July 19th Playbook | PoliticsPA

July 19th Playbook | PoliticsPA


PA state flag6 14 1 11 11A businessman and veteran has joined the GOP race for the 7th Congressional District. Here is the Playbook. 

 

Businessman and Vet Launches GOP Campaign in PA7: Kevin Dellicker describes himself as a “common-sense Republican” who would “bring hometown values” to the district.

Scheller Announces Bid for PA7: The former Lehigh County Commissioner and businesswoman who lost to Rep. Susan Wild by just under 4 points in 2020 said that the needs of the district are being “ignored by the political class” and swore to donate her entire congressional salary to Veterans organizations within the district and term limit herself.

July 16th Ups and Downs: Two counties reject a request for a “forensic audit,” the Democratic mayoral candidate in North Braddock is arrested, plus a progressive congressional challenge outraises an incumbent in Allegheny County. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

‘Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace’: The Associated Press reports that “Former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election have been debunked by the courts, his own Justice Department and scores of recounts. But in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Trump lost by 80,000 votes eight months ago, they’re finding new signs of life.”

The Caucus Breaks Down Claims from November Gettysburg Hearing Led by Mastriano: The Caucus revisits the claims made about the 2020 presidential election during a hearing in Gettysburg led by state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) in a story titled, “An annotated guide to the distortions, half-truths and outright lies about the 2020 election in Pennsylvania.” 

‘Pa. Republicans are taking election ‘audits’ seriously. Here’s what to know about their plan’: WHYY reports that “Democrats in Pennsylvania have derided a highly unusual GOP effort to audit counties’ election processes as a fool’s errand, but there are signs that top Republicans, who control the legislature, are taking it seriously.”

‘Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate candidates just filed new fund-raising reports. Here’s what the money tells us.’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “Republican worries that the party lacks a standout candidate in Pennsylvania’s critical U.S. Senate race may only intensify after the latest round of campaign fund-raising reports filed Thursday.”

‘How to spend $400 billion on home care? Pennsylvania plan to bump pay offers some clues’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “Pennsylvania officials in Harrisburg are mulling pay increases, signing bonuses and student loan forgiveness for the state’s care workers who provide home and community based services — part of a plan to spend an additional $1.2 billion in federal funding for those services that allow seniors and people with disabilities to live independently.”

‘Pa. lawmaker shares her struggles with infertility, aims to help others’: PennLive reports that state Rep. Jennifer O’Mara (D-Delaware) “wants insurers to cover infertility treatments. She’s proposing legislation to mandate such coverage. She has been open about her own challenges in having a baby.”

Shapiro Talks to Vice News: Attorney General Josh Shapiro talked to Vice News about “sham audits.” 

Phillips-Hill Talks to Ortitay on Podcast: State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) talked with state Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington) in a podcast “to preview upcoming public hearings to review the Dept. of Health’s latest $34 million contract with a Boston-based firm to conduct contact tracing in Pennsylvania over the next year.”

‘After 6 months into job, Herrin chronicles struggles, triumphs of getting laws passed’: The Daily Local News reports that “after six months as state Representative, former West Chester Borough Mayor Dianne Herrin discussed the joys and challenges of serving in Harrisburg.”

‘Pennsylvania lawmakers creating bill to stop cellphone use while driving and mandate police collect race data on traffic stops’: The Allentown Morning Call reports that state Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe) “is prime sponsor of a bill that would make it illegal for a driver to handle a cellphone, and increase penalties for distracted driving. Philadelphia Democratic Rep. Donna Bullock — mindful of data that shows racial disparities during traffic stops — is working with Brown on an amendment that would expand the bill’s scope. It would make police agencies across the state collect demographic data on traffic stops.” 

‘Pennsylvania jobless rate down slightly, payrolls up in June’: The Associated Press reports that “Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate and labor force shrank slightly in June as payrolls crept up, according to state figures released Friday.”

‘Decrying pandemic ‘profiteering,’ protesters call for a Pa. public health care advocate’: WHYY reports that “dozens of protesters from the activist group Put People First! PA marched in front of the Center City offices of health care providers and health insurers Saturday to call attention to what they describe as “health care profiteering” during a global pandemic.”

