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Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Authorities: Pa. man threatened Gov. Wolf over business closures

According to court documents, Rocco Naples called Wolf’s former business, Wolf Home Products, on Friday. → Read More

Wolf: 'Cowardly' counties 'choosing to desert' virus fight

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is attacking local elected officials making plans to reopen in defiance of his shutdown orders as cowards deserting the pandemic battlefield → Read More

Inmate who sued over his dreadlocks is released from solitary

A Pennsylvania inmate whose dreadlocks violated a jail’s haircut policy has been released from solitary confinement after more than a year. → Read More

Pennsylvania governor lays out coronavirus reopening plan

Residents of northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania are projected to be the first in the state to be released from Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order, and many retail stores in those areas should be able to reopen by May 8 → Read More

Wolf to ease restrictions on construction, vehicle sales

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will ease some restrictions on building construction and vehicle sales, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday as hundreds of protesters defied a ban on mass gatherings → Read More

Liquor store closures drive drinkers to seek booze options

It's been a month since Pennsylvania's state liquor agency took the unparalleled step of closing the state-run stores that sell most of the retail liquor in the state → Read More

Trouble ordering liquor and wine? Pa. starting to fill more online orders

Workers are returning to the job at more than 100 shuttered state-owned liquor stores to help process online orders, Pennsylvania's liquor agency said → Read More

Trouble ordering liquor and wine? Pa. starting to fill more online orders

Workers are returning to the job at more than 100 shuttered state-owned liquor stores to help process online orders, Pennsylvania's liquor agency said → Read More

Wolf offers 'framework,' few details for reopening state

Pennsylvania will gradually reopen its economy using a “regional, sector-based approach” and a modeling tool that will help public officials decide when it’s safe, according to a plan outlined Friday by Gov. Tom Wolf. The plan offered few details. It did not include a timetable or spell out the metrics that Wolf and his administration will use to decide that Pennsylvania can begin emerging from… → Read More

Pennsylvania to use liquor stores for online fulfillment

Workers will be back on the job at more than 100 shuttered state-owned liquor stores to help process online orders, Pennsylvania's liquor agency said Thursday. → Read More

Gov. Wolf expected to veto bills to allow businesses to reopen amid pandemic

Governor Tom Wolf's office said he plans to veto legislation sent to him Wednesday by the GOP-controlled Legislature that would force him to allow some businesses to reopen. In a statement, Wolf's office said “irresponsibly going against the direction of the secretary of health and reopening businesses too early will only extend the length of the economic hardships created by the pandemic. ” The… → Read More

Masks Mandatory for Customers, Wolf to Veto Bill That Would Reopen Pa. Businesses

Many Pennsylvania commercial buildings that serve the public will now be required to make sure customers wear masks, and deny entry to anyone who refuses → Read More

Mail-in, absentee ballot applications surge for Pa. June primary

The Department of State said 89,000 absentee ballot requests have already been processed, with the June 2 primary still seven weeks away. → Read More

Prosecutors urge lawmakers to help decide on freeing inmates

As officials consider releasing some inmates to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania prisons, county prosecutors are telling lawmakers that passing legislation to address that would avoid leaving those decisions to the governor alone. → Read More

Pa. Prosecutors: We Might Have to Release Inmates. We Need Lawmakers’ Help

As officials consider releasing some inmates to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania prisons, county prosecutors are urging lawmakers to pass legislation so those decisions aren’t left to the governor alone. Meanwhile, state officials are expected to give a briefing at 2 p.m. → Read More

Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election

Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state's primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state's spreading → Read More

Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election

Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state's primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state's spreading → Read More

Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to delay primary election

Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to delay the state's primary election by five weeks to June 2, potentially past the spike of the state's spreading coronavirus cases. → Read More

Wolf reopens gun shops, orders more residents to stay home

Gov. Tom Wolf quietly allowed gun shops to reopen on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic after several justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court urged him to do so. → Read More

High court dismisses challenge to Wolf shutdown order

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a gun shop that challenged Gov. Tom Wolf’s authority to shutter businesses determined to be “non-life-sustaining,” paving → Read More