List by Author: Bob Price

New Grading System in PA

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Education officials unveiled a new grading system for Pennsylvania's public schools on Wednesday that they described as a tool for parents, administrators and the public to monitor and improve student achievement. School Performance Profiles will ...

Understanding the Health Care Exchanges

09.19.13 | Bob Price

As part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges were mandated for people without insurance. Think of the insurance exchange as a supermarket. Just as there are multiple brands of peanut butter and jelly, this new health market will ...

New York's "Teacher of the Year"

09.18.13 | Bob Price

A Niagara County special education teacher praised for her collaboration with parents has been named New York's 2014 Teacher of the Year. Ashli Dreher, who teaches students with developmental and intellectual disabilities at Lewiston-Porter Senior ...

"Twin Sister" Conflict with PA Attorney General

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's top deputy says he's confident the promotion of Kane's twin sister can withstand scrutiny by the state Ethics Commission. The state's First Deputy Attorney General says the promotion of Ellen Granahan ...

New Hospital Requirements in NY

09.18.13 | Bob Price

New York is requiring anyone who might come in contact with patients at hospitals and other health care facilities to get a vaccine or wear masks during the upcoming flu season. It's an ambitious effort to control the flu in the places it is known ...

PA Dems Want to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Some state Democratic lawmakers want to bar Pennsylvania mental-health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. Reps. Brian Sims of Philadelphia and Gerald Mullery of Luzerne County said Tuesday they plan to introduce a ...

Corbett Unveils Medicaid Overhaul

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett is proposing  major changes to the Medicaid system, which he says is growing at a  rate that can't be sustained.  He wants to use new federal money to buy  private insurance for half a million uninsured ...

Fracking's Impact on Air Pollution Minimal

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Hydro-fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of methane into the air.   The new study, mostly funded by energy interests, was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. About 90 percent ...

WNY Teen Dies of Football Injury

09.17.13 | Bob Price

A Brocton teen critically injured in a high school football game Friday night has passed away. A spokesperson for Women and Children's Hospital says Damon Janes, 16, died Monday following injuries sustained from a helmet-to-helmet collision during ...

Important Cases Before PA Court

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's Superior Court will hear back-to-back  arguments in two high-profile cases during a special session today in Luzerne  County.  The panel of judges first will hear Jerry Sandusky's  challenge to his child ...

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