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Some of my best memories from my youth are from playing sports. Those experiences taught me teamwork, leadership, confidence, perseverance, and much more – all qualities that have combined to make me a successful businesswoman, mother, lawmaker, and even occasionally, a livestock farmer. I p…

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One of the most important tasks that I have as a State Senator is reviewing the governor’s selections for state cabinet positions and confirming their appointments.

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Later this year, Pennsylvania voters will hopefully be given the historic opportunity to change how we elect the 31 justices and judges who sit on our three state appellate courts — Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth. Under a proposed constitutional amendment now being debated in the state H…

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While recently visiting my “Hometown Proud Market,” I ran into a friend in the far corner of the store without a shopping cart or single item in hand. When asked if he was walking through the store for his health, his response was: “I was looking for one of the Saylor brothers to thank them …

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It was the summer of 1776, near New York City, when Gen. George Washington readied his troops for an attack by the British. As the leading center of commerce, it was imperative that the Continental Army help this vital economic center.   

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Not only do our legislators choose their voters by drawing their own districts by gerrymandering, but they have empowered their leadership to severely limit their own participation in the bill-making process. Only the ruling party makes the rules. How can it be that bills enjoying that overw…

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Last month marked Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19, a prelude to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. This day is set aside to commemorate transgender people lost to violence. Transgender Awareness Week is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring atten…

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The deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for the 2021 program year is fast-approaching. Dairy producers have until Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, to enroll in DMC through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office here in Pennsylvania.   At about $0.15 per hundredweight, DMC is …

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The deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for the 2021 program year is fast-approaching. Dairy producers have until Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, to enroll in DMC through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office here in Pennsylvania.   At about $0.15 per hundredweight, DMC is …

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As the General Assembly prepares for the upcoming 2021-22 session, one of the many areas we are addressing is how to aid Pennsylvania’s struggling businesses and reinforce our economy so it is stronger than it was before the business closures and stay-at-home orders were imposed.

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Janelle Kayla Crossley is running for the House of Representatives in District 199, in Cumberland County. I have been impressed with her ability to listen to, and understand, others. She volunteers and works in the community of Carlisle and surrounding areas, where she hears people’s concerns.

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Cumberland County voters face big decisions. The presidential election dominates the news, yet we know actions at state and local levels are where things get done. In the 199th Legislative District, we have Janelle Crossley, whom voters can send as our representative to Harrisburg with her c…

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It’s that time of year again! The days grow shorter, the air gets cooler. Apple harvesting, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, playing in the leaves. However, one seasonal staple to not forget, especially this year, is getting a flu vaccine.

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We all want the opportunity to elect representatives who are caring individuals, people who put their compassion into practice every day. Janelle Kayla Crossley, Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in District 199, gives voters the chance to do just that. The p…

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A note to the Never-Trumpers, former Republicans and “moderate” Democrats. The Bushes, McCains, Kristols who think things will go back to “normal” if they can just replace Trump. Things will not go back to the good old days. Biden is not a moderate. He says now he is not a Socialist, but he …

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Newspapers in Pennsylvania have a long history of providing timely, accurate and informative news to the citizens of the commonwealth. We deliver the stories that matter most to residents of local communities; stories that often cannot be found elsewhere. Despite the challenges and uncertain…

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Here in Pennsylvania, our dedicated and highly skilled workers are driving our economy -- and they are powering America. From clean natural gas to coal, Pennsylvania is a bastion of natural resources. For centuries, our region has been steeped in the proud tradition of energy production and …

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Shippensburg Borough in Franklin and Cumberland counties will be voting on a so-called non-discrimination ordinance on Sept. 1, but how many of the residents of the borough know this? How many of the residents of the borough know the full ramifications of the proposed ordinance?  During the …