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Penn State President Rodney Erickson Retires

05.12.14 | Terry Diener

  Rodney Erickson retired Sunday as president of Penn State, but he’s leaving with some nice parting gifts. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to rename Penn State’s food science building for Erickson, and ...

Two Rallies Tied To Natural-Gas Drilling Planned In Harrisburg

05.06.14 | Terry Diener

Natural-gas lobbyist Marcellus Shale Coalition will hold the “Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania Energy Rally” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rally is meant to tell legislators and the public that there are many who have benefited from the ...

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates Call Ad Unfair

05.05.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's top two Democrats called Saturday on state Treasurer Rob McCord to pull the racially charged attack ad he is airing against front-runner Tom Wolf in the gubernatorial primary. Former Governor Ed Rendell said the television spot was ...

The Number of Pennsylvanians Signing Up For Insurance Has Almost Doubled

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law almost doubled after February. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing 318,000 Pennsylvanians have signed up for ...

Erie, PA Is The Snowiest City In America

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

Erie Pennsylvania is the snowiest city in America, dethroning Syracuse New York. Erie has been named champion of the Golden Snow Globe national snow contest for cities with a population of more than 100,000. It’s 2013-14 season snowfall total ...

Hershey's Unwraps Environmentally Friendly Packaging

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

The Hershey Company says it is saving a small forest each year with its new packaging design for Hershey's Miniatures. The new packaging is hitting retail shelves this week. The wrappers have bolder graphic designs but also are lighter than the old ...

PA Voter Registration in Decline

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

In the midst of a closely watched gubernatorial race that could impact everything from jobs to education, fewer Pennsylvania residents are registering to vote than in comparable years. According to data provided by Pennsylvania's State Department, ...

Bridges Across PA Need Urgent Repair

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

An analysis of recent federal data has found more than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with Pennsylvania having the most. The report, released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders ...

PA Attorney General Kane Cite Conflicts as Sting Investigation is Halted

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

Two weeks after state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane challenged Philadelphia's district attorney to take over the sting investigation she shut down, her office said Wednesday that she would not turn over the case file until certain legal issues ...

Penn State Responds to Affirmative Action Ruling

04.23.14 | Terry Diener

 An affirmative action-related Supreme Court ruling that came down Tuesday morning will likely have little effect on Pennsylvania’s largest institution of higher education, as Penn State contends it doesn’t use race-related factors ...

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