List by Author: Terry Diener

Someone has put up posters at Penn State urging people to report illegal immigrants

02.13.17 | Terry Diener

The university’s student newspaper, The Daily Collegian, said images of the posters had been circulating on social media earlier in the week.  An image published by the paper included the message, “It is your civic duty to report...

A far away asteroid is of special interest to one Pennsylvania professor

02.10.17 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of millions of miles away from Bloomsburg University, there’s an asteroid sitting somewhere between Mars and Jupiter.  Professor Dr. Michael Shepard spent months building a 3D model of the asteroid “Psyche” using a...

PA's education department wants help in providing meals to low-income kids this summer

02.07.17 | Terry Diener

Last year during the summer, 295 organizations participated, providing nutritious meals to children at over 2,600 locations throughout the state.  But Education officials say more organizations and meal sites are needed throughout...

Semi-automatic rifles could soon be used by Pennsylvania hunters

02.01.17 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave unanimous preliminary approval to regulatory changes that would permit the use of semiautomatic rifles and shotguns while hunting big game, small game, and fur bearers. A five-round magazine...

The Republican majority in the PA Senate is wasting no time in flexing its newfound muscle

01.30.17 | Terry Diener

In the Senate’s first full week of the new two-year session, a Senate committee advanced legislation that would kill Philadelphia’s sick-leave law and withhold state grant dollars from sanctuary cities.  So far, Wolf has vetoed...

PA lawmakers are asking Mr. Trump to reexamine a law that makes driver's licenses more secure

01.27.17 | Terry Diener

A January 24th letter signed by 116 lawmakers asks Trump to resolve the constitutional issues the REAL ID Act has raised and to relieve states of the massive cost. The lawmakers say Real ID imposes a significant unfunded mandate and usurps the...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has been given a clean bill of health

01.26.17 | Terry Diener

Gov. Tom Wolf’s spokesman J.J. Abbott told reporters the governor had a follow-up visit with a doctor last week and was given the good news. Wolf announced in February of last year he had a treatable form of prostate cancer. The...

Gov. Wolf is warning Congress not to cut funding for medicaid coverage for Pennsylvanians

01.24.17 | Terry Diener

The governor says the proposed plan to replace Obamacare will have a devastating impact on Pennsylvanians, including children and the elderly and he will fight any attempt to cut coverage. Shifting Medicaid to a block-grant program has emerged as...

PA's shrinking prison population is fueling a growing parolee population

01.23.17 | Terry Diener

Since 2012, the state prison population has dropped by 2,000. Over that same period, parolee ranks grew by more than 6,000 as parole violators spent less time in prison.  Jason Bloom of the state corrections officers union says the state is...

'Antiques Roadshow' is making its first stop in Harrisburg this summer

01.20.17 | Terry Diener

The PBS television show that appraises antiques announced this week Harrisburg is one of five cities on its summer tour. The show will be making a stop there on June 3rd at a yet-to-be disclosed location. If you would like to have an item...

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