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COVID-19 keeps commonwealth classes cancelled into April

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Department of Education says all schools in the state will remain closed through at least April 6th. The decision aligns with the governor's stay-at-home directive for seven counties in eastern PA. All standardized testing for...

The number of positive tests has skyrocketed to nearly 700 in PA

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Six deaths are blamed in coronavirus in the commonwealth. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the number of confirmed cases is doubling nearly every two days. To stop the spread, Governor Wolf has issued a stay-at-home order for Allegheny...

PA gov. calls COVID-19 "most significant public health crisis of our lifetime"

03.23.20 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf has also ordered a shut-down of all "non-essential" businesses. Nationwide, about one-in-three Americans are under a "lock down" order. Public health activist Carlos Giminez says each of us can play our part to beat this virus by...

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issues "stay-at-home" order

03.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

Mayor Kenney's aim is to keep Philadelphia's 1.6 million people from leaving home except to get food, seek medical attention, exercise outdoors, go to an essential job, or other important errands that involve personal and public safety...

Dick's Sporting Goods pulls guns from additional 440 shops

03.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

In March 2019, Dick's stopped selling guns and ammunition at 125 of its locations. Tuesday's announcement is part of Dick's effort to remove guns from its stores following the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Riding the "Joe-mentum"

03.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

Joe Biden is closing in on the Democratic nomination after another terrific Tuesday. The former vice president is projected as the winner of primaries in Michigan, Missouri, Idaho, and Mississippi. Speaking in Philadelphia, he reached out to...

Confirmed coronavirus cases in PA rises to 10

03.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says more cases are expected. Governor Tom Wolf advises everyone to stay home from school or work if your are sick.  To keep from getting sick, health officials urge thorough hand washing, coughing into a...

Surveyors to create new record of Mason-Dixon line

03.10.20 | Terry Diener

Members of Maryland and Pennsylvania surveyor societies will help survey the 196-mile border stretching from Delaware to the southeastern tip of Fayette County, where Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia meet. Surveyors will make a new...

New budget divide deepens between Gov. Wolf & general assembly

03.09.20 | Terry Diener

Budget hearings that concluded this past week in Harrisburg shed light on how far apart Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled General Assembly are on agreeing to a spending plan for the 2021 fiscal year. Lawmakers were critical...

Pennsylvania places 21st for richest states

03.05.20 | Terry Diener

A small business site says in contrast to other, similar wealth-ranking reports, many of which use minimalistic approaches for ranking wealth, the ChamberofCommerce.org report uses a "holistic approach" that measures several variables to...

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