Wolf, Dem. House leader look to rally support for abortion rights ahead of election | Local News

HARRISBURG — The Kansas vote defeating a proposed amendment removing the right to abortion from that state’s constitution encouraged advocates for women’s reproductive rights in Pennsylvania, but top Democrats say the same outcome shouldn’t be taken for granted in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania’s Republican majority is halfway through the process to put a ballot referendum before … Read more

Wolf, Dem. House leader look to rally support for abortion rights ahead of election | Local News

HARRISBURG — The Kansas vote defeating a proposed amendment removing the right to abortion from that state’s constitution encouraged advocates for women’s reproductive rights in Pennsylvania, but top Democrats say the same outcome shouldn’t be taken for granted in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania’s Republican majority is halfway through the process to put a ballot referendum before … Read more

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture candidate on food, water, and guns

James Shaw’s full interview with FOX 13’s Craig Patrick ahead of Florida primary FOX 13 News TAMPA, Fla. – Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services holds one of the most powerful positions in Florida. The department manages farm and food programs, concealed carry licenses, and consumer protection efforts. It’s an open seat this year, … Read more

Amid a Rise in “High-Risk Conflicts” With Black Bears, Officials Urge Vermonters to Take Precautions | Animals | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy Of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department/David Hall black bear One evening earlier this summer, Carin Roberts and her husband, Jack, were sipping beers on the porch of their North Ferrisburgh home. As they sat unwinding to the sound of chirping crickets in rural Addison County, something started their dog, Pretzel. The … Read more

GOP lawmakers rail against PDE gender-diversity webpage, Wolf admin. calls complaint a ‘distraction’ | News

HARRISBURG — The collective demand by 21 Pennsylvania House Republican legislators that the state Department of Education scrub from its website a page dedicated to gender-inclusive language and online resources for teachers was dismissed by the Wolf administration as a “distraction.” Elizabeth Rementer, press secretary for Gov. Tom Wolf, said that Republicans are avoiding discussions … Read more

Wolf, Dem. House leader look to rally support for abortion rights ahead of election | News

HARRISBURG — The vote in Kansas defeating a proposed amendment to remove the right to abortion from that state’s constitution encouraged advocates for women’s reproductive rights in Pennsylvania, but top Democrats say the same outcome shouldn’t be taken for granted in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania’s Republican majority is halfway through the process to put a ballot … Read more

Monkton’s Ridge Vermont Craft Roasters Is the State’s First Certified Bird-Friendly Coffee | Food + Drink Features | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy Andrew Baker and Diana Hill of Ridge Vermont Craft Roasters Diana Hill and Andrew Baker attended the same Rutland preschool. The married couple, now 33, had their first date early in high school at the now-closed Coffee Exchange in downtown Rutland. That inaugural meetup foreshadowed Ridge Vermont Craft Roasters, which they … Read more

GOP lawmakers rail against PDE gender-diversity webpage, Wolf admin. calls complaint a ‘distraction’ | Don’t Miss This

HARRISBURG — The collective demand by 21 Pennsylvania House Republican legislators that the state Department of Education scrub from its website a page dedicated to gender-inclusive language and online resources for teachers was dismissed by the Wolf Administration as a “distraction.” Elizabeth Rementer, press secretary for Gov. Tom Wolf, said that Republicans are avoiding discussions … Read more

Letter: Don’t fall for Wolf’s latest abortion tactic | Opinion

You may not see it in the headlines, but here is some interesting information regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s lawsuit against a proposed amendment. He is trying to reject a change that would keep “abortion” out of our state’s constitution. While Wolf’s challenge to kill this constitutional effort is being regarded as big news, more information … Read more

College Place, Walla Walla Lions clubs honor member, install officers | Community

Lions 19F District Gov. Melissa Smith came in from Potlatch, Idaho, to install officers for three area Lions clubs and to present an award to Zone Chair Nadine Stecklein. “I can’t express how happy I was to be on hand for the awarding of a Gordon F. Smith Fellowship CARE Award to Nadine tonight. Very … Read more