‘Indicted Philly lawmakers collect legal defense cash gifts from parking magnates, strip club owners and lobbyists’: Billy Penn reports that Philadelphia City Councilmembers Bobby Henon and Kenyatta Johnson “are raising money to fight federal indictments. Ethics watchdogs say the funds are problematic.”

‘First of many’ protests over teardown of Philly’s only rec center for people with disabilities’: Billy Penn reports that “about 100 people gathered Saturday morning in West Philadelphia to protest the demolition of the city’s only recreation center designed for people with disabilities.”

‘Philly NAACP election signals a fresh start following a controversial president’: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “members of the Philadelphia NAACP made it official Saturday: They chose a new president and leadership team, ending a turbulent period in the history of one of the oldest civil rights groups in the city.”

‘U.S. Senate Candidate Arkoosh Talks Union Jobs, Infrastructure With KML Carpenters In Pittsburgh’: WESA reports that “Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh came to Pittsburgh Friday to talk with staff members at the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center. Arkoosh is touring several parts of the Commonwealth this weekend to talk about infrastructure and health care.”

‘Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh visits Erie to meet with minority business owners’: YourErie.com reports that “Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh came to Erie and had a round table discussion with minority business owners.”

‘State Sen. Doug Mastriano says Republicans need to stick together’: WFMZ reports that state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), a potential candidate for Governor, was the “featured speaker Thursday night for the July meeting of the Berks County Patriots,” and told them that “the biggest challenge facing conservatives right now is a lack of unity.”

‘Marlin Woods To File Papers To Run For Mayor Of Pittsburgh, Giving City Voters 4 Choices’: KDKA reports that “Pittsburgh voters will have four choices for mayor in this November’s election.”

‘Mullery, House minority leader take factfinding tour of region’: The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports that state Rep. Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) “welcomed House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton to Northeastern Pennsylvania as part of her fact-finding tour of communities throughout the state.”

‘Black Activists Continue Push For Delay in COVID Relief Vote’: WESA reports that “a group of Black activists on Friday afternoon renewed their demand that Pittsburgh officials delay a final vote on a plan for $335 million in federal coronavirus aid.”

‘State Rep. Wheatley wants Pa. to spend more to help build up Black communities’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “while some cities move to shore up their finances with COVID-19 relief money, a Democratic state lawmaker who represents Downtown Pittsburgh up through the North Side joined the calls of activists to use the money to build up Black communities that have suffered the most.”

‘Casey highlights plan to combat child food insecurity, serves lunch to kids at Greater Scranton YMCA’: The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that Sen. Bob Casey “distributed bagged lunches to summer day campers Friday at the Greater Scranton YMCA, where he addressed the issue of child food insecurity and policy proposals to reduce it.”

‘Governor, lawmakers survey flood damage firsthand in Bucks County’: KYW Newsradio reports that “state, federal and local officials toured a section of the county on Friday to see the damage firsthand, urging everyone affected to reach out so the area can qualify for state and federal aid.”

‘Pitt faculty unionization vote slated, Pitt says’: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that “The University of Pittsburgh’s faculty members will be able to vote starting next month on whether they want the United Steelworkers to represent them in contract negotiations.”

‘Pittsburgh’s Cuban community watches protests with ‘cautious optimism’: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that “the Cuban community in Pittsburgh is small — only about 100 to 150 people. Still, from 1,300 miles away, they were tuned in to one of the largest protest movements in the country’s history, hopeful for Cuba’s future but concerned for family and friends still living there.”

‘Demonstrators rally to support Cuban anti-regime protestors Sunday’: LNP | LancasterOnline reports that “dozens of Cuban Americans gathered in downtown Lancaster on Sunday afternoon to show support to demonstrators in Cuba who are calling for an end to the island nation’s decades-old communist regime.”

‘Carlisle Borough Council approves open container amendment for downtown’: The Carlisle Sentinel reports that “the borough council Thursday approved an ordinance amendment that allows sidewalk cafes downtown to extend beyond the footprint of the restaurant, brewery or distillery provided they have the permission of adjoining businesses. The measure also allows open containers of alcohol on public sidewalks in the downtown district.”

