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1 hr ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reading should be a family affair

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced a policy urging parents to read aloud to children from birth onward.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Pennsylvania, Opinion

2 hrs ago | University City Review

Even with GOP majority, Pennsylvania can't push ahead conservative agenda

As Gov. Tom Corbett crisscrosses Pennsylvania to gin up support for public pension reform while lawmakers break for the summer, there's ample opportunity to explore what has held up legislation that could save the state $11 billion over 30 years.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News

6 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared, Says State Audit

A new investigation revealed that according to environmental regulators, there are over 200 confirmed incidents of water contamination in the state.

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6 hrs ago | RedOrbit

A Deeper Understanding Of Graphene's...

Image Caption: An illustration of a graphene nanoribbon shaped by the beam of a transmission electron microscope.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Physics, Science, World News, Belgium

7 hrs ago | Patch.com

70 MPH Speed Limits Take Effect; State Plans to Raise Limit on Other Roads

A new 70 mph speed limit went into effect for a stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced plans to raise the speed limit on two other roads.

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11 hrs ago | JD Journal

CTIC at Penn Law Names Jeffrey Vagle Executive Director

Jeffrey Vagle has been appointed as the first Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, according to a press release from the school.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Temple University, Boston University

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Equality PA Launches 6-Week Tour In Support Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

This week President Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against workers based on sexual orientation or identity.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Gay/Lesbian

18 hrs ago | Philly.com

Corbett's counterproductive pension proposal

House Republican leaders Sam Smith and Mike Turzai boast that Republican pension legislation would provide budgetary relief to school districts.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Ed Rendell, US Governors, Opinion

19 hrs ago | CBS Local

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania's auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection's regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

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22 hrs ago | Erie Times News

Reps. Sam Smith and Mike Turzai: Pa. GOP leads the way

Members of the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus have been affecting policy in Harrisburg since gaining the majority in 2011.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

PennLive.com

Lowther Street ramp in Lemoyne to Interstate-83 to close this weekend

The work is part of a $22.1 million project for improvements at Interstate-83 and Route 581.

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PennLive.com

DePasquale's audit of environmental oversight of shale drilling focuses on responsiveness

Water is stored in large rectangular metal tanks on many drilling sites. Of the 15 instances of drilling impacting a local water supply examined by state auditors, in all 15 the company responsible repaired or replaced the water supply.

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WFMZ

RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

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NewsOK.com

Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

Strained by the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania and limited resources, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state's elected auditor said Tuesday.

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Business Journal

PoliticsPA: Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free trips, defend legality

The Associated Press revealed in a report yesterday that, along with the entire House of Representatives, PA representatives approximately tripled their number of privately-funded trips between 2008 and 2013.

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Hispanic Business

Agency reduces Pennsylvania's debt rating

''s looming and unresolved pension bills, and Democrats countered that the ratings hit had more to do with the governor''s unwillingness to tax the energy industry or enact other new revenue.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US News, Pennsylvania

Medical News Today

Liver transplant patients who receive organs from living donors more...

Research derived from early national experience of liver transplantation has shown that deceased donor liver transplants offered recipients better survival rates than living donor liver transplants, making them the preferred method of transplantation for most physicians.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Kos

PA-Gov: Moody's Downgrades PA's Credit Rating Again, Thanks Tom Corbett

Moody's Investors Service lowered Pennsylvania's credit rating on $11.1 billion worth of bonds in part due to the recently passed state budget that it said relied too heavily on one-time money transfers and failed to address the pension crisis.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Pension, Personal Finance, US News, Education Etc., Liberal Political News

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

PennLive.com

Multi-vehicle crash creating delays on I-83 in York area

A multi-vehicle crash took place around 6:30 p.m. Monday near Exit 19 on Interstate 83 in the York area.

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