Republican Plan to End Shutdown Unlikely to Win Over Democrats

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have released a spending proposal that would end the partial government shutdown, taking direction from a proposal by President Donald Trump that he called a “compromise plan” but which Democrats say will
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Philadelphia Launches New “Don’t Take the Risk” Campaign to Prevent Opioid Deaths

 The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched the second phase of an emotional media campaign that is part of the City’s effort to decrease deaths related to opioid use.  The campaign contains a collection of stories in English and Spanish told by people whose lives have been forever

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Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

This article by Secretary of State Kerry was first published in the online version of the Boston Globe on April 20. There are no republication restrictions. Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery by John Kerry, Secretary of State Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I (more...)

Start the New Year With High On Marijuana!

According to CNN News, " Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1 to anyone age 21 or older. Residents can now buy marijuana like alcohol - except the cannabis purchase is limited to an ounce, which is substantial enough to cost about $200 or (more...)

Why We Need To Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Garrett Brann is about to turn 3 years old. He has a form of epilepsy, known as "Dravet Syndrome," which is robbing him of his childhood, a normal life, and so much more. The disease manifests itself primarily in almost constant seizures. Garrett routinely has (more...)

Youth Drug Prevention Campaign: “A Healthy Me Is Drug FREE™”

NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK® CONTEST VOTING IS NOW LIVE AT redribbon.org/vote - Ten schools from across the U.S. will each win $1,000 grant for drug prevention - - Ten families will each win an iPad for their home - Online voting ends on Tuesday, November 19th, at 11:59 p.m. (EST) There will (more...)

NAACP Holds Press Conference Supporting Marijuana Legalization Bill

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today participated in a press conference held by the NAACP calling for support of his marijuana legalization legislation bill. “I am honored that the NAACP has spoken out in favor of my legislation to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana (more...)

Detector Dogs Sniff Out Smuggled Wildlife

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has a message for would-be traffickers in illegal wildlife: there’s a new dog in town, and if you try to bring illegal wildlife parts into the United States, there’s a good chance he’s going to sniff you out. And there (more...)

Joe Paterno And His Widow, Sue, Are Teaching Us Lessons…

Our newspaper received the letter by e-mail with the statement, that said: " As I have mentioned numerous times with the news media and the Dr Phil Show, as a victim of Ed Savitz & Jerry Sandusky child sex trafficking ring between the years of 1977-1980, myself (more...)

Is It Time to Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania?

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) has announced plans to introduce legislation that would legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania. The bill is currently circulating for co sponsorship. Leach, who has become known as the progressive voice in the legislature, previously introduced a bill that would allow the use (more...)

Why Do Americans Adopt Children from Abroad?

By Dr. Patrick W. Mason This essay is excerpted from the Living Book You Asked. The reasons Americans continue to adopt children around the world are likely as diverse as the families who adopt. Each family has its own story. While no formal studies have examined this question, (more...)

Teva: To Be Or Not to Be in Northeast Philadelphia

Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israel-based international company that develops and sells generic and proprietary drugs, planned construction of a $300 million to build new warehouse and distribution facility in Northeast Philadelphia, on the site of the former Island Green Golf Course on Red Lion Road near the (more...)

False Compartments in Vehicles Used for Smuggling Illegal Substances

Working to crack down on the illegal transport of drugs, guns, people and other contraband across the Commonwealth, Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today voted to approve legislation that passed through the House to specifically criminalize the possession of a false or secret compartment in a motor (more...)

U.S. Freezes Assets of Leading Sinaloa Drug Cartel Figures

The United States announced that it had designated four key Sinaloa Cartel drug operatives under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), freezing their U.S. assets. The action, taken by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), includes two sons of Sinaloa drug (more...)

Northeast Philadelphia Residents Won The Case About Methadone Clinic

Last summer about 750 Northeast Philly citizens and some politicians raged against the proposal of northeast Philadelphia methadone clinic. They took their case to the zoning board to appeal, when found out that 200 to 700 drug users would be receiving methadone there each day. This week the (more...)

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