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Pa. attorney general targets straw purchases, gun violence in Philly

(WHYY) An enhanced effort is underway to end straw purchases of guns and curtail gun violence in Philadelphia. More cooperation from Pennsylvania and the U.S. —...

Philadelphia City Controller releases report on government sexual misconduct

(Fox 29) Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart has released a concerning report indicating the extent of sexual misconduct among city government officials. The City Controller spoke...

Bishop Gainer Makes Building Naming Policy Retroactive in Wake of Abuse...

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer announced on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that a new Building Naming Policy has been approved, effective immediately, for the Diocese of Harrisburg. Under...

71 names of clergy accused of child sex abuse in Harrisburg...

(PennLive)  In an unprecedented and stunning move, the head of the Diocese of Harrisburg on Wednesday ordered the removal from diocesan property the names of...

Attorney General Shapiro writes letter to pope: Urge priests to stop...

(Pennlive) As he endeavors to expose predatory priests, Pennsylvania's top law enforcement official has appealed for help from the highest Catholic church authority: the pope. Attorney General Josh...

Catholic bishop warns that grand jury report on priest sex abuse...

(pennlive.com) As Catholic officials and the faithful across Pennsylvania await the release of a comprehensive statewide investigation report into clergy sex abuse, arguably the state's...

Pa. universities report higher numbers of sexual misconduct cases; advocates say...

(abc27 - by Amanada St. Hilaire) Jesus Peña says his job is like walking a tightrope. "One is saying it was nonconsensual, the other party is saying I thought...

Independent commission will probe Pennsylvania voting system

(WHYY - by Dave Davis) Cybersecurity specialists at the University of Pittsburgh have formed an independent panel to study ways to protect Pennsylvania’s voting system...

House votes for pair of workplace sexual misconduct studies

(Lancaster Online) State lawmakers voted Monday to commission a pair of studies about sexual misconduct in the workplace, including in state government, although critics said...

Court halts release of report on Pennsylvania priest abuse

(The Sentinel) Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday held up the release of a grand jury report into the handling of sexual abuse claims involving...

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