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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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

WPMT-TV York

Rare items from Pennsylvania to be auctioned off this weekend in Lancaster County

Diamond jewelry, designer watches, rare coins - hundreds of items that have been unclaimed for years will soon be up for bid at an auction conducted by Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA, State Treasurer Rob McCord announced today.

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Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA, Denver, PA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Poll: More voters are undecided than support Gov. Corbett

LANCASTER>> Pennsylvania voters are showing scant support for Gov. Tom Corbett ,and a large majority believe the state is "off on the wrong track,' according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters in August.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Lancaster, PA, Franklin & Marshall College, Opinion

The Washington Post

Pennsylvania Localities Tap Swaps for Upfront Cash: Muni Credit

Pennsylvania municipalities are turning once again to the kinds of derivative deals that backfired during the credit crunch as the lure of upfront cash and the potential to cut costs prove too hard to resist.

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Related Topix: Dauphin County, PA, Berks County, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Education Etc.

CBS Local

PSPCA Rescues 3 Dogs From West Oak Lane Home

The Pennsylvania SPCA announced it rescued three emaciated dogs from a home in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

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CBS Local

LCB Still Assessing Local Impact Of Strong Earthquake In 'Wine Country'

Sunday's historic 6.0 magnitude earthquake in California caused significant damage to businesses connected to the wine industry, but how did it impact wine lovers in this region? Wine from the Napa Valley is popular in Pennsylvania and Doug Hitz, the Director of Planning and procurement at the PA Liquor Control Board, says at this point, it's not ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Pocono Record

The best views in Pennsylvania? That's nothing. How about the best views in the Poconos?

PennLive.com last week published its list of "Pennsylvania's Best Views 2," but Bushkill Falls was the only Poconos spot included on the list.

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Related Topix: Bushkill, PA, Delaware Water Gap, PA, Monroe County, PA, Pike County, PA, Carbon County, PA

CBS Local

Assumption School Joins Ice Bucket Challenge Craze

"ALS" is a terrible disease which usually ends with paralysis and death. But as we have seen, the ALS Association has come up with a unique way to raise funds for research.

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Modern Healthcare

Talks on Pennsylvania Medicaid plan said to be nearing end

An announcement could be made soon on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 healthcare law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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

JD Supra

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: August 2014

FY15 Budget Enacted - Includes Little Tax Reform Earlier this summer, Governor Corbett signed into law the fiscal year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 budget .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Education Etc.

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