List by Author: Terry Diener

PennDot will let you know if you have a "double"

05.17.19 | Terry Diener

Images of each of the 10.1 million Pennsylvanians who hold driver’s licenses and photo IDs are included in a PennDOT facial recognition database. An agency spokeswoman says the low-key program, in place since 2007, seeks to prevent...

More than 150 schools in PA are getting breakfast help

05.16.19 | Terry Diener

The $592,000 investment marks the second year of grants that make school breakfast available to all students and expand food options for children. The initiative uses the money to implement a breakfast program using an “alternative...

U.S. News and World Report: PA is one of the worst places to live

05.15.19 | Terry Diener

The Keystone State ranked overall 41st out of the 50 states in the magazine’s 2019 report. It came up with a total score based on Health care Education, Economy, Infrastructure, Opportunity, Money, Crime, and Nature. Pennsylvania got its...

The late Fred Rogers is being honored later this month in Pennsylvania

05.09.19 | Terry Diener

It's to pay tribute to his "143" campaign. The beloved children’s show host, Fred Rogers, loved the number because it was a sort of code for “I love you” — with one letter in “I,” four in “love,&rdquo...

Taking too much of a toll on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

05.03.19 | Terry Diener

Commonwealth commuters using E-Z Pass are complaining of being overcharged. The charges show up as V-tolls on accounts in amounts of $5 and $10 which the turnpike explains on their website can be either because the turnpike is not picking you up...

Kids skipping water may consume twice the calories from sugary drinks

05.01.19 | Terry Diener

Penn State researchers say the results underscore the importance of children having free access to clean water After analyzing data, scientists found that on a given day, about 20% of children reported drinking no water. At the same time, the...

College enrollment dips in Pennsylvania with steady decline across U.S.

04.30.19 | Terry Diener

Experts forecast another 16% drop in the number of students starting college. According to the book "Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education" Pennsylvania is in an especially dire situation because its population was in a downward...

PA companies are looking behind bars for skilled new hires

04.29.19 | Terry Diener

A recent job fair was held at a maximum security facility in Schuylkill County. It’s part of a state Department of Corrections push to get inmates ready to return to their communities. The job fairs, which began last year and are held...

PA Politicians say regulations have kept the state “closed for business”

04.25.19 | Terry Diener

That’s according to a group of lawmakers and business leaders who gathered in York this week to discuss regulatory reform. One lawmaker said the Pennsylvania’s 153,000 regulations, some of which have been on the books for decades...

Nonprofit calls on PA lawmakers to steer clear of federal gas tax hike

04.23.19 | Terry Diener

President Donald Trump has called for a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in the federal gas tax. But according to a grassroots group, Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania, the federal hike along with Pennsylvania’s state gas tax of...

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