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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 24, 2014

RT @Ben_Finley: Corbett and Wolf enter final stretch of PA governor's race with equal cash, boding well for Wolf philly.com/philly/news/po…

Oct 24, 2014

#NPS: Fire claimed 100s of items from Flight 93 memorial collection, including those carried by passengers/crew. #inq bit.ly/1zp68G4

Oct 24, 2014

Wolf says he will end PA food stamp asset test, work to restore general assistance if elected. #inq bit.ly/1wuqCrx

Oct 24, 2014

Lawyer:Sen. Washington to plead guilty to charges she used taxpayer funds to pay for political events. #inq @JS_Parks bit.ly/1z4yaWo

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CLSphila: Thousands in Pennsylvania could lose women's health coverage post-gazette.com/news/state/201… via @pittsburghpg @kategiammarise

Oct 24, 2014

No guns in PA Capitol but ok in town halls MT@PennLive: Recent crimes prompt calls for security review in Capitol ow.ly/Dh8JO

Oct 24, 2014

Great US/Canada comparisons @voxdotcom: Here's how gun control works in Canada vox.com/e/6811588?utm_…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @rochelleriley: How horrible! MT@freep: @MichiganDNR says shooting of rare albino deer by 11-yr-old was legal on.freep.com/1znoiYU pic.twitter.com/aDZVHEw3R5

Oct 24, 2014

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