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On bus tours, Corbett and Wolf urge Election Day turnout

How region's Pa. Senate races are shaping up

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:07 AM HARRISBURG - A week out from Election Day and the attacks were coming fast and furious: "Kane silent on SEPTA strike." "Tom McGarrigle Lies About Taxes in New Ad."

How region's Pa. Senate races are shaping up

Pigeon shooters' donation ignites House campaign skirmish

philly.com — Pigeon shooters' donation ignites House campaign skirmish The NRA-led effort that successfully blocked a bill banning live pigeon shoots and the consumption of dogs and cats last week in the state House has taken social media and cable TV by storm.

NRA claims 11th hour victory in battle over live pigeon shoots

philly.com — NRA claims 11th hour victory in battle over live pigeon shoots The stage was set Monday for final passage of the long-awaited, furiously lobbied bill to end live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania - a goal of some groups dating back to the 19th century.

Officials irked about state bill that could eliminate local gun laws

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:52 PM Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:32 PM HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania House passage Monday of a controversial bill granting legal standing to the National Rifle Association to sue over local gun laws has put dozens of municipalities on notice.

NRA-backed bill clears Pa. Legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it

mcall.com — HARRISBURG - In the final minutes of the Pennsylvania legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue municipalities that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws.

Gun used in hold up of lawmakers reported stolen

philly.com — Gun used in hold up of lawmakers reported stolen The Senate on Thursday approved a bill giving standing to the NRA and other groups seeking to sue municipalities which enact ordinances tougher than the state.

Clinic treating Amish, breaking ground on genetics

washingtontimes.com — STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) - Weeks after his birth in 2001, Benjamin Glick was stricken with a mysterious illness. He would vomit and pass out. He wouldn't eat and lost weight. Over five agonizing months, his parents took him to 12 doctors at six hospitals in the Philadelphia area.

Pigeon shoot ban clears major hurdle in General Assembly

philly.com — Pigeon shoot ban clears major hurdle in General Assembly n history-making action Wednesday the Pennsylvania Senate voted overwhelmingly to end live pigeon shoots. Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:51 AM In history-making action Wednesday the Pennsylvania Senate voted overwhelmingly to end live pigeon shoots.
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @timelywriter: Wondering about the truthiness of those TV ad claims in the Pennsylvania governor's race? @AP has answers: bit.ly/10F82DB #pagov

Oct 31, 2014

RT @PhillyInquirer: Update: "We got it done," TWU chief Willie Brown says of tentative SEPTA deal. philly.com/philly/busines… @NussbaumPaul

Oct 31, 2014

Ah,the days before Pixar @cate_long #Halloween brilliance --- the skeleton dance 1929 disney short: youtu.be/h03QBNVwX8Q

Oct 31, 2014

RT @PoliticsPA: PA-Gov: Muhlenberg College/Morning Call Poll: Wolf 51 Corbett 39 bit.ly/1DDh2F8

Oct 31, 2014

RT @JuliaHatmaker: Mannix & young @GovernorCorbett ... twins? (And, why not vote for your fav 70s TV theme! pennlive.com/entertainment/…) http://…

Oct 31, 2014

Phila. state Sen. Washington pleads guilty to conflict-of-interest charges, avoids jail. #inq bit.ly/1rGcAia

Oct 31, 2014

On the trail w/ Corbett, Wolf, for candidates it's all about the turnout. #inq bit.ly/1wMAa1l

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