List by Month: 6-2020

Pennsylvania auditor general calls for everhaul to state's criminal justice system

06.09.20 | Bill Price

Today the state's top fiscal watchdog released 18 recommendations to the criminal justice system in the commonwealth. Eugene DePasquale says those recommendations will save the state over $100 million each and every year. Pennsylvania has the...

PA protestors discuss police brutality and racism with Sen. Bob Casey

06.09.20 | Brandon Dickson

Organizer Amir Lynch says he told Mr. Casey race needs to be discussed earlier on in classrooms. Casey insists it's important for people who have not experienced the same "obstacles" and "barriers" to seek to understand. Both Casey and...

School boards and budgets being voted on today in NY state

06.09.20 | Bob Price

It's all being done by mail this year. You can hand deliver your ballot to your district administration building by 5 o'clock this afternoon, or make sure its delivered by Tuesday, June 16th. Dr. Ralph Kerr at the teaching and learning...

Governor Cuomo eases restrictions on NY churches

06.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Some churches in western New York held in-person Sunday services for the first time in months. Jerry Gillis, lead pastor of The Chapel in Getzville, says precautions are in place. Pastor Gillis says it was emotional to be together, along with...

Peaceful protests in Pennsylvania's capital

06.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Dozens descended on Harrisburg Sunday for the Unity Rally. One demonstrator says she showed up for a better future, "united as one" with justice for each person. Some rally attendees included their children in the gathering, hoping they could...

Police reform is on today's agenda as the NY state legislature returns to session

06.08.20 | Bob Price

Among the bills being debated: repeal of a law that keeps the records of wayward cops secret. Democratic Assemblyman Patrick Burke supports the legislative effort. Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello voices concerns that "unsubstantiated...

Folks trying to fly out of the commonwealth will have fewer options

06.08.20 | Terry Diener

That’s because Delta is cutting its rotation down, and two Pennsylvania stops made the list. The report claims Erie is losing its lone Delta flight to Detroit, and Scranton is losing service to Atlanta and Detroit. The cuts came as part...

Gov. Wolf joined hundreds in Harrisburg to condemn the killing of George Floyd

06.04.20 | Bob Price

Gov. Wolf, saying Wednesday, he was proud to show his support along with protestors and the need for change. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25th. All four former officers involved have been charged in the death of George...

Are issues involving police brutality and people of color really on the rise?

06.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Nathaniel Wright, the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Ithaca, says this issue is nothing new for the black community. Smart phones and social media have allowed more people to witness incidents of injustice. Wright's hope is that the death...

Hotel leaders paint a bleak picture at PA House hearing

06.04.20 | Terry Diener

The Committee on Tourism listened to testimony on Wednesday. Speakers claim the effect of the coronavirus on the hotel industry could be nine times worse than the losses incurred in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. With a tenor that shifted...

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