List by Author: Terry Diener

Nearly 2K monitors will guard against voter intimidation at polls on Nov. 3

10.30.20 | Terry Diener

They are organized by a non-partisan group called the Pennsylvania Election Protection Coalition.   The effort includes a hotline for reporting problems, people trained to de-escalate conflicts and lawyers ready to seek intervention from...

An annual highlight of PA's hunting season is about to begin

10.29.20 | Terry Diener

The general elk season starts Monday, Nov. 2, and ends Saturday, Nov. 7.   The general elk season comes on the heels of a memorable archery-only elk hunt, when 21 of 26 bowhunters harvested elk. All 10 bowhunters who...

PA dairy farmers unsure of second COVID wave's effects

10.28.20 | Terry Diener

Months ago, dairy farmers in Pennsylvania were forced to dump thousands of gallons of milk because of COVID-19 and the supply chain disruptions the pandemic caused.   Now, the industry is bracing for the impact of a second wave of...

Proposal to fly POW-MIA flag at PA Turnpike Plazas heads to Gov. Wolf

10.26.20 | Terry Diener

The banner plan has won approval in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate.   The flag, with a black background and white lettering, features barbed wire, a watchtower, and the words “You are not forgotten.”   In...

Criminal justice reform takes a step forward in Pennsylvania

10.23.20 | Terry Diener

House Bill 440 was unanimously approved by the state House and Senate and now goes to the governor for his signature.   The measure, which expands the Clean Slate Law, allows for someone's criminal record to be automatically expunged...

State senate measure would streamline PA's adoption process

10.21.20 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 120 would expedite the voluntary termination of parental rights in the course of the legal adoption process.   The proposal would require courts to set a hearing date no more than 30 days after birth...

The number of PA voters seeking mail-in ballots is approaching 2.5 million

10.12.20 | Terry Diener

We're now 22 days away from Election Day. In June, 1.5 million votes cast by mail accounted for slightly more than half of the 2.9 million votes cast in the primary. Democrats accounted for about two-thirds of the ballots mailed in June...

Pennsylvanians are coming in droves to have voices heard in this year's presidential election

10.08.20 | Terry Diener

With about a week and a half to go before the Oct. 19 voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reported on Wednesday the number of registered voters already appears to have hit an all-time high of 8.9 million, or nearly...

PA State Police have reported a record number of firearm background checks

10.07.20 | Terry Diener

In the third quarter of 2020, the Pennsylvania Instant Check System completed more than 406,000 background checks, which is nearly double the volume completed during the same period last year. The highest previous total was set in the...

Fighting voting fraud this fall in Pennsylvania

10.01.20 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Republicans are pushing for an election oversight committee to watch for voting irregularities during the general election. The resolution would establish a Select Committee on Election Integrity to investigate how the...

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