List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Considers Free College

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One Pennsylvania lawmaker has an idea to make college more affordable for people in the Keystone state. Attend for free; but give back a portion of your paycheck for 20 to 25 years. The money would go into a fund to pay for future student's ...

Gas Prices Down In NY and PA

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An oversupply of gas is driving prices down across the country.  According to the latest Lundberg Survey, in the past two weeks, prices fell more than seven-cents a gallon, settling at an average of three-dollars-59-cents a gallon.  ...

Food Stamps Cuts To Affect Over A Million Pennsylvanians

08.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Life may get hungrier for 1.3 million people in Pennsylvania on November 1st, when food-stamp benefits will be cut overnight for the first time in U.S. history.  That's 21 lost meals per month for a family of four. The program is called SNAP, ...

All Gas Wells In PA Now Have To Follow Strict Air Quality Rules

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says shale oil or gas wells will no longer be exempt. The DEP said Thursday that oil and gas well sites in Pennsylvania had been granted blanket exemptions from obtaining approvals since 1996. ...

Flags to Fly At Half Staff Across Parts of PA This Weekend

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Pennsylvania state flags at the Capitol  and at commonwealth facilities in Monroe County to fly at half-staff for three days, beginning Sunday, in honor of the shooting victims in Monroe County. Three men, ...

Dogs Find Potential Cancer Patients In PA

08.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Dogs are helping to sniff out ovarian cancer. Using tissue samples donated by patients, the University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog Center has started training 3 canines to sniff out the signature compound that indicates the presence of the ...

PA Hires New College Chief

08.08.13 | Bob Price

Frank T. Brogan, a higher-education executive and former Florida lieutenant governor, was picked Wednesday to be the next chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14-university State System of Higher Education.  The system's board of governors unanimously ...

Gunmaker Revolts Against SAFE Act

08.08.13 | Bob Price

A firearms manufacturer says it's moving its corporate offices out of New York partly because of the state's strict new gun control law. Kahr Firearms Group of Pearl River is the first gunmaker in the state to blame the law for its departure. The ...

Montgomery County Defies PA Marriage Law

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Demand among same-sex couples for marriage licenses from an eastern Pennsylvania county official flouting state law shows no sign of slacking. A Montgomery County spokesman said 16 same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses Monday, making it ...

The Elk are Back in PA

08.07.13 | Bob Price

Elk were gone from Pennsylvania for about 50 years at the time the Game Commission began efforts to reintroduce them to the state in 1913.  One-hundred years later, the state's elk herd is the largest in the Northeast and restoring elk to ...

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