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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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O’Reilly Factor embarrasses Philadelphians with street interviews

O’Reilly Factor embarrasses Philadelphians with street interviews

On a recent episode of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, producer Jesse Watters, a Philadelphia native, returned to his home city to conduct “man on the street” interviews and—as he’s prone to do—embarrass random people by asking basic questions they can’t answer. Citing being in the “cradle of liberty,” Watters quizzed locals on information...

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This robot was on scene at a deadly Bethlehem, Pa. police standoff

This robot was on scene at a deadly Bethlehem, Pa. police standoff

A 90-year-old man in Bethlehem, Pa., engaged in an armed standoff with local police late last week, during which time he took his own life. The man “was armed with a rifle and handgun and had barricaded himself inside his apartment…for nearly five hours… Officers say the suspect fired shots at a police robot during the standoff,” according to NBC10....

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Temple LGBTQ alumni group holding first happy hour this week

Temple LGBTQ alumni group holding first happy hour this week

Temple University’s LGBTQ  Alumni Society will gather Thursday (that’s tomorrow) for a happy hour at Pennsylvania-6, where attendees can both meet fellow alum and win the chance to party with LGBTQ civil rights royalty. Celebrating the university that made Bill Cosby famous, the group also plans to have a lottery, winners of which will receive VIP tickets...

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