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Large farms in New York could find it more difficult to make in-season changes as a result of a recent state Supreme Court ruling that the current general permit for concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, violated the federal Clean Water Act.

  • By BRAD BUMSTED, PAULA KNUDSEN and ANGELA COULOUMBIS The Caucus/Philadelphia Inquirer
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HARRISBURG - Though House Republican leaders have not sanctioned Rep. Nick Miccarelli despite accusations of physically or sexually abusing two women, GOP leadership on Thursday said they will strip Miccarelli of his committee assignments and relocate his desk on the House floor so that he is farther from one of his accusers.

  • by Natalie Kennedy
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WELLSBORO – Clint Owlett handily won the Republican nomination for the General Assembly and the special election to fill the remainder of Rep. Matt Baker’s term.

  • Zack Hoopes The Sentinel
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Dr. John Joyce, a Blair County dermatologist, narrowly came out on top in Tuesday night’s crowded field for the Republican nomination in the 13th Congressional District.

  • Tammie Gitt The Sentinel
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Races for two open seats in the state assembly came down to a handful of votes in unofficial results, with absentee ballots turning the tide in one.

  • By Richard Cohen
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Gina Haspel, almost certainly the next director of the CIA, is almost certainly the most qualified person available. She’s spent 33 years at the agency, rising through the ranks to deputy director, garnering the admiration and support of her colleagues but having an unfortunate association and identification with the agency’s post-9/11 interrogation program — that is to say, torture. It’s her Achilles heel and why her nomination has to be rejected. No one put it better than Haspel herself.

  • By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org
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A day that Pennsylvania officials anticipated last year has arrived, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down prohibitions on sports wagering outside Nevada. Now, thanks to a state law passed in October 2017, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states in a position to take advantage of that ruling and allow sports betting at casinos.

  • By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org
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Republican voters in Pennsylvania have three choices Tuesday for who they would like to see take on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the November election. Here, in their own words from a recent debate, are some of the thoughts and priorities of Laura Ellsworth, Paul Mango and Sen. Scott Wagner as they each seek to convince voters they are the right choice to be the next governor.