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HSLDA Urges People In NY, PA To Protest United Nations Disability Treaty

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a vote taking place in a u.s. Senate committee today that would affect parent's rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, poised to vote on the United Nations Disabilities treaty. The Homeschool Legal Defense Organization says it will ...

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Tom Reed Launches Campaign Ads Early

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Reed says his early t.v. ads-- that cost over 17-thousand dollars and began running last month-- reflect the way congressional campaigns have changed. "There is no more normal in politics anymore", his spokesman said-- "campaigns start earlier and ...

Fruit Recall Hits New York

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A national recall of peaches, nectarines and plums has affected grocers nationwide-- and now is hitting Trader Joe's and Wegmans. Both are removing from their stores a variety of fruit packaged by a California firm that showed possible ...

53-Thousand Western New Yorkers To Undergo Medicaid Switch

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

BlueCross Blueshield of Western New York is cutting Medicaid programs. It will affect the healthcare of 53-thousand people. The health network says it's withdrawing its medicaid programs due to financial concerns. It will affect residents in Erie, ...

Girl At Center of Medical Marijiana Battle In NY Dies

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The western New York child at the center of the fight for a medical marijuana bill in New York has passed away. Anna Conte was the inspiration for thousands of people who wanted to see that law passed-- out of mercy for people suffering from ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

PA Senator Bob Casey Votes to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The justices ruled Hobby Lobby could not be forced to offer abortive contraception. Casey sided with democrats-- who argued they were protecting a woman's right to decide her own heath care. Casey justified his vote by drawing a distinction between ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

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