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Common Core Panel Releases New Recommendations

03.11.14 | Bob Price

A panel looking at the way the “Common Core” educational standards were implemented in New York State has issued a series of new recommendations.The panel, formed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in early February, unveiled the recommendations ...

Winter storm to strike region early Wednesday

03.11.14 | Bob Price

Spring break is over, at least according to Mother Nature’s schedule. After a weekend respite from an unrelenting winter, forecasters say a winter storm is bearing down on the area and should arrive by midweek. Snowfall predictions are ...

Pa. teacher misconduct bill stalls

03.11.14 | Bob Price

It’s called “passing the trash.” A teacher faces discipline for misconduct, resigns before repercussions, and ends up teaching in another district, the suspect history left behind and undisclosed to the new employer.   A ...

Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

03.11.14 | Bob Price

A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute was named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world's largest museum and research ...

Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016

03.10.14 | Bob Price

If Rick Santorum takes another stab at a the GOP presidential nomination, the former Pennsylvania Senator will have a powerful deep-pocketed, ally in his corner. Foster Friess, the billionaire who backed Santorum's dark-horse run in 2012 says he'll ...

Tribes seek to hold ground ahead of new NY casinos

03.10.14 | Bob Price

With New York state about to take bids for its first non-Indian casinos, tribes looking to hold their ground have been upgrading their existing casinos and exploring new ones. The Seneca Indian Nation, which operates three casinos in Buffalo, ...

Pa. Universities Might Scrap Uniform Gun Policy

03.10.14 | Bob Price

The group that oversees Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities might scrap a plan to institute a uniform weapons policy at all 14 campuses. Frank Brogan, chancellor of the State System of Higher Education tells the Pittsburgh ...

State to Launch Ski Bus Service From NYC, Toronto

03.10.14 | Bob Price

The state will launch a bus service to take skiers from New York City and Toronto to some of the state's most popular slopes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. The "I Ski NY" bus service will launch next winter and service 13 New York ski areas ...

Benefit For Ben Sauer

03.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Christian family from Clarence, New York has learned one of their 4-year-old sons, Ben Sauer, has brain cancer. Two months ago, Ben was fine. And now, he has weeks to live. The tumor has tripled, despite treatment. The family believes Ben's story ...

PA Senate proposes Meth Lab Cleanup Legislation

03.07.14 | Bob Price

Years after The Valley started fighting a rising meth problem, some former meth houses are now back on the market. But sellers can keep that history a secret. Now there is a new effort to make sure home buyers don't unknowingly end up living with ...

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