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In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight

In ‘exile’ after sentencing, marijuana activist Goldstein continues fight

Image: PhillyNORML Politicians are endorsing it. President Obama says it’s not so dangerous. If a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania’s governor’s race this November, it’ll be decriminalized. But for the time being, in Philadelphia, its advocates and users are still getting arrested, and receiving, in one case, two years probation and harsh fines. Chris Goldstein,...

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Women’s Law Project hits PA universities on gender discrimination

Women’s Law Project hits PA universities on gender discrimination

Nine universities—all in Pennsylvania—failed to provide “equal athletic opportunity” to their female students, according to an advocacy group dedicated to promoting the rights and status of women. According to the Women’s Law Project, nine Pennsylvania state universities failed to meet Title IX Education Amendments of 1972. The universities include...

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‘Young’ Dems: We’ll kill liquor privatization plan

‘Young’ Dems: We’ll kill liquor privatization plan

I’ve always found it a little odd when an organization for adults calls itself the “Young” Whatevers. The latest example that’s getting their word out there: the Pennsylvania Young Democrats. This is a group dedicated to attracting 18- to 36-year-old voters to the Democratic ticket. Well, they’ve just put out a new video attacking state Republicans’...

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An open love letter to Wawa

An open love letter to Wawa

Have you heard? Today is Wawa’s 50th Birthday! And to honor the hoagie and drink factory that’s saved us from all sort of bouts (mostly with hunger), I’ve written a solemn letter to you, Wawa, because let’s be real: You’re worth it. First, you’re one of the few places in the city where we can (thanks in part to City Council’s...

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Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices

Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices

Pennsylvanians of two stripes — Republicans and Democrats — will come out to vote on May 20th for the leaders and representatives of their parties. But for the last 14 years, local organization Independent Pennsylvanians has been lobbying to change that, without success. “I am one of over a million voters in PA who will help pay for the cost of...

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Flying military robot – not a ‘drone’ – crashes in Lebanon Valley

Flying military robot – not a ‘drone’ – crashes in Lebanon Valley

A flying military robot crashed in Lebanon County near the rural county’s budget hotel Comfort Inn last Thursday.  The robot was then run over by a passing vehicle. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs, “an Army National Guard RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle experienced an uncontrolled hard landing” otherwise...

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Where is NRA on accidental gun deaths?

Where is NRA on accidental gun deaths?

Yesterday a man apparently accidentally shot himself at an NRA and police sponsored event outside Bethlehem Pa. Sarah M. Wojcik of The Express-Times in Easton reports that a “New Jersey man participating in a program at the Steel City Gun Club [in Bethlehem, Pa] was injured…when he accidentally shot his own leg.”  Even more interesting is the fact that...

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If the tipped minimum wage goes up, can we eliminate tipping altogether?

If the tipped minimum wage goes up, can we eliminate tipping altogether?

As we reported last week, State Sens. Daylin Leach (D-MontCo) and Michael Stack (D-Phila) introduced a bill raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour. It was brought up with fanfare from all over the working spectrum earlier this month. But what really surprised us was Leach’s and Stack’s idea for the tipped minimum wage. Stalled at $2.83 per hour since 1997,...

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Free market group still threatening to hit Pennsylvania with ads

Free market group still threatening to hit Pennsylvania with ads

Ninety percent of life is about showing up, and for a while now, the American Future Fund Political Action has been threatening to do so. The Fund itself is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) conservative group which believes free market principles are “under direct attack in America”—and it’s their job to fight back. Which means targeting moderate Republicans...

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What Pennsylvania raising the tipped minimum wage would mean

What Pennsylvania raising the tipped minimum wage would mean

The newest—and perhaps boldest—proposal being touted by Pennsylvania’s left wing is an increase in the minimum wage. Most support bringing the wage up to about $10.10 per hour, which is what President Barack Obama proposed at his last State of the Union address. But an increasing number of Pennsylvania pols have proposed bringing the tipped minimum wage...

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