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U.S. House passes $8 billion dollar funding bill to fight coronavirus

03.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

Covid-19 has now claimed 11 lives in the U.S. The measure heads next to the senate, which is expected to take up the legislation by the end of the week and send it to President Trump. Meanwhile, New York now has 11 confirmed cases of...

Pennsylvania places 21st for richest states

03.05.20 | Terry Diener

A small business site says in contrast to other, similar wealth-ranking reports, many of which use minimalistic approaches for ranking wealth, the ChamberofCommerce.org report uses a "holistic approach" that measures several variables to...

Christian school activists will converge on NY's capital next week

03.05.20 | Bob Price

Dozens of Christian school administrators, employees and students will rally for their rights on Tuesday, March 10th. They're concerned with the erosion of parental rights and new state mandates that threaten the survivability of many Christian...

President Trump pays PA a visit today

03.05.20 | Bob Price

The commander-in-chief will arrive in Scranton sometime this afternoon to participate in a live televised town hall meeting on Fox News. The one-hour event will be at the Scranton Cultural Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Scranton is home to...

Pennsylvania's top court to reexamine ruling on child sex abuse time limits

03.03.20 | Brandon Dickson

State supreme court justices announced Monday they'll reconsider the decision allowing Renee Rice to sue. Rice alleges that Altoona-Johnstown Diocese officials’ silence regarding a Roman Catholic priest, who she says sexually assaulted...

NY state requires health insurers to waive coronavirus testing costs

03.03.20 | Brandon Dickson

The new directive by Governor Cuomo also means anyone enrolled in Medicaid won't be expected to hand over a co-pay for any testing associated with the disease. The governor says these actions will remove financial barriers for anyone who needs...

Pennsylvania places 9th in a new public education study

03.03.20 | Terry Diener

In the 24-7 Wall Street analysis, which is modeled after the Quality Counts study created by the publication Education Week, Pennsylvania was found to have a 12th-grade graduation rate of 86.6 percent, education spending amounting to $15,798 per...

New York nurses are rallying today in Albany for safer staffing ratios

03.03.20 | Brandon Dickson

The registered nurses want lawmakers to pass a law tying the number of medical providers to the number of patients they oversee. Such a measure would balance workloads in the industry, a move that reportedly provides better treatment and...

New York state has its first confirmed coronavirus case

03.02.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says the woman who has tested positive for the virus is in her late 30s and is in isolation inside her New York City home. Cuomo says she contracted it during a recent trip to Iran. Meanwhile, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader...

Governor Wolf is calling on state lawmakers to combat gun violence

03.02.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Tom Wolf says he wants to provide support to every community. He's asking the general assembly to approve $6 million in his proposed budget to help combat community gun violence and support prevention and reduction efforts.

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