Will Pennsylvania Ban Mail-in Voting?

When former president Trump demanded that state legislators in Michigan and Pennsylvania – and undoubtedly other states — step in and steal the election in their state, they frequently replied, “We can’t intervene as the President asks because our state laws give us no role in choosing electors.” Republican efforts to disenfranchise millions of voters …

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What’s At Stake for Millennials in the 2020 Elections

In all likelihood, the president elected in 2020 may well be the last president elected from the baby boom (Trump) or earlier (Biden) generation. The question for younger voters is what does the 2020 election have to do with us? The answer is, more than you can imagine. This election will go a long way …

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Unemployment Claims in Adams County Soar Due to COVID-19

The Adams County workforce has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus shutdown with almost ten times as many workers receiving unemployment benefits now than before the health crisis began. Statistics gathered by the Pennsylvania State Center for Workforce Information and Analysis show that in early March, 599 people (about 1% of the total county labor …

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Opinion: Don’t Forget the Census Amid the Crisis

The decennial census has arrived, almost exactly at the same time as the possible impacts of the COVID-19 virus became evident. The near-shutdown is going to make everything about the count more complicated and puts pressure on everyone to complete their census count on their own and as soon as possible. The official “Census Day” …

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@Home Coalition Discusses Contemporary Development Strategies in Adams County

“It is not just the creation of jobs, but the capacity created in a community to identify and use resources for long-term growth.” Gary Laird, president, Hanover Chamber of Commerce. Local business and nonprofit leaders as well as interested community members met at HACC on Wednesday at the December @Home Community Coalition meeting. The purpose …

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Civil War Scholarship Alive and Well at Lincoln Forum

More than 350 scholars and enthusiasts met November 16-18 at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel for three days of discussions about Lincoln and the Civil War at the 24th annual Lincoln Forum. It was the largest crowd in the forum’s 24-year history. Lincoln biographer Sidney Blumenthal (right) meets his biographical subject (impersonator George Buss) Presenters discussed …

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