List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Lawmakers Look At Common Core Exams Today, Tomorrow

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Keystone exams go online next fall, and they're based on common core standards in English and Math. Senator Andrew Dinniman said students won't be able to graduate unless they pass the exams, as of 2017.  Districts have some issues with it. ...

Spanier Was Highest Paid College President After He Was Fired

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The embattled former President at Penn State University was the highest paid public college official at the time he was forced from power over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  The chronicle of higher education's annual ranking of ...

5 P.A. Colleges Now Allow Guns On Campus

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Students on some Pennsylvania college campuses might be carrying more than their books. At least five Pennsylvania state-owned universities are now allowing guns onto campus. But state system officials appear to be having second thoughts, telling ...

PA Marks It First Year Since 1915 Without A Hunting Death

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Hunting is safer. That's the conclusion of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. They just released a report on hunting-related shooting incidents in 2012. For the first time since the commission began tracking such incidents in 1915, a year came and ...

PA Now Has Political Boundary Lines

05.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The State Supreme Court is upholding a revised plan to redraw the boundaries of Pennsylvania's legislative districts. The court's unanimous ruling came after it initially rejected a map drawn by a five-member commission of top lawmakers and a ...

Former PA Supreme Court Justice Avoids Jail Time

05.08.13 |

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin avoided prison time Tuesday for her campaign corruption conviction but was ordered to send a letter of apology to every judge in the state because she abused her office. Melvin and her ...

PA Christian College Fights Back Against The Gay Rights Movement

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter says he won't return to play a central Pennsylvania Christian college unless it changes its policy against "homosexual behavior." Ritter made the announcement on Facebook hours after playing a concert Friday night at ...

Businesses Could Pay Fewer Taxes In Pennsylvania

05.07.13 |

A win for businesses across Pennsylvania. The state House gave its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, cutting the tax rate from 10 to 7 percent starting in 2015, by cracking down ...

PA Considers Law Limiting Boar Hunting

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Did you know there are places in Pennsylvania-- where you can legally hunt wild boar? Wild boar on Pennsylvania hunting preserves are at the center of a legal and legislative struggle that comes to a head next month. It's an issue that pits ...

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