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Ursinus Graduate Pursues Japanese Folk Music

After his 2008 graduation from Ursinus, Joshua Solomon won a Fulbright Fellowship to study the history of a Japanese instrument called a Tsugaru-jamisen. He describes it as, “a kind of three-stringed Japanese banjo.” (Ursinus College, Collegeville PA)

Bills to Merge Local Governments Meet Resistance
While two bills to merge municipal governments meet resistance from local officials, state lawmakers say taxpayers are calling in to support the cost-cutting legislation. (The Pennsylvania Independent, Harrisburg PA)

Pennsylvania’s Smoking Ban Turns Two Saturday
It has been two years since Pennsylvania banned smoking in public places. (Roy’s Rants, Pottstown PA)

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