Event aims to fast-track human-trafficking bill

Legislation passed in state Senate; awaits action in House State Sen. Andy Dinniman An event designed to facilitate passage of human trafficking legislation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of West Chester, said State Sen. Andy Dinniman. The event will include an update on Senate Bill 75, legislation that would help end human trafficking in Pennsylvania, as...

Political news and notes: 2014 legislative races kicking off

Final write-in results show poor turnout, participation in 2013 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The political news cycle never seems to end these days, on the heels of the final write-in election results being posted Friday, we have a batch of new candidate announcements or pending announcements in 2014 state legislative races — and even, it seems — an early hint about a 2016 race. First to the...

Crime Victims’ Center lauded at 40th anniversary

County officials, residents praise agency for decades of advocacy By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times State Sen. Andy Dinniman reads from a certificate honoring the Crime Victims’ Center that he presented to Peggy Gusz, its executive director. The vast majority of residents go about their business with no need for the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC), and that’s...

Lies, damn lies and talk about Common Core

Kennett event drifted into propaganda, rather than a clear-eyed look at the facts By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times KENNETT — I came, I saw, and frankly, I left scratching my head. Setting aside the oddity of complaining about the teaching of global warming on a day that four-plus inches of rain fell on the southern part of the county, closing roads and bridges, it was a complicated night of facts,...

Support sought to end human trafficking

The Chester County Historical Society will be the site of a Call to Action on Wednesday to end human trafficking. Senator to host forum on legislation that would facilitate prosecutions Legislation to end human trafficking is the impetus for a bipartisan Call to Action on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chester County Historical Society. The purpose of the program is to garner public support...

Agencies to shine spotlight on human trafficking

Program at Chester County Historical Society designed to raise awareness The Chester County Historical Society will present “Facing the Monster: Slavery Then and Now,” a program designed to raise attention during Human Trafficking Awareness Month. State Sen. Andy Dinniman will be one of several speakers Wednesday evening at “Facing the Monster: Slavery Then and Now,” a public event...