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NY Considering Allowing Dogs In Courtrooms, For Adults Without A Disability

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the works in New York to allow dogs into courtrooms to comfort testifying victims. They are called facility dogs and right now, they're only used to calm children that testify. But a case is being made that they can also calm ...

Businesses Could Pay Fewer Taxes In Pennsylvania

05.07.13 |

A win for businesses across Pennsylvania. The state House gave its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, cutting the tax rate from 10 to 7 percent starting in 2015, by cracking down ...

Thousands of Churches Attend Webcast Sunday; And Consider Ousting The Boy Scouts

05.06.13 |

Thousands of churches across the United States say they will disband their boy scout troops if the ban on openly gay scouts is lifted. Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho in California took part in a webcast Sunday rallying opposition ...

PA Considers Law Limiting Boar Hunting

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Did you know there are places in Pennsylvania-- where you can legally hunt wild boar? Wild boar on Pennsylvania hunting preserves are at the center of a legal and legislative struggle that comes to a head next month. It's an issue that pits ...

Cuomo Family Member Says It's Time For A Female President

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Maria Cuomo-Cole - the sister of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - tweeted a message last week saying she's behind an effort to get a woman in the White House in 2016.  Cuomo-Cole is backing EMILY's List - an initiative that just last week ...

NY Court Votes In Favor of Towns Controlling Gas Drilling Borders

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An appeals court in New York has ruled towns have the power to ban drilling, if they choose to.  A mid-level court in New York has ruled local municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice within city limits. The four-judge ...

Christian Counselors Could Be In Trouble In NY; State Eyes "Gay Conversion" Bill

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Senate’s only openly gay lawmaker wants to outlaw a "conversion therapy" for young people who are confused about their sexual orientation. Legislation introduced by senator Brad Hoylman would bar mental health providers from ...

Beloved Catholic Bishop Passes Away in PA

05.03.13 |

A Roman Catholic Bishop that was loved across the state of Pennsylvania has passed away. The headlines of the death of Bishop Joseph McFadden has been printed in dozens of newspapers across the state today, from Erie to Wilkes-Barre. He'd been in a ...

"Love My Parks" Day In NY Saturday

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

What does that mean? It means volunteers will come out by the thousands across the Empire State to volunteer and clean up their local state parks, town parks, historic sites, trails, and playgrounds. The effort started last year to help parks ...

Corbett Says Unemployment is High Because Job Seekers Are High

05.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is taking heat from democrats for saying on a radio program this week that the reason the state unemployment rate is so high-- is that the people applying for jobs-- can't pass drug tests. Corbett's comments ...

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