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36 min ago | National Journal

Are States Missing Out On Millions From The Fracking Boom?

The United States has fracked its way to an energy boom. But when the time comes to turn the natural-gas windfall into lasting wealth and welfare, states at the center of the boom have gone in different directions.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania denies 75 percent of welfare applicants

The vast majority of applicants for welfare benefits in Pennsylvania are rejected every month, data from the state show, and some blame a 2012 change in state law for sharply increasing the rate at which people are rejected from the program.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Healthcare Law, Law

OpEdNews

Special Report: End the Drug War! Happy Marijuana Legalization Day

A Special Report today on the issue of ending Marijuana Prohibition and the massively destructive War on Drugs, by TCBH! collective journalist Linn Washington, Jr. and three students in his Temple University journalism class: There are no legal observances marking the special April 20 holiday"at least not yet.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Temple University, Pennsylvania, US News, Liberal Political News

Norwalk Citizen News

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

In this April 17, 2014 photo, workers continue the construction at a gas pipeline site in Harmony, Pa.

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Related Topix: Harmony, PA, Pennsylvania

WPMT-TV York

Monday is deadline to register to vote in primary

Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele reminds Pennsylvanians the deadline to register is April 21 if people want to vote in the May 20 primary.

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PennLive.com

Police take Mechanicsburg motorcyclist into custody after Sunday pursuit, crash on 581

A 19-year-old Mechanicsburg man was taken into custody early Sunday after police said he fled from them on a motorcycle, and crashed into a construction sign and concrete barrier.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Evening Sun

Mackereth explains Healthy PA, alternative to Medicaid expansion

DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - FILE Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Secretary Bev Mackereth met with the York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial board to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett's Healthy PA proposal.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett

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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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

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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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania

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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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

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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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania

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

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