List by Author: Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Air Quality Improves

08.11.14 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Environmental Protection has labeled just four days so far this year as air quality alert days -- compared to 28 last year and 75 the year before. A spokeswoman with the DEP says ozone is primarily the cause for air quality ...

Corbett, NCAA Request More Time In Sex-Abuse Settlement

08.08.14 | Terry Diener

Lawyers for the NCAA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible ...

PA Courts Consider Microfilm Records

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

A new law could help counties in Pennsylvania modernize the way they store and preserve court records, by giving them the option to store those records electronically, not just through paper copies or microfilm.The proposal to update methods by ...

DEP Awarded Million Dollar Grant

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public ...

Geisinger Looking for New CEo

07.29.14 | Terry Diener

Geisinger Health System officials said Monday they have begun searching for a CEO to replace Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., who will leave at the end of next June. Steele, who is seventy, has headed the Danville, Pa.-based system since 2001. He will remain ...

PA Republicans Challenge Corbett's Budget Vetoes

07.24.14 | Terry Diener

Republicans who control the Senate have hired outside counsel to decide whether -- or even how -- to challenge Corbett's veto of roughly $7.2 million in legislative earmarks in a budget-related bill called the fiscal code. The code is often ...

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

Pennsylvania Bans Tanning Beds for Minors

07.15.14 | Terry Diener

 A state law that took effect this month requires tanning facilities to turn away customers younger than 17 and obtain written parental consent from 17-year-olds. Pennsylvania joins about three dozen states that regulate the indoor tanning ...

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