joining the US Army at 19 years of age is an exciting and intimidating move. But with youth and vigor readily available, a promising recruit can climb the ranks of success and dream of a bright future. Diana Moore, who is now 29 and lives in Bensalem, Pa., never had that opportunity. […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Roe V. Wade – Still Not Settled

by Ms. Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has been 42 years since the US Supreme Court ruled on the issue of abortion in the well-known case Roe v. Wade. Abortion advocates claim Roe is settled case law. But after more than four decades, abortion remains one of the most-contentious issues in our […]

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Tom Wolf And Mike Stack Inauguration Brought Out Best On All Sides

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Inauguration Events For Wolf, Stack Will Showcase Their Informal Style

Shortly after Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf met with those entrusted to handle the inauguration ceremonies involving himself and Lt. Gov.-Elect Michael Stack, he said that aside from the official swearing-in ceremonies dedicated by tradition, in which he will be sworn in as the Commonwealth’s 47th Governor, the celebration would need to be a reflection of what […]

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Meet Pa.’s New Governor: Tom Wolf

Thomas Westerman “Tom” Wolf is an American businessman and politician who next Tuesday will become Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor. He did so by defeating Republican incumbent Tom Corbett in the 2014 gubernatorial election. This was his return to government responsibility after serving as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Revenue from April 2007 until November 2008. […]

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MIKE STACK: Philadelphia Finally Has Its Own Lt. Governor

“What truly distinguishes Mike Stack is his progressive leadership and unparalleled 13-year voting record in the Pennsylvania Senate championing universal access to affordable health care, common sense gun reforms, marriage equality, reproductive choice, a greener Pennsylvania, workers’ rights and a fairer economy that lifts everyone.” –Jay Costa, Senate Democratic Leader When State Sen. Mike Stack’s […]

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Commissioner Schmidt’s Report Sheds Light on ’14 Voting

by Tony West More than two-thirds of Philadelphia’s residents were registered to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. But only a little more than one-third of these people actually bothered to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial race which burning issues like Philadelphia’s school funding on the table. This and other curious facts […]

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In Harrisburg: Pa. House of Representatives Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony

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WALKING THE BEAT: Philadelphia Family Court’s ‘Lost Art’ Wasn’t Lost

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ To read a banner headline that FAMILY COURT was stripped of antiques was a wasted effort.  On closer reading, it appears the City did not communicate that these items were not to be taken to the DRAB new courthouse – as long portrayed in the press. JUDGES and COURT WORKERS should NOT be blamed! A […]

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Philadelphia’s New Housing Boom – How Far Will It Go?

BY TONY WEST/ For the first time in a lifetime, Philadelphia is growing. And the pace of growth is picking up. 2014 promises to notch construction of more new residential units than in any year for decades. How far can the boom spread? How hot can it get? Experts say the city is riding a […]

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