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The medical marijuana business is barely budding in Pennsylvania, but already there are proposals to legalize its recreational use in the commonwealth

06.13.16 |

This past week a Philadelphia lawmaker began circulating a memo seeking co-sponsorship for a future proposal to allow recreational marijuana for adult use to be sold only in liquor stores.  Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the...

A new law in Pennsylvania is helping police combat the proliferation of designer drugs which are taking lives in record numbers

06.13.16 | Bob Price

Tioga County Representative Matt Baker authored the bill in the general assembly.  He said, "129 people a day in America die of drug overdose deaths."Baker's bill, which was signed last week by Governor Wolf, enables police to make quicker...

Clifton Springs, NY newspaper reporter Brian Heffron is about to find out what it means to be a missionary journalist

06.13.16 | Bob Price

He's trading his job in the states to become a mouthpiece for missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa.Heffron said missionaries are often so busy with their work that they have little time to regularly report back to supporting churches about...

New York lawmakers are nearing the end of their 2016 legislative session and it's looking likely that ethics reform will not be acted on this term

06.13.16 | Bob Price

A wave of public corruption has made Albany one of the nation's most crooked state capitals. The past 15 years, more than 30 lawmakers have left office in disgrace. Lawmakers plan to adjourn for summer Thursday or Friday to begin work on their...

A vote in the state House of Representatives may take place next week that could determine if the long-stalled Pennsylvania fairness act will move forward

06.10.16 |

Reporter Terry Diener says the legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination in employment. State Rep. Dan Frankel, the prime sponsor of the bill, submitted a discharge...

The Pennsylvania House got into a heated debate over college professor background checks this week

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, 24 child protection bills passed last year.  But Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Conklin created an exemption for professors with limited access to minors. State Rep. Doyle Heffley's amendment could...

13% of kids in western New York tested positive for lead poisoning

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's all about the paint in their homes, but there may be a solution. Chuck Schumer is pleading with the federal government to o.k. over $5 million to remove lead-based paint in homes throughout western New York. Schumer says more than 40% of...

Time Warner's cable speeds may not be as speedy as they are saying they are

06.10.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The attorney general launched an investigation into upstate's largest cable provider and found customers didn't always receive the "blazing fast" and "super reliable" internet speeds the company advertises. Eric Schneiderman's office announced...

New York residents have until June 17th to petition the state for lower premiums on their health care plans

06.09.16 | Bob Price

On average, insurance companies next year are planning to hike premiums by a whopping 18%.Health care reform lobbyist Heidi Siegfried tells Family Life when you lobby the state for lower premiums often times, the state listens.Again, you have...

90 Year-old World War II Vet Ronald Gilroy received his high school diploma last night in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

06.09.16 | Bob Price

After the war, Gilroy moved back to Carbondale where he and his wife raised a family of seven. Many of those children and grand-children were on hand for last night's ceremony.Ronald Gilroy quit school at the age of 17 to join the army in...

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