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2 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Weird

2 hrs ago |

Passenger pigeons found in various collections across Pennsylvania

Patrick McShea, an educator with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, pulled open a shallow metal drawer in one of the specimen cabinets of the museum's extinct bird collection.


Related Topix: Franklin County, PA, Berks County, PA

3 hrs ago | SFGate

Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania Government, Harrisburg, PA, Health Insurance, US Governors, Tom Corbett

4 hrs ago |

Pa. releases list of wells impacted by drilling

After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvania has released details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

7 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

Rare items from Pennsylvania to be auctioned off this weekend in Lancaster County

Diamond jewelry, designer watches, rare coins - hundreds of items that have been unclaimed for years will soon be up for bid at an auction conducted by Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA, State Treasurer Rob McCord announced today.


Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA, Denver, PA

10 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Poll: More voters are undecided than support Gov. Corbett

LANCASTER>> Pennsylvania voters are showing scant support for Gov. Tom Corbett ,and a large majority believe the state is "off on the wrong track,' according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters in August.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Lancaster, PA, Franklin & Marshall College, Opinion

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Pennsylvania Localities Tap Swaps for Upfront Cash: Muni Credit

Pennsylvania municipalities are turning once again to the kinds of derivative deals that backfired during the credit crunch as the lure of upfront cash and the potential to cut costs prove too hard to resist.


Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Berks County, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Education Etc.

16 hrs ago | CBS Local

PSPCA Rescues 3 Dogs From West Oak Lane Home

The Pennsylvania SPCA announced it rescued three emaciated dogs from a home in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.


20 hrs ago | CBS Local

LCB Still Assessing Local Impact Of Strong Earthquake In 'Wine Country'

Sunday's historic 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California caused significant damage to businesses connected to the wine industry, but how did it impact wine lovers in this region? Wine from the Napa Valley is popular in Pennsylvania and Doug Hitz, the Director of Planning and procurement at the PA Liquor Control Board, says at this point, it's not ... (more)


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pocono Record

The best views in Pennsylvania? That's nothing. How about the best views in the Poconos? last week published its list of "Pennsylvania's Best Views 2," but Bushkill Falls was the only Poconos spot included on the list.


Related Topix: Bushkill, PA, Delaware Water Gap, PA, Monroe County, PA, Pike County, PA, Carbon County, PA

CBS Local

Assumption School Joins Ice Bucket Challenge Craze

"ALS" is a terrible disease which usually ends with paralysis and death. But as we have seen, the ALS Association has come up with a unique way to raise funds for research.


Related Topix: Sports

Modern Healthcare

Talks on Pennsylvania Medicaid plan said to be nearing end

An announcement could be made soon on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 healthcare law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

JD Supra

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: August 2014

FY15 Budget Enacted - Includes Little Tax Reform Earlier this summer, Governor Corbett signed into law the fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 budget .


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Education Etc.

Science, Industry and Business

Attacking a rare disease at its source with gene therapy

Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

An 'I'm Stuck' app for jammed holiday travel

Nearly 35 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for end-of-summer celebrations, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008, said AAA, the nation's largest auto club.


Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors

Pennsylvania ranked among top 10 best beer states in the nation

In an unofficial list by lifestyle site Thrillist, the Keystone State ranked as one of the top 10 best beer states in the nation.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Education circuit riders coming to Pennsylvania

A corps of current and former school administrators is preparing to travel Pennsylvania to mobilize local officials for efforts to revamp K-12 education funding.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Philadelphia Weekly

Why is SeaWorld giving political money to Pennsylvania lawmakers?

It was billed as "the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits" - and it woke a lot of people up.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Senator Pat Toomey, Barbara Boxer, Democrat, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion


Titusville Gas and Oil President Fined by DEP

August 26, 2014 - A Pleasantville man has been fined $250,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

ABC News

Philharmonic Violinist Was at Summer Home When Robbers Killed Her

A New York City violinist who was at her summer home was brutally murdered when two men knocked on her door and attempted to rob her, federal authorities said.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts


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