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It is Illegal to add fluoride to food or salt in the U.S

In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pennsylvania Government

Sat Aug 30, 2014

O-R Online

Alzheimera s exacts a toll in Pennsylvania

Alzheimer's disease is going to be an increasingly acute problem both around the world and in this country as life spans stretch even further and the large cohort of baby boomers march into senescence.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Harrisburg, PA, Allentown, PA, Opinion

PennLive.com

Pennsylvania Mystery Species: The winners

The answer to this week's Pennsylvania Mystery Species - a weekly, serial contest about the wild things and wild places of Pennsylvania concluded earlier today with the answer posted here.

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Related Topix: McSherrystown, PA

NBC Philadelphia

New Philly Grads Get $150K for Special Projects

The University of Pennsylvania recently launched the President's Engagement Prizes, which will allow students to obtain up to $150,000 to take on local, national or global engagement projects the first year after they graduate.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

SFGate

5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

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.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida, Florida Government, Tom Corbett, Pat Quinn

The Newtown Bee

Peacock Finds A Home On Pennsylvania Farm

Harley the peacock who made himself at home at a Shepard Hill Road residence, has found a permanent home at a Pennsylvania farm, and made the trip there on August 25. Harley the peacock who made a temporary home at a Shepard Hill Road address earlier this summer has found a permanent roost.

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Medical News

Pennsylvania's Corbett becomes 9th GOP governor to expand Medicaid

Gov. Tom Corbett reached a deal with the Obama administration to use federal funds to put about 500,000 low-income residents into managed care plans already used by the state.

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

PennLive.com

Ex-Pa. Turnpike workers in child porn ring; Pa. teen mom throws newborn at wall; couple's sick selfie with dead friend: Daily Buzz

Chelsie Berry, 24, and Jared Prier, 28, were charged with manslaughter and abandoning a body for allegedly failing to get help for an overdosing friend, taking a selfie picture with his body, then leaving the corpse on a deserted road.

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Related Topix: Fayette County, PA, Pottsville, PA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Sandusky scandal spurs changes in Pennsylvania laws

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, the Pennsylvania General Assembly set out on a mission to strengthen the commonwealth's child abuse laws.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Sex Scandal, Pennsylvania Government, Criminal Defense Law

Washington Times

Corbett tries new TV ad attack strategy on Wolf

The latest TV ad by Gov. Tom Corbett's campaign is opening a new front in the Republican's mass communication strategy, making President Barack Obama a central figure in the attack on Democratic front-runner Tom Wolf.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Guns, Franklin & Marshall College

NewsOK.com

Firm drops bid to force drilling on holdouts

Hilcorp has dropped its bid to force holdout property owners in Pennsylania to accept drilling under their land, saying Friday the energy company wants to move beyond a protracted fight and begin producing oil and gas.

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Daily Kos

Details of 243 water contamination cases by Pennsylvanian oil and gas companies finally released

Pennsylvania has had a natural gas boom over the past 6 years. During that time no one has been able to get any information on what that boom is doing to Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Environment, US News, Liberal Political News

ThinkProgress

Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water In Pennsylvania 243 Times, State Agency Reports

For the first time, Pennsylvania has made public 243 cases of contamination of private drinking wells from oil and gas drilling operations.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US News, Liberal Political News

GantDaily.com

Corbett Announces Opening of Third Round Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection has announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday and will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Government

NorthcentralPa.com

PennDOT, Police Focused on Reducing Impaired Driving Crashes through Labor Day

As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NewsOK.com

Online list IDs water wells harmed by drilling

Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 248 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by state regulators to have contaminated private drinking water wells.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

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.

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

PennLive.com

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.

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

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.

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

NewsOK.com

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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

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