List by Author: Terry Diener

PA's governor wants more legislation to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic

10.17.17 | Terry Diener

The bills would limit over-prescribing, further regulate recovery homes, require opioid education in schools, and provide a humane path to require treatment. State Senator Gene Yaw said that each of these bills can be compared to the strands of...

PA's governor wants to make of his acting cabinet level secretaries permanent appointments

10.13.17 | Terry Diener

On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf nominated Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Acting Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller, Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith, and Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica...

A PA court says athletic officials in public schools could face legal responsibility for concussions suffered by athletes

10.11.17 | Terry Diener

In a ruling that could be a game-changer, a state court Tuesday refused to kill a lawsuit by three high school athletes who claim the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is legally responsible for concussions they suffered playing...

Tom Ridge will be the keynote at Cal U's conference on Homeland and International Security

10.09.17 | Terry Diener

It will be Ridge's first return visit to California University of Pennsylvania since he gave the 1996 commencement speech there as a first-term governor. After 9/11, Ridge left the governor's office to become assistant to the president for...

New numbers are out from an insurance giant on the number of deer/car collissions in PA

10.05.17 | Terry Diener

The Keystone State ranks third in the nation behind Montana and West Virginia for the most "deer-related" automobile crashes. State Farm has released its annual deer claim study. It says the odds of a vehicle collision involving deer are now 1...

Pennsylvanians have less than a week to register to vote in the November election

10.04.17 | Terry Diener

The deadline is Tuesday, October 10th. Pennsylvania’s online voter registration site is www.register.votesPA.com. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 31st, and the voted ballots must be received in the county...

Penn State could be tobacco-free as soon as January

10.04.17 | Terry Diener

Findings by the Penn State Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force, released this week, go to PSU President Eric Barron for review. A final decision on recommendations - which include banning smoking and tobacco - will be made later this semester...

PA park officials need your help in filling out a new survey so they can plan for the future

10.03.17 | Terry Diener

Park officials hope to learn more about what visitors want from their parks, whether they notice natural resources being affected by overuse, and how they should protect parks. Attendance booms have also led to worries that some parks may have...

It's full steam ahead for PA's medical marijuana program despite push-back

09.26.17 | Terry Diener

Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine says the comment period provides an opportunity to participate in developing the program to meet the needs of the patient. Patients and caregivers can view the draft regulations and...

A PA bill aims to crack down on theft from non-profits and the govt.

09.25.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate bill, co-sponsored by Democrat Lisa Boscola, aims to enable non-profits, the government, and businesses a better chance to collect restitution from criminals. Boscola notes recent incidents where hundreds of thousands of taxpayer...

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