LETTER: Medical marijuana bill dead for the year

On Monday, the Pennsylvania House adjourned for the year without considering a proposal to protect seriously ill patients who find relief from medical marijuana. Last month, the Senate overwhelmingly approved SB 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, in a 43-7 bipartisan vote. Despite overwhelming popular support, the House did not even grant the issue a hearing. Please email your lawmakers and ask them to prioritize this proposal in 2015.

Pennsylvania health officials warn hepatitis epidemic threatens heroin users and public

In July, the Harrisburg Harm Reduction Project opened Harrisburg’s first needle exchange. The group’s outreach workers visit different parts of the city for three days of the week. Like nearly all its sister exchanges across the state, the project is an unofficial program that largely eschews public attention.

EDITORIAL: Time for the majority of users to be freed from the parasitic Library System

“Eleven of the county’s 14 public libraries have given their blessing to the Library System of Lancaster County’s new fundraising pla. Not everyone agrees: public libraries in Elizabethtown, Ephrata and Lancaster, which together account for more than half of the county’s library card holders, nixed the plan.”

Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE: Suspended Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery blames “malicious intent” by Chief Justice Ronald Castille as the driving force behind a decision to oust him without pay for transmitting pornographic emails, a McCaffery spokesman said Tuesday…

Only the New York Times and NewsLanc get Corbett’s unpopularity right

“Normally, central Pennsylvania would be pro-Corbett, because he is anti-tax and pro-business and because… well, he is a Republican. Not this year. Many remain enraged over Mr. Corbett’s handling of the Sandusky case. It’s not about Mr. Sandusky himself, a serial abuser of boys who will die in prison, but about the firing of the beloved head coach, Joe Paterno, and the casting of Penn State football into the pit of disgrace.”

Tom Wolf reports $1.3 million in 2013 income

Wolf has said he drew a $4.45 million bank loan last December to help him put $10 million of his own money into his campaign. The 3.18 percent term note was to be due Dec. 31, 2016, and, as collateral, pledged nearly 14 million shares of Wolf Organization stock…

Life means death for thousands of PA prisoners

In the Laurel Highlands prison, seven rooms are the final stop for some of the state’s sickest and oldest inmates. With breathing tubes and IVs, the mostly gray-haired inmates wait for their bodies to fail…

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