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Pa. leads nation in young men's overdose deaths

11.23.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania leads the nation - New Jersey is fourth - in drug overdose deaths among young adult men, according to a new analysis, raising the local level of urgency about an epidemic that over the last decade has killed more than twice as many ...

Budget impasse may extend beyond Thanksgiving

11.23.15 | Bob Price

The glimmer of hope that surfaced last week for a budget breakthrough has given way to the stark reality that a state budget agreement most likely won’t be reached by Thanksgiving. That would drag the impasse between Gov. Tom Wolf and state ...

Hundreds Of Syrian Refugees Arrive In Pennsylvania

11.20.15 | Bob Price

They are Egyptian, Jordanian, Iraqi – but mostly Syrian, and just under 200 arrived to the Syrian Arab American Charity Association in Allentown to receive food, supplies and medical care. “No one comes here to make problems… ...

Liquor privatization bill passes through Pa. House

11.20.15 | Bob Price

A bill which would eliminate all state-run liquor stores and privatize the industry in Pennsylvania passed through the House on Thursday and is expected to be voted on by the Senate next week. House Bill 1690 would close 600 state stores but open ...

Pennsylvania House panel advances medical marijuana legislation

11.19.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana, following a successful committee vote Wednesday in the House that positions the bill for final passage. Before any proposal becomes law, however, it is subject to an amendment ...

Pa. panel approves Internet gaming, airport casino bill

11.19.15 | Bob Price

A bill to legalize and regulate Internet gaming and to allow slot machines at the state’s six largest airports is one step closer to becoming law. The House Gaming Oversight Committee on Wednesday voted to approve House Bill 649. The ...

Pennsylvania Senate delays vote on eliminating school property taxes

11.18.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania state Senate has delayed a vote on legislation to completely eliminate $14 billion in school property taxes by replacing the revenue with substantially higher state taxes on sales and income. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman ...

Gov. Wolf says "yes" to Syrian refugees

11.17.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration will continue working with the federal government to resettle Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania following the Paris terrorist attacks. It’s an endeavor that’s come under criticism after investigators ...

Top aides say Kane must cede virtually all duties to others

11.17.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane must delegate virtually all of her duties as the state's highest law enforcement official to others because of the suspension of her law license, her top deputies warned in a letter to their boss made public ...

Annual Turkey Trot Benefits Those in Need

11.16.15 | Bob Price

There was some perfect weather for a trot Sunday morning through downtown Scranton and it was all to benefit the organization 'Friends of the Poor.' The Commonwealth Medical College's sixth annual Turkey Trot kicked off along Pine Street. All the ...

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