List by Author: Terry Diener

PA coffee shop offers people recovering from opioid addiction a fresh start

07.20.18 | Terry Diener

Hope & Coffee began serving customers Thursday morning in Tamaqua, a small coal-region town in Schuylkill County. People in recovery renovated the 1865 Victorian home, built the coffee bar, supply the beans and serve as the nonprofit coffee...

1,300 attempted gun owners referred to cops in PA

07.19.18 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State police information was released Wednesday. They report statistics each quarter on the Pennsylvania Instant Check System, which is used by sheriffs, police and firearms dealers to run background checks on people attempting...

PA teacher's licence numbers drop

07.17.18 | Terry Diener

Governor Wolf recently announced grants to eight universities across Pennsylvania to develop and implement residency programs for educators. Recent research indicates the number of education majors in Pennsylvania colleges and universities has...

An environmental advocacy group says air quality in PA is getting worse

07.16.18 | Terry Diener

The report from the PennEnvironment Policy and Research Center shows that on average, one-third of the days in 2016 had unhealthy air quality. The group says nine metro areas of Pennsylvania were sampled. A spokeswoman says they're using the...

PA school leaders are slated to debate high school sports plan

07.13.18 | Terry Diener

Representatives from at least 75 school districts are slated to meet in State College to discuss replacing the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), the governing body that operates all state championship tournaments...

Gov. Wolf signs into law legislation to boost pediatric cancer research in PA

07.09.18 | Terry Diener

The law gives Pennsylvanians the option to make a five dollar donation for pediatric cancer research when electronically renewing a drivers's license, registration, or state ID. During the just-recessed legislative session, the bill’s...

Fans of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood can now complete a tour of the places that inspired the TV-show

07.06.18 | Terry Diener

The suggested itinerary for the Pennsylvania Tourism Office's new Fred Rogers Trail starts in Latrobe where Rogers was born. Stops include the historical society, Rogers’ childhood church, and the bell at the site of his elementary...

Gov. Wolf and Sen. Casey call for details about immigrant kids

07.04.18 | Terry Diener

Wolf and Casey, both Democrats, put those and other questions into a letter sent Tuesday morning to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. The governor and U.S. senator say they oppose the practice of detaining families of asylum-seekers and...

Gov. Wolf has outlined his 'PAsmart' initiative in the upcoming PA budget

06.28.18 | Terry Diener

As a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment, PAsmart will support workforce development through STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training. PAsmart is built on recommendations of the governor’s Middle Class...

PA's population is getting older and more diverse

06.27.18 | Terry Diener

According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one-third of all Pennsylvania residents were 55 years or older in 2017, ranking it seventh among states for the highest median age in the country at about 41 years...

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