Anti-nuclear activists raise waste concerns as atomic power works way back into political spotlight

Anti-nuclear activists raise waste concerns as atomic power works way back into political spotlight

As the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island meltdown approaches, local activists are launching a campaign against nuclear power in the state. Their effort opened Tuesday by questioning how to dispose of the industry’s waste.

“We still have five nuclear power plants, nine reactors and no nuclear toilet,” longtime activist Eric Epstein said.

The conversation comes as federal politicians try to restart a national conversation on where to put America’s nuclear waste, and state nuclear allies prepare to make the case that without aid, the industry could go bust in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Storm, DA concerns scuttle Senate vote on life without parole

Storm, DA concerns scuttle Senate vote on life without parole

Hundreds of people bused into Harrisburg from across the state Tuesday in hopes of seeing the beginning of the end for life without parole in Pennsylvania.

But by the end of the day, they were marching around the Capitol in defiance, chanting, “Let our people go, or next election you will go.”

The advocates, many from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, had gathered to watch a scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee vote on SB 942 from Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), which makes life sentence recipients eligible for parole after 15 years.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
In Philadelphia and Harrisburg, questions remain over workplace safety bill

In Philadelphia and Harrisburg, questions remain over workplace safety bill

An amended version of House Bill 2071 passed the House Monday by a final vote of 164-18. Sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), the bill focuses on methods of helping businesses and workers prevent potential workplace violence. 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Sen. Don White joins advocates for “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” campaign

Sen. Don White joins advocates for “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” campaign

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) joined members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and other advocates to launch the “Understanding When Grandparents and Others Can Seek Custody” public information campaign. 

White was the sponsor of Senate Bill 844 which expands custody rights for caregivers who find themselves in challenging situations.

The bill was passed into law in July as Act 21 of 2018.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Gubernatorial debate recap

VIDEO: Gubernatorial debate recap

Monday's debate was a face-off between current Governor Tom Wolf and former state Senator Scott Wagner, who is looking to up-end the incumbent Democrat in November’s gubernatorial election. 

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek mediated the debate, asking questions which at times brought out some teeth between the candidates.

Take a look at the video recap from The PLS Reporter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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