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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $4 million to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca for a taxiway extension. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced the $4,125,727 grant in separate press releases Monday.
Debo Adegbile is one of the most qualified people in the country to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. A former acting head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Adegbile is a leading expert on voting rights who twice defended the Voting Rights Act before the Supreme Court .
Governor Tom Corbett will be in Pike County this afternoon to make a statement on Friday night's ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks. Governor Corbett will be at the Blooming Grove Baptist Church, about 1.2 miles from the barracks on State Route 402.
If Democrats ever hope to take control of the House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia. But races in those suburbs are tilting toward Republicans as the most intense fall campaigning begins, leaving Democrats with a difficult road in districts where they had hoped to gain ground.
More than 120 Democratic lawmakers in Congress, women's and civil rights advocates, women business leaders and a bipartisan group of state legislators filed friend-of-the-court briefs in the Supreme Court on Thursday in support of Peggy Young, a former UPS driver, and her pursuit of reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers to keep them on the job. The American Civil Liberties Union argued that pregnant workers are the only category of worker routinely denied accommodations, like light duty work, stools, water bottles and bathroom breaks, in order to be able to continue working.
STAFF IN PENNSYLVANIA TODAY. GOVERNOR TOM CORBETT SAYS ALL UNITED STATES AND PENNSYLVANIA FLAGS AT THE CAPITOL AND AT COMMONWEALTH BUILDINGS WOULD BE LOWERED IN HONOR OF PATRIOT DAY, WHICH WAS CREATED IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO WERE KILLED OR INJURED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 TERRORIST ATTACKS.
WASHINGTON The passengers and crew of United Flight 93, along with others killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, received Congress' highest honor Wednesday in a ceremony at the Capitol awarding them the Congressional Gold Medal.
The scandal surrounding care of veterans at VA hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere may have faded from the headlines, but two Nevada lawmakers spent their first few days back in Congress pushing other veterans issues. On Wednesday, Titus managed to start a debate on same-sex marriage in the House Veterans Affairs Committee when she asked for a vote on her legislation to expand VA benefits to married same-sex couples .
President Barack Obama's announced plans for a military and diplomatic response to the Islamic State left some Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers with questions and concerns about what they characterize as a delayed and inadequate response to a serious threat. Even the harshest administration critics among them, though, said Wednesday night that the president is right to intervene.
With the 13th anniversary of 9/11 -- one of the darkest days in American history -- approaching, U.S. Senator Bob Casey honored the fallen of that day at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Wednesday morning in the U.S. Capitol. Senator Casey has worked with the Families of Flight 93 and members of Congress to fund and advance construction of the memorial near Shanksville, Somerset County.
U.S. lawmakers representing York County are calling on the Obama administration to get tough with Islamic terrorists - but none want to see American troops in harm's way. The plan will be announced a day before the 13th anniversary of the Sept.
A new poll from Robert Morris University Polling Institute shows Tom Wolf has a 30-point lead against Gov. Tom Corbett in the race for Pennsylvania governor.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:32 am
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