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With a strike deadline looming, hundreds of faculty members with the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education protested yesterday at the state capital in Harrisburg

10.07.16 | Terry Diener

The protesters shouted "students first" along with other chants as they hoisted signs defending temporary faculty, fair negotiations, and students and declaring their unwillingness to sacrifice quality by giving in to some of the system's ...

There's an effort in Pennsylvania to abolish school property taxes

10.06.16 | Bob Price

The new effort would abolish school property taxes and replace the lost revenue by raising the sales and income tax rate. The Property Tax Independence Act was introduced in the state House yesterday. A similar tax reform effort was defeated by ...

'No-fault' divorce waiting periods will be shorter in Pennsylvania

10.06.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor wolf signed the bill yesterday that reduces the mandatory "no-fault" divorce wait period from two years to one. The one year wait time takes effect in 60 days. While the Pennsylvania wait time is still longer than surrounding states, ...

Online voter registrations are up in New York

10.05.16 | Bob Price

The state department of motor vehicles processed nearly a 150,000  applications during the month of September alone.  Of those, nearly 80,000 were first time voters. The voter registration deadline is next Friday in New York. ...

The Pennsylvania Health Department has unveiled a plan to improve oversight of nursing homes so that quality care continues

10.05.16 | Bob Price

Health Secretary Karen Murphy says this is not an indictment of nursing homes.  She insists Governor Tom Wolf wants "every resident in every nursing home to have access" to high quality care.      The Pennsylvania ...

The looming teacher strike at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities would impact more than 112,000 students across the commonwealth

10.05.16 | Bob Price

If it happens, it would be the first strike in the 33-year-history of the state system of higher education. 5,500 professors could walk off the job as soon as Wednesday, October 19th.Faculty at the affected schools say classes will continue even ...

Last Week to Register to Vote in PA for Upcoming Presidential Election

10.04.16 | Bob Price

If you still haven't registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election, time is running out. The last day to sign up to vote in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, October 11 and during this last week, Republicans and Democrats are pushing to ...

Corry water leaks repaired, restrictions remain

10.04.16 | Bob Price

Corry water users were still being told to boil their water and were being asked to continue conserving it Monday even after significant weekend water leaks were repaired. "We are currently under a boil advisory," City Manager Jason Biondi said. ...

There's a water emergency in Corry, Pennsylvania

10.03.16 | Bob Price

A water main break drained the entire Corry Reservoir of 300 million gallons over the weekend. Corry Mayor Charles Campbell says the departments of public safety and health have been called to make sure residents are taken care of.It'll take up to ...

A national cyber security firm says Pennsylvania is vulnerable to hackers this election day

10.03.16 | Bob Price

Experts say it's because there's no paper trail with the voting machines and that makes the election results easier to tamper with.Ben Johnson runs the cyber security firm Carbon Black. Election officials in Harrisburg say the kind of voting ...

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