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Liquor Privatization Bill Passes PA House

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill to open sales of all state-run liquor stores across the state of Pennsylvania has passed the state house. The house-passed bill is seen as historic, erasing depression-era laws about who can run the alcohol business in the Keystone state. ...

6 to 8 Weeks of Waiting Before Dryden, Middlefield Gas Drilling Decision

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a major court case out of Dryden and Middlefield New York Thursday over whether or not towns or landowners had the right to control gas drilling. Four appellate judges seemed skeptical of both side's claims, peppering attorneys with an ...

At Least 9 More Days of Bitter Cold Ahead for NY and PA

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

How much longer will New York and Pennsylvania have to suffer through the cold temperatures? Our average highs are barely climbing out of the 20's, and this is weather that's typical of early to late January. Forecasters say the jet stream is a lot ...

Second Lawsuit Filed Against NY's SAFE Act

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A group has filed a lawsuit against New York's gun control law, the SAFE act. The state Rifle and Pistol Assocation filed a lawsuit in Buffalo Thursday, saying the law violates the Second Amendment. The group is the Empire State's arm of the ...

Teen from Clearfield, PA Among 7 Dead In Military Accident

03.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the young marines that was killed in Nevada this week was from Clearfield, Pennsylvania. The family of Private First Class Josh Martino met with the marine corps Wednesday to plan funeral arrangements. Martino, 19, was a decorated marine who ...

Gas Industry Makes Peace With Environmentalists In PA

03.21.13 |

Some of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies made peace with environmentalists Wednesday in Pennsylvania, agreeing to tough new standards for fracking that could lead to a major expansion of drilling across the northeast. Drilling and ...

NY Has A Budget Deal

03.21.13 |

Governor Cuomo and lawmakers reached a deal on a 135 billion dollar budget late Wednesday night, but they left any changes to the gun law out of it for now. The budget would extend higher taxes on millionaires; provide a 350 dollar rebate check ...

PA Professors Have A Contract

03.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities gave the green light Wednesday to new contracts for thousands of faculty members and hundreds of sports coaches. The State System of Higher Education board of governors ratified the ...

Pediatricians Back Same Sex Marriage

03.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The nation's most influential kids doctor group is endorsing homosexual marriage. The American Academy of Pediatrics is on record saying that a stable relationship between parents, regardless of sexual orientation, contributes to a child's health ...

Budget Hits A Few Snags In Albany

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Tax rebate checks for middle class families and revisions to the gun control law are apparently among the sticky issues that have prompted legislative leaders to miss their early, optimistic target date for passing a state budget. Still, they ...

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