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Kane trial wrap-up: Was Kathleen Kane’s jury trial rigged?

By at August 30, 2016 | 12:30 am | 0 Comment

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.

 

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Pennsylvania Senate exposes darkest chapter in state legislative history in Kane removal bid

By at January 21, 2016 | 12:54 am | 0 Comment

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.

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Pennsylvania Judges make million dollar pay grab

By at March 9, 2015 | 1:45 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Judges make million dollar pay grab

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

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U.S. fracking production crashes, but incoming PA Gov. Wolf still hopes to raise big revenue from Marcellus shale

By at January 29, 2015 | 11:10 pm | 0 Comment

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

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

A note to Tom Wolf

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment

A note to Tom Wolf

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

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Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

By at October 22, 2014 | 6:02 pm | 0 Comment

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.

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Blind to her faults

By at August 6, 2014 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

Blind to her faults

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

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This little piggie: PEDv swine virus hits Pennsylvania

By at March 27, 2014 | 3:06 pm | 0 Comment

This little piggie: PEDv swine virus hits Pennsylvania

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

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See no evil: DA Ray Gricar drops the ball

By at February 14, 2014 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

See no evil: DA Ray Gricar drops the ball

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
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Why Election Reports Need to Be Saved Longer Than Five Years

By at October 21, 2013 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Why Election Reports Need to Be Saved Longer Than Five Years

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

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