List by Author: Terry Diener

The Wolf administration kicks off a health initiative to improve healthcare in rural communities

09.21.17 | Terry Diener

Acting Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the initiative will help officials learn how to bridge the health-resource gaps in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the lead agency that oversees the Public Health...

PA's governor says lawmakers have less than two weeks to end the budget stalemate

09.20.17 | Terry Diener

Wolf says he believes that leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities are on board with getting a deal done and signed by October 1. The governor spoke during regularly scheduled appearances on KDKA-AM and KQV-AM in Pittsburgh. ...

School districts across PA will share millions to help students with behavioral problems

09.19.17 | Terry Diener

More than 24,000 Pennsylvania students are currently identified as having behavioral needs, which could lead to chronic absenteeism and inhibit post-graduate or career success. To better help students, school districts across the commonwealth...

PA politicians can't agree even on what to wear to work

09.15.17 | Terry Diener

Complaints about dress code scofflaws prompted the parliamentarian for the state House of Representatives to issue a memo last week reminding members that men must wear a coat and tie. A Democratic legislator said the memo showed that...

PA's top law enforcement official is looking into the Equifax data breach

09.11.17 | Terry Diener

PA politicians get down to 'brass tacks' of filling a state budget hole today

09.11.17 | Terry Diener

State lawmakers are returning to the capital in Harrisburg for the first time in seven weeks with a fiscal emergency on their hands. At issue is how to come up with the money to keep state agencies, programs, schools and institutions funded at...

Experts are predicting robust fall foliage this autumn in PA and NY

09.08.17 | Terry Diener

Ryan Reed, an environmental education specialist in the Bureau of Forestry, says the groundwork has really been laid for fall color. Because of a wet summer, he says the leaves are loaded with sugars, which should boost the vibrancy of fall...

PA is asking the federal government for more time to roll out it's new Real IDs

09.07.17 | Terry Diener

These new forms of identification will soon be mandatory to board airplanes or enter government buildings. According to PennDOT, the state should be able to begin issuing IDs that comply with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's more...

PA Air National Guard called on to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster efforts

08.30.17 | Terry Diener

Six airmen from the Guard's 193rd Special Operations Wing in Middletown left this week to assist with communications efforts in Texas. The airmen flew to Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., pending further instructions. Pennsylvania is one...

Another teachers' strike is brewing in Pennsylvania

08.29.17 | Terry Diener

The Scranton School District, scene of an 11-day strike two years ago, could be dealing with another work stoppage soon. Scranton Federation of Teachers President Rosemary Boland said members are "very, very disappointed" with the treatment...

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