List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Medical marijuana czar: State ‘on track’ to get drug to patients early next year

10.19.17 | Bob Price

The man in charge of the state’s medical marijuana program is reiterating that patients will start receiving the drug early next year. Speaking at an educational summit last week, John Collins, director of Pennsylvania’s Office of...

Pittsburgh diocese settles its 5-year legal fight over the Obamacare birth control mandate

10.18.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The suit sought to overturn a provision in Obamacare that would have forced the diocese to provide contraception as part of employee health coverage. Geneva College and seven other groups across the country joined the suit. The settlement...

Pressure mounts for Trump to take a closer look at his drug czar nominee

10.17.17 | Bob Price

The extra heat comes after a Washington Post / "60 Minutes" investigation into opiod abuse. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says "confirming Rep. Marino as our nation's drig scar is like putting a wold in charge of the hen...

PA's governor wants more legislation to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic

10.17.17 | Terry Diener

The bills would limit over-prescribing, further regulate recovery homes, require opioid education in schools, and provide a humane path to require treatment. State Senator Gene Yaw said that each of these bills can be compared to the strands of...

Motorists can expect a smoother drive on the PA Turnpike today

10.16.17 | Bob Price

All lanes of the turnpike's Northeast Extension are now open again after crews wrapped up a bridge replacement project early this morning. The busy thoroughfare in the Poconos was closed all weekend long, forcing drivers on a 70-mile detour.

A protest for prison reform happened Sunday afternoon in Scranton, PA

10.16.17 | Bob Price

The rally was meant to draw attention to sexual violence at the Lackawanna County Prison. Opponents argue a few "bad apples" should not cause the public to lose trust in their corrections officers. Four women at the Lackawanna County Prison...

Students are gathering at athletic fields to challenge peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus

10.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

High schools students hosted Fields of Faith events this week near Atlanta, Georgia and in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The student-led functions allow students to share the gospel with the masses. Last year, there were 519 Fields of Faith events...

PA's governor wants to make of his acting cabinet level secretaries permanent appointments

10.13.17 | Terry Diener

On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf nominated Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Acting Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller, Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith, and Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica...

President Trump comes to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania today

10.11.17 | Sarah Harnisch

He'll be flanked by truck drivers in an airport hangar as he takes the wraps off his new tax plan. It's a tax plan New York Senator Chuck Schumer says is irresponsible. Grover Norquist is a tax analyst. He says Schumer doesn't quite have his...

A PA court says athletic officials in public schools could face legal responsibility for concussions suffered by athletes

10.11.17 | Terry Diener

In a ruling that could be a game-changer, a state court Tuesday refused to kill a lawsuit by three high school athletes who claim the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is legally responsible for concussions they suffered playing...

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