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Pro-life politicians in PA plan to pursue an agressive agenda in 2019

01.07.19 | Bob Price

Representative Clint Owlett of the Northern Tier says the push is on-- despite having one of the most pro-abortion governors in America. Last year, the general assembly passed several pro-life bills that failed to garner enough support to...

PA Turnpike tolls have officially gone up again

01.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The six percent hike went into effect Sunday across all 552 miles of the system. PennDOT's Carl DeFebo says, "this is the 11th year in a row that tolls have gone up on the PA Turnpike system." Commonwealth commuters are not very pleased. The...

A NE PA college wields weapon in the fight against the drug epidemic

01.04.19 | Famiy Life News Team

Administrators at Luzerne County Community College say earning an addiction recovery diploma is the first step to become a certified recovery specialist.   School officials officials insist there is currently a lack of trained people to...

Impact fees are "welling up" for natural gas companies that failed to pay in PA

01.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The dispute, adding up to millions of dollars in tariffs, is centered on "stripper wells" that are exempt from fees. Drillers had argued for a more expansive definition of the aging wells, but the state Supreme Court disagreed. An industry...

A bevy of issues expected to be addressed this legislative session in PA

01.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Among the issues is minimum wage. Democratic Representative Patty Kim says she plans to reintroduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, the top priority for Democratic Representative Mark Rozzi is legislation to...

Penn State wants to trademark the term "Happy Valley"

01.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

"Happy Valley"refers to the school's setting in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. The university applied for the trademark last month and says it wants to consult with local government and business leaders about its use. The Centre Daily...

PA residents who itemized charitable giving on fed. income tax forms gave on avg. over $5K in 2016

01.03.19 | Terry Diener

That amount was the 39th highest in the Tax Foundation’s ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis shows charitable deductions taken in 2016 in Pennsylvania numbered 1.4 million, amounting to a total of $7.3...

New college savings accounts in Pennsylvania

01.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Babies born in the state or adopted by Pennsylvania residents this year will automatically receive a college savings account that has $100 deposited into it. The Keystone Scholars program is intended to provide seed money to encourage families...

PA collector may now have item to top a signed letter from Teddy Roosevelt

01.02.19 | Terry Diener

Larry Cook, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, recently acquired a rare document that could shed light on one of the country's most popular presidents. Written on vellum paper, the document outlines Abraham Lincoln’s promotion of John Hall to...

PA's high court: pregnant women who take illegal drugs won't face c. abuse charges

12.31.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 5-2 decision comes amid the U.S. opioid epidemic, and it includes abuse by pregnant women that can result in early labor, stillbirth and withdrawal symptoms for newborns. The case involves a baby girl who spent 19 days in Williamsport...

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