PA Senate approves legislation banning "telemedicine" abortions

04.22.20 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

A telemedicine abortion happens when a doctor prescribe abortion pills to a woman by webcast. Governor Wolf, who has already deemed the abortion industry "essential" in the COVID-19 era has promised a veto.

Antibody tests may not be the "fix" for COVID-19 in PA

04.22.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Referencing chickenpox immunity, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists so much is still unknown about the coronavirus. Levine says, "we will have to see what the antibodies mean in terms of COVID-19, whether it doesn't really...

Advocates say PA is failing to protect migrant farmworkers from coronavirus

04.22.20 | Terry Diener

There are 360 farm labor camps in Pennsylvania that house more than 4,000 seasonal and guest workers in barracks-style facilities as well as motels, rooming houses, dormitories, and mobile homes.   Those conditions could facilitate the...

Pennsylvania takes a small step toward reopening the economy

04.21.20 | Bill Price

Governor Tom Wolf says he's signing online notary legislation that will pave the way for internet vehicle sales in the Keystone State. He's also allowing for limited building construction work that can start on May 8th. Wolf maintains the need...

PA's restaurant industry takes a devastating $ hit from the pandemic

04.21.20 | Terry Diener

Sales dropped by 82% between April 1 and 10, with losses projected at more than $1.8 billion by the end of this month. Pennsylvania’s hospitality industry employs more than 700,000 people, and about 96 percent of the state’s...

Protests popping up from Buffalo to Harrisburg call for quarantine to end

04.20.20 | Bob Price

Protestors are pushing back against New York's Pause Act. A rally will get underway in the Queen City at noon today. "Gridlock Buffalo" organizer Russ Thompson says "you can only stop the people for so long before they get fed up." Buffalo...

Millions of dollars in funding are pouring into Pennsylvania food banks

04.20.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has received $14.9 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for The Emergency Food Assistance Program to provide critical support and food to Pennsylvania’s food banks and emergency food...

To pay rent or not in NY and PA?

04.17.20 | Sarah Harnisch

People in New York have been told by the governor they can stop paying their rent and mortgage for 90 days to alleviate the stress. Dave Ramsey's daughter, Rachel Cruz, says that's the worst advice she's heard yet. Buy your food, pay as much of...

Pennsylvania now has a new face-covering rule

04.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says, "if you have to go out for life-sustaining activities, please wear a mask if you're going to encounter others."  The measure is effective Sunday evening. Governor Wolf says grocery and home...

Gov. Wolf will likely veto bill that would open businesses in PA

04.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

After the state legislature approved the measure, mainly along party lines, the governor appears to disagree with the legislation and does not approve of reopening businesses amid the outbreak. State Senator John DiSanto says rural Pennsylvania...

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