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Shots Fired into Fairview Home

April 21, 2014- Pennsylvania State Police in Girard are currently investigating reports of shots fired into a Fairview home.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania denies 75 percent of welfare applicants

The vast majority of applicants for welfare benefits in Pennsylvania are rejected every month, data from the state show, and some blame a 2012 change in state law for sharply increasing the rate at which people are rejected from the program.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law

WPMT-TV York

Monday is deadline to register to vote in primary

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele reminds Pennsylvanians the deadline to register is April 21 if people want to vote in the May 20 primary.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

WICU12 Erie

Easter March to Save Villa Chapel

For the tenth year in a row, CIVITAS Erie organized a Easter parade to push for preserving the Villa Chapel at 9th and Liberty Street.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

In this April 17, 2014 photo, workers continue the construction at a gas pipeline site in Harmony, Pa.

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Related Topix: Harmony, PA, Pennsylvania Government

The Citizens' Voice

Just Cabinets becomes area's latest furniture store to shut its doors

Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice Just Cabinets Furniture & More manager Bob Hufford arranges a sale sign on the table at the store in the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, PA, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA, Luzerne County, PA, Scranton, PA

The Afro American Newspaper

Hip Hop Celebrities Hold - Great Debate' on Black Issues at Town Hall Meeting

Hip hop artists are usually expected to share thoughts on matters of the heart, relationships gone bad or strife in the neighborhood.

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Related Topix: African-American, M.C. Hammer, Rap

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reduce overdose deaths

A growing number of states have taken action to promote two simple practices that everyday people can take to save the life of someone experiencing a drug overdose: Call 911 and administer an effective antidote.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Opinion

Evening Sun

Mackereth explains Healthy PA, alternative to Medicaid expansion

DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - FILE Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth met with the York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial board to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett's Healthy PA proposal.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Patch.com

Lawsuit Alleges Title IX Discrimination at Pa. Colleges

A discrimination lawsuit has been filed against nine of the universities in the Pennsylvania state system, alleging that the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal opportunities for female athletes.

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

Daily Kos

The War on The War on Women - Good News from the Front

Each week the Daily Kos group, This Week in the War on Women , covers the most egregious attacks made on women by their elected officials, the right-wing media, Tea-Party and original-flavored Republicans, the religious right, and general misogynists of every race and both genders.

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Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Abortion, Violent Crime

Chambersburg Public Opinion

G-A officials: District faces financial crisis

GREENCASTLE >> If the state's funding distribution method does not change, Greencastle-Antrim School District officials say they would have to take drastic measures to keep afloat financially.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Cumberland Valley Christian School's Austin Bock named PA Association ...

CHAMBERSBURG >> Cumberland Valley Christian School senior Austin Bock was awarded $500 through the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers' Foundation Scholarship Program, and was named a merit finalist.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Mercersburg, PA, Franklin County, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Opinion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

jdsupra.com

Home Healthcare Advocates Honor Secretary of Aging Brian Duke,...

Buchanan's Kim Sokoloski and BAYADA's Government Affairs Director Anita Weinberg have a quick sidebar during the first-ever Champion Awards BAYADA Home Health Care presented their first-ever Champion awards, marking this year's BAYADA Day in Harrisburg.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

KWWL-TV Waterloo

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hillary Clinton, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

ABC 27

Wanted sex offender from Harrisburg arrested in NC

Fontel Waddell, 36, was living under the alias of Nathaniel Kobelt when he was taken into custody Friday at a Greenville apartment, according to the U.S. Marshal's Service.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, Greenville, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA

Daily Kos

President Obama makes the case for Medicaid

In Thursday's press conference announcing that the Affordable Care Act had reached 8 million exchange enrollees, President Obama was asked whether that would mean Democrats would start campaigning on Obamacare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Health Insurance, Liberal Political News

Poynter Online

Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors

A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum's snubbing of community journalism resulted in the Washington, D.C., museum changing its policy to include weeklies in its Today's Front Pages exhibit.

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Related Topix: Journalism, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Norwalk Citizen News

5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday: Mohammad Hassan Khalid was just 15 and had earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University after just a few years in the United States, where his family was building a new life after leaving Pakistan.

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

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Pennsylvania county to display 'In God We Trust'

The commissioners of a western Pennsylvania county have voted 2-1 to display the national motto, "In God We Trust" on a wall of their meeting room.

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