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  • Fracking activist must be subdued, says drilling company

    Fracking activist must be subdued, says drilling company
    Vera Scroggins, you are hereby charged with conspiracy to commit free speech. How do you plead? That seems to be the way a Susquehanna County battle over hydraulic fracturing (usually called fracking) will play out if a Houston gas-drilling company gets...
  • Allentown School District and its low priority for libraries

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the chances of your child someday becoming a professional athlete are one in 21,322. The chances of making more than the median wage for a professional athlete? One in 42,644. And what is the median...
  • Kathleen Kane furor over corruption probe may be excessive

    At first glance, it looked like another damaging blunder for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She shut down a corruption investigation of fellow Democrats in Philadelphia — four current legislators and a former judge — even...
  • Tom Corbett may be possessed

    A Capitol policeman walked into Gov. Tom Corbett's office. "Thank heavens!" cried Corbett's secretary. "I'm sorry I called you people, but I've been so frightened!" "Calm down now. Ashley. Where's the governor?" "He's in there," she said, pointing...
  • Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit

    Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit
    Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it. A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
  • Whitehall appointment is one for the history books

    In at least one respect, Phil Armstrong is exactly what Whitehall Township needs. That is to say, he is not much of a politician. For a township board of commissioners sometimes contaminated by political scheming, posturing and cronyism, that's just...
  • Pennsylvania Olympics feature real winter games

    Pennsylvania Olympics feature real winter games
    "Welcome to NBC's exclusive coverage of Pennsylvania's first Real Winter Olympics. I'm your host Bob Costas, and with me here is movie and television personality Mr. T, beloved by Pennsylvanians because of his iconic role as boxer Clubber Lang in 'Rocky...
  • Tom Corbett puts his most lovable foot forward

    Tom Corbett puts his most lovable foot forward
    Gov. Tom Corbett and his campaign team gathered in a viewing room. Corbett said, "I know you all wanted to get together after the primary election and talk about our strategy. Winn, let's start with your assessment. Then I have a surprise for you."...
  • Truth will hurt you if state must divulge radioactivity data

    David Allard, director of the state Bureau of Radiation Protection, came down from the Mount of Olives declaring that, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall not set you free, but shall result in a demonstrable risk of physical harm to you"...
  • Pa.'s same-sex-marriage ruling only the latest setback for religious right

    Generally, things have not gone well for America's religious right since 1692. It has been one setback after another, culminating in this week's heterodox court ruling. In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, Mass., for bewitching others, including...
  • Medical marijuana hearing was historic for Pennsylvania Legislature

    The one person who should have been in Hearing Room 8E-A/B of the Pennsylvania Capitol, at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, was not there. Moments before the start of a hearing held by the state Senate Law & Justice Committee, 10-year-old Hannah Pallas of Butler...