List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa Health Secretary Karen Murphy leaving for job in private sector

05.23.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy is leaving the Wolf administration for a position in the private sector.  Governor Wolf thanked Secretary Murphy for her work to battle the heroin and opioid epidemic, implement the...

Bloomsburg University Names New President

05.23.17 | Bob Price

Bloomsburg University had a lot to celebrate. The school named its 19th president and students are excited for the new leadership. Eight months after Bloomsburg University President David Soltz announced his retirement, the school introduced Dr...

Pa Rep. Mike Kelly won't run for governor, but might go for Senate

05.22.17 | Bob Price

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler, has ruled out a run for governor but said he is “thoroughly considering” a campaign for U.S. Senate. Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, both Democrats, are up for re-election next...

Pence's Grove City commencement appearance cheered, protested

05.22.17 | Bob Price

Vice President Mike Pence told Grove City College's 606 graduates Saturday that they have a responsibility to become leaders when they leave the conservative Christian school. Criticism will come with the territory, he said. “You hold...

PA's public utility commission has just put the pause button on a rate hike request of nearly 16.5% for Pennsylania American Water customers

05.19.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The company provides drinking water to more than two million state residents. American Water says it needs the extra revenue to do infrastructure repairs.

A law firm is backing a group of Allentown teens who've been banned from forming a Pro-life club at school

05.19.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society have sent a letter Parkland High School administrators saying the school's denial to allow the student group is unconstitutional and needs to be reversed.A school official told the girls, the club was "too...

William Penn's once-a-decade makeover is underway in Philadelphia

05.18.17 | Terry Diener

 It is time for the 37-foot tall bronze statue of the founder of Pennsylvania sitting high atop City Hall in Philadelphia to get the sculpture version of a spa day treatment with a bath, a laser treatment, wax and buff. But this treatment...

In northcentral PA the only remaining independent hospital in Lycoming County will soon become part of Geisinger

05.18.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Pending government approval, the Jersey Shore Hospital will merge with Geisinger. Its name will be Ggeisinger-Jersey Shore hospital.

Senator Bob Casey of PA has introduced a bill to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination

05.17.17 | Bob Price

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make reasonable accommodations to allow pregnant women to continue working.

Nearly half a million dollars will help veterans in PA transition from military service

05.17.17 | Terry Diener

The Troops to Teachers grant program will create a network of teacher preparation programs around the commonwealth supporting veterans as they earn their teaching certifications. The program, in partnership with high-poverty and/or...

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