Did everybody enjoy a taste of spring this weekend? Although it won’t be quite as warm the rest of the week, we’ll still be looking at warmer-than-usual weather. And that’s been the case for much of this winter, posing a problem for snow-dependent industries such as ski resorts. But they’ve found ways to cope by doing Mother Nature’s job for her.
And elsewhere in the newsletter, we’ve got a dose of politics, with reporting on why Democrats want to take down one of their own state senators. We also have a heartwarming story on a woman who went on a search for her sibling who she thought died at birth — and found him.
This weekend was extreme. With temperatures in the upper 60s, folks across the region were out and about, taking advantage of the spring-like climate. It was so warm that the official forecasted “low” yesterday was 59, which is the normal low for a typical June 1.
And, thankfully for skiers, the man-made snow machines are outperforming Mother Nature this winter.
Pennsylvania Democratic leaders have been trying to get rid of Daylin Leach. Yet, the state senator hasn’t resigned. Party members from the governor to obscure local officials have called on him to leave his post. In the state capital, his fellow Dems haven’t let him participate in their caucus meetings. And, at home (he represents parts of Montgomery and Delaware Counties), he’s been shunned from some party events.
This all started amid allegations that he inappropriately touched female staffers and made highly sexualized jokes, and it snowballed after a more serious allegation and his combative response.
Missing football season already 😢. Nice shot, @menuka_basnyat.
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“But part of it is simply how the system was designed decades ago — a system that separated men and women, and didn’t take enough account of communities and relationships that people build on the street. And it’s hard to bring about systemic change when the system is struggling to make up for the lack of affordable housing in Philadelphia.” — columnist Mike Newall writes about a Philadelphia couple whose relationship helped them face addiction, poverty, and homelessness.