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PA school districts await funds to upgrade school safety

08.17.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers say they're awaiting feedback from the state's 500 school districts and 300 private school entities before they can disburse the first wave of funding to improve school safety The funds are part of Act 44, a bipartisan...

Gov. Wolf outlines plan to strengthen PA's ag. industry

08.16.18 | Terry Diener

The governor's remarks were made to more than 500 industry leaders at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ annual Ag Progress Days event. Governor Wolf cited the commonwealth’s competitive advantages and global reputation for...

PennDOT again launches website for traffic routes to the LL World Series

08.15.18 | Terry Diener

The Series is being held from August 16th through the 26th. The page, hosted through the department's 511PA.com traveler information website, is dedicated to monitoring traffic conditions on the primary travel routes to the event. Details...

Challenges remain for surprise medical bills in PA

08.13.18 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers introduced two bills in the past several years but neither came up for a vote. Surprise medical bills occur when patients seek treatment at a facility within their insurance plan’s network but a medical professional who does not...

PA tops the list for cases of Lyme cases

08.10.18 | Terry Diener

Quest Diagnostics released its new report recently, finding cases are on the rise, even in regions outside of the northeastern United States, where it has been historically prevalent. Pennsylvania tops the nation in Lyme disease cases with...

A Pittsburgh-area legislator will also try get recreational pot legalized

07.27.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic state representative Jake Wheatley said his bill also will include provisions to expunge criminal records for marijuana-related convictions that would be considered lawful under the act. Several similar bills have been introduced in...

PA's forests agency says no damage to waterways amid the expanded gas drilling

07.26.18 | Terry Diener

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Wednesday in a new report that its water chemistry analysis hasn’t provided evidence that shale gas development has degraded the quality of waterways in state forests in the core gas...

Former PA gov. nominee Paul Mango is joining the Trump adm.

07.25.18 | Terry Diener

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is housed in the Department of Health and Human Services, on Tuesday named Mango chief of staff and principal deputy administrator. An Army veteran, Mango graduated from the United States...

PA's health insurance market is improving

07.24.18 | Terry Diener

With health insurers offering individual market policies for 2019 with an average statewide rate increase of less than 1 percent. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance also said Monday that customers in 31 of 67 counties will see more...

PA coffee shop offers people recovering from opioid addiction a fresh start

07.20.18 | Terry Diener

Hope & Coffee began serving customers Thursday morning in Tamaqua, a small coal-region town in Schuylkill County. People in recovery renovated the 1865 Victorian home, built the coffee bar, supply the beans and serve as the nonprofit coffee...

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