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Even Republicans like clean water

Trump won Beaver borough handily, but even those residents want clean water.
Link: http://www.timesonline.com/news/environment/residents-turn-out-to-hear-dep-response-to-vanport-water/article_6d48c250-fdf6-11e6-8d4d-0fd39d4868e4.html (goes to paywall after 24 hrs)

About 50 people came to the Vanport Volunteer Fire Department hall Tuesday evening to listen to representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection talk about the agency’s response to elevated levels of a chemical being found near Vanport’s water supply.

That chemical, an industrial solvent called trichloroethylene or TCE, was first found in 1988 in test wells about 1,500 feet from Vanport’s drinking supply. The incident prompted a boil water advisory that lasted more than 20 months, and routine testing in the area has been in place since.

Mike Keeliher said there is a hospital, an elementary school and two senior citizen centers in Brighton that rely on clean drinking water from Vanport’s system.

“This isn’t just a Vanport issue,” he said.
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:32 AM (2 replies)

Toomey can't move his office locations fast enough

I'm sure this has been in the works for awhile, but the timing couldn't look worse for Toomey. He just moved his Pgh office from the south side to the federal building on Grant Street and now he's moving his Philly office to the federally-owned Customs House. All this in the midst of the "Tuesdays with Toomey" protestors showing up every Tuesday.

Sort of like whack-a-mole!
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Tue Feb 28, 2017, 06:01 PM (5 replies)

Fighting gerrymandering in PA

Yes, there is a group fighting to reverse the ridiculous gerry-mandering in our state.

Story: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20170226_The_gerrymander_slayer__Meet_PA_s_grandma_on_a_mission.html

Website Fair Districts PA: https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Tue Feb 28, 2017, 05:36 PM (11 replies)

Rothfus sighting!

At the townhall tonight, one of the attendees stood up and announced Rothfus would be speaking at a church or christian group on Friday 2/25 near Murraysville and Delmont on Rt 22, iirc. I'm not on social media, so perhaps someone who is can find out more details. As I understand it, Rothfus is the featured speaker and the event is open to the public.
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Tue Feb 21, 2017, 09:52 PM (8 replies)

Now we know why Flynn didn't care if his call was taped

From dkos live blog:

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 · 1:37:44 PM EST · Laura Clawson

Denies having directed Mike Flynn to discuss sanctions with the Russian ambassador … but “it certainly would have been okay with me” and “I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn’t doing it.
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:57 PM (2 replies)

Beaver County elects new head of Dem Party

Stephen Dupree was elected the new head of the Democratic Party here. He's looking to fill 52 vacant committee seats in the county with young members.

Link: http://www.timesonline.com/news/governmentandpolitics/beaver-county-democratic-party-elects-stephen-dupree-chairman/article_d4a0f8ea-ee20-11e6-bd69-eb2fd72e494b.html (goes to paywall after 24 hrs)

A lifelong Beaver County resident, Dupree works for McKesson Pharmacy and Automation Services. He's been a committee member for about seven years and previously was president of the county's young Democrat group.

"I think the party needed a reformation," Dupree said Wednesday. "It needed to get back to its identity of being the workingman's party and not just a party that cared about social issues. Obviously, I care about social issues, but that's not our sole focus."

He said he hopes to reinvigorate the party with an infusion of young members, he said.

There are 52 vacant committee seats in the county, and he'd like to see those filled with younger members who can then tap into the experience of the party's older hands, he said.

"I see us working together to build a better Democratic Party," Dupree said.
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 03:38 PM (3 replies)

Protests come to Greensburg, Westmoreland Co

Link: http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11885532-74/refugees-trump-week

Westmoreland County is Trump country in spades, so it's good to see even folks there are protesting and gaining numbers.

Posted by DeminPennswoods | Fri Feb 3, 2017, 06:37 PM (4 replies)

Where's Pat?

From PAspotlight twitter:

Word on the street is Sen. Toomey is set to make an appearance near Philly tonight. Meet Up: ShopRite Plaza at 5000 State Rd at 5pm. RT pls.

It's a DelCo GOP finance committee event, "The Annual Chairman's Club Dinner", Fed 2, 2017.

6PM @ Drexelbrook, 4700 Drexelbrook Dr, Drexel Hill, PA
Posted by DeminPennswoods | Thu Feb 2, 2017, 02:23 PM (5 replies)
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