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2 hrs ago | JD Supra

Was It Wirth It? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Sets a Low Bar for Minimum Contacts

In Wirth v. Commonwealth , the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that Pennsylvania personal income tax applied to non-resident limited partners whose only connection with the state was the ownership of a small interest in a partnership that owned Pennsylvania property.

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4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Penn. pastor accused of child porn, raping girl at church after dodging charges in another state

A 33-year-old youth pastor in Pennsylvania has been arrested after he was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at his church.

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6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Shots Fired: PA Auditor General Releases Oil and Gas Audit

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office released a report criticizing the Department of Environmental Protection for failing to adequately track and respond to public complaints concerning water quality related to natural gas development.

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7 hrs ago | Pharmaceutical Technology

PCI Acquires Penn Pharma

Packaging Coordinators, Inc. will acquire Penn Pharmaceutical Services Limited , which is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates regional offices in Pennsylvania and Japan.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Candidates rush to respond to flurry of attack ads

A flurry of new TV ads has debuted in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor, sending candidates scrambling to counter the attacks as the spending and rhetoric ratchet up.

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Religion News Service

Featured Video: Exploring the legacy of William Penn, Quaker leader and Pennsylvaniaa s founder

This week in 1718, William Penn died. He was the founder of the state of Pennsylvania as well as the a well-known leader of the Religious Society of Friends, whose members are colloquially known as "Quakers."

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Domestic Fuel

BioEnergy Bytes

In this Ethanol Report, RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper gives some of the major findings of a new report that shows ethanol is the world's lowest cost motor fuel and octane source.

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PennLive.com

One lane of I-81 northbound reportedly blocked near Front Street exit

A multi-vehicle accident reported on Interstate 81 northbound is delaying traffic back to the George Wade N. Memorial Bridge.

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Medical News Today

New teaching framework highlights significant opportunities for...

Students graduating from U.S. medical schools in 2012 feel they've received a better education in health policy issues than graduates surveyed in 2008, according to a multi-center study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and published online this month in Academic Medicine .

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Governor's pension plan offers only false savings

I've been following with interest recent pronouncements from Gov. Tom Corbett claiming billions of dollars in "savings" if the Corbett/Tobash pension "reform," based on questionable 30-year assumptions, becomes law.

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PennLive.com

As deadline nears, independent candidates may widen Pennsylvania gubernatorial field

Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf , other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Is the Pennsylvania health department fracking-phobic?

Its actions don't instill confidence that it is protecting us, write nurses RUTH McDERMOTT-LEVY and NINA M. KAKTINS Imagine you're a parent living near a natural-gas fracking site in Pennsylvania when suddenly your child begins having nose bleeds and skin rashes.

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NJ.com

Bethlehem Township, Pa., officials to consider big movie theater, major housing project

A new developer has submitted plans to build 265 homes at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, Pa.

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NorthcentralPa.com

Scarnati: State Senate Works Toward Pension Reform

The State Senate has recently passed bi-partisan legislation to begin reforming Pennsylvania's pension system by moving members of the General Assembly and other statewide elected officials to a defined contribution plan, according to Senator Joe Scarnati .

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Tri-cityherald.com

Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes

In an interview with a panel of Associated Press reporters and editors Friday afternoon, Wolf sought to cast the exchange - several billion dollars a year - as a redistribution of burdens within Pennsylvania's nearly $30 billion state public school system.

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Times News

Officials say other speed limits could...

Increases in speed limits on portions of interstates 80 and 380 could be just a start for highways across the state.

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PennLive.com

State will issue license plate to support Pa. monuments at Gettysburg

Re-enactors march past the Pennsylvania monument on the 150th anniversary of the first day of the battle at Gettysburg, July 1, 2013.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Penn State

Study shows that many Pa. college students are nontraditional

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges educators, researchers and policy makers to recalibrate their understanding of who college students are.

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Road block: Injury accident blocks off one lane near Penn. and Memorial

An already busy and trouble spot for motorists turned into an even bigger mess Friday afternoon after a multi-car accident caused drivers some delays.

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Washington Examiner

Del. man allegedly cross-dressed to rob Md. bank

Police charged 34-year-old Kent Buckson of Bear on Thursday with armed robbery of a National Penn Bank branch involving a theft of less than $10,000.

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