NY state Senate has approved legislation aimed at the "pay-to-play" system

03.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Yesterday, Senators unanimously passed a bill which would ban campaign contributions from companies seeking New York state contracts to elected officials with authority over state entities involved in the bidding process. The measure to reduce...

Report: Coal ash pollution leaks into groundwater at PA power plants

03.06.19 | Terry Diener

The report, from the Environmental Integrity Project, found over 90 percent of sites that store coal ash are leaking levels of contamination exceeding EPA health standards. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Neil...

An upstate NY Red Cross worker is helping in Alabama's tornado aftermath

03.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

Debbie Thompson of Lima, New York will be providing spiritual care for those devastated by the storms. Thompson says she'll remain in Alabama for two weeks--offering hope to the hopeless there.  

New York is one of the best states in the country for women

03.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Empire State places fifth on WalletHub's list of top women-friendly states. New York is applauded for top 10 rankings in the female life expectancy at birth, women's economic and social well-being, and women's health and...

Gov. Wolf"s farm bill proposal calls for PA to become the "leading organic state"

03.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The commonwealth is already second in the country in sales value of organic products, but far behind top-ranked California. State agriculture officials say demand appears to be growing with 78% of Pennsylvanians saying they bought some organic...

No drug surprise in PA!

03.05.19 | Famiy Life News Team

Pennsylvania's secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs says the commonwealth is mirroring a national trend in drug use and abuse. Jennifer Smith insists cocaine and meth use is up, while heroin and prescription drug deaths are...

NY lawmakers aim to expand gun storage laws in the Empire State

03.05.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The proposal would expand the state's existing safe storage law, which already applies to homes where there is a resident barred from owning a gun, such as a convicted felon, and would now cover homes with children under 16-years-old. To...

NY lawmaker calls for more funds to fight Lyme Disease

03.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Republican state Senator Sue Serino says investments in research, treatment and prevention are working to protect New Yorkers from the tick-borne illness, and that more funding is needed. Serino is planning to detail her request during a press...

PA GOP delegates pick Keller in race for Marino's U.S. seat

03.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Delegates in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District have nominated state Representative Fred Keller, of Kreamer, to fill the post vacated in January by U.S. Congressman Tom Marino. Keller was selected from nearly 20 candidates. He'll oppose...

PA pot festival runs into roadblock

03.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

The founders of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival say their annual event has hit a snag. The grassroots organization was informed the Department of Health won't allow licensed growers, processors, and dispensaries to attend the festival because...

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