Tag: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Teenager Told to Remove Black Lives Matter Mask at His High School Graduation

Photo: Lazartivan (Shutterstock) The family of a teenage boy in York, Pa., is upset after he was told to remove his Black Lives Matter face mask before walking at his high school graduation. Advertisement “I don’t know what to do right now. I’m so mad. I can’t believe they just did that to me and […]

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Isaias Live Updates: Fires, Flooding and Tornadoes as Storm Charges Over Land

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFlooding in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Hurricane Isaias approached on Monday night.Credit…Jason Lee/The Sun News, via Associated Press Isaias is bringing the threat of tornadoes as it barrels north. Isaias slammed the Atlantic Coast overnight with storm surges and winds as fast as 85 miles per hour, spawning […]

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Covid-19 has made life much harder for people with opioid addiction. But the response to the virus has also revealed a way forward that could radically expand effective treatment and reduce overdose deaths. Until now, getting effective treatment depended on where you lived. Forty percent of American counties — much of Appalachia, for example — […]

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Black Family Just Trying to Get Ice Cream Threatened by White Man Carrying a Sword

Photo: Feng Yu (Shutterstock) A Black family in Pennsylvania got to experience firsthand the impact of 400 years of white supremacy emboldening white people to act overtly racist when a white man wielding a sword threatened them and made a comment about their race. Advertisement According to NJ.com, Antonio and Diana Bellamy were on an […]

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Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This latest installment is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. In 1958, when Roland Johnson was […]

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What Will a Post-Trump G.O.P. Look Like?

If Donald Trump stages another come-from-behind victory in November — helped, in all likelihood, by the collapse of public order in American cities — the Republican Party will become an oddity for the Trump Organization: the only entity it owns but does not brand. Not only will Trump remain in office for another term, but […]

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How Do You Campaign During a Pandemic? By Playing Guitar Badly and Cooking on Facebook Live.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When Kristy Gnibus decided to run for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th District, she couldn’t have known how much of her campaign would be spent at home, online. During her state’s coronavirus lockdown, the 35-year-old Democrat logged on to Zoom every weekday for […]

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Pennsylvania Approves Police Reform Bill Requiring Employment Records From Officers Seeking New Jobs

Photo: Ross Mantle (Getty Images) The state of Pennsylvania is taking baby steps towards weeding out the “bad apples” (in a bunch that’s more spoiled throughout than people want to admit, but whatever) plaguing police departments by requiring officers applying for new positions to reveal previous employment records. And I know what you’re thinking: How […]

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Pennsylvania Police Officers Under Investigation After Videos Shows Them Placing Knee on Man’s Neck

Screenshot: Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley One would think that literally everything that has occurred over the course of the last few months would result in police officers actively trying to not become the center of yet another viral video. But we’re in dark times, so common sense is out the window, and instead, […]

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Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine […]

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