List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Most in PA oppose repeal of Obamacare

11.01.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania voters oppose repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, by a 50-40 percent margin, a statewide poll shows.  The poll of 628 registered voters by Franklin & Marshall College found substantial ...

PA residents living above mine fire free to stay

11.01.13 | Bob Price

The few remaining residents of a Pennsylvania coal town that was largely razed in the 1980s because of an underground mine fire that still burns today have gotten their wish — to be left alone, free to live out their lives there. A lengthy ...

Penn State cancels naming of College President

10.31.13 | Bob Price

An abrupt about-face by Penn State officials who canceled a public meeting on Friday to name a university president.  It’s triggered more complaints from critics who say the university's culture of secrecy erodes public trust.  ...

Food Pantries expect more Business this Holiday Season

10.31.13 | Bob Price

Food pantries are anticipating more foot traffic as a reduction in food stamps looms. If you receive food stamps, you’ll see a reduction in benefits come November 1st. The benefit decrease is due to the expiration of the American ...

New Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools

10.31.13 | Bob Price

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing its first government guidelines on how to protect schoolchildren with food allergies. The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other ...

Penn State will Name New President

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State University is poised to name a new president, who will be charged with leading the state's flagship university through continued controversy in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.  The board of ...

Religious Schools Seek to Limit State Regulation in PA

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Advocates for religious schools want Pennsylvania lawmakers to bar the state from regulating programs and faculty members at church-run pre-schools and nursery schools. The House Education Committee conducted a hearing on the matter yesterday. The ...

Don't touch the baby bump: Pennsylvania law protects pregnant women

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Since there have been pregnant ladies, there have been people who randomly come up and start touching their bellies without warning, as if they’re at a petting zoo. Some women grin and bear it, others get assertive. Now, Pennsylvania has ...

Penn State settles Sandusky claims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university made the announcement Monday. It says it has concluded negotiations that ...

Rep Metcalfe : AG has created "constitutional crisis"

10.28.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Daryle Metcalfe says Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s refusal to enforce the states’ ban on same-sex marriage has created a “constitutional crisis” in the commonwealth. Metcalfe supports ...

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