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Unions coalesce against ‘paycheck protection’ legislation

01.23.14 | Bob Price

Unions across Pennsylvania are fighting a proposal that would end the practice of automatically deducting dues from public workers’ paychecks. The plan squelches the voice of organized labor, the labor groups say. “This is as ...

Casey touts need for wage hike as Pa. economy lags

01.22.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey doesn’t accept the argument that raising the minimum wage will dampen job growth. The Scranton Democrat has reiterated his support for increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and indexing it to ...

Corbett: Judge should overturn ruling deeming voter ID law illegal

01.22.14 | Bob Price

Pa Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he does not agree with a judge's ruling that shot down the state's voter identification law and will ask the judge to reconsider his decision. While declining to elaborate, Corbett said he is not ...

Towanda man faces 5,118 sexual abuse charges

01.21.14 | Bob Price

A Towanda man was charged Tuesday with thousands of sexual abuse charges in connection with assaults that occurred over a 21-year period. Towanda Borough Police charged Donald C. Burrell, 55, of Maple Street, with 2,870 counts of rape, ...

Corbett Unveils State Energy Plan for Pa.

01.21.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled a resources guidebook Tuesday that markets Pennsylvania's business and energy sectors and its government programs, and billed it as a way to lure business people and investors to the state. Flanked by two-year students ...

Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on same-sex marriage

01.20.14 | Bob Price

In the six months since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on same-sex marriage, a flood of lawsuits and legislation has pushed the United States to a tipping point - and Pennsylvania this year could be the state that shifts the balance. ...

Sandusky's son takes part in film on Penn St. case

01.20.14 | Bob Price

The adopted son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is participating in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case. Matt Sandusky tells the Centre Daily Times  that he took part in "Happy Valley" to advocate ...

Artic cold returns to Northeast

01.20.14 | Bob Price

WIND CHILL ADVISORY ALL OF WNY Tuesday 6pm-Wednesday 11am. Wind chills of -20 possible. Here are the advisories: NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-NORTHERN ERIE- GENESEE-WYOMING-LIVINGSTON-ONTARIO-SOUTHERN ERIE- INCLUDING THE CITIES ...

Martin Luther King Junior Observances Across The Family Life Listening Area

01.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The nation is pausing to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects today. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. In Atlanta, a service was planned at Ebenezer ...

PA is 2nd most generous state for unemployed

01.17.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is the 2nd most generous state in the nation for the unemployed. Only Rhode Island offers better jobless benefits to the unemployed. Coincidently, new figures from the National Journal show Rhode Island has the highest unemployment ...

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