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Donald Trump and the impeachment trial dividing America

Donald Trump and the impeachment trial dividing America

Thick snow covers the fields along the road to Piketown, Pennsylvania. A frosty atmosphere has gripped the countryside. Months after the federal election, large banners in support of former US President Donald Trump still hang from verandas or cling to the facades of...

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GUEST OPINION: We can and must do justice

GUEST OPINION: We can and must do justice

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to advertise the 2019 passage of a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow the victims of child sex abuse, whose claims had been barred by the statute of...

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Bill To Reform Child Custody Process Moves Forward

Bill To Reform Child Custody Process Moves Forward

Legislation named after a Pennsbury School District student who was tragically murdered is moving forward in Harrisburg. Senate Bill 78, known as Kayden’s Law, came before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee Monday and was voted with bipartisan support out of...

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‘Kayden’s Law’ Quickly Clears Senate Committee

‘Kayden’s Law’ Quickly Clears Senate Committee

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A child-protection bill named in honor of a slain Lower Makefield girl was one of the first pieces of legislation approved by the state senate committee that was considering it. The bill, co-sponsored by Bucks County state Sen. Steve...

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Santarsiero to serve as Dem Judiciary chair

Santarsiero to serve as Dem Judiciary chair

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10th dist.) announced his appointment as minority-party chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In addition to his chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee, Santarsiero will serve on the Appropriations, Consumer Protection &...

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The way forward starts with the truth

The way forward starts with the truth

While shocking, the events of Jan. 6, 2021 were hardly surprising. Leaving aside Donald Trump’s often abhorrent behavior over the last four years of his presidency, his actions in just the last few months were a strong signal of what was to come. At the first...

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Area Lawmakers React To Attack At U.S. Capitol

Area Lawmakers React To Attack At U.S. Capitol

A number of state and federal lawmakers representing the area have responded after attackers took siege of the U.S. Capitol during Congress’ certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory. After rioters broke through law enforcement barriers, members of Congress...

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Groundbreaking Held For $8.7M Washington Crossing Park Project

Groundbreaking Held For $8.7M Washington Crossing Park Project

WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA — The groundbreaking for the $8.7 million rehabilitation project at Washington Crossing Historic Park will be held in February, local elected officials announced Monday. The project, which will involve fixing 11 historic homes and other...

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Bucks hospitals, museums awarded $3.5 million in grants

Bucks hospitals, museums awarded $3.5 million in grants

A total of $3.5 million in state grant funds have been awarded to improve local infrastructure, health and safety, and arts and culture in Bucks County, state Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) said. The awards will go to New Hope Borough, Doylestown Hospital, Bucks County...

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Local lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on COVID vaccine

Local lawmakers to hold virtual town hall on COVID vaccine

WEST CHESTER — State Sen.-Elect Carolyn Comitta, state Sen. Tim Kearney, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero will hold a virtual town hall meeting with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to answer residents’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and...

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Hammerstein Museum Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant

Hammerstein Museum Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant

The nonprofit Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (OHMTEC) has been awarded $500,000 in Pennsylvania state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP). RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the...

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Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

Wolf: State poised to uphold ACA if courts repeal federal law

For Middletown Supervisor Anna Payne and others living with cystic fibrosis, a potential decision from the U.S. Supreme Court could be a matter of life and death, she said Tuesday. Payne joined Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers in Doylestown Borough on Tuesday morning...

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Kayden’s Law has a real chance

Kayden’s Law has a real chance

In these fractious times, we often use this space to critique our state legislature for the things it isn't doing, often because partisan politics gets in the way. So it's only fair that today we praise the 14 members of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee for...

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Doylestown biotech center begins expansion

Doylestown biotech center begins expansion

The nonprofit Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) in Doylestown recently began a $19 million expansion project. A total of 41 companies work at the location, but there are more than 70 member companies. Expansion is expected to create more than 100 jobs and...

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Kayden’s Law, In Honor Of Slain Bucks Co. Girl, Moves Forward

Kayden’s Law, In Honor Of Slain Bucks Co. Girl, Moves Forward

LOWER MAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A child-protection bill named for a slain 7-year-old from Lower Makefield is now making its way through the Pennsylvania legislature. S.B. 868, known as Kayden's Law, was unanimously voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday...

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3 Doylestown Veterans’ Groups Get $37K In State Funding

3 Doylestown Veterans’ Groups Get $37K In State Funding

DOYLESTOWN, PA — Three Doylestown-based veterans' groups will receive $37,312 in awards through the Veteran Trust Fund Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. American Legion Post 210 will receive $12,500, Operation Homefront will...

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Pennsylvania plan for carbon cap on power plants advances

Pennsylvania plan for carbon cap on power plants advances

A state environmental board took a key step on Tuesday to advance Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions by making Pennsylvania’s fossil fuel power plants begin paying to release pollution that contributes to climate change. The Environmental Quality...

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