Data show 82 New York water systems have exceeded lead limit

04.10.16 | Bob Price

An Associated Press review of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data shows 82 out of 2,800 public and private drinking water systems in New York state have had lead levels exceeding the federal action limit at least once since 2013. That...

Western New York has a lead paint problem

04.08.16 |

Half of the homes in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties contain unsafe levels of lead.   The danger is from old paint that young children can inhale or ingest. Dr. Kevin Watkins, the director of public health for Cattaraugus county, says...

New York's abortion rate has dropped 21 percent the past seven years

04.08.16 |

Pro-lifers credit the decline to a growing awareness of the humanity of the unborn and also to the growing popularity of crisis pregnancy centers. In Monroe County New York, the abortion rate has fallen by 42% since 2008.

A new Quinnipiac poll gives Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf the lowest approval rating since he took office

04.08.16 |

More than half of the residents of Pennsylvania do not like the job Wolf is doing as governor. Yesterday, Tom Wolf signed a controversial executive order to prevent LGBT discrimination. Critics contend it undermines religious freedom in the...

13 People connected with the NCAA are being subpoenaed by the estate of Joe Paterno

04.08.16 |

The Paternos are suing the college sports governing authority over the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.   Paterno was dismissed from Penn State after Sandusky's arrest and died before his conviction. The Paternos contend the league...

Pa. governor to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders

04.07.16 |

Pro-family groups are outraged over an executive order that governor wolf will sign today. It's intended to prevent discrimination by state contractors against the LGBT community, but critics say it threatens the rights of Christian...

2016 White House hopefuls are pointing their campaign compasses to upstate New York

04.07.16 |

Hillary Clinton will be in Buffalo and Rochester tomorrow.  John Kasich is in Syracuse tomorrow and Rochester Saturday. Ted Cruz makes stops in Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester next week, and Donald Trump has a rally planned at the First...

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer aims to tighten security at transportation facilities

04.07.16 |

Schumer's proposed aviation statute would increase spending for baggage claims and other exposed spots. The New York Democrat's bill would increase the number of security agents and bomb-sniffing dogs at airports and transit stations. Last...

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials rethink protocol after a January storm left hundreds of motorists stranded

04.07.16 |

Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton said part of the blame goes to tractor-trailers that blocked both lanes--making it hard for snowplows to keep lanes clear. More than 500 vehicles were stranded for almost 24 hours on a 16-mile stretch of the...

Unusual GOP delegate rules could put Pa. in the convention spotlight

04.06.16 | Bob Price

When Pennsylvania Republicans head to the polls next month, the first choice they'll make is who they'd like to see as the party's presidential nominee. What those voters may not realize is that their selections for who will represent the state...

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