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Common Core Vote Today

02.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Board of Regents votes today on whether or not to delay testing for the Common Core standards. If passed, it means kids won't be held back from graduation if they test poorly until 2022.  There are 19 recommendations being discussed ...

PA's New Road Conditions Website Is A Stunning Success

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new traffic website was enormously successful during this week's twin winter storms. Originally, the 511 website could only monitor about 29-hundred miles of road, but its new expansion was put to the test Wednesday. Some 37-thousand ...

Former P.A. Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. ...

Penguin Books Plant To Close in Kirkwood, NY

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penguin Random House distribution center in Kirkwood, New York is closing by January 2015, as part of a merger. It will cost 300 people their jobs. The plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania is also closing because of the closure of the Kirkwood ...

How Does Your Bridge Rate?

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

This week, the New York State Department of Transportation released a report showin a third of the state's 17-thousand bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. But what about the bridge you take to work? There's a new search ...

Irishman Meets Mohammad Ali Accidently

01.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A young Irishmman was repairing burst pipes at a home in Louisville, Kentucky for some American friends. Knowing he was big fan, they told him Muhammad Ali, the former boxing heavyweight champion of the world- lived across the street. Plumber Tony ...

Martin Luther King Junior Observances Across The Family Life Listening Area

01.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The nation is pausing to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects today. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. In Atlanta, a service was planned at Ebenezer ...

You Can Now Get Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses Online in NY

01.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Need a license in New York for hunting, fishing and trapping? Now you can get it by going online. The State Department of Environmental Conservation says their new site is up and running. If you want the web address, go ...

Penn State Lawsuit Could Change The Way Colleges Store Records

11.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Penn State alumnus is organizing a drive to fund legal efforts to get records pertaining to the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Ryan Bagwell, a 2002 graduate of the university, is calling his effort "the Penn State Sunshine ...

Heating Costs Heading North In NY

11.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New Yorkers could see home heating bills increase more than 13 percent this year, putting many elderly people at risk, an AARP report released Monday found. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says New York has the second highest electric ...

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