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2 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.

4 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.


8 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


Wisconsin, Indiana set to defend gay marriage bans

Judges have ruled the same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia unconstitutional, but some of those rulings are on hold pending appeals.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU

JD Journal

Pennsylvania's Babst Calland Adds Four Partners in Charleston

The Pittsburgh-based law firm of Babst Calland announced this week that four well-established West Virginia attorneys have joined the firm's office in downtown Charleston.


Medical News Today

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections significantly reduced by electronic alerts

A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters.


Related Topix: Medicine, Urinary Tract Infections, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Women's Health

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Paul Krugman / Does Gov. Rick Perry really know the secrets to job growth?

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again. What are his chances? Will he once again become a punch line? I have absolutely no idea.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Opinion

The Miami Herald

5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday: Officials say a northeastern Pennsylvania hotel remains closed following a carbon monoxide leak that sent more than two dozen people to the hospital for treatment.


Related Topix: Lackawanna County, PA, Dunmore, PA, Boalsburg, PA, Whitehall, PA

JD Supra

Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Appeals Act 13 Ruling to State Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission is asking the state Supreme Court to review a July ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court that strips PPUC of its authority to review and approve local drilling ordinances.


Related Topix: Bucks County, PA


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