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Turzai to Resign June 15

Posted by Chad Baker on June 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced on Wednesday that he will retire from the House on June 15. His decision marks the end of a legislative career that significantly impacted Pennsylvania politics over the past two decades.


In an hour long farewell, Turzai reflected upon his time in elected office and thanked a number of people who helped him along the way, while also detailing some of the issues that were most important to him. A conservative Republican, he ...

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BLM Peaceful Protest in Hanover, PA on June 6, 2020

Posted by Chad Baker on June 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM

BLM Peaceful Protest in Hanover, PA on June 6, 2020


On D-Day…On Omaha Beach…They fought for our flag so that we can breathe. They fought for our freedoms so that we can kneel to be heard. They fought for liberty and justice for all.


This is BLM’s Omaha Beach. And we all must fight so that we can breathe. We must fight until all people are heard. We must fight for liberty and justice for all.


We have been on this mounta...

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Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Posted by Chad Baker on June 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM


WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.


“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever field...

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Gov. Wolf says York and Adams counties can move into green phase. Here's what that means

Posted by Chad Baker on June 7, 2020 at 1:10 PM

from the" target="_blank">York Daily Record:

York and Adams counties are going green.

And it doesn't have a thing to do with being eco-friendly.


After being under some kind of stay-at-home order and business closure since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that York...

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James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

Posted by Chad Baker on June 4, 2020 at 10:40 AM

from The Atlantic

Here is the text of the complete statement.


I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. I...

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Elections run much smoother this time, York County voters say

Posted by Chad Baker on June 3, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Voting seemed to go more smoothly in Tuesday's primary at some of the polling places that had problems in the Nov. 5 municipal election, likely thanks to changes made by the York County Board of Commissioners and the county Board of Elections." target="_blank">Click to read the entire York Dispatch article

Furloughed York County workers help with 40K mail-in ballot requests

Posted by communications on May 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM


Eight of York County's 277 furloughed employees have returned full time to help the Department of Elections and Voter Registration process the deluge of mail-in ballot applications for the June 2 primary.


More than 14% of registered voters in York County had requested mail-in ballots as of Tuesday, the statewide deadline to apply, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

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In this Together - Rich Sterner for PA Senate

Posted by communications on May 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

May 25, 2020

Editor, Gettysburg Times,

Why are we here today? Is it to sow the seeds of contention and division? Is it to name call and point fingers? What is our purpose?

Let me share what I think our purpose needs to be. We say, “We are in this together.” That is easy to say and it is certainly correct but it doesn’t solve the problems we face nor does it give us direction or resolve. We need to use reason over passion. We need to look at the furthest po...

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OPINION York doc: Don't listen to Dr. Pandelidis, or even to me, listen to pandemic experts (opinion)

Posted by communications on May 22, 2020 at 2:35 PM

Reading Dr. Steven Pandelidis’ opinion piece on the pandemic makes me feel obliged to respond and show there are other physicians in York who do not agree with him. I am one.


Where to start? First, before I retired from family practice, Steve and I were colleagues in the York medical community. He cared skillfully and compassionately for a number of my patients. Much appreciated.


However, neither of us was trained in the specialties of Virology, Epi...

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