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PA Not so Business Friendly

08.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A survey of more than 12,000 small business owners by a California nonprofit gave Pennsylvania some of the worst grades in the country in business friendliness. the Keystone state earned a D in overall friendliness to small businesses, placing it ...

Corbett Encourages Holocaust Education

08.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

House Bill 1424 allows public schools in Pennsylvania to offer instruction in the Holocaust, as well as other forms of genocide and human rights violations. If a school chooses to provide instruction in this subject area, the instruction must be ...

Wording Challenged on NY Ballots

08.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Along with a full slate of candidates for state offices, New York voters in November will be asked to weigh in on 3 ballot proposals: two that would change the state constitution and a third that would allow the state to borrow money for schools. ...

"Speed Week" Ups Highway Patrols

08.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

State Police have started a week-long campaign targeting speeding and aggressive driving. You'll see more state troopers and unmarked police patrol cars on highways. Last year, 25-thousand tickets were issued in a week.

Wegman's Fruit Recall Extended

08.05.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A fruit recall announced in July that affected nectarines, peaches and plums sold at Wegman's, Trader Joe's Sam's Club and Walmart initially covered fruit packed between June 1st to June 12th. They just announced the recall from Wawona Packing ...

Dangerous "Giant Hogweed" in Bloom Across New York

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The plant is described as a massive version of Queen Anne's lace-- it can grow 15 feet tall, with white flowers the size of dinner plates. But its clear, watery sap causes second and third degree burns, permenant scarring, and blindness if touched. ...

New York Casino Applications Posted By Accident

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Gaming Commission posted the applications of each bidder online at about 11:30 a.m.-- applications for Lago resort in Tyre, Traditions Resort in Union, and a bid from Tioga Downs in Nichols. All were removed at 5:15 p.m. for what ...

American Pickers to Pick Through Pennsylvania

08.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With the cameras rolling, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel's "American Pickers" reality show, will spend two weeks-- August 11th through the 24h-- driving their trademark white van through the commonwealth and picking ...

Tom Wolf Gaining in Polls

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The race is tightening. A new poll from the New York Times and CBS shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett losing to Tom Wolf by a narrower margin. The poll still shows Corbett losing, but the margin is 33 percent to Wolf's 42 percent. The single ...

Temple University Cuts Standadized Test Requirements

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Philadelphia school will become the first public research university in the northeastern U.S. to drop the requirement that applicants submit an SAT or ACT score, starting in fall 2015. In a release announcing the decision, Temple's President ...

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