Lee County and poverty To the people of Beattyville, it's nice to hear that the Dow cracked 20,000, but it doesn't mean much for them personally

My favorite CNNMoney reporter is in the Bluegrass State! .@byHeatherLong making a new friend in the field today #beattyville #kentucky pic.twitter.com/JFzqGQsAos — Haley Draznin (@haleydraz) January 25, 2017 And now the story: 54% of Americans aren’t benefiting from Dow 20,000 by Heather Long and Poppy Harlow | January 26, 2017: 10:10 AM ET CNNMoney (Beattyville, …

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Big Brother is Watching You!

Castro was a piker! The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has left the Comités de Defensa de la Revolución in the rear-view mirror! Goodbye registration stickers; hello license plate readers By Jackie Cain | Updated: 6:40 PM EST February 10, 2016 You can say goodbye to those license plate registration stickers soon. Pennsylvania authorities have a new …

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Hold them accountable!

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Newall: Between the porn and the PCP, plenty of signs parolee was headed for trouble by Mike Newall, Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist | @MikeNewall | Updated: January 3, 2017 — 6:54 PM EST The cocaine abuse and the porn addiction could have been enough to get Byron Allen pulled off the street. …

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The Philadelphia Inquirer and illegal immigration If we are going to enforce the immigration laws, we can't be soft-hearted

The Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted: Hispanic immigrant father fears deportation, seeks sanctuary in Philadelphia church – https://t.co/pJqHNC40ty pic.twitter.com/qNNOnwtXgZ — Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) November 14, 2016 And now, the story: Mexican immigrant seeks sanctuary in Center City church by Michaela Winberg and Michael Matza, Philadelphia Inquirer staff writers | Updated: November 14, 2016 — 7:52 AM EST …

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Orange is the new black: Kathleen Kane is out on bail, pending her appeals She received a very light sentence; she ought to just go ahead and get it over with

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Despite plea for leniency, Kane gets 10 to 23 months in jail by Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, Staff Writers A tearful Kane pleaded for leniency, urging the judge to consider the impact on her sons. “I would cut off my right arm if they were separated from me and …

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For Kathleen Kane, orange is the new black.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Facing prison, Kane pleads for mercy for her sons by Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, Staff Writers Updated: October 24, 2016 — 2:47 PM EDT A tearful Kathleen Kane apologized Monday to the state of Pennsylvania and begged a judge to impose a sentence that would show mercy not on …

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My vote won’t count . . . but it could

As our too-few regular readers know, the Editor lives in Pennsylvania. I have already noted that my vote won’t count, because Hillary Clinton will carry the Keystone State easily, and thus take all twenty of the state’s twenty electoral votes. The votes of everyone who casts a ballot for someone other than Mrs Clinton will …

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Economics 101: You can’t add millions of people who could not afford health insurance to the insurance rolls and not increase costs dramatically We told you that this would happen

Somehow, I am not at all surprised. Pennsylvania approves sharp increases for Obamacare plans By Wes Venteicher | Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, 3:21 p.m. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department on Monday approved monthly premium increases of up to 55 percent for health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace in the state. Calling …

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My last week

For those who’ve wondered where I’ve been, all that I’ll say about that is that Crohn’s Disease sucks. So, I spent some time in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospital, and while I was definitely a low-maintenance patient, I can say that the nurses on Unit 6K are pretty good. That left me with (too …

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