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A commonwealth church has paid the medical debt of 1,500+ people

01.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

LCBC Church, which has 15 locations throughout the state, has eliminated $2.5 million in medical bills for 1,546 Pennsylvanians. Pastor Jason Mitchell says he and his congregation are honored to help relieve some of the stress that comes from...

Access to dental care varies in Pennsylvania based on where you live

01.22.20 | Terry Diener

Researchers in the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health at Penn State found that urban rates of dentist supply are nearly twice that of rural rates, and that inequalities exist between areas of higher socioeconomic status and those of lower...

Pennsylvania House members tackle human trafficking this week

01.21.20 | Brandon Dickson

State House representatives are expected to vote on a number of bills to combat the international issue. State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill says one way to end the "egregious industry" is to switch off demand. In 2018, 275 human trafficking...

PA Rep. Metcalfe ramps up effort to keep Gov. Wolf from joining climate pact

01.21.20 | Terry Diener

Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican, is the chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. In a letter to the executive director of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Metcalfe said that any decision concerning...

Remembering a reverend and civil rights activist

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Today, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and folks around the country will be honoring his legacy. In Albany, there will be a memorial observance in the Hart Theater located at the Empire State Plaza. In Scranton, a community dinner will be held...

Following through on a plan to close a Pennsylvania prison

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor wolf says he's shutting down Retreat Prison just west of Wilkes-Barre. The controversial cost-cutting step comes amid a declining inmate population and rising prison costs. Retreat has about 400 employees and about 940 inmates. The...

Pennsylvania could be shelling out a bunch of money due to a tiny insect

01.20.20 | Terry Diener

A new study from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says invasive spotted lanternflies could cost Pennsylvania’s economy at least $324 million and 2,800 jobs in crop-producing sectors of the state. Using data from crop...

The Philly airport pilots facial recognition

01.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Philadelphia International Airport will soon begin testing biometric screening on some international flights. Three different facial recognition systems will be set up at gates that serve outbound flights for four airlines, including American...

Winter weather returns

01.16.20 | Bill Price

Up to six inches of snow is possible in parts of "ski country" today. Steve Welch at the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the "white stuff" and the wind put "lake effect" on full display. Winter weather advisories are up through six...

Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are looking to upgrade public education

01.16.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chancellor Dan Greenstein says the higher ed. system needs to stay affordable and relevant. During his annual address this week, he noted the change would include merging services and support among campuses with a focus on technology. The...

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