List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's budding medical marijuana industry is running into some trouble

09.12.17 | Bob Price

An aspiring pot distributor is threatening a lawsuit that could shut down the entire program before it even launches. The Bethlehem-based grower is seeking an injunction against the state health department.  Keystone ReLeaf wants all...

PA officials convened the state's first ever automated vehicle summit in State College

09.12.17 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards says in many ways the commonwealth has paved the way for driver-less vehicles. The Automated Vehicle Summit, held Monday, included input from academics, business leaders, government officials and state...

VP Mike Pence commemorates the 16th anniversary of 9/11 in Shanksville, PA

09.11.17 | Bob Price

Delivering remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial, Pence applauded the brave men and women who helped divert the intended path of the hijacked plane. "It's a debt I don't think I'll ever be able to repay because among the many lives that were...

PA's top law enforcement official is looking into the Equifax data breach

09.11.17 | Terry Diener

PA politicians get down to 'brass tacks' of filling a state budget hole today

09.11.17 | Terry Diener

State lawmakers are returning to the capital in Harrisburg for the first time in seven weeks with a fiscal emergency on their hands. At issue is how to come up with the money to keep state agencies, programs, schools and institutions funded at...

A new university report examines how flooding is impacting rural parts of PA

09.08.17 | Bob Price

The commonwealth's pattern of housing development along rivers and streams makes it one of the most flood-prone states anywhere in America. Researchers at Penn State and Bucknell universities estimate nearly a million Pennsylvania residents, or...

Experts are predicting robust fall foliage this autumn in PA and NY

09.08.17 | Terry Diener

Ryan Reed, an environmental education specialist in the Bureau of Forestry, says the groundwork has really been laid for fall color. Because of a wet summer, he says the leaves are loaded with sugars, which should boost the vibrancy of fall...

PA is asking the federal government for more time to roll out it's new Real IDs

09.07.17 | Terry Diener

These new forms of identification will soon be mandatory to board airplanes or enter government buildings. According to PennDOT, the state should be able to begin issuing IDs that comply with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's more...

PA's governor has taken the wraps off a series of bills designed to combat sexual violence at schools

09.07.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf says young women who experience dating violence "are at increased risk for substance abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and suicide." The measures expand on Pennsylvania's first-in-the-nation "It's on Us" campaign which mandates...

PA's governor warns state residents 'will get hurt' if lawmakers don't fix the budget mess

09.06.17 |

The $32 billion spending plan is out of balance, and the governor says he could impose a spending freeze by mid-September to prevent the state’s bank account from going "belly up." Wolf warns a spending freeze would affect roads, schools...

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