List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Tom Wolf Gaining in Polls

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The race is tightening. A new poll from the New York Times and CBS shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett losing to Tom Wolf by a narrower margin. The poll still shows Corbett losing, but the margin is 33 percent to Wolf's 42 percent. The single ...

Temple University Cuts Standadized Test Requirements

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Philadelphia school will become the first public research university in the northeastern U.S. to drop the requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT score, starting in fall 2015. In a release announcing the decision, Temple's President ...

Pennsylvania is being sued over physical fitness exam for State Troopers

07.30.14 | Bob Price

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying it illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

Migrant children in Pennsylvania cause for public safety concern

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Nearly two dozen state legislators on Tuesday expressed concerns to Pennsylvania Congressional members about public safety over the hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children from Central America who have been given shelter - or are about to be - ...

PA Lawmaker Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

07.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry from Pennsylvania introduced the bill Monday-that would legalize the oil form of marijuana-in the House. Because it's a federal bill, if enacted, it would take effect in both New York and Pennsylvania. Perry says he ...

Geisinger Looking for New CEo

07.29.14 | Terry Diener

Geisinger Health System officials said Monday they have begun searching for a CEO to replace Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., who will leave at the end of next June. Steele, who is seventy, has headed the Danville, Pa.-based system since 2001. He will remain ...

PA Gubernatorial Race Takes on Candidates

07.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Just when Pennsylvania voters are getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray. At least two are expected to ...

Court Refuses to Halt Spanier Perjury Trial

07.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    In a decision over the weekend, a U.S. District judge ruled Penn State testimony against the college's former president may be improper, but it's not a reason for a federal court to stop Spanier's prosecution. Spanier requested ...

PA Schools Funding Formula To Be Changed

07.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A commission tasked with coming up with a recommendation for overhauling the funding system that provides key state support to Pennsylvania's public schools is now operational. The Basic Education Funding Commission members met on Thursday ...

PA State Employees' Paychecks May Not Makie It Into Their Account Today

07.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

If you're one of the thousands of Pennsylvania state employees being paid Friday, you may want to make sure your money made it into your account. Earlier this month, the Treasury Department upgraded its computer systems and there were coding issues ...

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