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Vote set Monday on late-night N.Y. state budget deal

03.31.14 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature have reached a budget deal that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, enact a public-campaign-financing system for the comptroller’s office and provide tax breaks to homeowners and ...

Production of Gosnell Movie Launches

03.31.14 | Bob Price

Veteran journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer and his wife and creative partner, Ann McElhinney, have joined forces to produce a movie about Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortion doctor convicted of multiple murders and 21 illegal ...

Sandusky's wife goes on offensive against accusers

03.31.14 | Bob Price

It was long after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had been arrested, tried and convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys before his wife said she realized just how much trouble he was in. In an interview this week at her home ...

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick appears on NBC’s 'Meet the Press'

03.31.14 | Bob Price

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick used his appearance on the national NBC news and politics program “Meet the Press” on Sunday to tout the city’s college-graduate talent pool and Democrats’ focus on helping solve problems. Myrick, ...

5 College Campuses In NEPA Closed On Email Threat

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials at Luzerne County Community College said there will not be any classes Friday at any of its campuses. Officials cleared the main campus in Nanticoke, as well as five other campuses, in the area after an e-mail threat Thursday. Officials ...

PA State Official Challenges Marriage Law

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord is the first state elected official to challenge Pennsylvania’s Marriage Law formally in a legal proceeding. He has petitioned federal court for permission to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in a ...

Common Core Won't Impact Test Scores In NY; State Education Board Says

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Waves of anxiety pulsed across New York last year when only one-third of elementary and middle school students hit state standards on new, Common Core-based tests in math and English. But the state Education Department does not want to see similar ...

NY's Budget To Be Finalized Today

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo are moving toward a budget agreement that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, install a two-year property-tax freeze and delay implementation of new testing standards for students. The agreement ...

NY Common Core Testing May Be Delayed

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders say they are negotiating a set of changes to the Common Core education standards with Governor Andrew Cuomo, as closed-door talks about the state budget enter their final stretch. With a spending plan for the state due before ...

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly Isn't Getting Cancer Surgery Today

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jill Kelly stated Wednesday that, after consulting with doctors in NYC and Buffalo, her husband’s surgery will not go ahead, saying it “is not the best option for Jim.” Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had been scheduled to ...

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