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Henry (centry) and Linda (right) Schmalzle did some last-minute campaigning for Kathy Martin at the Galilee Grange Hall Tuesday morning. | Photo by Elizabeth Lepro

PA primary unofficial results: Howell wins Republican D.A. nom.; Kay cinches commissioner spot

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Nearly 9,000 voters made it to polling stations across Wayne County Tuesday to vote in Pennsylvania primaries.

In the most-watched race, for Republican District Attorney candidate, A.G. Howell beat out his opponent Kathy Martin by roughly 1,800 and 61% of the vote.


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Prayer for a Muslim lawmaker

If you type the name Stephanie Borowicz into the YouTube search box, you’ll see images of Pennsylvania State Representative Stephanie Borowicz reciting a prayer at the opening of the government body on March 25. That’s not unusual, prayers are normally used to open a session of the house.

Trump’s Super Bowl interview

Here’s what President Trump stated during his Super Bowl interview: “This [Mexican illegal crossings] is really an invasion of our country by human traffickers.” An invasion? If it’s an invasion, why did Trump wait until his third year in office to do something about it? That’s not just incompetence, it’s dereliction of duty and malfeasance.


Bernie Sanders is considered a democratic socialist—but is he? Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Nick Solari

The myth of democratic socialism

Stewart Epstein is a retired sociology and social work professor who taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University and SUNY-Brockport. He recently announced his 2020 candidacy for the U.S. Congress in western New York. He lives in Rochester, NY. 

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