List by Month: 12-2012

NY To Sue Environmental Protection Agency Over Methane In Gas Drilling

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and six other states plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims in a release Tuesday that the EPA is violating the Clean Air Act by ...

Rochester, NY Ranks Second In The Nation For Volunteers

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A town in upstate New York won a neat honor this week. Rochester, New York's volunteers are ranked second in the nation, behind only Minneapolis, Saint Paul. The annual Volunteering in America survey, sponsored by the federal government, listed the ...

The Flu Is Now Widespread In NY, PA

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

State health experts say cases of the virus have been reported in 47 counties in New York, and the number of cases in Pennsylvania has doubled in the past week, and half the state has been hit. Pediatrician Dr. Robin Altman tells Family Life News, ...

Detained Kids Will Get Quicker Appeals In PA

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There will soon be quicker appeals for kids in detention centers in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, reacting to the Kids-For-Cash scandal, adopted new rules that will speed appeals by Juvenile offenders who challenge their ...

Nation's Highest Court To Hear Prayer Case Out Of Greece, NY

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Alliance Defending Freedom is calling on the nine most powerful justices in America, the U.S. Supreme Court, to hear the case.  A lower court has struck down prayer at public meetings in the Rochester suburb - unless and until - officials are ...

Navy Seal Who Made Rescue of Christian Doctor In Afghanistan Was From Western PA

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Navy seal who laid down his life to rescue a Christian doctor in Afghanistan has now been identified. And he was a native of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. That's in western Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs. Petty Officer Nicholas ...

Liberty Counsel Predicts Court Win On HHS Mandate

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are now 41 cases and 110 individuals suing the federal government over the H.H.S. mandate in President Obama's Affordable Care Act. It's the provision that forces faith-based employers to offer abortive care. Liberty Council President Matt ...

Fire District Elections Today In NY

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Fire district elections are today across New York state. Voters across the state will elect hundreds of fire district commissioners today. What is a fire district commissioner? They control how your tax dollars are spent in a firehouse, and more ...

Special Meetings in January

12.10.12 | Darcie Schwarz

Financial partners invited

New Poll Shows How New Yorkers Feel About High Volume Hydrofracking

12.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers found more New Yorkers support high volume hydrofracking of the Marcellus Shale then those who oppose it. In the Family Life newsroom, our first check was to make sure the poll wasn't backed by a gas company, and it's legit conducted by ...