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1 hr ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced a policy urging parents to read aloud to children from birth onward.
2 hrs ago | University City Review
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.
6 hrs ago | Common Dreams
A new investigation revealed that according to environmental regulators, there are over 200 confirmed incidents of water contamination in the state.
6 hrs ago | RedOrbit
Image Caption: An illustration of a graphene nanoribbon shaped by the beam of a transmission electron microscope.
7 hrs ago | Patch.com
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.
11 hrs ago | JD Journal
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.
14 hrs ago | CBS Local
This week President Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against workers based on sexual orientation or identity.
18 hrs ago | Philly.com
House Republican leaders Sam Smith and Mike Turzai boast that Republican pension legislation would provide budgetary relief to school districts.
19 hrs ago | CBS Local
Pennsylvania's auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection's regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.
The work is part of a $22.1 million project for improvements at Interstate-83 and Route 581.
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.
What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.
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.
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.
''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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 09:12 pm
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