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Letter: Hansen a Strong Voice for Educating Our Future Leaders

My grandsons Conor and Max were my initial inspiration for focusing on education as a State Senate candidate, but it's the futures of all of our children and grandchildren that motivate me throughout this campaign.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Fri Aug 22, 2014

VentureBeat

Uber dodges Pennsylvania ban with emergency, 'temporary' regulator approval

Uber announced today that it has received temporary, emergency permission to operate its UberX ride sharing service in Pennsylvania, following threats from the state's Public Utility Commission .

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's Action Weather forecast

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SOME SHOWERS OUT THERE AND IT IS FAIRLY WARM.

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Related Topix: Weather, West Mifflin, PA

PennLive.com

Meet the Pennsylvanians falling through Obamacare's cracks: Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder

By Elizabeth Stelle and John R. Bouder Mark Ferkler is a Delaware County resident in his mid-30s.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, PA, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Berks County, PA, Opinion

PennLive.com

Unsolved mysteries: What happened to Ray Gricar, Cindy Song, Tracy Kroh and others?

Every place has its mysteries - people who have disappeared, never to be seen again, crimes that haven't been solved - and Central Pennsylvania is no exception.

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Medical News

Electronic alerts reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters

A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Urinary Tract Infections, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Women's Health

WALB-TV Albany

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

This undated file photo shows Han Tak Lee in Pennsylvania. After 24 years in prison, a U.S. district judge vacated Lee's state conviction and sentence on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, agreeing with a magistrate's conclusion that the science underpinning the case has been discredited.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Advocate

Past '40 Under 40' Honorees Are Still Changing The World

Since 2009 The Advocate has been profiling some of the best and brightest members of the LGBT community.

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Related Topix: Transgender, US Politics, Senator Pat Toomey, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Republican, Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Government

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Examiner.com

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 .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Drink, Beer

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.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government

Wed Aug 20, 2014

PennLive.com

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.

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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.

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

Phillymag.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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