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Delgado airs SNAP concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C — Some 2,500 retail establishments in the U.S. are no longer able to accept payments from Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) because their licenses have expired. During the partial shutdown of the federal government, those licenses are not being renewed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


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Chloe Blangiardo, left, Cass Collins, Beverly Sterner, Pat Robinson, Heidi Schneider and Julia Wittich gathered in Narrowsburg on January 19 in solidarity with the Women’s March.  Sterner said, “This is the third year we have gathered at the bridge to support the ideals of the Women’s March.”  
 

Women’s March 2019

NARROWSBURG, NY — Local activists gathered in Narrowsburg on January 19 to mark the second anniversary of the Women’s March, which emerged two years ago in reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.


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The Pennsylvania congressional maps as drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will stand.

Federal court declines to block new PA districts

WASHINGTON, DC — A federal three-judge panel ruled on March 19 that it would not step into the redistricting process in Pennsylvania, and therefore the new map drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, with a consultant, will be the map used in the state for the congressional election this fall.


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The map of Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District, dubbed “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck,” is an example of extreme gerrymandering that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down.

PA Republicans ask U.S. Supreme Court to step in

WASHINGTON, DC — In the aftermath of a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that congressional districts are unconstitutional because they are too gerrymandered, Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule the state court.

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