List by Author: Terry Diener

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...

1 in 3 public school teachers in PA are not coming to class

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

There's a new report out on chronic teacher absenteeism. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute used federal Office of Civil Rights data and found these statistics: Nationally, 28.3% of teachers in traditional public schools are chronically absent...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an appearance in Harrisburg to talk about opiod addiction

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

Sessions is scheduled to appear in the seventh floor conference room of the Harrisburg federal building and courthouse. A statement from federal court said Sessions will "give remarks to law enforcement about the opioid epidemic." Earlier this...

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. ...

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