List by Month: 5-2013

Former PA Supreme Court Justice Avoids Jail Time

05.08.13 |

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin avoided prison time Tuesday for her campaign corruption conviction but was ordered to send a letter of apology to every judge in the state because she abused her office. Melvin and her ...

Homosexual Man Unleashes Court Battle To Become A Priest In New Zealand

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A gay man who wants to become a priest is taking a bishop to a human rights tribunal in New Zealand. New Zealand became the 13th country to legalize same sex marriage 2 weeks ago. Now, the Anglican bishop of Auckland is being taken to the human ...

NY Landowners Would See A 15 Percent Income Spike If High-Volume Hydrofracking Is Approved

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new report shows exactly how much cash families in New York would make on average if high-volume hydrofracking was approved. The report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy found each family that allows drilling would see, on average, ...

PA Christian College Fights Back Against The Gay Rights Movement

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter says he won't return to play a central Pennsylvania Christian college unless it changes its policy against "homosexual behavior." Ritter made the announcement on Facebook hours after playing a concert Friday night at ...

NY Considering Allowing Dogs In Courtrooms, For Adults Without A Disability

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the works in New York to allow dogs into courtrooms to comfort testifying victims. They are called facility dogs and right now, they're only used to calm children that testify. But a case is being made that they can also calm ...

Businesses Could Pay Fewer Taxes In Pennsylvania

05.07.13 |

A win for businesses across Pennsylvania. The state House gave its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, cutting the tax rate from 10 to 7 percent starting in 2015, by cracking down ...

Thousands of Churches Attend Webcast Sunday; And Consider Ousting The Boy Scouts

05.06.13 |

Thousands of churches across the United States say they will disband their boy scout troops if the ban on openly gay scouts is lifted. Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho in California took part in a webcast Sunday rallying opposition ...

PA Considers Law Limiting Boar Hunting

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Did you know there are places in Pennsylvania-- where you can legally hunt wild boar? Wild boar on Pennsylvania hunting preserves are at the center of a legal and legislative struggle that comes to a head next month. It's an issue that pits ...

Cuomo Family Member Says It's Time For A Female President

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Maria Cuomo-Cole - the sister of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - tweeted a message last week saying she's behind an effort to get a woman in the White House in 2016.  Cuomo-Cole is backing EMILY's List - an initiative that just last week ...

NY Court Votes In Favor of Towns Controlling Gas Drilling Borders

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An appeals court in New York has ruled towns have the power to ban drilling, if they choose to.  A mid-level court in New York has ruled local municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice within city limits. The four-judge ...

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