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    06/01/2023 2:35:39 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 9 replies
    Trans Buddy PGH ^ | N/A | Trans Buddy
    What is Trans Buddy PGH? Trans Buddy PGH is a community-led peer-support organization with the goal of increasing access to and improving quality of healthcare for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people. Our trained volunteers provide emotional support and guidance to trans and non-binary patients during healthcare visits and work with these patients to help them make their own informed decisions.
  • No charges will be filed in Germantown canvasser shooting, District Attorney’s Office says

    05/14/2023 3:55:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 12, 2023 | Jesse Brunch
    Prosecutors will not charge a 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 46-year-old in East Germantown on Monday afternoon while both were canvassing for a political group. Authorities say the shooting was in self-defense. Jane Roh, a spokesperson for District Attorney Larry Krasner, said Friday that both their office and the Police Department were in agreement about what happened between two paid canvassers for the progressive group One PA. “This is nonetheless a tragic loss of life,” Roh said. “We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the decedent.” Meanwhile, family members of the victim, Eddie Brokenbough, were...
  • HB 586 Pennsylvania....dumbest gun law ever?

    05/09/2023 1:19:18 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 27 replies
    PA leg ^ | 5/8/2023 | PA leg
    HB 586 Pennsylvania States that ALL ammunition sold in Pennsylvania must be serial coded, micro stamped and the state MUST keep a database of all the ammunition sold. This would require ALL ammunition in private hands without serial numbers to be disposed of by Jan 1st of 2024 This is in violation of PA State Constitution The United States Constitution The Firearm Owner's Protection Act of 1986
  • The PA House Judiciary Committee passes 4 anti-gun bills now going to the House floor.

    04/27/2023 6:07:17 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 15 replies
    PA statehouse ^ | 4/26/2023 | PA state leg
    HB 338 – Reporting lost and stolen firearms. HB 714 – Universal Background Checks. HB 731 – Mandatory Storage of Long Guns. HB 1018 – Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
  • Republican Voters Across Pennsylvania Are Much Less Wedded to Trump Than You Think

    04/25/2023 8:39:43 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 124 replies
    America Greatness ^ | April 24,2023 | Salena Zito
    DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania—Richard Tems was about as loyal a Trump supporter as you can get. The Bucks County businessman and GOP committeeman has fiercely defended former President Donald Trump in editorials, interviews with reporters, and conversations with anyone within earshot. He voted for Trump twice and believed he was the right president at the right time. However, eight years after the New York businessman and entertainer came down the escalator in Trump Tower in June 2015, Tems said he would move on in next year’s Pennsylvania primary. He plans to vote instead for Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for the Republican nomination...
  • PA: 4 men charged in Bethlehem Township home invasion; 2 were shot by resident, one is at large

    04/23/2023 3:56:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | April 20, 2023 | Daniel Patrick Sheehan
    Four men were charged in an early morning home invasion in Bethlehem Township, the Northampton County district attorney’s office said. Two of the men were shot by an occupant of the house, leaving one in critical condition, and a third remained at large Thursday afternoon.
  • Deadly Cemetery Shooting Was Self Defense, Police Say

    04/09/2023 5:48:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | April 7, 2023 | Hayden Mitman
    Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has decided not to bring charges against the individual that took part in a deadly shooting that happened in March at the grave of a man who was killed by gun violence ten years prior. In a statement released on Friday, Steele said that an investigation into the shooting that occurred on March 18 at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler, found that Daniel Hawkins, 29, of Philadelphia, was shot and killed in self-defense. “There is no doubt about who shot and killed Hawkins, so the legal issue to be analyzed is whether this was...
  • Pennsylvania Schools to Exclude Parents from Child’s ‘Gender Transition Plan’

    04/05/2023 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    A Pennsylvania school district will keep parents in the dark when it invites children to declare a “gender” that is different from their sex. Greater Johnstown School District in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, created a “gender transition plan” and a “gender support plan” for students. Neither plan requires consent or involvement from parents.
  • With Democratic House majority, advocates hopeful progressive policy goals will become law (Pennsylvania)

    04/03/2023 4:21:32 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 27 replies
    PA Capital Star via Newsbreak ^ | 3-Apr-23 | Peter Hall
    Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives take the oath of office on swearing-in day on Jan. 3, 2023. (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall) In the month after securing their 101-vote majority, Pennsylvania House Democrats have held hearings on gun safety, raising the minimum wage, and expanding access to reproductive health care. While they might at first appear to be the routine work of a state legislative chamber, hearings on Democratic policy priorities are a source of optimism for advocates across the state. Under Republican control of the House in the last six sessions, committee chairs have not given Democratic...
  • Palestinian media circulates instructions for shooting attacks

    03/31/2023 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/3/2023
    Incitement videos encouraging and instructing how to carry out terrorist attacks in different ways are being distributed on Palestinian Telegram channels against the background of the month of Ramadan, also known as the month of Jihad. The last video in the series, called: "O the wolf, rise up for Al-Aqsa Mosque", opens with video clips with a mournful melody playing in the background, recording security forces shooting on the Temple Mount to disperse Palestinian rioters and dispersing demonstrations with batons in the Old City of Jerusalem. The title is intended to evoke images of the 'lone wolf'style of terror attack...
  • Philadelphia Officials Issue Emergency Alert to Residents to Drink Bottled Water After Chemical Spill

    03/26/2023 2:57:43 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    epoch times ^ | 26 March A.D. 2023 | Jack Phillips
    The City of Philadelphia issued an advisory to locals on Sunday that they should drink bottled water “out of caution” following a chemical spill in the nearby Delaware River. On Twitter, the city wrote that it is currently “responding to a spill of a latex product that occurred along a Delaware River tributary” and that “more information will be provided as it becomes available.” As of Sunday, it wrote that “no contaminants” were discovered in the city’s tap water but said that any potential contaminants would most likely be found at the Baxter Drinking Water Treatment Plant. “Out of an...
  • Explosion at R.M. Palmer chocolate factory in Pennsylvania leaves 2 dead, others missing and injured.

