List by Author: Bob Price

The Keystone State's shocking student population loss continues

10.17.18 | Bob Price

The 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania saw their enrollment fall by 4% this year. The drop in the state system of higher education has left it with fewer than 100,000 students for the first time since 2001. Enrollment has fallen for...

PA politician wants to ban political speech by teachers at school

10.08.18 | Bob Price

Republican Will Tallman says classrooms become "indoctrination factories" when that happens. Dr. Ralph Kerr at the Teaching and Learning Institute says the proposal would limit the free speech of teachers and impinge on academic...

It's primary day in the Empire State

09.13.18 | Bob Price

Democratic voters will pick the winner in some key races, including the spirited and sometimes nasty battle between Governor Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon. Nixon says despite the polls showing her substantially behind, she feels...

Catholic Charities in WNY no longer offer adoption and foster care services

09.07.18 | Bob Price

The faith-based group discontinued those services late last month because of New York's law on same-sex marriage. Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the group made the decision to not violate it's faith when it comes...

Tops shoppers stunned by news 10 NY stores will close

08.31.18 | Bob Price, Bill Price

Many consumers do not like the news that 10-area stores will shut down by November.  Most of those closings will be in Rochester and Ryracuse. Tops stores in Elmira, Geneva, Fulton, Fairport, Lyons, and Saranac Lake are also...

Catholic leaders and PA lawmakers seek to create a victims' compensation fund for survivors of priest abuse

08.31.18 | Bob Price

The church views this as an alternative to allowing victims to sue in court. The bishop of Erie and the state's top Republican floated the idea of setting up a fund worth $250 million.  

PA health officials sound the alarm over rash of synthetic drug overdoses

08.31.18 | Bob Price

It comes a day after the state locked down all its prisons because staffers were getting sick from fentanyl exposure. Ray Barishansky with the Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center reminds families that "recovery is possible" with...

New mandated mental health curriculum starts next week in NY public schools

08.31.18 | Bob Price

The Empire State is the first state in the nation to implement a policy to improve mental health awareness and literacy from K-12. The latest statistics from the federal government indicate one out of every five adults in this country suffers...

Congressman Reed touts federal funds to help farmers

08.30.18 | Bob Price

U.S. Congressman Tom Reed says a $5 billion payment to struggling farmers by the federal government is just a short-term fix to what ails the agriculture industry. More importantly, he says, a long term solution is needed to increase farmer...

Fist-to-cuffs at Hofstra University's Democratic debate for NY governor

08.30.18 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon duked it out in their one-and-only debate last night before the September 13th primary. They did not play nice during their hour-long exchange. The governor said Nixon...

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