Monthly Archives: February 2021

Indiana County’s partly sunny Sunshine Act

Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA –  Good news: Indiana County commissioners on Wednesday convened a public meeting at which they signaled belated awareness of state law – specifically, Section 710.1(a) of Title 65, the statute governing public participation in the … Continue reading

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Partisan fiddling with the franchise

Opinion By David Loomis INDIANA – Maybe you missed the news last month: “Pennsylvania leads the nation in proposed voter suppression legislation in 2021, with 14 restrictive policy proposals.” (By February, the commonwealth slipped to second place behind Arizona’s 19 … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania’s bipartisan vote to convict

By The HawkEye staff INDIANA — On Feb. 13, Pennsylvania became the only state whose U.S. Senate delegation cast bipartisan votes to convict impeached ex-President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. U.S. Sens. … Continue reading

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‘Suppressing people’s rights to make public comments’

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Make it three straight for Republican county commissioners. That’s how many consecutive public meetings in which the county board’s two-member majority has exhibited or encouraged – incited — intolerance of viewpoints they dislike. … Continue reading

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Indiana County, community immunity and the infodemic

Coronavirus diary By David Loomis INDIANA – Partisan rancor has been on their unofficial agenda since Indiana County commissioners’ December meeting when they unanimously approved a double-digit tax hike, the largest in memory. At their early-January meeting, the majority Republican … Continue reading

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