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State Pension Changes Looming In Pennsylvania

01.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is likely to ask that future state pensions get cut when he presents his budget next week. His top budget chief, Charles Zogby, told a press club that deep cuts in education are inevitable unless the rising cost of ...

Hornell, NY Post Office First In The Nation To Display Soldier's Name Outside

01.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Hornell, New York post office has been renamed in honor of fallen marine Zachary Smith, who was killed in Afghanistan 3 years ago. It took an act of Congress and the President's signature to get the designation. The Hornell facility is the ...

The Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Can Now Be Viewed From Outer Space

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Oil companies at the heart of the U.S. Shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined. There is actually so much gas being drilled that some of it is being flared off. In North Dakota, flare ...

HHS Mandate Likely To Be Heard In the U.S. Supreme Court

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It looks like the fight to protect Christian hospitals and universities from offering abortive birth control under President Obama's HHS mandate in the Affordable Care Act may go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. There are nearly 40 lawsuits ...

Mayors Across NY State To Look At Andrew Cuomo's Budget

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $136 billion spending plan will be put to its toughest examination yet starting today, when a series of hearings kick off critiquing every area of the budget. Mayors and local officials will have ...

PA University Allowed To Keep Morning After Pill Vending Machines

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The U.S Food and Drug Administration says it has finished its investigation, and it won't take any regulatory action against a vending machine at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania that dispenses the morning-after birth control pill; a pill ...

PA To Look At Radioactivity From Marcellus Shale Drilling

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it will undertake a study to look at naturally occurring levels of radioactivity in by-products associated with oil and natural gas development. In the coming weeks, DEP will seek a peer ...

Homes Are Selling In New York

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Siena College real estate poll released Thursday found in the fourth quarter of 2012, New Yorkers as a whole feel that the market has turned and their home value has increased. That's the first time in three years confidence is up. The confidence ...

PA's Professors Still Negotiating

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's no labor deal yet for college professors across Pennsylvania. The board chairman of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities and a union leader speaking for 6,000 faculty members on Thursday each accused the other side of being ...

"Ferrari of Viruses" Now In The U.S.

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not an epidemic, but it is something the CDC is closely watching. A new stomach bug is sweeping the U.S., and it's being called the "ferrari of viruses". It's caused by the new Syndey strain of Norovirus, and it's highly contagious. There have ...

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