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PA's Senate has approved legislation to expand broadband access

09.09.20 | Bob Price

This bill establishes a grant program to extend broadband services in under-served areas. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says, given the greater need for distance learning during this pandemic, it's time to bridge the digital divide. The...

Pennsylvania still on track to send money to eligible unemployed workers

09.09.20 | Brandon Dickson

The extra $300 a week will begin September 14th. Jerry Oleksiak, secretary for the PA Department of Labor and Industry says the funds are currently retroactive from August 1 through August 29th. The program runs through December, or until...

Direct care workers in PA are getting "cash" to continue their mission

09.09.20 | Terry Diener

Thousands of people who provide one-on-one care for older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities will get some extra cash. Using CARES Act funding, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is paying out $31.5 million to these workers...

Absentee ballot rejections could be magnified in swing states like PA

09.08.20 | Terry Diener

The Associated Press analysis reports if voter turnout is the same as 2016 and the ballot rejection rate equals the 1.4% from this year’s primary, nearly 43,000 voters in Pennsylvania could be disenfranchised this fall. That’s almost...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf makes pitch for state politicians to save renters and home-owners from eviction

09.01.20 | Bob Price

The call comes a day after the state moratorium on evictions expired. That moratorium protected people for not paying their rent or mortgage during the pandemic. The governor held a press conference this morning at the YMCA in Harrisburg. Wolf...

More than half of PA restaurants could close by year's end

09.01.20 | Bob Price

One prediction estimates 60% of restaurants will shut down permanently this year due to Gov. Wolf's 25% capacity cap. John Longstreet with the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association says reopening businesses needs to be among the...

A forest expert says the fall foliage could be disappointing in parts of PA this fall

08.31.20 | Terry Diener

Marc Abrams, Penn State professor of forest ecology and physiology says its hard to be optimistic for great fall coloration in the areas now under extreme drought because it has persisted for so long.   For nearly four decades Abrams has...

Blind voters in PA will be able to use a new platform to vote remotely

08.31.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of State will implement Democracy Live’s OmniBallot tool in response to a state court’s ruling that the previous paper ballot system used in the absentee and mail-in ballot process violated the Americans...

Gov. Wolf is calling on lawmakers to make needed changes to ensure the safety of mail-in voting this Nov.

08.27.20 | Bob Price

With less than 70 days to go before the vote, Governor Wolf is pleading with Republicans and Democrats in Pennsylvania to find common ground and fix glitches that could delay results on November 3rd. Up to 10 times as many people are expected to...

A ceremonial sauna for Native Americans could be coming to the state prison in State College

08.27.20 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

Benner State Prison inmates Marvin Banks and Dale Arnold settled a federal civil rights lawsuit this week with the state department of corrections which cleared a path for a sweat lodge to be built on the prison's grounds. The sacred location...

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