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Overdose candlelight vigil brings overdoses out of the darkness

Overdose candlelight vigil brings overdoses out of the darkness

MEDIA – A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of the Delaware County Courthouse Tuesday evening to honor the lives lost to overdoses. Drug overdoses killed a record number of Americans in 2020, jumping by nearly 30%. More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose...

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Overdose Awareness Day In PA

Overdose Awareness Day In PA

HARRISBURG – PA marked International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the state Capitol today. Sen. John Kane of Chester & Delaware Counties addressed a gathering of the world’s largest campaign to end overdoses, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the...

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Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness day, the world’s largest campaign to end overdose, remember those that died, and raise awareness about preventing overdoses. In Harrisburg, State Senator John Kane said that the Pandemic had accelerated the number of...

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Groundbreaking for new KSQ library

Groundbreaking for new KSQ library

It’s been more than two decades in the making, but after almost 30 years of talks, arguments, and controversy, ground was broken for a new library in Kennett Square. The Kennett Library board held a brief ceremony at the Willow and State Street site Thursday morning....

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PA Voters Would Get Time Off To Cast Ballots Under Pending Bill

PA Voters Would Get Time Off To Cast Ballots Under Pending Bill

HARRISBURG, PA — Election Day could become a government holiday in Pennsylvania and private sector workers would get two hours of unpaid time off to vote under a bill state Sen. John Kane plans to introduce. Kane, a Chester County Democrat, wants to see primary and...

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Letter to the Editor: Kane fights to protect thousands of jobs

Letter to the Editor: Kane fights to protect thousands of jobs

To the Times: On behalf of the 500 direct jobs at Monroe Energy and thousands of indirect jobs that our refinery supports, we want to thank state Sen. John Kane, D-9 of Birmingham, for standing with working families. Refining jobs provide life-changing opportunities...

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Re-entry, resetting and redemption– Not just any pardon clinic

Re-entry, resetting and redemption– Not just any pardon clinic

CHESTER >> A free pardon clinic took place Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chester Cultural Arts and Technology Center in Chester because, according to the clinic’s mastermind Jonathan Abdur Rahim King, “Pardoning is the Holy Grail ofrRe-entry and the people in...

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Pennsylvania Defends Contact Tracing New Bid-Free Trading

Pennsylvania Defends Contact Tracing New Bid-Free Trading

Associated Press — Pennsylvania health officials defended decision to give COVID-19 contact tracing another bid ban contract on Wednesday after a serious data breach involving a former state vendor, increasing incidents However, we called the school’s preparations for...

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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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Delco celebrates Juneteenth in many places and in many ways

Delco celebrates Juneteenth in many places and in many ways

Days after Juneteenth became an official federal holiday, Delaware County honored and celebrated the occasion with events and commemorations throughout the area. The day recognizes June 19, 1865, the date when Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger proclaimed and enforced...

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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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Grant Awarded to Kennett Greenway Project, Announces Williams

Grant Awarded to Kennett Greenway Project, Announces Williams

HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware) announced that his office worked in collaboration with Sen. John Kane (Chester/Delaware) and Kennett Township to secure a $400,000 grant from the Multimodal Transportation Fund for the Borough of Kennett...

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Chester County lawmakers support marriage equality legislation

Chester County 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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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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Kane, home care workers want ARP funds to benefit workers

Kane, home care workers want ARP funds to benefit workers

MEDIA — State Sen. John Kane joined home health care workers and a representative of the Pennsylvania Budget & Policy Center’s “99% Pennsylvania” campaign on the county courthouse steps Friday afternoon to urge the General Assembly to take care of...

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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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