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A series of pre-trial decisions rendered against Kane in the weeks and months leading to the jury verdict helped to seal her fate — long before a jury was ever selected.
The Pennsylvania Senate, carelessly hoping to remove state Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, has unwittingly invoked an obscure and long-forgotten clause in the state’s constitution rooted in some of the darkest days in the commonwealth’s history.[...read more]
Pennsylvanians have been well served and protected in recent decades by a hard-won constitutional reform requiring all state judges retire at age 70.
But some Pennsylvania judges are working hard to do away with this needed protection.
State judges want… Read the rest[...read more]
U.S. fracking production crashes, but incoming PA Gov. Wolf still hopes to raise big revenue from Marcellus shale
Pennsylvania budget and policymakers, including incoming Governor Tom Wolf, still hold out the hope of raising upwards of $1 billion a year in taxes from Marcellus shale fracking.
But the fracking industry they hope to tax soon may be shut… Read the rest[...read more]
It’s time to look pragmatically at Harrisburg’s flawed state bailout, and pull the plug on the pieces that aren’t working, like the insider parking deal.
The City of Harrisburg is insolvent. In fact, its yearly operating budget is millions of… Read the rest[...read more]
Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web
Pennsylvania state official says links to public
court transcripts ‘removed from Google’
‘Right to be forgotten’ comes to US?
Not so fast, Google says
A close ally to Pennsylvania Gov.
A short story by William Keisling
She was a muse of fire and liquid Inca ice
Borges himself claimed in his footnotes to be blind to her faults. 1.
But Borges was blind not just to… Read the rest[...read more]
State regulators don’t know the extent of the
highly contagious pig disease because the hog industry
doesn’t want the government involved
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, is spreading rapidly across Pennsylvania, as well as other… Read the rest[...read more]
Young victims surrounded Jerry Sandusky in 1998
Why didn’t DA Ray Gricar make a serious attempt
to find and interview them?
Finger pointing and the blame games won’t answer these questions
Public hearings might… Read the rest
Many of today’s big news stories have roots going back decades. Why then does the state destroy campaign finance records after only five years?
Two recent major national news stories coming out of Pennsylvania — the Sandusky / PSU /… Read the rest[...read more]