‘Smucker raises $114k in Q2 filing, receiving $4,500 from companies backtracking their vow not to give to election objectors’: LNP | LancasterOnline reports that Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) “raised $114.181 in the second reporting quarter of 2021.”

‘State Rep. Sturla to host panel on urban development’: LNP | LancasterOnline reports that state Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) “will host a House Urban Affairs Committee roundtable on blight remediation Wednesday at the Lancaster Chamber.”

‘Reactions are mixed from Erie County officials to $26M spending plan for federal COVID-19 relief money’: The Erie Times-News reports that Erie County officials have provided mixed reactions to the $26 million spending plan for federal COVID-19 relief money.

‘Johnstown mulls uses for $32M in American Rescue Plan funding’: The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports that “ideas are still being developed about how to spend the more than $30 million in American Rescue Plan funds Johnstown will ultimately receive.”

‘Westmoreland places ‘leveraged bet on market’ to shore up county pension debt’: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that “Westmoreland County’s largest ever bond issue, which will put taxpayers on the hook for $173.6 million, won’t lay water or sewer lines, pave roads, fix aging bridges or set a single steel beam.”

‘Reading vigil honors late congressman, seeks protection of voting rights’: The Reading Eagle reports that “more than 60 people took part in a Good Trouble Candlelight Vigil for Democracy Saturday in downtown Reading, according to organizers.”

Sands To Host Senate Announcement Rally: Carla Sands, the former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark during President Donald Trump’s administration who is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, will be holding her campaign announcement rally on Monday evening in Mechanicsburg.

‘Nedia Ralston appointed to Gaming Control Board’: The Lower Bucks Times reports that “Gov. Tom Wolf announced the appointment of Nedia Ralston to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Ralston most recently served as director of the Southeast Regional Office for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The governor also announced that commissioner Denise J. Smyler will become chairwoman following the retirement of David Barasch.”

‘U.S. Rep. Meuser names new chief of staff’: The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reports that Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Luzerne) “has named Tyler Menzler as his office’s new chief of staff.”

Toomey Comms Director to Work for Amazon: POLITICO reports that “Steve Kelley, communications director for Sen. Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa.), is leaving Capitol Hill to work for Amazon doing public relations work in the Philadelphia area.”

Meuser Scheduler Hired by American Chemistry Council: POLITICO reports that “Claire Mullican has been hired as political mobilization manager at the American Chemistry Council. She most recently was scheduler for Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Pa.).”

 

Harrisburg & DC   
The Caucus: An annotated guide to the distortions, half-truths and outright lies about the 2020 election in Pennsylvania
AP: Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace
AP: Fetterman leads fundraising in Pennsylvania’s US Senate race
AP: Tribe claims remains of kids who died at assimilation school
AP: Pennsylvania jobless rate down slightly, payrolls up in June
Morning Call: Pennsylvania lawmakers creating bill to stop cellphone use while driving and mandate police collect race data on traffic stops
Inquirer: Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate candidates just filed new fund-raising reports. Here’s what the money tells us.
Inquirer: FedLoan’s performance has been criticized, but its departure could be worse for student loan borrowers
Inquirer: Rosebud Sioux teens, now young adults, return to claim relatives’ remains from Carlisle Indian School Cemetery
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: ‘We had to start somewhere’: Pa. officials say police misconduct database is a step toward reform
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in June, still above national rate
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: PFAS 101: What they are, why it matters | Five for the Weekend
New York Times: Democrats See Edge in Early Senate Map as Trump Casts Big Shadow
Post-Gazette: How to spend $400 billion on home care? Pennsylvania plan to bump pay offers some clues
Post-Gazette: PG INVESTIGATION | Troubled Transparency: Most Pennsylvania hospitals fail to reveal their prices to the public — as required by federal mandate
City & State PA: Here are the candidates running for PA’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022
City & State PA: Opinion: We want to hear yours.
Patriot News: Pa. lawmaker shares her struggles with infertility, aims to help others
Patriot News: Pa. database tracks complaints against police officers: ‘We want our bad apples out’ 
KDKA: Gov. Tom Wolf Says He Won’t Endorse Any Candidate In Pennsylvania’s Senate Primary
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. Republicans are taking election ‘audits’ seriously. Here’s what to know about their plan 
WHYY Newsworks: Decrying pandemic ‘profiteering,’ protesters call for a Pa. public health care advocate
Vice News: Sham Audits with Vice News | Attorney General Josh Shapiro
StateImpactPA: PUC seeks comment on $1 million fine for Beaver County pipeline blast
StateImpactPA: PFAS report identifies hundreds of Pa. manufacturing sites
KYW Newsradio: Pa. labor department using ID verification firm to fight unemployment fraud
KYW Newsradio: Pa. officials considering ‘package tax’ for e-commerce deliveries
KYW Newsradio: Simple steps could help change racial inequities, PennDOT report says
WESA: Pennsylvania May See The Strongest Post-Pandemic Sales Tax Boost In The Nation
National Journal: Hotline’s Q2 Senate fundraising chart

