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SCOTUS will hear a religious freedom case out of Philadelphia

02.25.20 | Bob Price

At issue is whether a Catholic foster care agency in the city has the right to deny child placement in same-sex households. Philadelphia suspended the foster care program over that policy. The charity is now suing the city on religious freedom...

Pennsylvania voters have a new resource to prepare for the polls

02.25.20 | Terry Diener

The Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county's voting system and how to use it. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State says each webpage includes a...

New York's plastic bag ban takes effect in just 5 days

02.25.20 | Bob Price

Starting Sunday, March 1, residents will no longer be able to get single-use bags at grocery or convenience stores. Mildred Warner at Cornell University says anyone who doesn't carry reusable bags will be charged 5-cents for paper ones. Critics...

St. Bonaventure becomes latest univ. to drop SAT & ACT admission requirements

02.25.20 | Bill Price

Vice President of Enrollment Bernie Valento says the university has been losing good students to others colleges that don't require the standardized tests. Brian Emerson with Villa Maria College insists, "a test score does not offer a complete...

PA among states picking up tab for PP's family planning services

02.24.20 | Bill Price

The organization last year quit a $260 million federal funding program over a trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed carving out money in state budgets to...

SUNY project aims to fight Alzheimer's by mapping at-risk patients

02.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo has proposed the health consortium within the state university system. The Democrat said the initiative will collect and map genomic data statewide and eventually provide the findings to researchers working to slow the progression...

Wrapping up the world's largest student-run philanthropy

02.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

For 46 hours, hundreds of Penn State students, pediatric cancer patients, and their parents danced and raised money for "THON." The annual Penn State inter-fraternity council and panhellenic dance marathon raised almost $11.7 million that will...

The all clear has been given after nearly 20 Jewish community centers around the country

02.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Those centers, including one in Albany, received anonymous email threats Sunday. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Albany's J.C.C. after it was evacuated and searched. He says anti-Semitism is a growing concern in the Empire State. Cuomo said the...

The fight to restore NY's medical exemption to vaccines continues

02.20.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorney Carl Schwartz tells Family Life, he's battling for his 11-year-old son Thorn. During tomorrow's court appearance, Schwarz wants to see his son's medical exemption acknowledged long term. Supporters also want to see the court strike...

Pennsylvania's top court suspends Jerry Sandusky prosecutor

02.20.20 | Terry Diener

The justices issued a 5-1 decision to suspend Frank Fina’s license for a year and a day, agreeing with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel that Fina’s actions were improper in obtaining grand jury testimony about three top university...

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