List by Month: 5-2012

Religious Groups To Meet WIth Lawmakers Today On Non-Indian Casinos In NY

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A group of religious advocates are pushing back against Governor Cuomo's plan to build seven non-Indian casinos in New York. State lawmakers in March passed a constitutional amendment that would allow for the 7 full-fledged casinos statewide. It ...

Newspaper Focuses On Marriages That Have Lasted More Than 25 Years

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One in two marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. But the "Huffington Post" did a story today that shifts the focus from ending marriage to preserving it. They published a slideshow featuring celebrities that have stayed married at least 25 years. ...

Churches Across Joplin Mark 1 Year Anniversary of Twister With Sermons of Hope

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The President of the United States will be in Joplin, Missouri today, speaking at the graduation ceremony at Joplin High School. Tomorrow marks one year since an EF5 tornado destroyed a third of the city, killing 161 people, and leveling 75-hundred ...

Afghan Presidents Tells America "Thank You" For Soldiers

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Afghanistan's president gave a warm thank you at the N.A.T.O. summit Sunday in Chicago. Afghan president Hamid Karzai thanked America for quote "your taxpayers money". He said he was grateful the United States shouldered much of the cost for the ...

Memorial Honors 83 Pennsylvania Soldiers That Died In Iraq

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett was on hand Sunday for a special dedication and memorial service for National Guardsmen in the Keystone State. Corbett spoke in Boalsburg at the annual Pennsylvania National Guard Memorial service that honored ...

NY High Schoolers May Be Able To Count Culinary, Construction Classes Toward Graduation

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Students in New York could soon count classes in construction, culinary arts, and engineering toward their graduation requirements. The Board of Regents is considering a plan that would allow kids to forego some traditional subjects so they can ...

The Problem with Prayer in Greece, NY

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday the Town of Greece violated the Establishment Clause through a prayer practice that “identified the town with Christianity.” The decision reversed a previous ruling in a lower ...

Reigning in NY Lobbyists

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The state's ethics commission may soon determine if the biggest lobbying group in Albany will have to name at least some of the donors behind an unprecedented $10 million TV campaign it funded to help boost Gov. Andrew Cuomo's poll numbers and ...

Unvaccinated Kids Booted from PA Classrooms

05.18.12 | Bob Price

Get stuck or get out. That's what Pennsylvania school districts told students and their parents this year as they approached a deadline to comply with new state vaccination requirements. The message seems to have penetrated.

Couple's PA Home Hit By Cars Over and Over Again

05.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A couple from Easton, Pennsylvania has had cars crash into their homes four times... in the past six months. Sonya and Wade Schenewolf's home was hit in December, March, and May-- and again on Tuesday. A year before that, their car and garage got ...