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  1. Harrisburg Breakthrough? State Rep. John Taylor Says MaybeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Philadelphia Public Record

    A political whirlwind unleashed by the weird general election of November 2014 may just lay the groundwork for a transformative year in Pennsylvania, starting right now. "2015 could be one of the most-interesting years in the last 20 on Capitol Hill" - that's the insight of State Rep. John Taylor , who is in the top rank of Philadelphia's elected leaders, punching way above his weight.

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  2. Penn National scraps Pennsylvania casino plan, citing regional competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Business Journal

    The operator of Hollywood Casino Columbus and three other Ohio gaming facilities told investors and regulators it won't build a proposed $225 million harness-racing and gaming facility in Lawrence County, just across the border from Youngstown. Not only would Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort have competed with 12 gambling houses in Pennsylvania but also with Hollywood Mahoning Valley in Youngstown and Ohio's 10 other facilities.

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  3. Maine DEP and Triumvirate Environmental begin work to recycle 27,000 tons of discarded carpetRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | State of Maine

    Staff from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Town of Warren and Triumvirate Environmental have begun work to prepare for the removal and shipment of 27,000 tons of carpet-like fiber to a recycling facility in Pennsylvania. Intended for the construction of shot and sound containment berms at the former rifle range, the material was never used and is a fire hazard.

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  4. How Pennsylvania fares when it comes to structurally deficient bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    CDM Smith Bridge Engineer Brad Warholak uses a hammer to tap on a retaining wall as he listens for defects. under the Bedford Avenue Bridge during an inspection April 24, 2014.

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  5. Today's Highlight: the first Major League Baseball players' strike began; it lasted 12 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KNOE-TV Monroe

    Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015. There are 274 days left in the year.

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  6. Activity expected soon at rifle rangeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Capital Weekly

    According to a Maine Department of Environmental Protection news release April 1, staff from the DEP, the town of Warren and Triumvirate Environmental have begun work to prepare for the removal and shipment of 27,000 tons of carpet-like fiber to a recycling facility in Pennsylvania. Intended for the construction of shot and sound containment berms at the former rifle range, the material was never used and is a fire hazard.

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  7. Wolf taps Josh Shapiro as chairman of state crime commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Philly.com

    Gov. Tom Wolf is appointing Josh Shapiro to chair the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He's a Montgomery County commissioner and former Wolf campaign adviser.

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  8. Mumia Suffered Diabetic Shock, Say SupportersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Phillymag.com

    On Tuesday, Mumia Abu-Jamal 's lawyer and supporters held a press conference outside the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where the convicted cop killer was taken on Monday after what had only been described as a "medical emergency." They explained that Abu-Jamal had been in a diabetic shock, with a blood sugar count of 779, and that he remains in the intensive care unit.

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  9. Live: NCAA chat with JerardiRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Philly.com

    Join the Daily News' Dick Jerardi as he takes your NCAA Tournament questions in a live chat, beginning at 11 a.m. Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania.

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  10. Penn Neuroscientist-Led Team is Finalist in NIH "Follow that Cell"...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Newswise

    James Eberwine, PhD, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was named one of 16 finalists in the first phase of the Follow that Cell Challenge funded by the National Institutes of Health . The competition was run by crowdsourcing company Innocentive and 687 designated "solvers" entered initially.

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  11. Rick Santorum: Indiana Law About Protecting Religious FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News Max

    Indiana's controversial religious freedom law is nothing new, said former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Wednesday, and is about the free practice of religion, not discrimination. "This law is not a new law," Santorum, who is considering a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, told Fox & Friends.

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  12. DEP holding Q-and-A, public hearing on Shell cracker plantRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a question-and-answer session to be followed by a public hearing on Shell Chemical's plans for a petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania. DEP spokesman John Poister says the agency and Shell will give brief presentations on the permitting process and the plans for the site in Potter Township, Beaver County, site of the former Horsehead zinc processing plant.

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  13. Commissioner, former legislator named chairman of Pa. Commission on Crime and DelinquencyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro will now serve as the chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement of Shapiro's appointment Wednesday morning.

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  14. Accident cleared from I-81 northbound in Middlesex TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Traffic is once again moving along the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County after accident involving two tractor-trailers earlier Wednesday morning, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The accident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. , near Exit 52 in Middlesex Township, the exit for Route 11 and Middlesex.

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  15. Beware Wolf's bait-and-switch on property tax relief: PennLive lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Gov. Wolf acknowledges the problem of property taxes, but his proposals fall short of that goal. His proposal increases the personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 3.70 percent and would reduce, but, replace, school district property taxes.

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  16. Jefferies Praises Twitter's Periscope Acquisition, Gives Stock A Buy RatingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    I write about stock markets, art markets, millennials and their money. Before joining the markets and personal finance desk I produced the investing section of Forbes.com.

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  17. Team discovers new liquid crystal configurationsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | R & D

    Oil-based liquid crystals are ubiquitous; a deep understanding of their properties is behind the displays found in most computer monitors, televisions and smartphones. Water-based liquid crystals are less well understood, though their biocompatibility makes them a potential candidate for a variety of biological and medical applications.

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  18. With charity tax exemptions, Legislature not courts, should decide: PennLive lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    One would think it is the responsibility of the General Assembly - and it was since 1997 under Act 55, "The Pennsylvania Institutions of Purely Public Charities Act." Some municipalities, looking for more revenue to support important services funded by property taxes, have challenged the property and sales tax exemption of certain public charities.

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  19. DEP seeks public input as it nears decision on proposed soybean plant in LancasterRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Stakeholders on either side of a years-long bid to bring a soybean processing plant to Lancaster County filled the fire company here on Tuesday night for a public hearing hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP will take the comments from the hearing, which drew about 100 people, into consideration before issuing its decision on whether to approve an air quality plan that would allow Perdue AgriBusiness to proceed with plans for the $60 million facility in Conoy Township.

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  20. LGBT Pennsylvanians Not Protected from Indiana-Style DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Phillymag.com

    Here's the good news for Pennsylvania's LGBT citizens: Yes, the state has a "religious freedom" law somewhat similar to the one just passed in Indiana - but that law doesn't apply to for-profit businesses. The bad news? The state doesn't have any laws protecting gay residents from discrimination.

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