Sexual violence can lead to a lonely experience for black women. Research shows they are less likely to speak out about abuse. One Philadelphia woman is on a mission to change that. Lawmakers in Harrisburg want to change Pennsylvania’s push toward alternative energy sources by sending additional funds to the state’s nuclear reactors. But critics worry about what it will cost customers. Concerns over costs might also stand in New Jersey’s way when it comes to more secure elections.
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When LaQuisha Anthony was raped in college, she didn’t tell anyone. In 2001, she hadn’t seen someone get through those circumstances and go on to a better life to give her a sense of hope.
Now, she’s become that hope for others through her nonprofit V.O.I.C.E (Victory Over Inconceivable Cowardly Experiences).
Anthony’s mission is to elevate the stories of black women and girls, who are more likely to face sexual violence, research shows, but who are less likely to speak out or be believed when they do.
Supporters say the nuclear industry needs a lifeline to keep the state’s reactors open. They also argue that it will correct a “market flaw” by including nuclear energy into a piece of legislation that guaranteed 18 percent of the state’s power sales to alternative energy sources by 2021.
But not all of the state’s reactors are in immediate danger of closing. Opponents call the bill a “bailout” that will increase costs and enrich most of the state’s nuclear plants.
New Jersey was once on track to become a national leader in election security. Now, experts say its paperless voting machines leave New Jersey elections vulnerable to attacks because there is no paper trail to back up electronically stored votes.
With the state unable to act, a number of counties are taking matters into their own hands as the 2020 elections draw nearer.
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“The real source of angst over the Manafort sentence is this: A growing fear that an American criminal justice system that is so badly broken, and fundamentally unfair, simply isn’t up to the task of handling the massive gold toilet seat of corruption and dishonesty that is Donald J. Trump and the rogues’ gallery surrounding him.” — Columnist Will Bunch on the American justice system’s ability to handle massive corruption.