List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's water supply is holding up against Marcellus shale gas drilling

06.19.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s no. 2 gas-producing state, after Texas. Yale University looked at groundwater chemistry and did not find elevated levels of...

Republicans bring forth plan to remake the PA Supreme Court

06.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Democratic majority threw out the GOP-drawn map of Congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching Democratic justices. That talk receded, but PA...

Planned Parenthood is planning to spend $1.5 million to re-elect Gov. Wolf

06.18.18 | Terry Diener

The pro-abortion group says this is its biggest investment ever in a Pennsylvania midterm election. Wolf, a Democrat seeking a second four-year term, is running against Republican Scott Wagner, the owner of a waste-hauling business. Planned...

The NWS says 2 tornadoes in Pennsylvania were classified as EF-2

06.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says that means high winds hit the commonwealth during Wednesday's storm. The tornadoes ravaged Bradford County and Wilkes-Barre where the governor visited a severely damaged shopping center. Dozens of homes and businesses...

Washington's personal Rev. War headquarters flag is now on display in PA

06.15.18 | Terry Diener

The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the war, and its appearance at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution is the flag’s first public display since the war. The museum...

Gov. Wolf is calling on state lawmakers to raise PA's minimum wage

06.14.18 | Terry Diener

Gov. Tom Wolf has tweeted that more than half of the states have raise their minimum wage — including all states bordering Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's minimum wage is $7.25 and hour. Among neighboring states, the minimum wage ranges from...

'Not guilty' verdict for Schuylkill Co. man in overdose death

06.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

The jury acquitted Kyle Menander last night in the death of a woman two years ago. The victim's father was outraged. Two other people have been charged in the investigation, but their cases have not gone to trial.

PA House passes legislation to ban the sale of e-cigs to minors

06.13.18 | Bill Price

The measure adds nicotine delivery products to the list of tobacco products that are illegal to sell to minors. Penalties would be the same as for selling cigarettes and other traditional tobacco products to minors. The bill now heads to the...

Audit says Philly has worst accounting practices

06.13.18 | Terry Diener

The audit cites $924 million in bookkeeping errors last year alone. The city is also missing $33 million from its main bank account, a discrepancy that came to light earlier this year. One report claims city finance officials plan to have...

Advocates push for citizens to have say in drawing PA's legislative district lines

06.12.18 | Terry Diener

The gathering was held as the state Senate tries to settle lawmakers’ and advocates’ concerns on Senate Bill 22. In its current form, the bill would partially pass the Legislature's map-making powers to an independent commission...

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