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Three bills under consideration to overhaul PA property tax system

11.27.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania property owners have long been clamoring for a change in the way public education is funded. State legislators are listening. But a complete overhaul of the school property tax system will take a while to accomplish. Three pieces of ...

Kids and screen time ...obesity link ?

11.26.13 | Bob Price

Children who spend lots of time in front of screens, especially TVs, tend to gain more weight as they age. The findings are consistent with research suggesting that idle sitting and exposure to advertisements may fuel poor eating habits.  ...

Pork spending in Pa transportation bill

11.26.13 | Bob Price

Good-government groups in Pennsylvania are concerned about pork spending contained in the nearly 2-and-a-half billion dollar transportation bill. The historic infrastructure improvement effort funnels 40 million dollars next year to a ...

Common Core forum in Binghamton

11.26.13 | Bob Price

NY Education Commissioner John King said the Common Core learning standards are here to stay during a forum in Binghamton last night. The education chief defended the controversial curriculum during a tour of the Parlor City while ...

Most Christmas lights on private home ...ever !

11.26.13 | Bob Price

An Australian family has claimed the Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.  The Richards family of Canberra set the record for most Christmas lights on a residential ...

Coyote bounty in Pa ?

11.26.13 | Bob Price

Rep. Mike Peifer of Honesdale thinks Pennsylvania hunters need a reason to hunt coyotes. He’s introduced a bill that would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to offer a $25 payment per coyote.  The State Game Commission estimates the ...

Newtown report fails to establish motive for Sandy Hook shooting

11.26.13 | Bob Price

The Newtown report has failed to determine a motive for last Decembers’ shooting rampage at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says he could not determine a ...

Common Core forum in Binghamton

11.26.13 | Bob Price

New York Education Commissioner John King said the Common Core learning standards are here to stay during a forum in Binghamton last night. The education chief defended the controversial curriculum during a tour of the Parlor City while ...

Are they the bones of St. Peter ?

11.25.13 | Bob Price

The Vatican has for the first time ...publicly unveiled a handful of bones purportedly belonging to St. Peter. The display on Sunday at a special mass in St. Peter’s Square, revives a tantalizing mystery over whether the relics found in ...

Thanksgiving week storm promises to snarl holiday travel

11.25.13 | Bob Price

A Thanksgiving week storm promises to throw a curveball in millions of travel plans. A deadly winter storm that began in California and stretches to Texas threatens to wreck Thanksgiving travel plans all the way to the Atlantic.  An ...

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