Philadelphia to host 2026 MLB All-Star Game

Philadelphia to host 2026 MLB All-Star Game

Elected officials and other luminaries joined members of the Philadelphia Phillies, past and present, at Independence Hall Tuesday for the public announcement of Major League Baseball awarding the franchise the 2026 All-Star Game.

Philadelphia will host the game as part of the city’s role in celebrating the country 250th birthday. The Phillies hosted the All-Star Game in 1976 at Veterans Stadium as part of the nation’s bicentennial.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
House Republicans showcase steps forward in supporting crime victims

House Republicans showcase steps forward in supporting crime victims

House Republican members joined in the Main Rotunda Wednesday to show their support for victims of abuse. 

The chamber has passed more than a dozen bills this month that House Republican's claim are related to supporting crime victims and abuse survivors. The House also acted in some fashion on all of the recommendations from the grand jury investigation that looked into the sexual abuse that was taking place in the Catholic Church. House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler(R-Lancaster) stated that by the end of today's session, all four recommendations will have passed through the house. He could not speak on what the Senate would do next.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh District 7 and 9 candidates come together for a resident driven forum

Pittsburgh District 7 and 9 candidates come together for a resident driven forum

In a month Pittsburgh City Council members up for reelection will largely have their fates decided in the primary election. The race consists of Democrats facing off with other Democrats. Short of challenges in the general election in November, who takes the primary takes the council seat. But before voters head to the ballot box, Pittsburgh United, a local advocacy group, hoped to give voters a closer look at the candidates.

On Monday night candidates in the races for District 7 and District 9 came together for an audience-driven forum at Repair the World to answer voters’ questions about what they had to offer.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: News and Views
Shapiro, grand jury recommend changes to crack down on Medicaid fraud

Shapiro, grand jury recommend changes to crack down on Medicaid fraud

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed findings from a grand jury investigation into the state’s medical assistance program earlier this week, outlining three potential legislative solutions that could help Pennsylvania crack down on Medicaid fraud. 
 

Shapiro said the investigation emanated from two separate Medicaid fraud investigations that inspired the grand jury to explore ways to better police fraud in the state’s medical assistance program. One involved the mother of an autistic daughter who directed caregivers to perform work around the house rather than care for her daughter. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

Lawmakers push for changes to how law enforcement can use force

A cadre of Democratic lawmakers announced Tuesday a push to re-examine the state’s use-of-force guidelines for law enforcement, weeks after a jury in Allegheny County acquitted an officer in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Antwon Rose. 

The effort is led by Rep. Summer Lee (D-Allegheny), who represents the district where Rose was shot and killed by former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld during a traffic stop in 2018. 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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