List by Author: Terry Diener

A glut of milk in the U.S. continues to impact PA dairy farmers

04.19.18 | Terry Diener

More farmers in Pennsylvania, the nation’s sixth-largest dairy producer, are resorting to auctions to liquidate assets before things get worse. The website Farmshine.net lists dozens of them in the state in the coming months. Pennsylvania...

The PA house wants able-bodied Medicaid recipiants to work part-time or job search

04.18.18 | Terry Diener

The Republican-controlled House voted 115-to-80 Tuesday for a bill to require state officials to seek federal approval for a work requirement. Backers argue that work is a path out of poverty, while opponents say many recipients are already...

PA's AG reviews concealed carry reciprocity

04.17.18 | Terry Diener

The purpose of the review is to ensure consistency in how concealed carry licenses are enforced in Pennsylvania, and to aid law enforcement in doing its job to protect the public. As a result, Shapiro says Pennsylvania now recognizes the...

Price tag stumbles the progress of swapping PA voting machines

04.13.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov. Tom wolf wants Pennsylvania's counties to replace their electronic voting systems with machines that leave a verifiable paper trail by the end of 2019. Wolf says his goal is to make it affordable for counties to get a good deal...

PA's high court to decide if illegal drug use while pregnant qualifies as child abuse

04.10.18 | Terry Diener

The Supreme Court has taken up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time she gave birth early last year at Williamsport Hospital. Court records indicate the child spent 19 days in the hospital being treated...

Gym class isn't what it used to be in Pennsylvania

04.09.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania"s education department provides phys. education benchmarks that school districts must meet, but it does not mandate a specific number of gym or health-and-wellness class credits for students. A Department spokeswoman says since...

A growing movement presses for students in PA to learn CPR

04.05.18 | Terry Diener

This year, Pennsylvania could become the 38th state in the nation to pass such a law. In the Pennsylvania legislature, the CPR in Schools legislation is in committee and may soon go before the full senate for a third and final vote. A similar...

PA ranks 2nd in the nation for organic product sales

03.28.18 | Terry Diener

Agriculture officials say statewide sales increased by about 10 times over the last decade. The findings by the U.S. Department of Agriculture may sound at odds with long-held perceptions of Pennsylvania as home of cheesesteaks, hoagies, and...

Pennsylvanians question vehicle emissions testing

03.26.18 | Terry Diener

Emission tests are required in 25 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. They exist to reduce smog and serve to help the state comply with the federal Clean Air Act. Those advocating abolishing the tests say Emission controls are better on newer...

Gov. Wolf taps 36-year law enforcement veteran for PSP acting commissioner

03.23.18 | Terry Diener

Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick will succeed retiring colonel Tyree C. Blocker, who is retiring as commissioner today. Evanchick will serve as acting commissioner until a permanent appointee to the post is approved by the Legislature. Blocker's...

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