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9 min ago | WFMZ-TV Allentown

Counties get state grants to fight West Nile Virus

Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe and Montgomery counties are among 26 counties across Pennsylvania that are receiving West Nile Virus Control Program grants from the state Department of Environmental Protection.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Pennsylvania Government

4 hrs ago | Daily Pennsylvanian

Former basketball player charged with campus burglaries is no longer a student at Penn

Anthony Bagtas , a former basketball player who was recently charged for Quad burglaries, is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the University.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Journal

Is Pennsylvania Wasting Its Fracking Wealth?

The state is going its own way in a plan to tax natural gas, but critics say the state is missing out on millions.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Washington Examiner

Obama, Joe Biden to visit Pennsylvania on Wednesday ahead of Democratic primary

Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial primary is just over a month away, and with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden set to visit the state Wednesday, all eyes will be on whether the candidates appear alongside the nation's two most prominent politicians.


Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Biden, Franklin & Marshall College, Hillary Clinton

New polling data indicates Pennsylvania is a pro-choice state

Planned Parenthood PAC released polling data to Keystone Politics that questions a lot of the stereotypes projected on the Commonwealth - most critical is the inclination that Pennsylvania voters are overwhelmingly against reproductive choices for women.


Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Yinz got this? Pennsylvania's official language policy needs updated: Mauro E. Mujica

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is currently faced with two conflicting language bills - one that aims to create equal opportunity for all Keystone State residents, and one that aims to divide residents by the language they speak.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Opinion

CBS Local

Man Shot, Killed Outside University City Nightclub; Police Questioning Suspect

Police say a shooting outside a nightclub in University City early Tuesday morning claimed the life of a 31-year-old man.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Daily Pennsylvanian

Man shot and killed near 40th and Spruce streets

An early-morning shooting near 40th and Spruce streets left a male victim pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 1:43 a.m. He was 31 years old.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Montgomery, Chester counties highest in Philly region for texting while driving violations

Drivers in those Montgomery and Chester counties collected texting-while-driving violations at the highest rates in the Philadelphia region in 2013, , according to figures released by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Snyder County, PA, Lycoming County, PA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Police log

SHIPPENSBURG >> An 18-year-old Shippensburg man suffered major injuries when he was hit by a car while he was walking in the rain on King Street on April 4. The pedestrian, Gage A. Barr, was walking east in the area of 303 E. King St. just before 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a black Pontiac being driven west by Ann Marie Hurst, Chambersburg, ... (more)


Related Topix: Shippensburg, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Spring Grove, PA, Gettysburg, PA, Opinion

The Washington Post

Emancipation Day funding clash throws Pennsylvania Avenue parade into question

A funding dispute between Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration and a D.C. Council member is threatening to derail Wednesday's Emancipation Day parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.



April 21 is Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania Primary

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today reminded Pennsylvanians that Monday, April 21, is the last day to register to vote Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today reminded Pennsylvanians that Monday, April 21, is the last day to register to vote for the May 20 primary election.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Media Matters for America

Top PA Papers Ignore Fracking Law That "Shreds" Private Property Rights

A gas company is attempting to use a half-century old Pennsylvania law to frack underneath the land of property owners who refuse to allow the controversial practice on their land, yet a majority of Pennsylvanians may be unaware as two of the state's top three newspapers have failed to mention the contentious issue.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Lone Wolf Winning in Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf is running a singular battle for the governorship of Pennsylvania, his positivity is overwhelming unless you want to hear him praising another Democrat.


Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Barack Obama, Jon Corzine, US Senate

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Don Draper: Truth Is, You Lied

Perhaps that shouldn't have been such a surprise. Because Don has mostly been a master of the lie - especially in the form of an ad pitch.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Mad Men, Life, Food, Chocolate

USA Today

Conservatives owe much to Goldwater's presidential bid

Arizona Republic senior political reporter Dan Nowicki and senior government and politics editor Michael Squires take a look back at Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential run.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Democrat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Wall Street Journal

In Divorce, Who Gets the Student Loans?

For many young couples today, marriage means more than loving, honoring and cherishing each other-it also means taking on a spouse's student loans.


Related Topix: Bryn Mawr College, University of Minnesota

Daily Kos

Easter Bunny Arrested in Pennsylvania as Witness and Accomplice in 2008 Santa Case

Wooksburra, PA: John Thomas "Jack" Rabbit, aka "The Easter Bunny" was arrested on Friday in a sting operation in Pennsylvania while allegedly attempting to buy counterfeit Cadbury eggs from what he thought was a ClausCo representative.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Easter, US News, Liberal Political News

Facing a spreading new blight in boxwoods

But Chuck Feld thought he was in the clear. Although 30 deer regularly cruised through Birmingham Gardens, his four-acre wholesale nursery in West Chester, thousands of boxwoods he was cultivating remained blessedly untouched.


Northern Michigan News

Legal minds eye quality control for convictions

Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns.


Related Topix: Prison, Law, Criminal Justice, Criminal Defense Law, University of Pennsylvania


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