List by Author: Terry Diener

The state Senate is doing something about limited healthcare in rural parts of PA

04.27.17 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers have passed a bill that lets nurse practitioners provide health care independent of a doctor. By a vote of 39-10, the chamber embraced a measure that would allow nurses to practice on their own after fulfilling a three-year, 3,600-hour...

The nationwide manhunt for the man who posted a murder on Facebook ends in Erie

04.18.17 | Terry Diener

The man police say posted a video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man,  shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police today.Steve Stephens was accused of shooting seventy-four year old Robert Godwin Sr...

A new Penn State study reveals women are more represented in the healthcare field in PA than any other industry

04.17.17 | Terry Diener

Women make up about 88% of the state's health care support workers.   Women in most health care professions also tend to earn closer to the same amount as men in their fields.  Support workers earn more than 80 cents for every...

Today is the deadline to register to vote in PA if you want to take part in the May 17th Primary Election

04.17.17 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania primary elections next month feature a number of contests for school boards and county and municipal government, as well as a handful of appeals court races. Public interest may not be what it was last year, when Pennsylvania was a...

A PA church youth group has been asked to stop leaving brightly painted rocks at local parks in Mountour County

04.14.17 | Terry Diener

The Press Enterprise reports that Danville council members told police to ask the project organizers to stop placing the inspirational rocks in flower beds and grass. Street Superintendent John Hack says the rocks could become dangerous if run...

Penn State President Eric Barron wants the Greek community to take a two-week break from social events

04.13.17 | Terry Diener

The cancellation of socials follows two months of scrutiny after Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza’s death. In an open letter to Greek life members on Monday, Barron questioned whether the Greek system is coming to an end at Penn State...

The PA health department has released medical marijuana regulations for doctors

04.12.17 | Terry Diener

Doctors have until April 20th to submit comments on the new temporary rules governing how the medicine can be obtained. Physicians with an active medical license who are qualified to treat patients with at least one serious medical condition must...

PA politicians may eliminate a government agency that was set up to study the issues impacting rural residents

04.10.17 | Terry Diener

House Republicans say eliminating the Center for Rural Pennsylvania would be part of a broader push to eliminate duplicate services.  But state Senate, where support for t remains strong, particularly due to recent research by the...

PA’s House has voted to pass a bill to increase donations to pediatric cancer research

04.06.17 | Terry Diener

House Bill 46 would establish a check-off box on Pennsylvania’s state income tax form to allow taxpayers to designate a contribution for childhood cancer research. The donations, deducted from the taxpayers’ refunds, would go to...

The public utility commission in PA has urged Congress to continue programs that President Trump wants to get rid of

03.31.17 | Terry Diener

President Trump’s budget proposal asks Congress to eliminate federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program to help boost spending on the military. In a letter to members of...

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