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Penn State's president will host higher ed. leaders from across the country

06.17.19 | Terry Diener

Eric Barron will help lead discussions on how universities can better serve their communities by maximizing the impact of university research on the economy and society. In his leadership role, Barron has worked to promote and exchange...

PA hunting licenses for the 2019-20 season go on sale today

06.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Hunters can buy most licenses online, which will take up to 10 business days to arrive by mail. Licenses also can be purchased in person.

School choice proponents in PA urge passage of HB 800

06.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf has vowed to veto it. The measure nearly doubles a tax credit so parents can send their kids to the school of their choice. The governor fears it will hurt public education too much.  

Pennsylvania politicians return to Harrisburg to finish budget work

06.14.19 | Bob Price

The spending plan is due at the end of the month. Lawmakers could act to increase the minimum wage. First Lady Francis Wolf wishes they would. Wolf says 89% of people on minimum wage are adults and most of them are women. The first lady says...

Rare 13-star American flags will be on display at Museum of Rev. War

06.14.19 | Terry Diener

Antique flag dealer and expert Jeff Bridgman has loaned the historic flags to the Philadelphia museum for display starting today, which is Flag Day. The flags feature 32 arrangements of 13 stars representing the 13 original Colonies. There was...

Gov. Wolf plans to veto school choice legislation

06.13.19 | Bob Price

The measure that recently passed the GOP-controlled General Assembly doubles a tax credit for families to send their children to private schools in under-performing districts. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says needy...

Earthquake hits Juniata County, PA

06.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

Did you feel it? The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the commonwealth last night--centered in Juniata County. There have been no reports of property damage.

GOP lawmakers in PA rebuff governor's call for voting machine funds

06.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Republican legislators are refusing to commit to the millions of dollars sought by Governor Wolf to replace the state's voting machines in time for next year's presidential election.  They insist the added expense will hurt counties. The...

PA family raises awareness about suicide assistance websites

06.12.19 | Bob Price

The York County family is alarmed after their own daughter took her life with the aid of the online forum. This tragedy has spurred action in Harrisburg too. Representative Frank Ryan says assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania, but says...

PA's governor pushes for state police protection fee

06.12.19 | Terry Diener

Wolf says some municipalities are not paying their fair share for police protection, and to compensate for that deficit, money is being taken from the Motor License Fund that would otherwise go to roads and bridges. During its first year, the...

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