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Williamson College breaks ground for new student center

Williamson College breaks ground for new student center

MIDDLETOWN — Williamson College of the Trades recently broke ground on the construction of a new student center, thanks to a $20 million gift from the Joseph and Marion Wesley Family Foundation. When completed in January 2023, the student center, named the Wesley...

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Solitary confinement ‘torture chambers’

Solitary confinement ‘torture chambers’

Calling for “solidarity, not solitary,” dozens of people — including organizers from prisoners’ rights groups, survivors of solitary confinement and state legislators — rallied outside the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia June 1. They called for passage of...

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Growing season opens in the Pa. Capitol Hunger Garden

Growing season opens in the Pa. Capitol Hunger Garden

Pennsylvania’s Capitol Hunger Garden is open for business. Lawmakers, along with hunger awareness advocated, gathered at a freshly tilled 1,000-square-foot plot of ground next to the state Capitol on Tuesday to open growing season by planting a few plants.

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Local lawmakers support marriage equality legislation

Local lawmakers support marriage equality legislation

WEST CHESTER — A group of Chester County legislators are pushing for legislation they say would update Pennsylvania law to reflect the relatively newfound state of marriage equality and the right of same-sex couples across the nation to marry. Though the U.S. Supreme...

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Pa. legislature to move sex abuse survivor stand-alone bill

Pa. legislature to move sex abuse survivor stand-alone bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pa. legislature is expected to move a stand-alone bill that would allow sex abuse survivors to sue after an emergency amendment failed last week. “Never forgot what they did to me. And it’s been 50 years. It weighs on my conscience and it...

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This Week in Pennsylvania with Dennis Owens: March 28

This Week in Pennsylvania with Dennis Owens: March 28

On This Week in Pennsylvania part one, Dennis Owens covers Pennsylvania hitting a very grim milestone – 1 million positive cases of COVID-19. He also reports on funding for schools to reopen, the latest on the sex abuse emergency amendment, anti-hate legislation and...

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CRC Streams Clean Up at Deshong Park was unusual

CRC Streams Clean Up at Deshong Park was unusual

When it was first announced a few weeks ago, my little campaign team agreed we’d participate in the CRC Streams Clean Up at Deshong Park in Chester. CRC represents the Chester – Ridley – Crum Creeks that flow through this part of Delaware County. For the last 23...

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Democrats step in to counter GOP fracking suit

Democrats step in to counter GOP fracking suit

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero (D-10) was joined by Democratic colleagues Friday in New Hope to announce their action to protect clean drinking water from environmental hazards of fracking. Their action was in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican senators against...

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Officials to Pa. vaccination bosses: ‘Just fix it’

Officials to Pa. vaccination bosses: ‘Just fix it’

A unified bipartisan front of federal, state and county officials have joined together with a critical ask for the state: Don't move forward with 1B vaccinations until all Pennsylvanians in 1A have received their dose, particularly as the situation has reached a...

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Vote on Embattled Aqua/DELCORA Deal Pulled at PUC

A vote on the hotly-contested sale of the Delaware County Regional Water Authority (DELCORA) to a private company was pulled at the last second from the Public Utility Commission’s planned agenda for Thursday, multiple sources tell Delaware Valley Journal. It’s just...

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Delaware County Hosting Community Food Drive In Broomall

Delaware County Hosting Community Food Drive In Broomall

BROOMALL, PA — Delaware County residents have a chance this weekend to give back to their fellow residents who are in need. A food drive will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Broomall Fire Company, 1 N. Malin Road in Broomall. Residents and businesses...

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