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3 hrs ago | Washington Times

9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint

A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.

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Related Topix: Bloomsburg, PA, Cheyney, PA, Lock Haven, PA, Kutztown, PA, Shippensburg, PA

5 hrs ago | YourErie

Pennsylvania Adds 28 Farms, Nearly 2,800 Acres to Preservation Program

Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,778 additional acres on 28 farms in 13 counties through the state's nationally renowned farmland preservation program.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Troy, PA

9 hrs ago | Digital Game Developer

Pennsylvania's Largest Charter School Receives $750,000 Grant to...

The C.H.E.S.T.E.R. program was created to encourage students to develop positive exercise practices, while educating them on the importance of making healthy food decisions and having a lifelong focus on physical wellbeing.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition, Food, Medicine

13 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

Ten arrests in fugitive roundup in Dauphin County

The United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force along with area police departments, state parole agents and county sheriff's deputies wrapped up a successful one day sweep for violent fugitives wanted throughout Dauphin County with an emphasis on Harrisburg.

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Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Harrisburg, PA

17 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Pennsylvania DEP Releases 2014 Susquehanna River Sampling Plan

The plan includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and more.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC 27

Pennsylvania man busted with loaded gun at JFK

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man bound for Los Angeles was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport after he tried to pass through security with a loaded handgun and a pair of brass knuckles.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Philadelphia, PA, North East, PA

National Public Radio

Experts Say Video Doesn't Show Earhart Wreckage

Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

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The Economist

Urbanisation: Where China's future will happen

For the world's sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities "A GREAT city", said Benjamin Disraeli, "a is the type of some great idea.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel,

Washington Examiner

200 at meeting on Pennsylvania Shell plant plans

About 200 people showed up Wednesday for the first of two public meetings to learn about Shell Oil Co.'

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Daily Kos

Fracking Causes Minor Earthquakes in Ohio

Julie Carr Smyth of the Associated Press has reported that geologists have linked five small earthquakes in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to fracking or hydraulic fracturing, the process of forcing water and sand deep underground and blowing up rock formations to release natural gas.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

InsiderOnline

Pennsylvania's Education Improvement Tax Credit Program: A Winning Educational Partnership

In 2001, Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to enact a highly innovative public-private partnership in the form of an education tax credit aimed at corporations.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

National Public Radio

Classes To Resume At Pennsylvania Stabbing School

Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Pennsylvania Government

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Keystonepolitics.com

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.

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

PennLive.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

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