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P.A. Phone App Successful In Hunting Terrorists

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

State police launched the "See Something, Send Something" smartphone app in January, and although there aren't any statistics on the terrorism-tip app, police consider it a successful start. A State police spokesman said reviews and feedback have ...

PA, NH Are The Top 2 States For Student Debt

02.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania college students graduating with the second highest debt load of any state in the nation is weighing heavily on the minds of state lawmakers. It's a factoid they learned from the Independent Fiscal Office last week. Pennsylvania is ...

P.A. Has 5th Highest Business Taxes In The Nation

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We know New York has a bad tax climate. But did you know Pennsylvania is pretty bad, too? It ranks 46th, or fifth worst in the nation for business taxes, according to a nonpartisan group called the Tax Foundation. Pennsylvania's Revenue Department ...

Pennsylvania To Use Online System To Assess Teachers

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new Pennsylvania law requires that public school teachers be evaluated based on uniform standards. The Department of Education is spending about $2 million to use an online system to train and assess 53-hundred administrators statewide. Teacher ...

Charter That Made Pennsylvania A State To Be Displayed In March

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 The original Penn Charter that established Pennsylvania in 1681 is scheduled to be displayed for one week starting March 10th at the State Museum in Harrisburg. That's the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania. Also on display will be an 1863 note ...

Sandusky Trying For Another Appeal

02.22.13 |

Jerry Sandusky has filed notice that he'll appeal a judge's ruling last month that rejected his claim that he didn't have enough time to prepare for his first trial. The former Penn State Assistant Football coach was convicted on 45 counts of child ...

NCAA Sues Pennsylvania

02.21.13 |

The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state. The NCAA filed a federal challenge to the legislation just hours after Gov. Tom Corbett ...

Home Addresses Not Private In PA

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court says the state constitution doesn't give people a right to privacy when it comes to their home addresses, clarifying what has been a major point of dispute in the open records law. The high court on ...

PA Court Rules Kindergarteners Have To Follow Attendance Rules

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, you're not required by law to enroll your kids in public school until 1st grade. That's why it's odd that an appeals court Tuesday ruled in favor of a school that had penalized a Snyder county family with twin kindergartners that ...

Major P.A. Hospital Network To Study Marcellus Shale Drilling Health Affects

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale. Geisinger Health System says that the Degenstein Foundation had awarded the money to help ...

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