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Upstate Teen Wins Junior Iditarod

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Noah Pereira from Clarkson, New York, in the Fingerlakes, won the Junior Iditarod this past weekend. The 16-year-old is a dog handler for Iditarod champ Dallas Seavey. He won the 150 mile dogsled race, beating the second place finisher, Conway ...

P.A. Phone App Successful In Hunting Terrorists

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

State police launched the "See Something, Send Something" smartphone app in January, and although there aren't any statistics on the terrorism-tip app, police consider it a successful start. A State police spokesman said reviews and feedback have ...

PA, NH Are The Top 2 States For Student Debt

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania college students graduating with the second highest debt load of any state in the nation is weighing heavily on the minds of state lawmakers. It's a factoid they learned from the Independent Fiscal Office last week. Pennsylvania is ...

P.A. Has 5th Highest Business Taxes In The Nation

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We know New York has a bad tax climate. But did you know Pennsylvania is pretty bad, too? It ranks 46th, or fifth worst in the nation for business taxes, according to a nonpartisan group called the Tax Foundation. Pennsylvania's Revenue Department ...

NY Looks To Replace The GED Test

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State is mulling an alternative to the GED exam, the one you take you get a high school equivalancy diploma. Since World War 2, all adults who have sought that diploma have taken the GED. Next year, students may have a choice of tests as ...

Pennsylvania To Use Online System To Assess Teachers

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new Pennsylvania law requires that public school teachers be evaluated based on uniform standards. The Department of Education is spending about $2 million to use an online system to train and assess 53-hundred administrators statewide. Teacher ...

NYS Fair Wants You To Name The Theme This Year

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Agriculture officials are asking New Yorkers to come up with a theme for this year’s state fair. It's a first for the Great New York State Fair. Past themes have included “Discover America in the Heart of NY” and “It Just ...

Christians Are Mobilizing Behind the Boy Scouts

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

On Thursday, the Southern Baptist Convention did an all-call to people of faith and christian businesses, to raise money for the Scouts so they don't have to rely financially on groups that support gay rights. They said "we called on businesses and ...

Charter That Made Pennsylvania A State To Be Displayed In March

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 The original Penn Charter that established Pennsylvania in 1681 is scheduled to be displayed for one week starting March 10th at the State Museum in Harrisburg. That's the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania. Also on display will be an 1863 note ...

Sandusky Trying For Another Appeal

02.22.13 |

Jerry Sandusky has filed notice that he'll appeal a judge's ruling last month that rejected his claim that he didn't have enough time to prepare for his first trial. The former Penn State Assistant Football coach was convicted on 45 counts of child ...

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