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How is the Wednesday morning commute in the Harrisburg area?

Wednesday morning traffic is moving smoothly along the major interstates and highways around the Harrisburg area, so far, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lane closures start today on I-79, turnpike

Inspection of the bridges that carry Interstate 79 over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Marshall will cause traffic restrictions starting today, PennDOT announced.

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Michigan Burying Other States' Fracking Sludge

Aug. 19--As other states ban landfills from accepting low-level radioactive waste, up to 36 tons of the sludge already rejected by two other states was slated to arrive in Michigan late last week.

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Post-gazette.com

PowerSource Voice: Nuclear energy plays a part in reaching carbon emissions reductions

When the Environmental Protection Agency recently issued the Clean Power Plan, which is a new set of rules to reduce carbon emissions from America's power plants, the agency made sure to credit U.S. nuclear plants with playing a key role in contributing to our clean energy future.

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

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.

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YourErie

Agriculture Secretary Urges Public to Help Keep Foreign Beetle from Entering Pa

August 19, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary George Greig today encouraged Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts.

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PennLive.com

Pa. health officials promise better response to fracking-related...

A drilling rig used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in Washington County, Pa.

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PennLive.com

Route 15 southbound reopened after multi-vehicle crash in Adams County

All lanes of southbound Route 15 were reopened in Adams County shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, according to the state department of transportation.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Pennsylvania hits another production record

Gas production in Pennsylvania continued to hit records, with 1.9 trillion cubic feet of gas coming out of the ground during the first half of the year, according to new data released from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Monday.

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Newswise

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Trying to Get them Right the First Time

The common thought in the medical community is that the randomized, controlled trial is the gold standard in medical research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

PennLive.com

Pennsylvanians could lose Obamacare coverage over citizenship issues

About 12,800 Pennsylvania residents will receive letters telling them to clarify their citizenship status or lose their Obamacare health insurance on Sept.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Personal Finance, Social Security, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

YourErie

Attorney General Kane to testify at Clarion hearing on heroin epidemic

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will testify at the Center for Rural Pennsylvania's fourth and final hearing of its series, "Heroin: Combating This Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania" at Clarion University.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pennsylvania

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.

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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."

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

PennLive.com

Corbett's 'Healthy PA' is an unnecessary, hazardous detour: As I See It

Aside from a border with Pennsylvania, their political leaders all had the good sense to expand access to health care for their state's workers, and they did it without delay.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, John Kasich, Medicaid, Health, Chris Christie, Tom Corbett, Opinion

PennLive.com

Pa. Turnpike crash slows traffic

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the crash occurred around 9 a.m. Sunday at mile marker 206.7 in the westbound lane of Interstate 76 between the Blue Mountain and Carlisle exits.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

NewsOK.com

No injuries in Pa. gas well fire, explosion

Emergency crews say a road was closed but there were no injuries after a northwestern Pennsylvania natural gas well caught fire and exploded.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class

An attack ad for Republican incumbent Tom Corbett claims Democratic challenger Tom Wolf wants to "raise the state income tax on many middle-class Pennsylvania families."

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The Times-Tribune

State stiffs hard workers

In its steadfast political opposition to "Obamacare," the Corbett administration blundered by not expanding Medicaid as a principal means to provide health care coverage to the uninsured.

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Philly.com

Ex-Penn cop charged with bringing gun into fed building

COP WHO lost his job at the University of Pennsylvania will undergo a mental-competency evaluation after he walked into the FBI field office in Center City this week with a loaded gun and falsely claimed to still be a cop.

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