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Will a PA judge get the Supreme Court nod to replace Justice Kennedy?

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Judge Thomas m. Hardiman is a conservative federal judge out of Pittsburgh. Lawyers who have worked with the 52 year old describe him as a staunch conservative, but not an activist judge. He does not allow his personal viewpoints to influence...

One of upstate NY's largest internet providers may lose its license to operate

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

State regulators sent a letter to Spectrum cable on Wednesday, threatening to strip its license in New York if it did not stop making claims that it's bringing internet, in a reasonable time frame, to tens of thousands of rural customers. State...

NY has set aside $1 million to fight lyme disease

06.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

It's the most any state has set aside to fight lyme. The Senate's Republican leaders say the cash will go toward research, education and prevention. They credit the investment to a special Senate task force set up to investigate ways the state...

NY is flexing the strength of its new law to reign in prices of pharmaceuticals

06.27.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The drug Orkambi, just the second the address the underlying cause of the genetic disease cystic fibrosis, costs a staggering $272,000 a year. Now, in a case that's being closely watched across the country, New York state health officials have...

PA's water supply is holding up against Marcellus shale gas drilling

06.19.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s no. 2 gas-producing state, after Texas. Yale University looked at groundwater chemistry and did not find elevated levels of...

Gov. Cuomo among those weighing in on the policy of separating families at the border

06.19.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo made his message clear and will not send National Guard troops to the New York border in light of President Trump's policy of separating children from families caught illegally entering the U.S. Cuomo issued the statement: "New...

The price of health insurance may be going up in the Empire State

06.05.18 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's 14 private insurers are requesting an increase in rates because the individual mandate under the federal Affordable Care Act is being repealed. The state is receiving each company's proposal then will decide what the increases will...

The Philadelphia Eagles aren't welcome at the White House

06.05.18 | Sarah Harnisch

President Trump took back the invitation for the Super Bowl champions to celebrate with a White House ceremony. Trump said the Eagles disagree with his belief in standing for the National Anthem. The event was scheduled for today. Eagles...

Hall of Famer tees off at Jim Kelly Golf Tournament

06.05.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The 32nd annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament teed off in Batavia Monday, and the Hall of Famer was there and in good spirits following his recovery from surgery to remove oral cancer in his jaw. All the money raised goes to the...

Big hospitals in PA worry they may face staffing shortages

05.14.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A delay in processing licenses for doctors-in-training is at the root of the concern. Eight weeks into the implementation of a new online system for licensing that was supposed to accelerate the process, only around 17% of the state's 9,600...

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