List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania AG releases first annual report card on gun tracing initiative

08.10.20 | Terry Diener

Launched in July 2019, it’s a collaborative, data-driven approach to decreasing gun trafficking and illegal transfers and ensuring illegal and crime guns are taken out of neighborhoods across Pennsylvania. Josh Shapiro says his office has...

PA's auditor general pledges to introduce term limits if he's elected to Congress

08.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

Eugene DePasquale says, many in Washington "have lost touch" with the people they serve. The Democrat promised to introduce legislation limiting House members to five, two-year terms. His opponent, incumbent Republican Scott Perry, called the...

Gov. Wolf's recommendation to suspend school sports 'til 2021 garners reaction

08.07.20 | Bob Price

Republican Representative Jesse Topper says districts can decide for themselves whether the games will go on.   He claims Governor Wolf is moving beyond good governance and limiting the choices of citizens. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic...

PA state lawmakers hear about challenges ahead for reopening schools

08.06.20 | Bill Price

The issues range from what to do about medically fragile students to potential school outbreaks of COVID to high school sports. John Callahan with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association says districts are taking every precaution they...

Many parents in Pennsylvania are looking for online schooling options

08.06.20 | Terry Diener

A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, an association representing 12 of the state’s 14 public cyber charter schools says they have been inundated with inquiries about their schools and requests for...

The Keystone State cracks down on virus prevention efforts in restaurants

08.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Ag Secretary Russell Redding says new efforts give "health authority" to agricultural assessors in the field.   Inspectors will be checking on mask compliance, capacity and social distancing measures. Most Pennsylvania eateries are...

Gov. Wolf doesn't see how athletes can compete at totally "online" schools

08.04.20 | Terry Diener

In his daily press briefing Monday, Wolf said that schools need to keep everything consistent, including with what goes on in the playing fields, saying that if a school has virtual learning, “it seems hard to justify having in-person...

PA will "foot the bill" for postage costs of November mail-in ballots

08.03.20 | Terry Diener

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to use money from federal emergency coronavirus aid to cover the bill. It could run several million dollars to cover 55 cents for millions of ballots. Wolf has made paying for postage a priority as the...

The fall HS sports season will look a lot different in Pennsylvania

08.03.20 | Bill Price

There will be no "fans in the stands" and that has many moms and dads more than a little bit upset. Many athletes are upset as well. Future Penn State offensive lineman Nate Bruce says he was looking forward to the "fan support" during his...

70 Percent of NY & PA churches are holding in-person services

07.29.20 | Sarah Harnisch

After months of COVID-related restrictions, 7 in 10 protestant churches have cautiously resumed on-campus services across America. Three months ago, less than 10 percent of churches held in-person services. 94 Percent of pastors say they are...

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