List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Fight For Traditional Marriage In PA Has Started

08.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In a legal brief Wednesday, Governor Tom Corbett's attorneys said same sex marriage licenses were never valid, and compared gay and lesbian couples to 12-year-olds who are also barred from marrying under state law. The state Department of Health ...

PA Court Won't Hear Case On Boys Playing Girls Sports

08.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Should boys be allowed to play girls sports-- and girls-- boy's sports-- in Pennsylvania? A state judge declined to hear the case Wednesday, calling on the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association to first make a rule allowing or banning ...

Sandusky Appeal Moved Back To The Courtroom

08.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky's court case has been moved from a high school in Luzerne county to the county courthouse, but there's no word as to why. The State Superior court was scheduled to hear the appeal the morning of September 17th at ...

New Regulations for PA Drilling Proposed

08.28.13 | Bob Price

A state environmental board has given preliminary approval to new regulations covering the oil and gas industry. The Department of Environmental Protection says in a Tuesday release that it's recommending a 60-day public comment period on the new ...

Some School Districts Quit Healthier School Lunch Program

08.28.13 | Bob Price

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias ...

NOAA : Virus likely causing dolphin deaths

08.28.13 | Bob Price

Federal officials say a virus is likely what's causing hundreds of dead bottlenose dolphins to wash ashore along the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 333 dolphins have been stranded between New York and North ...

New Regulations for PA Drilling Proposed

08.28.13 | Bob Price

A state environmental board has given preliminary approval to new regulations covering the oil and gas industry. The Department of Environmental Protection says in a Tuesday release that it's recommending a 60-day public comment period on the new ...

PA Health Secretary Urges Kids Get Vaccinated

08.27.13 | Bob Price

As the school year starts across Pennsylvania, the Department of Health is reminding parents of the importance of ensuring their children are up-to-date on immunizations. Health Secretary Michael Wolf says vaccines are among the most successful and ...

PA Moves to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

08.27.13 | Bob Price

Mental health providers would be prohibited from counseling gay and lesbian youths to change their sexual orientation under a bill being introduced by two Pennsylvania lawmakers. Democratic Representatives  Gerald Mullery and Brian Sims are ...

Fracking Health Project Stirs Debate

08.26.13 | Bob Price

An environmental project is providing some of the first specific numbers about people who may have been affected by the boom in natural gas drilling. Here's what the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project has found in Washington County ...

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