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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.

Pa. Senate closes session with flurry of activity

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:08 AM Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:43 PM HARRISBURG - The state Senate closed out its 2013-14 session by passing more than a dozen pieces of legislation, many of them crime-related, including bills covering local gun ordinances, domestic violence, and animal cruelty.

Happy headlines for community cats for National Feral Cat Day

philly.com — Happy headlines for community cats for National Feral Cat Day When feral cats make headlines it's usually not good for the homeless felines.. Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:14 AM When feral cats make headlines it's usually not good for the homeless felines.

Senate approves bill to allow gun groups standing to sue over local laws

philly.com — Senate approves bill to allow gun groups standing to sue over local laws The Senate approved a measure that would give gun groups - including the National Rifle Association - standing to sue municipalties that enact their own gun laws and require them to pay the aggrieved party's legal fees.

Pa. hospitals to test newborns for more disorders

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:46 PM HARRISBURG - Before the end of the year, hospitals in Pennsylvania will be required to test newborns for certain rare disorders where early detection could help save lives. Gov. Corbett on Wednesday signed a bill to expand newborn screenings to include six disorders.
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Oct 23, 2014

Yes! Via @SheShouldRun With #Mo'Ne Davis "throws like a girl" ad Chevy/Spike Lee hit one out of the park ow.ly/DdXmK

Oct 23, 2014

RT @PhillyInquirer: State Sen. Mike Stack says he'll keep his day job in the Senate if he's elected Lt. Gov. Read Chris Hepp's report: inquirer.com/local/pa/phila…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @ACCTPhilly: Help save lives, @acctphilly is full of sweet pets who need adoption, foster or rescue! Please RT or just come to the shelter to help :)

Oct 22, 2014

RT @MichaelDoyle10: Updated #Blackwater verdicts story: Convicted ex-security contractors face decades in prison. I faces life. bit.ly/1rqMj7A

Oct 22, 2014

NRA claims 11th-hour victory in the battle over live pigeon shoots in PA. Here's how the epic battle unfolded: bit.ly/1t5va8T #inq

Oct 22, 2014

NRA-backed gun bill stirs ire among SE officials. See how your PA state Rep. voted here: bit.ly/1ouXJMV #inq

Oct 22, 2014

At $187k, Corbett is highest paid governor in the nation. (Though he doesn't take COLAs) wapo.st/1zkW40V

Oct 22, 2014

Gov. Corbett says he didn't support controversial abortion ultrasound bill...after he did. #inq @tomfitzgerald bit.ly/1nzi9DC

Oct 22, 2014

RT @AVMAvets: Vet's license suspended for five years; he kept dogs alive despite telling owners that the pets had been euthanized cbsloc.al/1wkeQAT

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