 

Philadelphia 
Billy Penn: Indicted Philly lawmakers collect legal defense cash gifts from parking magnates, strip club owners and lobbyists 
Billy Penn: ‘First of many’ protests over teardown of Philly’s only rec center for people with disabilities 
Inquirer: Philly NAACP election signals a fresh start following a controversial president
Inquirer: Misinformation about vaccine door-knocking is spreading. But neighborhood outreach has worked around Philly 
Inquirer: Philly just hit 300 killings this year, as its record pace continues
Philadelphia Tribune: Some question if Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards
Philadelphia Magazine: Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard
KYW Newsradio: As Philly reaches 300 homicides, victim advocates try to help loved ones through trauma
KYW Newsradio: McIver exit prompts search for new school board member
Philly Voice: Philly surpasses 300 homicides in 2021 amid record pace and search for solutions 
Delaware Valley Journal: Temple Quietly Closes Communist China-Linked Program, as Criticism of CCP Rises
Delaware Valley Journal: Cuban Crisis Hits Home for Philadelphia Author
Philadelphia Business Journal: PPP loan forgiveness: SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman says new application portal will roll out ‘very soon’ 
Philadelphia Business Journal: Cozen O’Connor increases starting salaries, plans new compensation structure

 

SEPA
Daily Local News: After 6 months into job, Herrin chronicles struggles, triumphs of getting laws passed
Daily Local News: Mariner East pipeline cases slammed as ‘gamesmanship’
KYW Newsradio: Governor, lawmakers survey flood damage firsthand in Bucks County
Bucks County Courier Times: PFAS Action Act up for House vote next week
Bucks County Courier Times: Gov. Wolf visits flood-damaged Bristol, Bensalem
Bucks Local News: ‘PEOPLE ARE STILL HURTING:’ Governor Wolf tours Bucks County communities impacted by flash flooding
Bucks Local News: In Bristol Borough, Governor Wolf touts $7M in COVID recovery grants to Bucks hospitality businesses
Pottstown Mercury: Gale opposes $147K contract for repairs to Montgomery County Human Services building
Delco Daily Times: Debate continues on PECO gas reliability station in Marple

 

Pittsburgh 
WESA: U.S. Senate Candidate Arkoosh Talks Union Jobs, Infrastructure With KML Carpenters In Pittsburgh
WESA: Black Activists Continue Push For Delay in COVID Relief Vote
WESA: Black Leaders Say Federal COVID Funds Have Passed Over Hardest-Hit Communities
WESA: Mini-Grants To Support Pittsburgh Organizations’ Violence Intervention Programs 
Post-Gazette: State Rep. Wheatley wants Pa. to spend more to help build up Black communities
Post-Gazette: Black leaders want City Council to spend federal COVID-19 relief dollars in neediest neighborhoods
Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s Cuban community watches protests with ‘cautious optimism’
KDKA: Marlin Woods To File Papers To Run For Mayor Of Pittsburgh, Giving City Voters 4 Choices
KDKA: Groups Say City Council Was Too Quick To Pass Preliminary Vote On COVID Relief Fund Spending
KDKA: University Of Pittsburgh Faculty To Vote On Union Status Starting August With 3,000 Potential Members
KDKA: Community Group Seeking Signatures To Create Citizen Police Review Board In Pittsburgh
KDKA: ‘Cruel And Unusual’: McKeesport Residents Struggling To Make It By After Days Without Clean Water
KDKA: Pittsburgh Public Schools Releases Plan For Returning To Full In-Person Learning, Including Masks Indoors
Pittsburgh Business Times: Pitt faculty schedule vote to become USW members
Tribune Review: Pitt faculty unionization vote slated, Pitt says
Tribune Review: Western Pa. among nationwide areas seeing dangerous rise in opioid epidemic
Tribune Review: Pittsburgh Public Schools renew mask mandate in proposed safety plan

