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Find My Ride (PA Transit Options)

June 13, 2022
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PennDot and PA DHS

Harrisburg, PA – Officials from the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Human Services (DHS) urge Pennsylvanians to use Find My Ride (FMR) to learn about public transit options and apply for transportation assistance programs. The participants underscored transit's critical role in getting people to work and medical appointments while connecting them to their communities.

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Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Education Tool for Construction Industry

June 13, 2022
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PAcast

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) joined the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) to discuss substance use disorder (SUD) in the construction industry, highlight the importance of education and prevention for employees in this field, and to remind them of available safety resources.

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Fracking bills jeopardize drinking water and waste taxpayer money

June 13, 2022
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Marian Keegan in Pike County Courier

The Delaware River is a gem for our region that provides pristine waters, clean and abundant drinking water, beauty, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and intact forested river corridors. The river deserves our most diligent protection, especially because the quality of our waters is exceptional which is increasingly rare. Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania General Assembly recently accepted for consideration a pair of bills that fails to protect our water.

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PROTECTING DOGS & CATS IN HOT WEATHER

Protecting Pets

A reminder that there exists PA laws to protect dogs and cats left in hot cars.

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‘If not now, when?’ Advocates for those living with intellectual, developmental disabilities rally at the Capitol

MAY 24, 2022
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JOHN L. MICEK, Pennsylvania Capital-Star

People who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve the same shot at living and working in the communities they call home as their neighbors. But the only way that will happen is if state lawmakers honor their commitment to fund the programs that support them and pay a living wage to the people who provide those services, advocates said as they rallied on the Capitol steps on Tuesday.

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Marian Keegan Supports White House Initiative to Bring High Speed Internet at Affordable Costs to Wayne and Pike Counties

5/9/2022
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White House Briefing

High-speed internet is not a luxury any longer. It's a necessity. Through a White House initiative, Internet providers have committed to participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program and capping the cost of high-speed internet for lower-income individuals and families. Americans can visit http://getinternet.gov to determine their eligibility and sign up for the program.

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Pike County Commissioners: Show us map of Delaware Water Gap national park proposal

May 9, 2022
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Peter Becker: Tri-County Independent

Short of making an official position, Pike County Commissioners April 23 said they want to see a map of how the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) might expand or how it would be broken up, if a proposal is passed to make part of it a full-fledged National Park, and the rest a Preserve.

There are concerns that need discussed. One example is what limitations to activities within the park. The biggest industry in the area is tourism; part of that tourism is driven by hunting, fishing and outdoor activities.

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Election 2022: Your guide to the primary election in the Poconos

Apr 25
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Kathryne Rubright and Crissa Shoemaker DeBree, Pocono Record

Voters in Pennsylvania will select a new governor, lieutenant governor and senator this year. Down-ballot in the Poconos, primary voters will choose candidates for several Pennsylvania statehouse races, and decide which Republicans will challenge two congressional Democrats in the fall.

The 139th seat is the subject of the region's busiest race, with two Democrats — Marian Keegan and Meg Rosenfeld — and three Republicans — Joseph Adams, Robert Beierle and Theo Balu — in the mix.

See Marian's Bio at BallotPedia

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Marian Keegan is one of 14 Emerge Candidates for PA General Assembly

Primary Day is less than two weeks away. There's never been a better time to vote for an Emerge PA alumna. Marian is proud to be among them.

14 Emerge Candidates for PA General Assembly

4th: Chelsea Oliver
49th: Janet Temin
61st: Liz Hanbidge
96th: Dana Hamp Gulick
102nd: Laura Quick
104th: Keontay Hodge
139th: Marian Keegan
143rd: Gwendolyn Stoltz
152nd: Nancy Guenst
157th: Melissa Shusterman
160th: Catherine Spahr
165th: Jennifer O’Mara
167th: Kristine Howard
176th: Hope Christman

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Election 2022: Your guide to the race for Pennsylvania's 139th District

April 25, 2022
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Kathryne Rubright Tri-County Independent

Two Democrats and three Republicans are running to represent the 139th District in the Pennsylvania House.

Here's a look at where the candidates stand on the issues. Answers appear exactly as submitted.

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Wayne County tax reassessment draws questions from concerned residents

April 8, 2022
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David Mazzenga

The preliminary assessment values recently mailed out to property owners in Wayne County are drawing concern from the public. Several citizens appeared at Thursday's Board of Commissioners meeting to question the process—which led to an overall 50% increase in county property values.

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Attention all small businesses in District 139 impacted by COVID-19: Apply for $4 million in Community Development Block Grant

NEPA Alliance through the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) serving Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, and Wayne counties, will be providing grants of up to $50,000 for small businesses and up to $15,000 for micro-enterprises (small businesses that employ few people) located in one of those 7 counties that have been severely impacted due to COVID-19.

On this page is also a link to download a step-by-step program preparation checklist.

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Shapiro: Speaking truth to protect our vote

Josh Shapiro

“I will work with anyone in good faith to ensure election security, defend our democracy, and improve our elections — but I will have no patience for anyone acting in bad faith or seeking to undermine Pennsylvanians’ rights.”

When valid electors are denied their right to nominate the candidate of their choice to be on the ballot, democracy suffers.

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Stop the hate; heal the divide

March 23, 2022
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Marian Keegan

The recent act of hateful vandalism threatens a thriving business, property, and people’s safety. A woman owns the vandalized property. I am a woman and have felt the fear from threats to my safety and the toll it takes. Everyone is threatened by violence. Small businesses in town that are struggling to survive crises should be supported and celebrated, not threatened by violence. Hospitality/tourism/recreation is the top economic sector in Pike County. Small businesses that support this economy cannot thrive should visitors go elsewhere.

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to set Marian Keegan as your preferred candidate for PA House District 139. Share your "lawn sign" with your neighbors to remind them the importance of voting in the primary and general election.

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Learn more about efforts to redesignate Delaware Water Gap Rec Area at event

April 15, 2022
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Tri-County Independent

Could the Delaware Water Gap become America's next National Park? If you're a subscriber to the Tri-County Independent, a more detailed account can be found HERE.

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Wayne County tax reassessment draws questions from concerned residents

The preliminary assessment values recently mailed out to property owners in Wayne County are drawing concern from the public. Several citizens appeared at Thursday's Board of Commissioners meeting to question the process—which led to an overall 50% increase in county property values.

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