FLN News Articles

Farm Bill Reactions

06.12.13 | Abby Lutcher

The U.S. Senate has passed a five year, half-trillion dollar Farm Bill that expands government subsidies while making cuts to food stamps, and now local farmers are reacting.

"Brittany's Law" Passed

06.12.13 | Abby Lutcher

A law that would provide you with more information about potentially dangerous criminals in New York has passed the state Senate.

Teachers Rally Against Testing

06.11.13 | Abby Ferenczy

Thousands of teachers and their supporters, many from Western New York, have rallied in Albany against what they say is the misuse of standardized tests.

Lt. Governor Talks Tax Free Zones

06.11.13 | Abby Ferenczy

New York State is open for business. That's the message Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy told county officials at Corning Community College. He's talking about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed tax free zones.

Public School Religious Freedom Month

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives is recognizing the 50th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing required Bible reading in public schools.

Shrinking Funds for Local Nonprofits

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

Leaders of local nonprofits said Monday if their federal funding continues to decline, they will be forced to close.

$28.3 Billion Budget Plan Protected

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

Republicans who control Pennsylvania's House of Representatives lined up behind the GOP's $28.3 billion state budget plan, blocking Democratic efforts to add spending for education and health care.

Feds Back-Up Morning After Pill

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

After setting off a storm of criticism from abortion rights groups, upset that a Democratic president had sided with social conservatives, the Obama administration says it will comply with a judge's order to allow girls of any age to buy emergency ...

Hospital Charges

06.10.13 | Abby Lutcher

You had a bad heart attack, but survived. So how much will the hospital charge you? How about $18,082? That might sound pricey. But it's better than $26,866. Or $41,080.

Scouts Retire American Flags

06.10.13 | Abby Lutcher

Dozens of American flags were retired Saturday during a special ceremony in Scranton.

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