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  1. Housing Development Protestors Confront Water AuthorityRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago |

    Photo by Abhar Shah/ An area resident holds up a bottle of contaminated water to prove a point at Thursday's board meeting of the State College Borough Water Authority. Area residents turned out in force to protest a proposed housing development they fear will contaminate two wells that supply much of the area's drinking water.


  2. 'Forever Is Composed Of Nows': Jessica Myers's Senior ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Onward State

    In theory, I know that I graduated almost two weeks ago already, and that I've already received grades for my last finals at Penn State. I realize that my classes ended three weeks ago, and that my graduation photos are somehow now a thing of the past.


  3. Tesla, GADA end dispute, limits liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Electric car maker Tesla Motors's ongoing dispute with the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association will officially end July 1 as the result of legislation that permits the high tech car company to sell an unlimited number of vehicles through five factory stores. Electric car maker Tesla Motors's ongoing dispute with the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association will officially end July 1 as the result of legislation that permits the high tech car company to sell an unlimited number of vehicles through five factory stores.


  4. 'Click It or Ticket' initiative running through June 7Read the original story

    1 hr ago | The News Item

    PennDOT, state and local police are currently working together for a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement running through June 7. Throughout the Click It or Ticket mobilization, enforcement will focus largely on nighttime operations, using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols on roadways identified as having higher unbelted crash rates. "Seat belts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists are still driving unbuckled," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards.


  5. PennDOT Invites Public to Help Shape Pennsylvania's Transportation FutureRead the original story

    1 hr ago |

    The public is encouraged to visit to provide their input on transportation priorities for the update of the commonwealth's Twelve Year Transportation Program before the survey closes on May 29. PennDOT and the State Transportation Commission request public feedback on transportation priorities and specific issues by completing an online survey. Accessing the survey is easy: a Visit and select "Tell Us What You Think" to complete the survey online; or a Request a printed survey by email or phone 717-787-2913 "We want to ensure that we're meeting the needs of our customers," said PennDOT Secretary and STC Chairwoman Leslie S. Richards.


  6. Your OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    Editor: Until recently, the stretch of Interstate 84 through Northeast Pennsylvania was among the most scenic and enjoyable drives anywhere in Pennsylvania and possibly in the nation. The road was in excellent condition beyond the normal wear-and-tear, including potholes, commensurate with the region's climate conditions.


  7. This map of food cravings across the United States will make you hungryRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

    Using menus, tips, and ratings from Foursquare , an algorithm determined which food and drinks are statistically more popular from one state to the next and mapped the results. Most are unsurprising: crab cakes in Maryland; maple syrup in Vermont; and chicken fried steak in Oklahoma.


  8. Penn researchers show that mental 'map' and 'compass' are two separate systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Science, Industry and Business

    If you have a map, you can know where you are without knowing which way you are facing. If you have a compass, you can know which way you're facing without knowing where you are.


  9. The Transformation of AmericaPart II: the Unmentionable ConundrumRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2012 | American Reporter

    A white Ford F-250 pick-up rumbled through town, a Confederate rebel flag flapping on a pole behind the cab; on the rear bumper were a pro-life and three anti-Obama stickers, the thrust of two of which are not fit for a family newspaper. It wasn't a lone-wolf protest; several cars, trucks, and homes in the area sport the same flags and messages.


  10. Man extradited from Penn. to face murder charge in ArizonaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    "' A man has been extradited from Pennsylvania to face prosecution in the killing of a church janitor in Glendale last year. Authorities took 25-year-old Gustin Ray Woodman into custody Wednesday upon his arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


  11. Pa. shouldn't lag behind on medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments. Poll after poll shows that Pennsylvanians want access to this medicine and want the laws changed.


  12. MomentumTHE New Year's Eve DateRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | American Reporter

    A regional advocate for the rights of the homeless says actions by Sugar Notch, Pa., officials to deny shelter to homeless men may be based upon fear and a lack of knowledge. About 40 homeless men were scheduled to receive temporary shelter at the Holy Family Roman Catholic church in Sugar Notch for a week beginning Jan. 11. About three dozen churches in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region each shelter the homeless for one or two weeks a year.


  13. Liquid-crystal-based Compound Lenses work like Insect EyesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    The compound eyes found in insects and some sea creatures are marvels of evolution. There, thousands of lenses work together to provide sophisticated information without the need for a sophisticated brain.


  14. Click It or Ticket It, DUI patrols this weekend in York CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | York Dispatch

    In this Dec. 16, 2011 photo a police officer checks a driver's license at a sobriety check point in Escondido, Calif. The state Department of Transportation is teaming up with state and local law enforcement agencies to crack down this weekend on people who don't wear their seat belts.


  15. Taxpayers contributing $4.3 million to county employeesa pensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | O-R Online

    Washington County's actuary calculated taxpayer contributions to county employees' pension fund at $4.3 million for this year, down a half-million dollars from an earlier estimate that was used last fall as the 2015 budget was being prepared, but still a record amount.


  16. Jonathan Quick Inducted into the Avon Old Farms Hall of FameRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Sports Media 101

    LA Kings 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Los Angeles Kings as a part of Sports Media 101 . For news, op/ed, game reviews, team updates and even rumors you will find all of it on LA Kings 101.


  17. Business owners wary of proposed tax increases in Gov. Wolf's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Times Leader

    Pennsylvania already is a tough place to do business and if Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed tax increases pass it will be a lot tougher, panels of business owners and groups representing them told lawmakers Thursday at a hearing on jobs and the economy. The panelists shared their concerns with Republican legislators and members of the state House of Representatives Majority Policy Committee on the well-publicized proposals of increasing the sales and personal income taxes and enacting a severance tax on natural gas to the lesser known bank shares tax hike.


  18. Pols On The Street: What A Well Oiled MachineRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Philadelphia Public Record

    It was obvious as the returns rolled in Tuesday night, money talks, and it did so loudly drowning out the voices of those who thought they were in a campaign. Rolling in clover were Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney and Councilmen at Large-Elect Allan Domb, Derek Green, Bill Greenlee and Councilwomen at Large-Elect Blondell Reynolds Brown and ewlenHelen Gym.


  19. Counsel: Water Comm. has control over BaddacookRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Proponents of using herbicides to kill out-of-control invasive plants that threaten to take over Baddacook Pond suffered a setback when the town's legal counsel found that the Water Commission has the final say on the issue. The news came at a meeting of the Conservation Commission that opened with Great Ponds Advisory Committee representative James Luening asking members to postpone closing the public hearing on the herbicide issue until their next meeting.


  20. New Law in Texas Prohibits Local Municipalities from Banning Hydraulic FracturingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | JD Supra

    On Monday, May 18, 2015, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law, prohibiting cities, towns, and local municipalities in Texas from enacting bans on fracing. The new law provides that "oil and gas operations [are] subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of [the] state" and preempts the authority of other political subdivisions to regulate oil and gas operations, except that a local municipality may enact, amend, or enforce ordinances and other measures that regulate only activities related to oil and gas operations that occur aboveground, are commercially reasonable, do not effectively prohibit oil and gas operations conducted by reasonably prudent operators, and are not otherwise preempted by state or federal law.