 

SWPA 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Johnstown mulls uses for $32M in American Rescue Plan funding
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Eye on the Capitol: Congressional votes for the week of July 12-16
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Vaccine rates still inching up in Cambria County, statewide
Observer-Reporter: Former state Rep. Saccone pondering run for lieutenant governor
Observer-Reporter: Disinformation hampering vaccination effort
Tribune Review: Westmoreland places ‘leveraged bet on market’ to shore up county pension debt
Tribune Review: State Rep. Abby Major: ‘People should know there are good-paying jobs out there.’
Altoona Mirror: Senate Dems’ proposal seeks home, health care overhaul
Altoona Mirror: Fee per mile might replace gas tax

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: Meuser announces new office chief of staff
Citizens Voice: Millions of COVID stimulus dollars now in coffers of local municipalities
Citizens Voice: Manager search committee could start work soon
Citizens Voice: Council releases search committee interview schedule 
Citizens Voice: Nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday
Times-Tribune: Casey highlights plan to combat child food insecurity, serves lunch to kids at Greater Scranton YMCA
Times-Tribune: NEPA has 34 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths
The Times Leader: U.S. Rep. Meuser names new chief of staff
The Times Leader: Keller, VA officials discuss ways to improve veterans’ services 
The Times Leader: Mullery, House minority leader take factfinding tour of region
The Times Leader: Luzerne County releases list of new manager search committee applicants
The Times Leader: Luzerne County receives additional manager search committee applications
The Times Leader: Wilkes-Barre City Council vote holds up appointment
The Times Leader: Boback announces veterans assistance appointments
The Times Leader: Salary range and other decisions loom in Luzerne County manager search
The Times Leader: 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday; 386 statewide

 

South Central 
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Borough Council approves open container amendment for downtown
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle school district has no plans to require masks on school buses
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 9 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Cumberland County over weekend
LNP | LancasterOnline: Smucker raises $114k in Q2 filing, receiving $4,500 from companies backtracking their vow not to give to election objectors
LNP | LancasterOnline: State Rep. Sturla to host panel on urban development
LNP | LancasterOnline: Gov. Wolf signs law creating police database to prevent problem officers job-hopping
LNP | LancasterOnline: Demonstrators rally to support Cuban anti-regime protestors Sunday
LNP | LancasterOnline: Coatesville City Council members seek advice for homelessness problems in community
LNP | LancasterOnline: Elizabethtown school board candidate denounces teaching gender, sexuality in school: ‘No academic value’
LNP | LancasterOnline: Lancaster’s no-tolerance fireworks policy leads to 1 citation on July 4 weekend; Lititz also cites 1

 

Lehigh Valley      
WFMZ: State Sen. Doug Mastriano says Republicans need to stick together
WFMZ: Berks will not allow third-party access to voting machines
WFMZ: Lehigh County resident Kevin Dellicker announces candidacy for Congress
WFMZ: Northampton County considers reviving housing authority after complaints about public housing facility 
WFMZ: Reading steps up vaccine efforts, especially in children City officials say
WFMZ: Parents may have a lot to consider when it comes to having their young kids mask up at school
Reading Eagle: GOP U.S. Senatorial candidate with ties to Berks to visit West Reading
Reading Eagle: Reading vigil honors late congressman, seeks protection of voting rights
Reading Eagle: Pro-Life Berks members share their message from a Wyomissing overpass
Reading Eagle: COVID numbers tick up from low mark of the pandemic: Berks County plus 14 cases in the Pa. weekly report
Express Times: Fetterman to appear at Easton event, leads fundraising in Pa.’s Senate race
Express Times: Pa. weekly COVID update: Cases up 54% as CDC director warns of ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’
Morning Call: Pennsylvania’s work search requirement kicks in Sunday, and Lehigh Valley unemployed workers say they’re ready to go

