List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Today PA is distributing more than $400 million to long-term care centers

07.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

The effort is aimed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and care for those who have it. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says thanks to the sacrifices of many, "we are enjoying some return to normalcy, but this fight is far from over." The money is...

The Trump Campaign sues county election boards in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Sarah Harnisch

The suit stems from mail-in drop-off sites for ballots in the June 2 primary. President Trump's re-election campaign, the National Republican Party and 4 western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued to force changes to how the state collects...

Black flies are especially bothersome this year in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on its Facebook page this past week that it is aware of an increase in the black fly – commonly known as gnats – population in the northeast portion of the state...

PA marks 1st anniv. of declaring 6/19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery. U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the day marks a time to "reflect on our history, the mistakes we have made."  He insists, "while we have come a long way, we know there is more we need to...

PA's gov. signs measure requiring State Dept. to publish June 2nd Primary report

06.19.20 | Terry Diener

The report will help identify any necessary changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code before the general election in November. The report will include a series of data points for each county relating to the reforms of Act 77 of 2019 and Act 12...

Poll: Joe Biden has a 3-point lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania

06.18.20 | Terry Diener

According to the CNBC/Change Research survey released Wednesday, Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania, 49% to 46%.   Political analysts say with 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is expected to be one of the key battleground states...

Pennsylvania’s highest court will take over a lawsuit filed by Republicans

06.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

The case seeks to end Governor Wolf's pandemic shutdown order. The state Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the governor's emergency declaration. Wolf has been criticized for his handling of the COVI-19 pandemic. But, the...

Federal funds are on the way to help PA dairy farmers hit hard by coronavirus

06.17.20 | Terry Diener

The Wolf administration says $40 million in funding is now available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of...

East Stroudsburg Univ. is the latest PA school to roll out fall semester plans

06.17.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

New and returning students will be back on campus at the university when classes begin in mid-August. New COVID-19 safety measures will be in place including smaller class sizes and mandatory mask-wearing.   Meanwhile, more than 1,000...

Police reforms proposed in Pennsylvania

06.16.20 | Terry Diener

Two bills to change how cops are hired and trained have been unanimously approved by a state House committee. State Representative Jordan Harris says as people raise their voices in the commonwealth, this is not the time for lawmakers to waste...

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