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Many county coroners question the way PA tallies coronavirus deaths

09.24.20 | Terry Diener

Now Pennsylvania's Senate has passed a bill to strengthen the role coroners play in keeping an accurate COVID-death-count." The bill, backed by all Senate Republicans and 10 Democrats, adds specifics to state law on when county coroners must be...

Pennsylvania launches a new tool in the fight against COVID-19

09.22.20 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf takes the wraps off a new app, the COVID Alert PA App, during an event this afternoon in Philadelphia. It sends notifications about potential coronavirus exposures right to your smart phone. The app uses bluetooth technology to...

Funds are on the way in PA to provide elementary students with fresh fruits and veggies

09.22.20 | Terry Diener

The grant funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). The program was first implemented in Pennsylvania in 2004 and expanded to all 50 states in 2008. Funding priority is...

More than a dozen PA counties have seen election directors leave in the last year

09.21.20 | Terry Diener

Since a new law was passed to accommodate no-excuse mail-in voting across the state, several election directors or deputy directors have left their post.   The heightened concern comes after the Keystone State took weeks to report its...

Joe Biden back in the Keystone State

09.18.20 | Bob Price

The Democratic presidential hopeful was in his hometown of Scranton last night for a "drive-in" town hall event. He blamed President Trump for the high loss of life during the coronarivurs crisis. However, some were critical of the CNN event...

The PA Supreme Court has just handed Democrats two huge wins

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

Pleased with the outcomes, Governor Wolf says the rulings "make access to voting better." But top Republicans call the rulings "political" by a Democrat-dominated high court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has a 5-to-2 Democratic majority. It...

Uncommon cold settles in tonight across NY and PA

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

Freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect through 8 a.m. Saturday morning. It's expected to dip below freezing tonight in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in western New York. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says those hoping for some...

GOP House members pressure Gov. Wolf to allow schools to make sports calls

09.17.20 | Bob Price

Representative Mike Reese, says it makes sense for local officials, committed to public safety, to make the decisions. Governor Wolf has vowed to veto legislation that passed both houses of the general assembly. The measure returns control to...

PA voters will soon issue verdict on legislature's response to the pandemic

09.14.20 | Terry Diener

The answer will either extend the gains Democrats made two years ago or further tighten the longstanding Republican grip on both chambers     The GOP-majority General Assembly has been in hybrid mode this year...

A ballot delay puts a "hold" on early voting today in PA

09.14.20 | Brandon Dickson

None of the commonwealth's 67 counties are able to send out ballots due to a slew of lawsuits and legal questions surrounding mail-in voting. Tioga County Elections Director Penny Whipple says regardless, they will get ballots out as soon as...

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