List by Author: Terry Diener

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...

PA's AG is warning residents of scammers looking to steal their money as they prepare to file their taxes

03.29.17 | Terry Diener

Callers claiming to be IRS agents will request financial information to file returns illegally and steal people’s refunds. Josh Shapiro says Pennsylvanians need to know the IRS will never request your personal or financial information by...

A crew has unearthed cannonballs at the site of an old Civil War arsenal in PA

03.28.17 | Terry Diener

The construction crew found about 20 cannonballs Monday at the site in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.The police bomb squad responded to the scene but decided to allow the construction company’s subcontractor who is...

Senate Democrats in PA are still rebuilding their computer system after hackers demanded ransom money

03.28.17 | Terry Diener

The state legislators' offices continue to operate via a combination of cell phones and laptops, some personal and some provided by the caucus. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Microsoft technicians would begin going around to...

Fatal domestic violence cases are down in PA, but not down enough

03.27.17 | Terry Diener

102 People lost their lives in domestic violence incidents last year.  The number is slightly down from 2015 when there was 114 people killed.    According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2016, there...

A ten commandments monument has been moved from a PA high school as part of a settlement with an atheist

03.23.17 | Terry Diener

The Valley News Dispatch reports that the monument was apparently removed from Valley Junior-Senior High School in New Kensington. The monument is to be placed in front of a Catholic grade school there. The New Kensington-Arnold School District...

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