Kevin Dellicker has trouble being concise, but he has a simple message for why Republicans should choose him to challenge Susan Wild

Kevin Dellicker has trouble being concise. Asked at a recent town hall event for his policy proposals to counter China’s economic rise, Dellicker said he has a 38-part plan on his campaign website, and joked that “brevity was never his strong suit.” So how would the congressional candidate, veteran and business owner describe his message to voters in just one sentence?

With the GOP brass behind her, here’s how Lisa Scheller plans to get to the finish line and challenge Susan Wild for Congress a 2nd time

Lisa Scheller’s message hasn’t changed much in her second run for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th district, which includes parts of the Lehigh Valley. If Scheller wins, she wants to bring a business perspective to Congress and will advocate for lowering taxes and workforce development. That was also her plan when she ran in 2020. But two years into a global pandemic, the circumstances have changed.

Fireworks anger residents across Pa., but they may be here to stay

It’s not the Fourth of July yet, but if you visit Allentown, Harrisburg or Erie on some summer evenings, you might understandably think otherwise. Fireworks are routinely set off in neighborhoods around the commonwealth in warm weather, much to the dismay of some people longing for quiet nights. The complaints aren’t stemming from the professional fireworks displays enjoyed at local fairs or ballgames. Some residents are fuming over the fireworks being set off by their neighbors.

Chauvin jury selection process raises questions about impartiality and racism

After several weeks of questioning, 15 jurors have been selected to serve on the trial jury that will determine the fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. With opening statements beginning Monday, the high-profile trial is expected to last several weeks. Jurors will vote to convict or acquit Chauvin on three possible charges: second-degree manslaughter, second-degree murder and third-degree murder.

Shortened spring break brings student, faculty concerns

Macalester has joined a host of colleges that have cut down on spring break in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Dec. 22, Macalester students, staff and faculty received an email informing them that their spring break has been shortened from five days to three days in order to minimize student travel that could contribute to the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The new dates of spring break this semester will be Sunday, March 14 – Wednesday, March 17.
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