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Here’s why we need the Patient Safety Act | Capital-Star letters

By: - June 20, 2023

By Eileen Kelly and Claudia Crane The Patient Safety Act, which would set a minimum nurse-to-patient ratio for all Pennsylvania Hospitals, could go a floor vote in the Pennsylvania House as early as this week.  We urge its passage. Currently, there is no numeric staffing standard for nurses in Pennsylvania hospitals, thus no limit on the […]

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Dip in traffic fatalities proves local police don’t need radar | Capital-Star Letters

By: - May 4, 2023

If the Legislature still wants to give RADAR to municipal police, they should at least come clean and admit that it’s for the money, not safety.

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Pa. lawmakers can, and should, create pathways to work for the formerly incarcerated | Opinion

By: - September 26, 2022

By Mike Doner Flagger Force employs over 1,000 workers across Pennsylvania who bring diverse backgrounds,  ethnicities, and experiences, including a significant number who are justice-involved. As a believer in fair chance employment and giving individuals who want to work the opportunity to do so, I support the  bipartisan House Bill 1826, sponsored by Rep. Sheryl […]

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We must safeguard against Republican attacks on abortion rights | Capital-Star Letters

By: - September 25, 2022

Abortion will always be a key part of comprehensive health care that people need to determine their bodily autonomy.

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Pa. lawmakers must stand with their constituents to approve a gift ban | Capital-Star Letters

By: - September 2, 2022

Make your voices heard on Sept. 12 when the Pa. House returns for its fall session.

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Why doesn’t the Phillies roster look like Philadelphia? | Capital-Star Letters

By: - August 27, 2022

In a city with a majority minority population, shouldn’t they be trying to harder to reflect their hometown?

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The evidence proves it: Red light cameras don’t work | Capital-Star Letters

By: - August 21, 2022

By James Sikorski Jr. You can’t be serious saying that speed cameras are a success in Philly and the rest of Pennsylvania (In Philly, Roosevelt Boulevard anti-speeding program ruled a success, Capital-Star, 8/16/22). When I looked at automated traffic enforcement, a lot of problems with red-light cameras over the years, which included more crashes and accuracy problems. With […]

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How 18th Century Quakers led a sugar boycott to protest slavery | Opinion

By: - February 3, 2022

In the 1780s, British and American Quakers launched an extensive and unprecedented propaganda campaign against slavery and slave-labor products.

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Pa. has made strides, but Wolf’s successor must continue criminal justice reform | Capital-Star Letters

By: - August 20, 2021

We are organizations involved in reducing the harm and footprint of incarceration and criminalization in Pennsylvania. The next governor of Pennsylvania will oversee an office that has broad powers over the Commonwealth’s criminal legal system. He or she will have substantial influence over Pennsylvania’s budget and legislation, including a veto power, and could grant clemency […]

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I’m a lifelong Pa. Republican. Trump needs to accept that he lost | Capital-Star Letters

By: - December 3, 2020

As a lifelong Republican, I’m for the rule of law — not rule by lawsuits.

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Lawmakers need to uphold Wolf’s veto of Big Oil giveaway bill | Capital-Star Letters

By: - May 5, 2020

Now is the time to invest in cleaner, renewable energy, not a dying industry. Our representatives and senators should uphold Gov. Tom Wolf's veto.

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Suspending EPA regs during pandemic is a dirty precedent | Capital-Star Letters

By: - May 5, 2020

The current administration places big business and the petrochemical industry over the health and safety of citizens and the environment.