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By Staff On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Report: 1.75 million Pennsylvania workers make $15 or less per hour

Nearly half of Pennsylvania hourly-wage workers – more than 1.75 million Pennsylvanians – make less than $15 per hour, even as cost of living continues to increase, according to a new report. Gov. Tom Wolf More...

By Charlie Sahner On Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Pennsylvania, Florida hardest hit by opioid crisis

Pennsylvania and Florida Are the two states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, according to a study published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The two states, along with the District More...

By Staff On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

State Health Department urges Pennsylvanians to get immunized

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday urged citizens to protect themselves by getting immunized against serious illnesses, such as measles, hepatitis and whooping cough. “It is essential that not only More...

By Staff On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Pennsylvania moves forward on reviving industrial hemp production

(Photo: National Hemp Association) Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Tuesday announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has submitted its state plan for industrial hemp to the United More...

By Staff On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Gov. Wolf establishes first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf signs new executive order Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that he has signed a new executive order establishing the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania, which is contributing More...

By Staff On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

New law takes effect today in Pennsylvania

The new “Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect Tuesday in Pennsylvania. Drivers approaching a vehicle that is stopped to collect trash, deliver mail, or provide roadside assistance must move at least More...

By Staff On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Governor Wolf reminds Pennsylvanians of 2019 health insurance enrollment deadline

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday reminded Pennsylvanians that the deadline to enroll in 2019 individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Saturday, Dec. 15. “Whether you’re generally More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Pennsylvania fights back against the spotted lanternfly

(Photo: Penn State) Southeastern Pennsylvania is currently under invasion by the spotted lanternfly, and officials say it’s time to fight back. The spotted lanternfly was first seen in Berks County in 2014, probably More...

By Staff On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Remember to be extra vigilant as school buses hit the roads again

As the new school year gets underway, motorists need to be more vigilant than ever to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads and transport area kids. State law More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Led by fentanyl, Pennsylvania overdose deaths surge

Bucks County overdose deaths, last 12 months (Bucks County District Attorney) The deadly effects of the opioid epidemic continued to explode last year in Pennsylvania, statistics reported Tuesday by the Drug Enforcement More...