List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA Christian College Fights Back Against The Gay Rights Movement

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter says he won't return to play a central Pennsylvania Christian college unless it changes its policy against "homosexual behavior." Ritter made the announcement on Facebook hours after playing a concert Friday night at ...

NY Considering Allowing Dogs In Courtrooms, For Adults Without A Disability

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the works in New York to allow dogs into courtrooms to comfort testifying victims. They are called facility dogs and right now, they're only used to calm children that testify. But a case is being made that they can also calm ...

PA Considers Law Limiting Boar Hunting

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Did you know there are places in Pennsylvania-- where you can legally hunt wild boar? Wild boar on Pennsylvania hunting preserves are at the center of a legal and legislative struggle that comes to a head next month. It's an issue that pits ...

Cuomo Family Member Says It's Time For A Female President

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Maria Cuomo-Cole - the sister of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - tweeted a message last week saying she's behind an effort to get a woman in the White House in 2016.  Cuomo-Cole is backing EMILY's List - an initiative that just last week ...

NY Court Votes In Favor of Towns Controlling Gas Drilling Borders

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An appeals court in New York has ruled towns have the power to ban drilling, if they choose to.  A mid-level court in New York has ruled local municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice within city limits. The four-judge ...

Christian Counselors Could Be In Trouble In NY; State Eyes "Gay Conversion" Bill

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Senate’s only openly gay lawmaker wants to outlaw a "conversion therapy" for young people who are confused about their sexual orientation. Legislation introduced by senator Brad Hoylman would bar mental health providers from ...

"Love My Parks" Day In NY Saturday

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

What does that mean? It means volunteers will come out by the thousands across the Empire State to volunteer and clean up their local state parks, town parks, historic sites, trails, and playgrounds. The effort started last year to help parks ...

Corbett Says Unemployment is High Because Job Seekers Are High

05.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is taking heat from democrats for saying on a radio program this week that the reason the state unemployment rate is so high-- is that the people applying for jobs-- can't pass drug tests. Corbett's comments ...

No Timetable For High Volume Hydrofracking In NY

05.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Months after the Cuomo administration promised a decision "within weeks" on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, it now says there's "no timetable for a decision."State officials say recent meetings with the U.S. Environmental ...

Group That Petitioned The Pentagon To Silence Christian Soldiers Speaks Out

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We now know the name of the group that asked the Pentagon to stop religious proselytizing among soldiers, calling it "on par with sexual assault." The Military Religious Freedom Foundation says "if you have a large Bible in your desk, what's the ...

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