Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

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Deadline looms for victims of clergy sex abuse to file for compensation settlements with Harrisburg Diocese

Private settlements to individual victims will be determined by the fund administrator.
By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Rocked by gay clergy issues, closures and mergers, the United Methodist Church is ‘in turmoil’

"You have many destabilizing forces affecting Methodist life generally at the same.”
By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Star Barn venue bars gay weddings over owner’s religious beliefs

Owner David Abel, a Roman Catholic who describes his wife, Tierney, as a “charismatic evangelical on fire,” cited his constitutional right and protection to religious freedom and the exercise thereof.

By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Polarizing prayers in Pa. government: When do religious words cross the line?

“Opening prayers should be inclusive and respectful to the whole community. They should never be divisive."
By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

40 years after Three Mile Island accident, debate over safety of nuclear energy still goes back and forth

Forty years after the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island changed the trajectory of nuclear energy in this country, the debate over its safety and viability continues rages increasingly over new environmental concerns – that of climate change.

By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Public will never know truth behind Three Mile Island, anti-nuclear energy advocates say

Just days shy of the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, TMI Alert’s Eric Epstein excoriated the nuclear industry for misrepresenting the facts of the accident, and in the process misleading and misinforming the public.

By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

The Three Mile Island accident and the enduring questions of ties to cancer and deaths

Even the most comprehensive studies have fallen short of drawing conclusive verdicts on the ongoing debate.

By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Central Pa. school district accused of banning Bibles says legal group is misleading public

"We welcome and encourage students with all backgrounds and religious views to express themselves.”
By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Trump trade policies have created definite winners and losers in Pennsylvania

Many manufacturers have applauded the tariffs – even if they’ve experienced negative repercussions.

By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive