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Not As Many NY Teachers At The Start Of The School Year

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

When students return to school this week in New York state, it'll be with 12-and-a-half thousand fewer teachers than just a couple years ago. The state's teachers' retirement system said the pension system had more than 273-thousand active members ...

Memorial Service For 4 Children Killed In Elmira Fire

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Elmira, New York continues to mourn the deaths of 4 children in a house fire.  More than a hundred people gathered for a candlelight vigil over the weekend for the victims of Friday night's deadly house fire on Morrow street. Those who came ...

Flight 93 Memorial Team To Meet For Last Time In PA

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A committee formed ten years ago to create a memorial at the sight of the Flight 93 crash in western Pennsylvania, is about to meet for the last time. Fifteen people from around the country and from all walks of life dutifully gathered quarterly in ...

Pennsylvania Is Among The Cheapest States To Operate A Car

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

According to a new analysis by the financial website Bankrate.com,  Pennsylvania motorists spend an average of $2,764 annually to operate their vehicles. Those costs are significantly lower than the national average of $3,201. Overall, ...

Gas Drilling Bans In Dryden, Middlefield to Be Heard In NY's Highest Court

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's highest court has agreed to decide on an appeal from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on high-volume hydro-fracking. The court of appeals, without comment, has accepted two cases where lower courts upheld bans ...

Corbett Backs Off Language Filed In Legal Brief On Gay Marriage

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is backing off the language filed in his legal brief to defend traditional marriage in the Keystone state. In 25 pages of paperwork, there was one sentence that caught the eye of gays across the state, that ...

Immigration Front-And-Center In Hazleton, PA Again

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials in Hazleton in northeastern Pennsylvania will again look to the nation's highest court to bring closure to a seven-year legal battle over the city's never-enforced immigration ordinances. Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi confirmed that the city will ...

Spitzer Loses His Lead

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Scandal-tarnished former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has tumbled into a tie in the race for New York City Comptroller. There's less then two weeks before he faces off against democratic rival Scott Stinger in the city primary.

Fight For Traditional Marriage In PA Has Started

08.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In a legal brief Wednesday, Governor Tom Corbett's attorneys said same sex marriage licenses were never valid, and compared gay and lesbian couples to 12-year-olds who are also barred from marrying under state law. The state Department of Health ...

PA Court Won't Hear Case On Boys Playing Girls Sports

08.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Should boys be allowed to play girls sports-- and girls-- boy's sports-- in Pennsylvania? A state judge declined to hear the case Wednesday, calling on the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association to first make a rule allowing or banning ...

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