List by Month: 11-2019

New York's court system expands gender options on jury forms

11.13.19 | Bob Price

It appears as though New York's judicial system is joining the gender fluidity movement in an attempt to be more inclusive of people who do not identify as male or female. The court system says by January it will have updated all jury...

Probing a pipeline in Pennsylvania

11.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Governor Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a Mariner East natural gas pipeline project. Federal agents have reportedly interviewed current and former state...

Elmira library's Drag Queen Story Time still on for Thursday night

11.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chemung County Legislator Joe Brennan tells Family Life News, "I don't think that young people need to be exposed to men dressing up as women and reading them books." Brennan wants to see legislation vet library workers and volunteers for the...

Straight party voting is now a thing of the past in Pennsylvania

11.13.19 | Terry Diener

No longer can voters go to the polls and simply make a single mark on a general election ballot to vote for every candidate of that party. It was an option that hundreds of thousands of voters exercised for the last time in last week’s...

Plow crews on "clean-up" duty

11.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

In the town of Tonawanda, New York alone, plow drivers have brought in 1,000 tons of salt and have been working in shifts throughout the night. Tow truck drivers are also out in full force today. Areas along Lake Ontario have picked up eight to...

Sen. Bob Casey and others introduce plan to save pensions for miners

11.12.19 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

Casey and a bipartisan group of senators have put forth a bill called the American Miners Act.  It would allow the transfer of funds to the 1974 pension plan, which is in danger of becoming insolvent following the 2008-2009 financial crisis...

NY's governor calls for a state cemetery for veterans

11.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

A state veterans cemetery site reportedly needs to have 15 years worth of perpetual care costs before the state can apply for federal funding.   While New York is home to 750,000 veterans, it's one of a handful of states without a state...

School districts in PA are struggling with a shortage of bus drivers

11.12.19 | Terry Diener

A decline in the number of licensed school bus drivers statewide has some districts scrambling to get students to and from school.   According to Mike Berk, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association, which represents...

Penn State ranks among least affordable "flagship" universities in the U.S.

11.11.19 | Terry Diener

The term flagship refers to public universities built with significant government and taxpayer help with the goal of helping people from working and otherwise financially-modest backgrounds become contributors to a well-educated workforce...

Tricky travel through Tuesday as winter weather continues on its way

11.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Meteorologist says west central New York will see the bulk of snow totals.  Areas including Buffalo, Rochester through Syracuse will see the most snow.  By tomorrow morning, eight to twelve inches could be on the ground. He says some...

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