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1 in 3 public school teachers in PA are not coming to class

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

There's a new report out on chronic teacher absenteeism. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute used federal Office of Civil Rights data and found these statistics: Nationally, 28.3% of teachers in traditional public schools are chronically absent...

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an appearance in Harrisburg to talk about opiod addiction

09.22.17 | Terry Diener

Sessions is scheduled to appear in the seventh floor conference room of the Harrisburg federal building and courthouse. A statement from federal court said Sessions will "give remarks to law enforcement about the opioid epidemic." Earlier this...

The PA Senate rejects a House plan to shore-up a multi-billion dollar budget deficit

09.21.17 | Bob Price

The move sets up a showdown over final resolution of the fiscal impasse. Governor Wolf is threatening to impose a spending freeze on Harrisburg in the midst of the chronically unbalanced state budget. The governor, who spoke to reporters in Jim...

The Wolf administration kicks off a health initiative to improve healthcare in rural communities

09.21.17 | Terry Diener

Acting Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the initiative will help officials learn how to bridge the health-resource gaps in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the lead agency that oversees the Public Health...

PA's governor says lawmakers have less than two weeks to end the budget stalemate

09.20.17 | Terry Diener

Wolf says he believes that leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities are on board with getting a deal done and signed by October 1. The governor spoke during regularly scheduled appearances on KDKA-AM and KQV-AM in Pittsburgh. ...

PA's attorney general has announced a major investigation into the root causes of the opiod epidemic

09.20.17 | Bob Price

Josh Shapiro says 13 Pennsylvanians die every single day from drug overdoses. The AG is "taking to task" five drug-makers and three opiod distributors for marketing a product he says is killing Pennsylvanians in record numbers.

PA officials are warning residents to avoid buying flooded vehicles

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman says car buyers need to be alert for flood-damaged vehicles being sold as "undamaged, new, or used vehicles." As many as half a million vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in...

School districts across PA will share millions to help students with behavioral problems

09.19.17 | Terry Diener

More than 24,000 Pennsylvania students are currently identified as having behavioral needs, which could lead to chronic absenteeism and inhibit post-graduate or career success. To better help students, school districts across the commonwealth...

Abortion Clinic Closes Down That Was Cited by State for 44 Pages of Health Code Violations

09.18.17 | Bob Price

The infamous Hillcrest abortion clinic is now closed. As LifeNews has repeatedly reported, the troubled Hillcrest abortion facility has run afoul of state healt and safety laws multiple times. Now it has closed down. Hillcrest’s troubles...

State Police Looking for Missing Person from Hazle Township

09.18.17 | Bob Price

State police are looking for a missing man from Hazle Township. Troopers say family members of Charles Zunski, 84, reported that he left his home around noon on Sunday and did not return home. The family said that this behavior is extremely...

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