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New York Sets Up Phone Line For Unfair Gas Prices

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state has set up a hotline to report suspected gas gouging.  They're watching for unfair pricing at the pump. The hotline number is1-800-214-4372. Meanwhile, gas prices are continuing their steady and nonstop climb.  The the ...

11 Lawmakers Come To Hobby Lobby's Aid

02.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A group of lawmakers has come to christian craft store Hobby Lobby's defense. A legal brief was filed this week by 9 senators and 2 representatives in the U.S. Court of appeals, saying the Obama administration violatd a federal law they passed. ...

NY's Minimum Wage Hike In Jeopardy

02.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's minimum wage may not pass after all. It seemed to be almost a sure thing a few weeks ago, but lawmakers return from recess on Tuesday, and suddenly, favor is swinging against a hike. Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos said it's a ...

NCAA Sues Pennsylvania

02.21.13 |

The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state. The NCAA filed a federal challenge to the legislation just hours after Gov. Tom Corbett ...

Home Addresses Not Private In PA

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court says the state constitution doesn't give people a right to privacy when it comes to their home addresses, clarifying what has been a major point of dispute in the open records law. The high court on ...

Catching Colds Is Genetic

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Are you one of the lucky few to never catch a cold? According to a new study, you can thank your DNA. Researchers looked at the DNA of subjects exposed to a cold, and found biological markers in the tips of their chromosomes. Adults with shorter ...

PA Court Rules Kindergarteners Have To Follow Attendance Rules

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, you're not required by law to enroll your kids in public school until 1st grade. That's why it's odd that an appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of a school that had penalized a Snyder county family with twin kindergartners that ...

The Lights Are Back On In Bath, NY

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It took over 3 days, but the city of Bath, New York, population 56-hundred, finally has all its lights back on. Work crews completed repairs at the damaged Wilson street substation Tuesday afternoon. They say everything is now back to normal. Up to ...

Major P.A. Hospital Network To Study Marcellus Shale Drilling Health Affects

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale. Geisinger Health System says that the Degenstein Foundation had awarded the money to help ...

Groups Demand Details On Cuomo's Abortion Bill

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Groups across the state of New York are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to make his abortion bill public. Until now, the bill, which falls under the Women's Equality Act, hasn't been fully laid out. Conservative groups across the state, the ...

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