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In a Throwaway Society, Throwaway Pets

In Johnstown, two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house. In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather. In Centre County, a dog was frozen to the floor of its doghouse. In Edwardsville, a woman abandoned 19 dogs after she was evicted from her mobile

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Court Silences Anti-Fracking Activist in PA

Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013. Vera Scroggins, a retired real estate agent and nurse’s aide, was in Common Pleas Court for Susquehanna County, Pa., to explain why a temporary injunction should not be issued against her. Before her were four lawyers and several employees of Cabot Gas and Oil, who accused her of trespassing and

Walter Brasch

Brasch Goes to Court, Fighting for Open Records

In July of this year, Walter Brasch, award-winning journalist and longtime contributor to the old Shared Sacrifice page and politicalcontext.org currently, filed four Right to Know requests with the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, for documents pertaining to state government issues. The Association fought the requests, and the issue is now in court.  Dan

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How Legislators Fracked Rural America

Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians. The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas.   Less than a week before the 2011–2012 fiscal year budget was scheduled to expire, June 30, the

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler

Animal Welfare Group Files Complaint Against PA D.A.

A national animal welfare organization has filed an ethics complaint against a Pennsylvania district attorney. SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) charges Bucks County DA David Heckler with conflict-of-interest, favoritism, and failure to fulfill his professional responsibilities. The ethics complaint was filed with the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. SHARK, an Illinois-based charity,

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