VIDEO: Sen. Schwank talks bill to criminalize the act of sextortion

VIDEO: Sen. Schwank talks bill to criminalize the act of sextortion

A new term some might be unfamiliar with is sextortion, so what exactly is it? The PLS Reporter spoke with Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), who discussed sextortion and her bill to address it.

Thursday, May 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Activists push higher taxes for education to Philadelphia council

Activists push higher taxes for education to Philadelphia council

Philadelphia education activists demanded to be heard Wednesday about their mounting concerns about the school district’s funding and how it’s being used.

City Council’s Committee of the Whole allowed the public to provide testimony about proposed funding for The School District of Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

The penchant of Pennsylvania’s primary voters for outsiders and women over sitting incumbents fueled the day’s state House outcomes, according to politicos.

Four legislative incumbents lost on an election day that also saw Republican gubernatorial candidates finish their race to out-outsider each other, and sitting Lt. Gov. Mike Stack losing his primary to tattooed progressive Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County file suit against opioid manufacturers

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County file suit against opioid manufacturers

In response to the rising number of opioid-related deaths, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh filed lawsuits against eight pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Tags: Opioids
VIDEO: Election security remains a priority for DOS and DHS

VIDEO: Election security remains a priority for DOS and DHS

While the results of Tuesday's elections took over most of the day's focus, the Pennsylvania Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security had another thing on their mind: election security.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Robert Torres hosted a press conference Tuesday morning in which he and DHS National Protection and Programs Director Christopher Krebs informed the public that election security is a top priority. The two discussed the services that the commonwealth has taken advantage of that the DHS provides to ensure security.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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