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U.S. Postal Service Creates Stamps Remembering The Battle of Gettysburg

05.20.13 |

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. A ceremony to unveil the stamp will be held at Gettysburg National Military Park this Thursday, the same day that the postal service ...

Obama Administration Says All Natural Gas Drilling Companies Must Disclose Chemicals

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year ...

George Leader Remembered By Every Living PA Governor

05.17.13 |

All of former Pennsylvania Gov. George Leader's living predecessors were among the nearly 500 mourners at his funeral Thursday as friends and family members remembered him as an innovative, energetic and compassionate leader. Gov. Tom Corbett and ...

Corbett Pays Companies To Switch Fleet Vehicles To Natural Gas

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday awarded more than $6.7 million in Act 13 funding to 18 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Act 13 of 2012 was the single biggest step in modernizing the ...

Mother Who Lost Family In Pottsville, PA Fire Speaks Out

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The mother in Pottsville, Pennsylvania that lost her 30 year old husband, her 4 children and her younger sister in a fire on Mother's Day is speaking for the first time. She told WNEP TV "I have my family, but not my kids. Not my husband of 13 ...

George Leader Laid To Rest

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A memorial service is planned today in Hershey for former Pennsylvania Governor George Leader. The service is at the Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey at 10:30am. Leader was 95 when he died a week ago following a brief illness at the Country ...

PA Liquor Privatization Hearing Update

05.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

How did the liqour privatization hearing go in Harrisburg yesterday? Two supermarket executives, including one from Wegman’s, based in Rochester, didn't exactly get a warm welcome from Pennsylvania state senators who are exploring the ...

PA Lawmakers Look At Common Core Exams Today, Tomorrow

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Keystone exams go online next fall, and they're based on common core standards in English and Math. Senator Andrew Dinniman said students won't be able to graduate unless they pass the exams, as of 2017.  Districts have some issues with it. ...

Spanier Was Highest Paid College President After He Was Fired

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The embattled former President at Penn State University was the highest paid public college official at the time he was forced from power over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  The chronicle of higher education's annual ranking of ...

5 P.A. Colleges Now Allow Guns On Campus

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Students on some Pennsylvania college campuses might be carrying more than their books. At least five Pennsylvania state-owned universities are now allowing guns onto campus. But state system officials appear to be having second thoughts, telling ...

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