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52 min ago | HarnesRacing

PA Stallion Stakes, and new dead heat mark

There were four divisions of Pennsylvania Stallion Series races for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, each going for a purse of $20,000, on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.


5 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

States get extra time to judge teachers under Common Core standards

This July 7, 2014, file photo shows Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at the White House in Washington.


9 hrs ago | The Pike County Courier

Governor Crobett launches Pennsylvania Learns

Governor Tom Corbett was joined by lawmakers, superintendents, teachers, higher education representatives and education partners at Garnet Valley School District, Delaware County, to launch Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U – a collection of free, online, educational resources.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Education Etc., Delaware County, PA

13 hrs ago |

Gettysburg Brew Fest

Nothing beats the summer heat like a nice, ice-cold brew . For this reason, and many others, folks far and wide flock to the Gettysburg Festival's Gettysburg Brew Fest .


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Drink, Beer

17 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Pennsylvania Municipal League releases free civics e-book

The Pennsylvania Municipal League has created a free e-book to supplement high school courses on government and citizenship, according to a news release.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pennsylvania school funding commission tackles income v. property; cost centers; and aid floors at first meeting: Four takeaways

And in what might be considered a mild upset, discussion largely steered clear of the vigorous "who cut education funding" debate that's been one of the dominant themes of the current gubernatorial campaign to date.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US News

The Pike County Courier

Capturing the great outdoors on canvas

A dedicated group of artists has been meeting now for 17 years to paint outdoors in 'plein air', mostly in Pennsylvania but also in Fair Acres Garden Center by High Point in nearby New Jersey.


Related Topix: Paint, PA, Painting, Arts, Scranton, PA, White-Mills, PA, Entertainment

PGW Nightmare: Family Has Gas Shut Off Over a oeSecreta Gas Line

LiRon Anderson-Bell and her husband Glenn relocated from Blue Bell to a big house in the Overbrook Farms neighborhood of Philadelphia in 2003 after they fell in love with the tree-lined community just minutes from the Eastern edge of the Main Line.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania

Altoona Mirror

Historic Bedford County covered bridges bring in tourists - and added expenses

Few homeowners would tolerate such a bill, but in Bedford County, it's a typical expense for the century-old covered bridges that seem to cross every creek and stream.


Related Topix: Bedford County, PA

Detroit Free Press

Matthew Weiner looks at male friendship in new film 'Are You Here'

Matthew Weiner is comfortable with the fact that it's perhaps easier to explain what "Are You Here" isn't than what it is.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Mad Men

Centre Daily Times

Their View | Lawmakers right to reject pension plan

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett held a town hall-style discussion about state pension reform while campaigning in the Erie area on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Economics Daily Digest: With inequality, it's women and children first

The burden of inequality falls more heavily on poor women, says Patricia Cohen, because they are more likely to be raising a family and get little support for the "second shift" of household management.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, US News, Liberal Political News

Do Pennsylvania Citizens With Prior Criminal Convictions Have a Legal Right to Work?

In some employment situations, an Employer can use a person's prior conviction as a bar to employment.


Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

Courthouse News Service

Corporate Spending Cap in Pennsylvania Nixed

In the wake of Citizens United , Pennsylvania cannot limit the fundraising activities of political committees that make only independent expenditures, a federal judge ruled.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, US Supreme Court, US News


Public urged to help keep foreign beetle from entering Pennsylvania

Agriculture Secretary George Greig today encouraged Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, State College, PA, Entomology

Business Journal

Pennsylvania senior deputy attorney general joining Pittsburgh law firm

Laurel Brandstetter , Pennsylvania senior deputy attorney general, will join Pittsburgh law firm Leech Tishman Sept.


Sys-Con Media

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Announces Improvements to Environmental Health Complaint Processes

"The improvements we're announcing today will further enhance these efforts and reflect our ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health needs of all Pennsylvanians."


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Rock-throwing that injured teacher goes to court

The preliminary hearing at the county courthouse in Lewisburg involves the criminal case against four teenagers who are accused of a July 10 crime spree that included dropping a rock onto the car in which 52-year-old Sharon Budd was riding.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Star Tribune

Teacher continues recovery as case of rock-throwing from Pennsylvania overpass heads to court

The husband of an Ohio middle school teacher was among those expected to testify Tuesday at a court hearing about a rock-dropping incident on a stretch of rural interstate in Pennsylvania last month that left the woman with severe head injuries.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Mon Aug 18, 2014

JD Supra

What Remains of Act 13 in Pennsylvania after Robinson? Pennsylvania...

Earlier this year, we reported in our Client Alert dated January 15, 2014, on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Robinson v.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government


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