List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf is moving to boost pay for salaried PA workers

01.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Gov. Wolf says employees need to treat their employees fairly. The controversial Jobs that Pay plan would raise the minimum amount employees need to make to get overtime by doubling the current federal threshold by 2022.

Lawyer for Kane says special prosecutor had too much power

01.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The attorney for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen told a panel of appeals judges this week that the decision to give the special prosecutor grand jury authority violated rules about separation of powers. A prosecutor countered by...

PennDOT raises awareness about human trafficking

01.17.18 | Terry Diener

Residents have been encouraged to wear blue in a national initiative to curb the crime, which organizers say many people think doesn’t happen in their communities. In Pennsylvania, PennDOT has trained 500 of its front-line Driver License...

PA's population shrank in 2016 while U.S. population grew

01.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

The national population rose .7% in 2016. Over 45,000 more people moved out of Pennsylvania than moved in in 2016.  According to a new USA Today report, that's the largest domestic outflow of any state other than New York, New Jersey...

Penn State researchers say later school starts could mean more sleep for teens

01.16.18 | Terry Diener

The Penn State study supports a 2014 recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 in the morning. A few Pennsylvania school...

GOP lawmakers press Gov. Wolf to change 'parent' on birth certificates

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 20 legislators have written to Tom Wolf to change the "parent" label on birth certificates back to "mother" and "father." Representative Daryl Metcalfe says "the executive branch is not allowed to go about making policy changes that...

President Trump will be visiting western PA this week

01.15.18 | Bob Price

The commander-in-chief hopes to boost a Republican candidate for a congressional seat that's open because of scandal. Mr. Trump will be in Pittsburgh Thursday to support GOP hopeful Rick Saccone in the race for the 18th Congressional District...

NY officials are keeping an Amazon incentive package under wraps to the public

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In hopes of landing the company's planned second headquarters, four of the 238 bids from North America are from New York, including the Buffalo/Rochester and Syracuse/Utica areas. But "mums the word" on numbers for the taxpayer-funded...

Many are doing service projects to honor Dr. King's legacy

01.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

Events are planned throughout the day in New York and Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf will attend the 43rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet tonight in State College. The banquet will feature an evening of entertainment...

13 Mansfield U. students are wrapping up a trip to Puerto Rico

01.12.18 | Bob Price

Wilson Preston says he's been hard at work installing water filtration devices on the island. He calls it a life-changing experience. As a result of their efforts, thousands of Puerto Rican families now have safe drinking water. 40% of the...

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