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Gov. Wolf doesn't see how athletes can compete at totally "online" schools

08.04.20 | Terry Diener

In his daily press briefing Monday, Wolf said that schools need to keep everything consistent, including with what goes on in the playing fields, saying that if a school has virtual learning, “it seems hard to justify having in-person...

PA will "foot the bill" for postage costs of November mail-in ballots

08.03.20 | Terry Diener

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to use money from federal emergency coronavirus aid to cover the bill. It could run several million dollars to cover 55 cents for millions of ballots. Wolf has made paying for postage a priority as the...

PA pre-schools are getting $3 million worth of personal protective equipment

07.29.20 | Terry Diener

The funding from the Wolf Administration will help to keep students and staff safe and meet the unique challenges of COVID-19.   The program provides support and services to families with children, from ages three to five, with...

PA's health department ramps up spending for COVID-19 contact tracers

07.27.20 | Terry Diener

Following warnings of potentially dire consequences if its unable to trace quickly, the state health department has received approval to spend nearly $27 million to bolster contact tracing efforts.   Contact tracing, the practice...

Former elected PA officials band together to ensure voter safety

07.22.20 | Terry Diener

All five of Pennsylvania’s living former governors – Republicans Tom Corbett, Mark Schweiker, Tom Ridge and Dick Thornburgh and Democrat Ed Rendell – have teamed up with a bipartisan group of former elected officials and...

Penn State researchers continue work to understand coronavirus spread

07.21.20 | Terry Diener

One of these tools is a simulation model of the spread of COVID-19 that can be applied to different locations across Pennsylvania. It will be able to predict real-time positions of infected individuals in specific geographical areas in order to...

Study suggests "average" Pennsylvanian has a 25% chance of catching COVID-19

07.20.20 | Terry Diener

The analysis is designed to measure how resilient communities are when confronted with disasters or other emergencies.   The Census Bureau reports in Pennsylvania, 46 percent of county populations on average have one to two risk factors...

PA's treasurer has lowered the minimum contributions for a college savings plan

07.08.20 | Terry Diener

The 529 guaranteed savings program, which allows families to bank college credits for the future at today’s prices, previously carried a $15 minimum contribution. The separate 529 investment program required a $25 minimum contribution...

Black flies are especially bothersome this year in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on its Facebook page this past week that it is aware of an increase in the black fly – commonly known as gnats – population in the northeast portion of the state...

PA's gov. signs measure requiring State Dept. to publish June 2nd Primary report

06.19.20 | Terry Diener

The report will help identify any necessary changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code before the general election in November. The report will include a series of data points for each county relating to the reforms of Act 77 of 2019 and Act 12...

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