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On the Fence About Common Core Standards

07.25.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania is one of several states on the fence about the common core standards on track to hit schools during the 2014 to 15 school year.

Chancellor Search: Chairman Provides Status Report

07.24.13 | Abby Lutcher

The chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board declined to be interviewed about the status of the search for a new chancellor to oversee the 14 public universities' system.

NCAA Takes Aim at Paterno Lawsuit

07.24.13 | Abby Lutcher

Fresh off one early-round knockout in Penn State Nation's push-back against the Jerry Sandusky sanctions, the NCAA on Thursday cocked its legal fist again, this time in the direction of the late Joe Paterno's family and friends.

Gay Marriage Not Likely for a Long Time in PA, Panelists at Forum Concur

07.23.13 | Abby Lutcher

At least three marriage equality pieces of legislation have been introduced in the General Assembly, but Pennsylvania is a long way from legalizing same-sex marriage. That was the consensus Monday night among panelists, including two state ...

Trial on Pa. Voter ID Law Heads into Second Week

07.23.13 | Abby Lutcher

The constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter-identification law will get a second week of scrutiny as the trial judge hears allegations that it would disenfranchise large numbers of voters.

June Added 19,000 Jobs in PA

07.22.13 | Abby Lutcher

Employers in Pennsylvania added an estimated 19,000 jobs to payrolls in June as the state's unemployment rate remained steady.

9th Year of Goodies For Our Troops

07.22.13 | Abby Lutcher

The “Goodies for Our Troops” crew was at it again this weekend wrapping snacks and such to send to local soldiers overseas.

Police Department Temporarily Out of Service

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

A community in Northumberland County is without its police force, all because of what appears to be an issue with insurance.

University Shuts Down Buildings To Reduce Power Demand

07.19.13 | Abby Lutcher

One college campus in Luzerne County was one of hundreds of businesses and intuitions that voluntarily turned off power at buildings to reduce the demand on the power grid during the heat wave.

Hearing Looks at State Gun Purchasing Laws

07.18.13 | Abby Lutcher

A woman whose son was among the victims of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December is urging Pennsylvania state lawmakers to change a state law that allows private sales of rifles to be conducted without background checks.

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