“Mental health training aids police, first responders”

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This November 20, 2014 Public Opinion article talks about training being received by first responders in Franklin and Fulton Counties in South-Central Pennsylvania to help them respond more effectively to people with mental health issues or who have an intellectual disability.

English: Pennsylvania county map

English: Pennsylvania county map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

“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

 

“People prepared to fight to preserve their assistance, benefits”

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This article dated March 26, 2012 gives some insight into the very real potential impact on specific services in Franklin County while indicating there are people ready to take a stand to fight for their right to mental health services.

“Task Force: Mental Health Program Not Ready to Become Nonprofit”

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This article dated March 2,  2012 found on the PennLive.com website, discusses the issues surrounding the possible privatization of mental health and intellectual disability services in Franklin and Fulton County

“Families get vocal about plans to hand over human service programs to non-profit agency “

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This article found on the PublicOpinionOnline.com website talks about the concerns being expressed by family members in Franklin county and Fulton county about the privatization of services there.

“Report Due Out Thursday on Franklin and Fulton Counties’ Mental Health Program Transition Plan”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton County

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This article found on PennLive.com and dated February 28, 2012 talks about concerns raised by various groups on the privatizing of mental health and intellectual disability services in Franklin County, PA and Fulton County, PA

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