 

North by Northwest
YourErie: Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh visits Erie to meet with minority business owners
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Sunshine Act amendment supported by local lawmakers
Erie Times-News: Hundreds of liens for millions of dollars remain as mediation fails in Erie County gas pipeline case
Erie Times-News:  Reactions are mixed from Erie County officials to $26M spending plan for federal COVID-19 relief money
Erie Times-News: U.S. Senate continues confirmation process of Biden nominees
Erie Times-News: Erie councilman wants multimillion-dollar upgrades at eastside park
Centre Daily Times: Here’s how the lawmakers who represent Centre County in Congress voted July 9-15
Centre Daily Times: COVID-19 cases on the rise in Centre County, across Pennsylvania

 

Opinion  
Dan Meuser: America’s choice: Build bridges or grow government
Joanna McClinton: Pennsylvania businesses still need a rescue plan, lawmakers must act
Dr. Jason Altmire: Our political system favors extremes
Mark S. Singel: There are simply not enough angry MAGA voters to win a national election
Jack Inacker: Lack of transparency in a tiny Fishtown election reveals bigger problems in Philly’s Democratic party
Paul Muschick: COVID-19 cases are rising in Pennsylvania. Why those numbers are meaningless
Paul Muschick: How did gerrymandering get its name? Yes, a salamander was involved.
Tony Norman: Forget Pennsyltucky! Welcome to PArizona!
Larry Platt: Will The School District Squander Its $1.1 Billion Stimulus Windfall? 
PennLive Editorial Board: A bi-partisan task force has documented racist child abuse in PA’s juvenile justice system; now the legislature must stop it 
USA Today Editorial Board: Young Black men shouldn’t have to endure unwarranted traffic stops as a rite of passage
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: What’s the rush on Pittsburgh’s 4-year spending plan?
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Stand for human rights in Cuba
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Redirect casino tax revenues
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: City should post warning signs in safety ‘hot spots’
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Robocall relief
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter exemplify steadfast
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Compassion should be Hempfield’s guiding principle with transgender student-athletes
Jeremy G. Weber and Max Harleman: Plugging abandoned wells boosts local economies
Akira Drake Rodriguez and Ariel H. Bierbaum: Our public school infrastructure is set up to continue to fail
Jill Sunday Bartoli: Our teachers are essential workers. We need to treat — and pay them — that way 
Will Bunch: 52 years after the moon landing, Republicans reject science and America is unraveling 
Queen Muse: The Pandemic Made Me Prepare For the Worst. But Nothing Prepared Me to Lose the Love of My Life
Colette Picchietti Cragin: How Global Gag Rule threatens women’s health around the world
Pete Gurt: Celebrating Mrs. Hershey’s life of giving
Noella Sudbury: Juvenile Justice Task Force can help the state’s youth and save money
Phil Gianficaro: Anti-vaxxers deny what could be in store for them if infected
Nancy Eshelman: How can we make abusive men stop, or never start? 
The Rev. Vincent Kolb: The time for LGBTQ equality is now
Keith C. Burris: The mighty little nun behind the desk
Linda J. Nordquist: Amazon center
Alim Howell: A call to unite police with their communities
George Magakis, Jr.: Mitch McConnell is an anachronism
Earl Baker: We may not be ready for electric cars 
Leigh Finnegan: Allowing children to go unvaccinated against HPV dooms them to grow up into cancer patients 
Bob Koch: Rep. Scott Perry needs to apologize for calling Democrats Nazis
Robert D. Welsh, CPA: The U.S. should not abandon its Afghan interpreters
John Cole: What’s powering Mastriano’s ‘audit’ crusade? | Editorial Cartoon
Sarfraz Ahmad: Malala Day/Girls Education Day 
Rev. Glen Bayly: Evolution made a monkey out of Darwin

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