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The Athens School District is the latest Pennsylvania school district to go on strike

04.18.16 | Bob Price

Teachers have walked off the job after being unable to reach a deal with the school board on a new contract. Athens Superintendent Craig Stage says there's no way of knowing how long the job action will last.Extracurricular activities including ...

Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to pass a medical marijuana law

04.18.16 | Bob Price

Gov. Wolf signed the measure yesterday. At the bill signing ceremony, supporters hailed pot as an crucial remedy for controlling pain.          But critics argue medical marijuana is unsafe.  Dr. ...

Pro-life activists in Pennsylvania are "up in arms" over stalled abortion-ban legislation

04.15.16 | Bob Price

The fetal pain awareness bill was halted suddenly this week after the president of Planned Parenthood derailed it in Harrisburg.  The legislation seeks to ban abortions after 20 weeks. It's unclear whether the pro-life legislation will be ...

Many people in Pennsylvania are wondering how the states' new medical marijuana law will work

04.15.16 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf will sign the measure on Sunday. Up to 150 licensed pot dispensaries will be permitted to sell the drug.                   Dr. Loren Robinson with ...

GOP presidential presence comes to Pennsylvania

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Donald Trump was in Pittsburgh last night. A thousand police officers had to hold rioters back. Inside though, "The Donald" had a foible. It seems that in Nittany Lion country, he didn't know that Joe Paterno had died.   Ted Cruz's dad, ...

Medical marijuana could be a done deal in Pennsylvania this weekend

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, signed and sealed by both houses of the legislature, now sits on Governor Tom Wolf's desk.  He says he'll sign it Sunday. Crowds on both sides of the aisle were up late into the night, waiting. As news of the vote came in, there ...

The presidential campaign: 6 days till New York heads to the polls and 13 days for Pennsylvanians

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

One upstate New York mom is making headlines for taking her three kids to every single presidential rally in upstate New York. Republican or Democratic. Lynn Flannery Howlett says it's been easy.  The candidates keep coming to ...

The fight to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania isn't over yet

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that looked like it had widespread support was dropped hours before the vote after the president of Planned Parenthood flew to the state capitol Monday. But Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says losing this first round isn't ...

A medical marijuana bill could be in the hands of Pennsylvania'a governor this week

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Senate passed Senate Bill 3 during the dinner hour last night by a vote of 42 to 7 making the state one step closer to having legalized marijuana. The House has already passed this, meaning the final step is for the bill to go back to the House ...

Tens of thousands of Verizon workers on the east coast have walked off the job this morning

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of workers joined picket lines as you were getting breakfast this morning--including workers in Syracuse, Oneonta, Vestal, and Watertown. In Pennsylvania, after 10 months of failed contract negotiations, thousands are striking in the ...

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