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Use of The Morning After Pill Is Up

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One in nine women say they have used the morning after pill, according to the government's first study on the pill since it was approved 15 years ago. It's available to anyone over 17 without a prescription. In a non-government study taken in 2006, ...

P.A. Last State On The Eastern Seaboard To Support Church's Rights To Fire Gays

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania sentiment is swinging in favor of the gay rights movement. A new poll released at a capitol news conference Wednesday shows 69 percent of Keystone state residents believe an employer shouldn't fire gay employees, and 62 percent want ...

Judge Wants Cameras In Courtrooms In NY

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's top judge wants courtrooms open to camera coverage so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is calling for a change in state law so people can know how laws are being interpreted, rights ...

PA Lawmakers Want To Keep NCAA Fines In The Keystone State

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill designed to ensure that $60 million dollars in N.C.A.A. fines levied against Penn State will stay in Pennsylvania is heading to the governor's desk. The House voted 194-2 to join the Senate in approving the measure. The N.C.A.A. imposed ...

Another Small Upstate NY Town Up For Coolest Small Town

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Watkins Glen, New York aims to be the next coolest small town. Hammondsport, New York won it last year. Right now, the Glen is in 2nd place in the national competition. The contest ends Friday. You can vote by going ...

NY Shale Drilling Decision Delayed

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says the long-awaited regulations for shale gas drilling will be delayed after the state's health commissioner said his office needs more time to study the possible health impacts.  ...

New York Dems Talking Minimum Wage Again

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Democrats in the state Legislature on Tuesday renewed calls for increasing the minimum wage. The Independent Democratic Conference and the Senate Democrats pushed for a wage hike in separate news conferences Tuesday. Senator Jeffrey Klein ...

PA House Sends Child Abuse Bill To The Senate

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The House voted unanimously Tuesday to help set up child advocacy centers, to make judges more aware when a child has been the subject of a protection from abuse order, and to make it a separate crime to intimidate or retaliate against a witness, ...

The Federal Government Takes A Peek At Issues With PA Unemployment Program

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's unemployment insurance program is in hot water. The U.S. Department of Labor has written a letter to the state naming serious issues in the operation of the program, everything from aging phone and computer systems to losing millions ...

Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Marijuana In Pennsylvania

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana in the Keystone state, and remove all threats of criminal prosecution. Senator Daylin Leach says "we'd only legalize it for people over 21. It would, in fact, only treat marijuana almost exactly ...

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