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1 hr ago |

5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday: The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is investigating allegations that four state lawmakers were caught in a cash-for-favors sting following complaints filed by citizen activist in March.


1 hr ago | Business Journal

PoliticsPA: Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free trips, defend legality

The Associated Press revealed in a report yesterday that, along with the entire House of Representatives, PA representatives approximately tripled their number of privately-funded trips between 2008 and 2013.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

4 hrs ago |

Pa. schools' reserve funds now top $4 billion

Not even as Philly kids, teachers and parents await word on whether schools are shuttered in September for lack of funding.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Chester County, PA, Coatesville, PA, Bucks County, PA

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

User data suggest Uber is tapping into the too-drunk-to-drive market

Two weeks ago, we looked at whether taxi alternatives like Uber and Lyft may be reducing drunken driving, a plausible scenario given that the app is particularly popular among young-adult users most likely to go bar-hopping.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Freight train kills two in eastern Pennsylvania

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim told the Express-Times newspaper of Easton that his office was working to identify the two victims in the Monday accident in suburban Allentown.


CBS Local

New 70 mph Speed Limit On Stretch Of Pa. Turnpike Starts Wednesday

Highway officials announced that they're picking up the pace on a 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Daily Kos

Northwest Pennsylvania Meet-Up Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow evening there will be a meet-up of area kossacks and other progressives in my home.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News

A personalized approach for patients with ccRCC-related mutations

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified an enzyme key to applying the brakes on tumor growth.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Kidney Cancer, Health, Medicine


Pennsylvania Couple Wants Gay Marriage Validated

Two northwestern Pennsylvania women want a judge to validate their marriage, which occurred with a license issued by a rogue county clerk before this year's landmark decision that nixed a state law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


Op/Ed: Se Gop leaders back Corbett on pension fight

Editors Note: This op-ed was submitted by Patricia Poprik, Chair of the Bucks County Republican Committee; Valentino DiGiorgio, Chair of the Republican Committee of Chester County; Andrew Reilly, Chair of the Delaware County Republican Committee; Mike Vereb, Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Committee; and John Taylor, Chair of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US News, Delaware County, PA, Montgomery County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Pennsylvania Avenue DC planning initiative

The Washington Business Journal reports in " Pennsylvania Avenue is in a slump, but there's a plan to breathe new life into it " that the National Capital Planning Commission is initiating a planning study to improve Pennsylvania Avenue NW , as a reassessment and updating of that street's improvement program.


Related Topix: Downtown (Washington, DC)

CBS Local

Atlantic City Doomed By Glut Of Casinos In Region

The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City's casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of the country that have too many casinos and not enough gamblers.


Related Topix: January, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Erie Times News

Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips

U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, including $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife and $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.


Related Topix: Representative Mike Kelly, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Representative Tom Marino, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, us Travel, North America Travel, Las Vegas Travel

Balloon Juice

Voting rights and wrongs

Went to a great voting rights panel at Netroots Nation. Nina Turner is running for Ohio Secretary of State and Maggie Toulouse Oliver is running for New Mexico Secretary of State.


Pa. Congressional Aide Pleads Not Guilty to Gun Charge

An aide to a Pennsylvania congressman has pleaded not guilty to a weapons charge after he tried to bring a handgun into a federal office building in Washington, D.C. Ryan Shucard is a press secretary for U.S. Rep. Tom Marino .


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Tom Marino, US News

The Citizens' Voice

Pennsylvanians for Human Life rep addresses altar society

Betty Caffrey of Pennsylvanians for Human Life was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society of Holy Family Church, Luzerne.



Mom, Grandparents, Nearly Starved Boy To Death: Cops

A 7-year-old boy was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside, police said in charging his mother and grandparents with assault and other offenses Child welfare workers, responding to a complaint, found the child looking like a human skeleton in home in ... (more)


Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Sense the energy of 21st century Harrisburg

In the early years of the 20th century Philadelphia artist Edwin Austin Abbey created the monumental murals that decorate the vast rotunda of the State Capital building in Harrisburg .


Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA

The Shippensburg Community Fair

Summertime was made for good olde-fashioned community fun fairs and festivals, so it's only " fair " to spend your time at a fair.


Related Topix: Shippensburg, PA, Cumberland County, PA, Horse, Pets


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