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Future of high-stakes Pennsylvania congressional map on the line

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:36:11 GMT

In a decision that could have major ramifications for the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide today on a new congressional map after the governor and state legislature could not come to an agreement on a map last week. Add Midterm Elections as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Midterm Elections news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Pennsylvania's Constitutional Crisis

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:59:30 GMT

In a repeat of the state's extraordinary role in the 2016 presidential election, this year Pennsylvania will be the center of a serious constitutional challenge. At stake may be the entire congressional balance of power between Democrats and Republicans.

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:28:10 GMT

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Legal medical marijuana sales begin at Pennsylvania facility

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:01:01 GMT

The first legal medical marijuana sales under a 2-year-old state law began Thursday at a dispensary in Western Pennsylvania, with the first purchase by a woman who lobbied for passage of the law.

Air Force veteran gets new house

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:16:15 GMT

After years of renting apartments and living in a trailer since he was relieved from service, a disabled United States Air Force veteran finally has a home, built for him by community volunteers. Swope, 54, a 1981 graduate of Bedford Area High School, served 10 years of active duty and served at Air National Guard bases in Alaska, New York and Germany.

Death of man found on ice in bay ruled accidental

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:36:46 GMT

Authorities say the death of a New York man found on the ice in Presque Isle Bay in northwestern Pennsylvania has been ruled accidental. The Erie County Coroner says the body of 65-year-old Thomas Fields of Buffalo was recovered at the foot of Dobbins Landing on Saturday morning.

George Washington slept here! Pennsylvania places to explore first president's legacy

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:36:45 GMT

As we celebrate President's Day on Monday - still officially called Washington's Birthday by the federal government - let's look at places in Pennsylvania that were central to George Washington's life and career. Commander George Washington and the 11,000 members of his Continental Army limped into Valley Forge in December 1777.

At least a dozen Pennsylvania lawmakers carry guns on the House and...

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:36:44 GMT

Every week, thousands of political activists, tourists and curious citizens walk through the Capitol building's doors to get a glimpse of their government in action. And every one of them is run through a security checkpoint.

China urges US to get tough on man who stole thumb from US$4.5 million terracotta warrior

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:44:44 GMT

Chinese authorities are calling for a heavy punishment for the American man charged with stealing a thumb from an ancient terracotta warrior statue that was on display at a museum in Pennsylvania, and compensation for the damage caused to the US$4.5 million relic. Michael Rohana, 24, was charged earlier this month with breaking off and stealing the left thumb of the 2,000-year-old sculpture from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on December 21. While the US museum has apologised for the incident, an official from the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, which arranged for the loan of 10 of the statues, condemned the act and said Rohana should be handed a severe penalty, Beijing Youth Daily reported.

Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00:49 GMT

Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.

PennDOT to drivers: Be alert for snow squalls

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:33:02 GMT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be alert for snow squalls as the current snow storms move out of the area. "Snow squalls can quickly cause roads to become snow-covered and slick.

Pennsylvania among top states as Great Backyard Bird Count moves into day two

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:59:23 GMT

As the Great Backyard Bird Count moved through its second day on Saturday, February 17, Pennsylvanians have submitted 1,018 checklists of birds counted, reporting 114 different species of birds. That tally ranked the state No.

Trump's claims of Russian meddling as a 'hoax' hit choppy waters with FBI indictments

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:43:36 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump talk at the break of a leader's meeting at the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, Nov.11, 2017. For two years, Donald Trump - as both candidate and president - has frequently dismissed the notion of Russian meddling in U.S. elections as a "hoax" and even denigrated heads of U.S. intelligence agencies for suggesting otherwise.

Saturday Headlines In The Sanatoga Post

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:20:50 GMT

Friday Letter Outlines Pottsgrove Safety Measures A letter to Pottsgrove School District residents from its superintendent sought to reassure them the district was "proactive" in preparing for a shooting tragedy like that which occurred this week in Florida. Montgomery County's Latest Emergency Dispatches Did you just hear a siren? It could be the police, emergency medical service personnel, or fire companies being dispatched by Montgomery County's Department of Public Safety.

Robert Robinson v. Superintendent Sci Somerset the Attorney General...

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:59:25 GMT

ROBERT ROBINSON, Appellant v. SUPERINTENDENT, SCI SOMERSET; THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA; THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY Before: HARDIMAN and KRAUSE, Circuit Judges, and STENGEL, Chief District Judge.*Cheryl J. Sturm, Esq., 387 Ring Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, Counsel for Appellant Susan E. Affronti, Esq., Jennifer O. Andress, Esq.

HRC to host annual fundraising dinner gala

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:47:05 GMT

The Human Rights Campaign is gearing up for one of its biggest events of the year. The 22nd-annual dinner gala will be held 5-10 p.m. Feb. 24 at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St. The event also will feature dinner, dancing, a silent auction and speakers.

New maps could improve Democrats' chances in Pennsylvania

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:28:14 GMT

Democrats' chances at picking up congressional seats in Pennsylvania likely would improve under new models of district boundaries drawn to replace the Republican-drawn boundaries thrown out in a high-stakes gerrymandering court case, independent analysts said Friday. Pennsylvania's congressional district map was so tortured in a bid to favor Republicans that making boundaries more compact and reducing county splits in key areas will naturally favor Democrats, said Christopher Borick, a pollster and political science professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.