“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

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“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d'Octobre 2008, Jèrri

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

“Foster care system changes gears to emphasize child, family bond”

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This article found on the Altoona Mirror website dated June 17, 2012 indicates that in Blair county, efforts are being made to not sever family ties when kids go into foster care but rather work to reunite them with their family if it is a realistic possibility.

Mental health workers strive to improve awareness – AltoonaMirror.com – Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – The Altoona Mirror

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Blair County

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This article talks about the Blair County Mental Health services and offers some insite into how they are trying to improve what is being offered.

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