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Biden taps PA Health Secretary Dr. Levine to be assistant health secretary

01.19.21 | Brandon Dickson

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Rachel Levine was appointed to the post of health secretary by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf back in 2017. Levine has updated residents regularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If the...

New Pennsylvania law cracks down on human trafficking

01.19.21 | Terry Diener

Under the new law, crimes are elevated to a first-degree felony, fines and prison times are increased and the definition of a child has changed to anyone under 18 instead of 16. Pennsylvania state troopers said they are seeing a large number of...

The way judges are elected could be changing in Pennsylvania

01.14.21 | Bob Price

Wednesday, a legislative panel approved a proposal that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by geography. The effort was motivated by Republicans' anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-leaning...

Security beefs up presence at the Pa. Capitol amid plans for "armed marches"

01.12.21 | Terry Diener

Capitol police, more heavily armed than usual, were observed in and around the building on Monday as the House of Representatives convened for some organizational sessions this week.   The Senate is not due back into session until the...

G. Thompson will join 100+ House Republicans in objecting to election certification

01.06.21 | Bob Price

The vote count on the Electoral College certification will happen during a joint-session of congress. Congressman Glenn Thompson says throwing up these ceremonial "roadblocks" is not unprecedented. Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman says...

Pa. not among 20 states enjoying a wage increase to start 2021

01.04.21 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour. That’s the federal minimum wage, which hasn’t changed since 2009. Restaurants, boutiques, candy stores, theater companies, movie theater owners all say they have to pay more...

Doors are open again to eating guests in Pennsylvania

01.04.21 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Many restaurants continued to offer take out during the recent shutdown on indoor dining put in place by Governor Tom Wolf. Karen Klingman, manager at Jay's Tiffany's Northside in Sunbury, tells Family Life the shutdowns have been hard on small...

CDC says Pennsylvania's total deaths are 8% higher than an avg. year

12.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Epidemiologist Justin Lessler expects the number to range from 10-20% in excess deaths. He says there is a delay in the reporting of deaths. Health department officials say there have been over 15,000 deaths in Pennsylvania related to COVID-19...

PA's Redevelop. Assist. Capital Program is making some wishes come true

12.30.20 | Terry Diener

The program has awarded $455 million in grant money to development projects all around the state. Two Schuylkill County projects have received state grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.   Officials said $1.5...

Pa. health officials have rolled out free COVID testing in Schuylkill County

12.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Schuylkill County Emergency Manager John Matz says there have been more than a thousand new cases in the last week. Nurse Craig Chance is the team lead for the site at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit near Pottsville. The site is open through...

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