List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Analysis warns the PA gas industry is under-reporting methane emissions

03.12.18 | Terry Diener

The warning comes from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), whose researchers analyzed 16 peer-reviewed studies for their report. The environmental organization says the Marcellus shale fracking industry is producing double the methane that...

A PA school district says it's hired armed security guards

03.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

Pen Argyl Superintendent William Haberl says the armed guards are stationed at the district's elementary, middle, and high school today. The district hired the officers from the private firm Camelot Security, which it's used in the past for...

volunteer fire fighters: time to check smoke alarms

03.09.18 | Bob Price

The organization representing New York's volunteer fire fighters is reminding residents to check their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they're in working order. The Fireman's Association of the State of New York on Thursday...

Lawsuit: Pennsylvania Is Failing Its Schoolchildren

03.09.18 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania has failed its constitutional duty to provide its students with an adequate education, a long-running lawsuit brought by school districts, parents and activist groups alleged Wednesday before a panel of judges in Philadelphia. The...

School districts, parents argue PA has failed in duty to provide an adequate education

03.08.18 | Terry Diener

A long-running lawsuit over how schools are funded, which was dismissed and then revived last year, was argued in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday. Attorneys for the governor, education officials, and top lawmakers argue that the state is...

Bad news for dairy farmers in PA

03.08.18 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania is one of four states that has learned it must find a new milk processor within 90 days. It comes as processors say there's a glut of milk on the market, and some farmers say Pennsylvania is receiving too much milk from out of...

A new survey's out on a hotly contested congressional race in PA

03.07.18 | Bob Price

With less than a week to go before the special election, a new poll by Emerson College shows Democrat Conor Lamb with a 3-point lead over Republican Rick Saccone in the race to replace Tim Murphy in congress. The contest in western Pennsylvania...

Merchants selling in PA will be required to collect and pay sales tax starting April 1st

03.07.18 | Terry Diener

Amazon will begin charging sales tax automatically for any of its third-party Amazon Marketplace sellers. Pennsylvania is only the second state, after Washington, to require Amazon to charge sales tax for all sales through its site, even if...

Pennsylvania is suing Uber

03.06.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The state attorney general says Uber broke Pennsylvania law when it failed to notify victims for a year after it discovered hackers had stolen names, email addresses and cell phone numbers of 57 million Uber riders, including riders in...

Gov. Wolf warns the nation's top court of cost if congressional elections are halted

03.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Democratic Pennsylvania governor's brief filed Monday argues against a request by two high-ranking Republican state legislative leaders that the justices halt state court orders that threw out a GOP-crafted 2011 map and imposed a new map for...

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