List by Author: Terry Diener

500 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers are being deployed to Poland

03.18.19 | Terry Diener

The 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, is part of a multinational "battle group" whose mission is to deter Russian aggression in the Baltic region.   The squadron will be deployed for about a year.

Trout season opens in PA in less than 2 weeks

03.14.19 | Terry Diener

The 2019 trout-fishing season will open Saturday, March 23 with the Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day in 18 counties, and the statewide opening day for trout for Saturday, April 13. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s “Great...

PennDot releases first performance report

03.12.19 | Terry Diener

Among the categories scrutinized were the number and type of roadway fatalities, including pedestrian; highway capacity and congestion. The report is the result of a collaboration between the State Transportation Advisory Committee and...

PA legislation aims to retrieve gov't records now in private hands

03.11.19 | Terry Diener

A bill scheduled for a vote this week would give the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission the power to demand the return of privately held records with historical value and to ask Commonwealth Court to order that they be turned...

Report says Penn State among dozens targeted by Chinese hacking group

03.08.19 | Terry Diener

The Wall Street Journal claims twenty-seven universities across the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia were targeted to steal maritime technology research meant for military use. According to officials referenced by the paper, the...

Report: Coal ash pollution leaks into groundwater at PA power plants

03.06.19 | Terry Diener

The report, from the Environmental Integrity Project, found over 90 percent of sites that store coal ash are leaking levels of contamination exceeding EPA health standards. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Neil...

Wolf in western Pennsylvania

03.01.19 | Terry Diener

The governor of the commonwealth was near Pittsburgh Thursday to push his Restore Pennsylvania Plan, which he said could generate $4.5 billion for infrastructure investments across the state over the next four years. Wolf focused on the plan's...

Pennsylvania will start issuing "upgraded" driver licenses

02.27.19 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Transportation plans to issue the so-called Real IDs starting Friday. About 170,000 people who got pre-qualified can order theirs online. There are 10 million holders of Pennsylvania driver licenses and ID cards. The...

For 3rd time Gov. Wolf proposes towns pay for PA State Police protection

02.25.19 | Terry Diener

The latest effort by Gov. Tom Wolf to impose a fee on municipalities that rely on state troopers, instead of a local police force, is generating new conversations in Harrisburg This is the third time Wolf has tried to impose a fee on a...

Elections official says PA only state w/o voter paper trail if machines are not upgraded by 2020

02.21.19 | Terry Diener

Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania’s acting state secretary, also told state senators during an Appropriations Committee hearing that election-security experts agree moving to voting machines that allow voters to double check how their vote was...

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