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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 ...

Job Website Helps NY Find Employment

07.31.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The state has set up a site called "Jobs Express"-- and there are over 8-thousand positions listed on it right now, from Buffalo to Binghamton. You can search by location, company, or job type. Businesses have used the site to fill more than ...

Fingerlakes Winemakers Asking Cuomo to Deny Permits for Gas Storage

07.31.14 | Bill Price

Opponents of the project say it would endanger one of the state's largest supplies of drinking water, the local economy, and the region's wine and tourism industry. The project, which would expand natural gas storage capacity and add underground ...

NY Post: Pegula Bids More Than $1 Billion for Bills

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has bid more than $1 billion in his initial bid for the Buffalo Bills, according to a report in the New York Post. Pegula has never officially voiced his interest in bidding for the Bills, but he recently hired an ...

Pennsylvania is being sued over physical fitness exam for State Troopers

07.30.14 | Bob Price

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying it illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

NY commits $27 million to build wood heat industry

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating systems in the state. The program, launched Tuesday at Troy-based Evoworld, a maker of high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers, ...

Migrant children in Pennsylvania cause for public safety concern

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Nearly two dozen state legislators on Tuesday expressed concerns to Pennsylvania Congressional members about public safety over the hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children from Central America who have been given shelter - or are about to be - ...

PA Lawmaker Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

07.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Congressman Scott Perry from Pennsylvania introduced the bill Monday-that would legalize the oil form of marijuana-in the House. Because it's a federal bill, if enacted, it would take effect in both New York and Pennsylvania. Perry says he ...

Geisinger Looking for New CEo

07.29.14 | Terry Diener

Geisinger Health System officials said Monday they have begun searching for a CEO to replace Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., who will leave at the end of next June. Steele, who is seventy, has headed the Danville, Pa.-based system since 2001. He will remain ...

NY Pro-Fracking Group Files Appeal Against Cuomo

07.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Now, a mid-level state court will have a chance to weight in. The Joint Landowner's Commission of New York, a Binghamton-based group of pro-fracking property owners, filed an appeal Monday with the state Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The ...

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