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Horse racing in Western PA draws both criticism and support

By: Zoe Esperseth As Dawnelle Mock walks through the paddocks where the standardbred racehorses are kept before they are set to compete, she lovingly reflects on the amount of care received by the horses. “They eat breakfast before we do, they get lunch before we do. These guys get a lot of care and attention.” Dawnelle Mock serves as both... Read More

Gambling on Pennsylvania’s future

By Iain Oldman, Point Park News Service:  Ahead of another looming budget showdown between Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and the state’s Republican-majority General Assembly, a familiar issue to bail the state out of its budgetary woes has been submitted for the legislature to take up – expanded legalized gambling. But even as Wolf and some lawmakers in Harrisburg look to... Read More