List by Author: Terry Diener

Access to dental care varies in Pennsylvania based on where you live

01.22.20 | Terry Diener

Researchers in the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health at Penn State found that urban rates of dentist supply are nearly twice that of rural rates, and that inequalities exist between areas of higher socioeconomic status and those of lower...

PA Rep. Metcalfe ramps up effort to keep Gov. Wolf from joining climate pact

01.21.20 | Terry Diener

Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican, is the chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. In a letter to the executive director of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Metcalfe said that any decision concerning...

Pennsylvania could be shelling out a bunch of money due to a tiny insect

01.20.20 | Terry Diener

A new study from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says invasive spotted lanternflies could cost Pennsylvania’s economy at least $324 million and 2,800 jobs in crop-producing sectors of the state. Using data from crop...

Gun-rights group lobbies for Second Amend. protection in PA counties

01.13.20 | Terry Diener

Group volunteers aim to get county leaders to pass Second Amendment sanctuary ordinances that declare local officials won't comply with what it considers unconstitutional restrictions on firearms law. Bradford County officials approved such a...

Lawmakers are coming back to Harrisburg this week

01.13.20 | Terry Diener

One priority for this session has been in the works for many years: overhauling the commonwealth’s redistricting laws. Right now, Pennsylvania’s legislature draws the congressional districts, and the governor signs off on them. State...

PA State Police offer guidance on new "ghost" gun policy

01.10.20 | Terry Diener

Officers say the partially manufactured gun frames can be readily converted into working firearms. The police agency told dealers they now need to call the background check system for now and cannot simply use the online system for sales of the...

"Cash cow" crop could crush commonwealth farmers

01.08.20 | Terry Diener

Legal experts say pioneering hemp farmers, who grew the crop under the state’s experimental pilot program, may find that their cannabis plants — now stored in barns and warehouses — may be too laden with the intoxicating...

PA's health department urges residents to get vaccine as flu season intensifies

01.07.20 | Terry Diener

As of December 28th, there have been more than 17,300 laboratory-confirmed cases and nine deaths statewide. The Department of Health and Penn State Health are providing free flu vaccines at the Pennsylvania Farm Show this week. In addition to...

The Keystone State saw a safer three-day Christmas holiday this year

12.31.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania police say there were no fatal crashes in the commonwealth after six deaths during the same time last year. Though the enforcement period was a day shorter this year, troopers investigated 40% fewer crashes and  just as many...

Another new year comes with another toll hike in Pennsylvania

12.27.19 | Terry Diener

Price hikes have become an annual tradition for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Tolls for both E-ZPass and cash customers will rise 6 percent, starting January 5th. The increases were first announced in July. The most common toll for...

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