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Womena s rights advocates protest Supreme Court ruling on birth control
For nearly an hour Tuesday morning, dozens gathered around Penn Square, in Lancaster holding bright signs that read "Not my boss's business" The people protesting say they should be allowed all options when it comes to birth control coverage.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Rick Santorum: 'I'm definitely considering' another run for GOP nomination
Rick Santorum is "definitely considering" another run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, he said Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, but he won't decide until after the 2014 election cycle.
Sen. Casey plans to introduce legislation that would help miners get better health care
Robert Bailey mined a coal mine in West Virginia for 36 years, but said he had to stop because he couldn't breathe.
Dredging Barcelona Harbor
Crews have started dredging Barcelona Harbor in Chautauqua County. The work is expected to take about 6 weeks to complete.
Insurance News Net
The 'Sandwich' Generation Is Squeezed
For insurance advisors who wonder why more American families don't reach out to them or buy insurance, testimony about how difficult it is for members of the "sandwich generation" helps to put the lives of millions of Americans into perspective.
New Jersey Herald
Ukrainian festival in Pa. to go on despite crisis
The downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine's war zone casts a somber tone over Western Pennsylvania's largest Ukrainian festival, says an organizer of the event that starts Wednesday.
Moosic woman pushes for tax breaks for disabled
A Moscow woman with Down syndrome, who has turned into a national advocate for people with disabilities, will urge Congress on Wednesday to create a tax break for families with disabled relatives.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Grape Juice Of Wrath: Local Farmers Feeling The Pinch
Senator Bob Casey is looking to the U.S Department of Agriculture as the state embarks on a surplus of Concord grape juice.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey visits Allentown to spread awareness about summer meals program for kids
More than 40,000 Lehigh Valley children are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months, but the majority of their families do not take advantage of the program.
The Citizens' Voice
Casey seeks hearing on pepper spray bill
Pennsylvania's senior senator is seeking a hearing for a bill inspired by the murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke that would uniformly equip federal correctional officers with pepper spray.
Toomey bill protects students from sexual predators
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is pushing to get a bill passed before the new school year starts, hoping to reduce a growing number of students who have been abused by school employees.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Prescription painkillers becoming a gateway to heroin addiction
JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Sheeley's Drug Store owner Dan Iannielli behind the counter of his store in Scranton.
The Times Leader
Casey pushes measure to keep highway fund solvent
The bridge has been closed since April 8, 2011. Jones said bridge closure made business hard to come buy - some customers have asked if she's still open.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Corbett's battle to remain in the Pennsylvania Governor's mansion
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett 's last political battle may be the toughest of his career.
Philadelphia Public Record
City Hall Sam: Harrisburg Is Steaming Over Budget This July
Last week GOV. TOM CORBETT vetoed funding for the legislature and some funding he termed WAMs , which he accused the legislature of doling out to favorite projects.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The amount of recent media coverage about illegal immigrants flooding through our southern border has deflected attention from the reported problems at our veterans' facilities.
Senators Introduce "Hide No Harm" Bill to Ban Hiding Recalls
Two U.S. Senators have proposed a bill that would fines or imprison car company executives who deliberately hide safety problems or recalls.
Inversion loophole puts U.S. tax policy in a jackpot
A merger between America's top slot machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide - and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies seeking to avoid domestic tax obligations.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Times Leader
Casey: Hide No Harm Act is in response to GM scandal
Corporate executives who knowingly conceal defective products that harm consumers would be criminally liable and face prison time under legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Scranton.
New Bill Aims To Punish Corporate Officers Who Conceal Danger
A newly introduced bill in the Senate aims to make it a crime for a corporate officer to hide the fact that a company's actions or products pose a serious danger to consumers.