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New Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools

10.31.13 | Bob Price

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing its first government guidelines on how to protect schoolchildren with food allergies. The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other ...

Penn State will Name New President

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State University is poised to name a new president, who will be charged with leading the state's flagship university through continued controversy in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.  The board of ...

Religious Schools Seek to Limit State Regulation in PA

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Advocates for religious schools want Pennsylvania lawmakers to bar the state from regulating programs and faculty members at church-run pre-schools and nursery schools. The House Education Committee conducted a hearing on the matter yesterday. The ...

Don't touch the baby bump: Pennsylvania law protects pregnant women

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Since there have been pregnant ladies, there have been people who randomly come up and start touching their bellies without warning, as if they’re at a petting zoo. Some women grin and bear it, others get assertive. Now, Pennsylvania has ...

Penn State settles Sandusky claims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university made the announcement Monday. It says it has concluded negotiations that ...

Rep Metcalfe : AG has created "constitutional crisis"

10.28.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Daryle Metcalfe says Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s refusal to enforce the states’ ban on same-sex marriage has created a “constitutional crisis” in the commonwealth. Metcalfe supports ...

Historic "gas leases" in Susquehanna County

10.28.13 | Bob Price

For the first time Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania has agreed to lease county-owned land to the natural gas industry. The county commissioners approved the lease with Cabot Oil and Gas to get at the gas underground near Montrose. ...

Jay Paterno eyeing 5th district congressional run

10.25.13 | Bob Price

There are fresh indications that Jay Paterno, son of the late legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, may enter the race to challenge Republican incumbent congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson in next year’s mid-term ...

“In God We Trust” sought for PA Schools

10.25.13 | Bob Price

People see “In God We Trust” on currency, so why not display the words in Pennsylvania schools? A Republican lawmaker's proposal to do just that is likely to touch off fierce debates within communities and courtrooms. Representative ...

Drug Buy Back Program

10.24.13 | Jeremy Miller

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling for the federal government to fund a drug buyback program in an attempt to prevent the drugs from falling into the wrong hands. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has something called drug take back ...

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