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A gallery honoring Planters' mascot could be coming to the commonwealth

02.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

During a peanut-themed celebration held on Public Square Monday, Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown said he's planning to bring a Mr. Peanut gallery to the city. It comes after Mr. Peanut was reborn as Baby Nut during a Super Bowl commercial Sunday...

Pennsylvania lawmakers push bill to ban isolation for select inmates

02.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The measure in both houses would do away with solitary confinement for vulnerable populations including pregnant women, LGBTQ prisoners and detainees with mental health issues. The bill would also limit the isolation time to 15 days for all...

Pennsylvania's student aid agency launches new loan refinancing program

02.04.20 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania is saddled with the label of its college graduates having the second highest average student loan debt in the nation at $37,900, but the state’s student aid agency is offering a new loan refinancing option to make paying back...

On the brink of a budget in PA

02.03.20 | Terry Diener

  Governor Tom Wolf’s sixth budget proposal to Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature will come out Tuesday, and he is expected to seek more money for public schools and emphasize the urgency of addressing student-loan...

Petitioning for increased pay in PA

01.29.20 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf wants to raise the minimum wage. He hosted an event Tuesday at the state Capitol. Wolf says the current minimum adds up to a yearly wage nearing $15,000. The governor wants the minimum wage increased to 12 bucks an hour and for...

Peta versus Punxsutawney Phil

01.29.20 | Brandon Dickson

The animal rights group says they've sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club asking them to retire the resident groundhog as well as the tradition of using him as a weather predictor. The organization insists being in close proximity...

VP Pence paying PA a visit

01.28.20 | Bill Price

He'll speak at a Women for Trump event at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill on Wednesday, February 5th. The VP will be joined by White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The event begins at 5 p.m.

Mixing up hunting dates in the Keystone State

01.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Rifle dear season started on a Saturday last November.  And this week, the state game commission put three possible Sunday dates on the hunting schedule. Response differs among hunters when it comes to Sunday hunting. Two other Sundays...

Half a million "marching for life" today

01.24.20 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

They're flocking to the National Mall in our nation's capital today for the 47th annual event. The march's president, Jeanne Mancini, insists having a president attend "in person" is a first. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute...

Former PA Lt. Gov. Mike Stack saunters into stand-up comedy

01.24.20 | Terry Diener

Stack’s profile page is on Backstage, a website for actors and comedians seeking work. There are two videos of Stack at the LA School of Comedy in Los Angeles, working through jokes while a comedy coach and classmates cheer him on and offer...

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