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Panelists discuss fight against drug overdose epidemic

Panelists discuss fight against drug overdose epidemic

Some good news came out of the Open House On Addiction hosted recently in Bridgeville. “In Allegheny County, we’ve had a 40 percent drop in fatal overdoses,” Stacie Brown reported, for 2018 compared with the previous year. The certified recovery specialist with the...

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Adult Changing Station Bill Awaits Action in PA House

Adult Changing Station Bill Awaits Action in PA House

Harrisburg, PA (WENY)-- A Bill sitting in the Pennsylvania Legislature would allow people caring for loved ones with disabilities to more easily and conveniently change them in public. Representative Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) says a lack of access to public bathrooms...

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Report From Harrisburg: State Senator Pam Iovino

Report From Harrisburg: State Senator Pam Iovino

Pennsylvania’s 37th Senate District has had a Democrat representing it in Harrisburg for just five of the last 50 years—Michael Shaefer from 1977 to 1980 and Matt Smith from 2013 to 2015. When Sen. Guy Reschenthaler resigned earlier this year, following his election...

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How state Sen. Pam Iovino is navigating one of Pennsylvania’s most pivotal senate districts

How state Sen. Pam Iovino is navigating one of Pennsylvania’s most pivotal senate districts

In an era when partisan politics are getting stronger, Pennsylvania’s 37th Senate District in the suburbs of Pittsburgh is an anomaly, and it’s unclear whether any politician or party has figured out how to keep it in their grasp.

That is the task ahead for newly elected state Sen. Pam Iovino (D-Mount Lebanon). In April, she won a special election to replace former Republican state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, defeating candidate D. Raja (R-Mount Lebanon) and flipping the district for the third time since 2012. But Iovino is up for re-election again in 2020, meaning she has just over a year to convince voters she should keep the seat.

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New state Senator takes leadership role in veterans’ affairs

New state Senator takes leadership role in veterans’ affairs

Talk about a transition.

“One day, I was a captain in the Navy,” said state Sen. Pam Iovino, D-Mt. Lebanon. “And five months later, I was preparing for a Senate confirmation hearing.”

During that short span, a chain of events in 2003-04 led her from wrapping up 23 years of active duty to the U.S. Senate, indeed, confirming her as the assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President George W. Bush.

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Sign up for ConnectCard in Bethel Park

Sign up for ConnectCard in Bethel Park

State Sen. Pam Iovino, D-Mt. Lebanon, announced that eligible residents now can sign up for the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s new Senior Citizen ConnectCard at her district offices in Bethel Park and Robinson Township.

The Senior ConnectCard allows seniors to ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles for free across Pennsylvania.

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Meet the women who helped elect Pam Iovino

Meet the women who helped elect Pam Iovino

Before Pam Iovino's campaign staff could tap into a broad coalition of activist groups in Western Pennsylvania eager to hit the ground, they had to break bread with them. The location? Panera Bread, where, in late January — just days after Ms. Iovino won the...

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Retired Navy Captain Wins Bellwether District

Retired Navy Captain Wins Bellwether District

MT. LEBANON, Pa. — Democrats claimed victory Tuesday after a two-month campaign for a vacant state Senate seat in politically divided suburban Pittsburgh where the sides tested some national themes ahead of 2020′s presidential election in a critical battleground state...

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Democrat Pam Iovino Beats D. Raja In Special State Senate Election

Democrat Pam Iovino Beats D. Raja In Special State Senate Election

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Democrat Pam Iovino claimed victory Tuesday night in the special election for a vacant state Senate seat.

It was mostly red for the last 50 years until Tuesday.

With 100 Percent of precincts reporting Iovino won 53 percent to Raja’s 46 percent. 58,224 people voted in the special election.

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Dem Wins Trump District in Swing-State Pennsylvania

Dem Wins Trump District in Swing-State Pennsylvania

A Democratic Navy veteran who served in former President George W. Bush's Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday won a special election to fill a state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh, a district President Trump won in 2016.

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Democrat Pam Iovino Wins Pa. Senate seat

Democrat Pam Iovino Wins Pa. Senate seat

The last time Pam Iovino was subject to a high-stakes vote tally, it was 2004 and she was unanimously confirmed to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs congressional and legislative affairs offices. On Tuesday, the Democrat and Navy veteran was elected to the...

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