List by Category´┐Ż: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania's primary election is rapidly approaching

05.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

The May 21st election will decide Philadelphia's mayor, one of the Pennsylvania's 18 members of the U.S. House, and two statewide appellate court seats. It also features special elections to fill three open seats in the legislature and one in...

The Diocese of Scranton has paid more than $2 million to victims of clergy child abuse

05.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

The $2 million payout to 17 victims has happened during the first three months of a special initiative to compensate survivors. In all, more than 100 individuals, including 54 people who had not previously reported abuse to the diocese...

Activists ask people of faith to keep tabs on the Fairness Act in PA

05.10.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the Fairness Act would "impact religious liberty and personal privacy." Pennsylvania lawmakers made another push to pass the Fairness Act in Harrisburg this week.  

The late Fred Rogers is being honored later this month in Pennsylvania

05.09.19 | Terry Diener

It's to pay tribute to his "143" campaign. The beloved children’s show host, Fred Rogers, loved the number because it was a sort of code for “I love you” — with one letter in “I,” four in “love,&rdquo...

Demonstrators will be planted in front of a Philly abortion clinic tomorrow

05.09.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It's the same clinic where Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims filmed his now viral rebuke of a peaceful pro-life activist. Lila Rose, founder of live action--a national pro-life group, says the rally is to protest bullying from the abortion...

Payraises "raising" eyebrows at the Pennsylvania state capitol

05.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf has just given his top staffers a 28% salary bump. Republican Representative Dan Moul says the pay raises totaled a half-million dollars. The salaries of Wolf's five deputy chiefs of staff went from just under $116,000 to...

The PA house is moving foward legislation to expand tax credits for private schools

05.08.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute supports the effort. The GOP-controlled house has voted to double funding for the tax credit program.  

PA politician catches flak after harrassing protester outside PP clinic

05.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic Representative Brian Sims posted the more than eight-minute video of him berating a woman on social media--calling her an "old white lady" and her protest "grotesque." Jason Gottesman, with the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, says...

Pennsylvania school district has banned "God Bless America"

05.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The school district claims a phrase of the song amounts to prayer. Attorney Jeremy Dys with First Liberty says, "if the members of congress can stand on the United States Capitol and belt out the tune, certainly elementary students can say it...

Philadelphia's Islamic Center releases footage of children willing to kill

05.06.19 | Bob Price

Disturbing footage shows Muslim children saying they would sacrifice themselves and kill for the "army of Allah." The Muslim American Society posted the video on its Facebook page. It shows young children wearing Palestinian scarves singing and...

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