List by Month: 5-2020

Nursing homes fight back against a potential flood of lawsuits

05.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the facilities are pushing to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. In New York, which leads the nation in nursing home deaths, a lobbying group has...

Two commonwealth congressmen call for more Bureau of Prisons oversight

05.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Representatives Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson have teamed up to sponsor a measure that would require the federal Bureau of Prisons director be approved by the U.S. Senate. The Federal Prisons Accountability Act is companion legislation to a...

PA group files brief with high court to allow pro-life protests outside clinic

05.01.20 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Family Institute's Michael Geer tells Family Life a Pittsburgh City Council member spoke, aiming to assure that women entering the clinic would not hear a pro-life message. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. Supreme Court...

Changes coming to coronavirus policy at NY state nursing homes

05.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

Staff who are asymptomatic but test positive for COVID-19 are no longer allowed to work. Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler applauds the move, but says it comes only after media brought more attention to the issue. State Senator Tom O'Mara was...

Massive "Open up New York" protests are happening today

05.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

Mayor of Albany Kathy Sheehan has asked rallygoers to remain in their cars to protect local citizens Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who's been tapped to spearhead the economic reopening of western New York, says it's good to discuss the...

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