List by Month: 9-2020

Pennsylvania still on track to send money to eligible unemployed workers

09.09.20 | Brandon Dickson

The extra $300 a week will begin September 14th. Jerry Oleksiak, secretary for the PA Department of Labor and Industry says the funds are currently retroactive from August 1 through August 29th. The program runs through December, or until...

Direct care workers in PA are getting "cash" to continue their mission

09.09.20 | Terry Diener

Thousands of people who provide one-on-one care for older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities will get some extra cash. Using CARES Act funding, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is paying out $31.5 million to these workers...

Saying sayonara to snow days in NY?

09.09.20 | Brandon Dickson

Students in New York could see the end of "days off" for inclement weather under a new Department of Education pilot program. NYSED says the program would allow, at the district's discretion, the use of remote learning on traditional "snow...

Many K-12 kids in NY return to the classroom today for the first time since March

09.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Glenn Liebman is a school psychologist in western New York. He says moms and dads need to keep an eye on how their kids are coping in the classroom in the coronavirus-era. Most districts in the Empire State are using a combination of both "in...

Absentee ballot rejections could be magnified in swing states like PA

09.08.20 | Terry Diener

The Associated Press analysis reports if voter turnout is the same as 2016 and the ballot rejection rate equals the 1.4% from this year’s primary, nearly 43,000 voters in Pennsylvania could be disenfranchised this fall. That’s almost...

Protestors pounded pavement in Rochester for 6th consecutive night

09.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Some demonstrators were naked and wearing spit net hoods in the street. City Council-member Mary Lupien says it's "impactful to image this happening to you or a loved one." The demonstrators have demanded the resignation of city officials...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf makes pitch for state politicians to save renters and home-owners from eviction

09.01.20 | Bob Price

The call comes a day after the state moratorium on evictions expired. That moratorium protected people for not paying their rent or mortgage during the pandemic. The governor held a press conference this morning at the YMCA in Harrisburg. Wolf...

Warning western New York

09.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says the region's positive test rate is more than double the state's overall total. He says the "caution flag" is still flying in the region and that state officials are paying special attention to colleges as students return to...

More than half of PA restaurants could close by year's end

09.01.20 | Bob Price

One prediction estimates 60% of restaurants will shut down permanently this year due to Gov. Wolf's 25% capacity cap. John Longstreet with the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association says reopening businesses needs to be among the...

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