List by Author: Terry Diener

Experts says the PA teacher shortage is only going to get worse

01.08.18 | Terry Diener

A spokesman for the state education association says there is evidence that a teacher shortage may be rapidly approaching, and the problem is two-fold. Pennsylvania will soon be hit with a wave of retirements, and there are fewer college...

Gov. Wolf has vowed to protect PA's medical pot from 'backwards attacks' by feds

01.05.18 | Terry Diener

Wolf's comments come following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that he is doing away with the Obama-era policy that has paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country. Wolf says his administration...

This year's flu season is looking pretty similar to last in PA

12.28.17 | Terry Diener

Starting out 2017, Pennsylvania peaked at nearly 8,000 cases. A physician with Penn State Health says the flu season can peak anytime between December and February with some cases as late as May. Pennsylvania is currently labeled as...

The PA Game Commission renames its officers

12.27.17 | Terry Diener

While wildlife conservation officers have been unofficially called game wardens by the public, this is the first time in the Game Commission's history that it will be the official job title. Game Commission officials say the goal is to more...

The DOC is set to unveil an addition to its medical facility in Muncy, PA

12.22.17 | Terry Diener

SCI Muncy, located in north central Pennsylvania recently received final permitting approval for the opening of the new addition to an Infirmary that will provide expanded health and dental care services for female inmates. The nearly $6 million...

Deer hunters have helped a PA nonprofit that distributes to food banks set a new record

12.15.17 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says nearly 3,000 deer harvested by hunters in 2016-17 were donated to a nonprofit that distributes the venison to food banks. The donation sets a record for the nonprofit, Hunters Sharing the Harvest, now in its...

Gov. Wolf applauds passage of a measure to address the opioid epidemic

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 446 will give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Before that legislation...

PA's top court has agreed to hear an appeal by an electric supplier

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

In taking the case, the state's Supreme Court will answer the question of whether the $1.8 million fine imposed on HIKO Energy by the state Public Utility Commission is "grossly disproportionate" to penalties other energy firms have received for...

A plan to let students use state money to pay for private school is getting closer to the Senate floor

12.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 2 would create education savings accounts, similar to private school vouchers, that would let students in the lowest-performing public schools use the money the state would have spent on their education for alternative school options...

A chronically-absent Democrat has PA politicians up in arms

12.12.17 | Terry Diener

Monday’s absence by Democratic Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County was recorded as unexcused. The House last recorded Haggerty as “present” on July 22nd. House members could vote to hold him in contempt after...

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