Wolf Administration says Berks County Residential Center conditions do not warrant an emergency removal order

Wolf Administration says Berks County Residential Center conditions do not warrant an emergency removal order

As federal immigration raids have reignited a national debate on immigration policy, Pennsylvania is facing an immigration-related conundrum of its own — what to do with a federal facility in Berks County that houses immigrants without documentation.

Activists have called on Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to unilaterally shut down the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC), but officials say current conditions do not warrant an emergency removal order (ERO).
Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale discusses nursing home audit update, calls for more action

DePasquale discusses nursing home audit update, calls for more action

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to discuss his findings from a special report that followed up on his 2016 audit of oversight of nursing homes by the Department of Health. 

DePasquale stated that there have been a number of improvements in the state, but there is still a lot that needs to be addressed, including the issue of nurse shortages, before there is a wave of baby boomers taking over nursing homes.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Child sexual abuse victim first case to sue under new circumstance allowing victims to file lawsuits outside of the statute of limitations

Child sexual abuse victim first case to sue under new circumstance allowing victims to file lawsuits outside of the statute of limitations

Another victim of child sexual abuse has come forward and is now suing the Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese. 

67-year-old Donald Asbee stated that he was repeatedly raped by two priests at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milton, PA, while he was an altar boy. He alleged that the Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese and its bishops covered up the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House Democratic Policy Committee seeks answers in growing hospital crisis

House Democratic Policy Committee seeks answers in growing hospital crisis

With two major Philadelphia hospitals facing uncertain futures, the House Democratic Policy Committee met to discuss how to counter the loss of health care facilities to lower-income Pennsylvanians.
 
Hahnemann Hospital is in bankruptcy court over the nine-figure losses the owner has sustained since buying it in 2017, and it is slated to close before summer ends. Its sister property, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, has been solicited for purchase by a consortium of four local health care brands.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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