    03/25/2023 7:21:46 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3.25.2023 | Elizabeth Pritchett
    An explosion at a historic chocolate factory in southeastern Pennsylvania left two people dead, several missing and eight injured Friday afternoon. West Reading Borough Police Department Chief Wayne Holben confirmed two fatalities and nine missing after an explosion at the R.M. Palmer Co. chocolate factory in West Reading shortly before 5 p.m.
  • 2 dead, 9 missing after explosion at chocolate factory in Pennsylvania

    03/24/2023 9:28:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 3-24-23
    The incident occurred at the RM Palmer Company in West Reading. Two people are dead, 9 are missing and multiple others are injured after an explosion at a chocolate factory Friday in West Reading, Pennsylvania, police and city officials said. The explosion occurred at around 4:57 p.m. at the RM Palmer Company in West Reading, located about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

    03/24/2023 5:57:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | March 24, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: March 17, 2023) NATIONAL CHEESESTEAK DAY National Cheesesteak Day on March 24th not only celebrates a fantastic sandwich but it recognizes one of this nation’s greater debates; Who created this deliciousness? #NationalCheesesteakDay It’s like March Madness for a cheesesteak. Pat’s and Geno’s square off at 10 AM followed by Chubby’s and Dalessandro’s at 11 AM. Then Jim’s and Tony Luke’s at Noon. Basketball fans know how brackets go. Someone is gonna get a by. However, the credit is given to a hot dog vendor from the 1930s, Pat Olivieri. According to Philadelphia’s tourism site, Pat’s King of...
  • The growing ranks of Black gun owners

    03/10/2023 12:06:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 9, 2023 | Jennifer Stefano
    Maj Toure gets straight to the point. “Does anyone have any gun trauma?” he asked. “Anyone have any PTSD with guns before I take mine out?” He stood before three slightly damp people who were shaking their heads no. Two women and a teenage boy had arrived at Toure’s Solutionary Center, a nonprofit focused on combating crime, during a downpour on a Saturday afternoon in December for a private class on guns and the Second Amendment. In 2016, Toure founded Black Guns Matter, a Philadelphia-based gun rights advocacy and education group focused on African Americans that offers free classes on...
  • Tucker: John Fetterman is not well

    03/03/2023 9:38:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3.3.23 | Fox News
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson argues Democrats don't care who occupies elected office as long they can have power on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
  • PA officials warn: Death penalty for terrorists law will open 'the gates of hell'

    03/01/2023 3:27:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/3/23 | Dalit Halevy
    Palestinian Arab officials are warning against the consequences of the approval of death penalty for terrorists law, which was approved in a preliminary reading in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday by a majority of 55 supporters against 9 opponents. In an interview with the Hamas-affiliated Al-Risala news website, a spokesman for the Prisoners' Media Bureau said that "if the occupation implements its decision, it will open the gates of hell, and it will face an intifada that will uproot its existence, and it will realize that it has made the stupidest move in its history when it sees the bags...
  • Fetterman checks himself into hospital for treatment with 'severe' depression: Staff (PA Senator)

    02/16/2023 12:27:31 PM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 95 replies
    ABC New via MSN ^ | 16 Feb 23 | N/A
    Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman on Wednesday checked himself into a Washington hospital "to receive treatment for clinical depression," his chief of staff said on Thursday. "While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks," Adam Jentleson said in a statement. Jentleson said that Fetterman was evaluated on Monday by Congress' attending physician, Dr. Brian P. Monahan, who "recommended inpatient care" at Walter Reed hospital. "John agreed, and he is receiving treatment on a voluntary basis." "After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care...
  • Democrat Senator Fetterman Left With ‘Serious Mental’ Issues, Can’t Understand What People Are Saying Following Stroke

    02/11/2023 3:33:40 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 145 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10 Feb 23 | Ryan Saavedra
    Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) has been left with “serious mental health” issues and often cannot understand the words that others are saying to him following the stroke that nearly killed him last year. The New York Times reported that Fetterman has to use live audio-to-text transcription for everything that he does. The report said that Fetterman’s struggles are significantly worse when he is under any kind of stress. Fetterman has indicated that when he’s under stress, trying to understand what other people are saying is like “trying to make out the muffled voice of the teacher in the ‘Peanuts’ cartoon,...
  • PA welcomes Barcelona boycott of Israel: This step puts pressure on the occupation

    02/09/2023 10:26:05 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/23 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign affairs bureau on Thursday welcomed the decision of the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, to suspend all institutional relations with Israel, including the cancellation of the twinning agreement with the city of Tel Aviv. In a statement quoted by the PA’s WAFA news agency, the bureau called on other cities to take similar steps, “given that this step puts pressure on the occupation government to stop all its violations and crimes against the Palestinian people, their land, sanctities, and rights, and to stop all its illegal unilateral measures that undermine peace opportunities.” Colau on Wednesday...