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7 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Traffic update: How is the Easter holiday traffic?

Easter holiday weekend traffic is moving smoothly along the major interstates and roadways around the Harrisburg area this morning, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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11 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

It depends on wherethe road goes

Pennsylvania has a long list of roads that need improvement, and even a few areas that could use new roads.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

15 hrs ago | Business Journal

PoliticsPA: Sierra Club bashes Corbett smog plan

On Saturday Governor Tom Corbett 's Department of Environmental Protection will release a tentative plan to reduce the amount of smog pollution produced by large coal plants.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Penn

Clutter to SGA: Construction continues on schedule, plans made to improve parking

Sam Clutter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania's director of public safety, gave a construction update at the Student Government Association's weekly meeting Tuesday.

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PennLive.com

Minimum wage hikes kill jobs: PennLive letters

Pennsylvania's small business owners would pay workers $1 a day if they could - so says Senator Daylin Leach in his recent op-ed, "A Minimum Wage Hike is Long Past Due."

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Oceania, American Samoa, World News, Opinion

The Penn

IUPolitique: Gov. candidates tout education plans to combat Corbett's record

Incumbent Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett hit the airwaves earlier this week with an advertisement focusing on his education agenda if elected to another term in Harrisburg.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Allyson Schwartz, Democrat, Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Harrisburg, PA

The Times Leader

State correctional officer injured at SCI-Dallas

A correctional officer remains hospitalized Friday after he was allegedly stabbed in the neck by an inmate inside the State Correctional Facility at Dallas Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pennsylvania

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Journal

The Fracking Industry Faces Its Climate Demon

A gas flare, created when excess flammable gases are released by pressure valves during natural-gas and oil drilling, rises out of the ground in North Dakota.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Opening just months before the worst recession in decades took hold, Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center has become a measure of the Pittsburgh region's success in retraining its adult workforce.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Pennsylvania, Forest Hills, PA

SlashGear.com

Siri hacked by four college freshmen, tons of functionality added

Siri loves to give answers - often snarky - but she doesn't do much outside of create reminders.

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YourErie

Allergy Season Warning

With tree pollination emerging, and after a winter of above-average snowfall, pollen and mold spores will trigger more allergies in Pennsylvanian this spring.

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Related Topix: Family Practice, Medicine, Pennsylvania, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio.com

Group seeks moratorium pledges in Pa. gubernatorial race

Anti-Fracking Group Announces New Electoral Campaign Seeking Drilling Moratorium Pledges from Dem.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College

Medical News Today

Patient satisfaction improved by shared decision making during radiation therapy

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Oncology, Medicine, Health

Breitbart.com

Obama Touts Blue-Collar Programs After Urging Passage of Amnesty Bill

Just before President Barack Obama went to a community college in Pennsylvania to tout plans to help blue-collar Americans struggling in this economy to gain employment, he urged House Republicans to pass the Senate's amnesty bill that would make it more difficult for those Americans to actually find decent jobs.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

Wed Apr 16, 2014

University City Review

Arts League to hold Annual Dinner and Auction May 10 at Hall of Flags ...

A cabin in Vermont, a beachfront house in the Outer Banks, and an iPad are just a few of the items that will be available at the University City Arts League's auction, May 10 from 6 to 10 at Hall of Flags, Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.

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University City Review

John L. Jackson Jr. named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that John L. Jackson Jr., the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Advisor for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, has been named dean of Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, Science, African-American, Howard University

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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PennLive.com

Traffic update: How is the Wednesday morning commute?

It's a cold but quiet commute around the Harrisburg area this morning, so far, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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Phillymag.com

Montco, Chester: Stop Texting While DrivingYou both rank in the top-10 in the state for citations.

The above chart comes from The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a "legislative agency" of the Pennsylvania General Assembly that produces publications and reports for lawmakers.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

RKJS now the winning bidder for First Mariner; National Penn drops pursuit

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge reopened the bidding for First Mariner Bank on Tuesday afternoon, a decision that prompted a Pennsylvania bank to withdraw its offer.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Pennsylvania

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