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Fruit Recall Hits New York

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A national recall of peaches, nectarines and plums has affected grocers nationwide-- and now is hitting Trader Joe's and Wegmans. Both are removing from their stores a variety of fruit packaged by a California firm that showed possible ...

53-Thousand Western New Yorkers To Undergo Medicaid Switch

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

BlueCross Blueshield of Western New York is cutting Medicaid programs. It will affect the healthcare of 53-thousand people. The health network says it's withdrawing its medicaid programs due to financial concerns. It will affect residents in Erie, ...

Girl At Center of Medical Marijiana Battle In NY Dies

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The western New York child at the center of the fight for a medical marijuana bill in New York has passed away. Anna Conte was the inspiration for thousands of people who wanted to see that law passed-- out of mercy for people suffering from ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

PA Senator Bob Casey Votes to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The justices ruled Hobby Lobby could not be forced to offer abortive contraception. Casey sided with democrats-- who argued they were protecting a woman's right to decide her own heath care. Casey justified his vote by drawing a distinction between ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

Kathy Hochul to Advocate for Women's Rights

07.18.14 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says they're seeking to add a new women's equality ballot line to the November ballot. Cuomo's running mate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul, announced the new party in New York City ...

New York to Offer Contraceptives to Low-Income Women

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Health officials have moved forward with a plan to offer post-birth contraceptives. The $350-$700 implants would be provided to low-income women while they're still in the hospital after giving birth, to keep them from getting pregnant ...

Contendors Lining Up For Maziarz Seat

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The fight to fill the seat of Republican State Senator George Maziarz is taking shape in the 62nd District. Maziarz, one of the most powerful senators in New York, is retiring after 19 years in office. He is also the subject of a federal ...

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