12 hrs ago
Chinese-made U.S. military coins should be outlawed, Stilp says
Citizen activist and state House candidate Gene Stilp wants Congress to pass a law requiring the military to only buy commemorative coins made in America like this one that was made for the March 1 commissioning of the USS Somerset.
16 hrs ago
Why is SeaWorld giving political money to Pennsylvania lawmakers?
It was billed as "the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits" - and it woke a lot of people up.
22 hrs ago
American reportedly killed while fighting for Islamic State terrorists
Sources in the Free Syrian Army told NBC that they found the body of Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, after a battle.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Two Luzerne County fire companies to receive grants
The Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $113,536 in grants to the Mount Zion Bicentennial Volunteer Fire Company and $226,800 in grants to the Kunkle Fire Company Inc. "Pennsylvania's firefighters endure risk and sacrifice every day to keep their community safe," said U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
In the Philly 'burbs, a battle for control of the state Senate: John L. Micek
The increasingly nasty steel cage match between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf might be dominating this summer's political headlines, but when politics nerds start talking about the races that really matter, their eyes move down the ballot and east to the Philadelphia suburbs.
Past '40 Under 40' Honorees Are Still Changing The World
Since 2009 The Advocate has been profiling some of the best and brightest members of the LGBT community.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Senator Casey Visits Erie
Residents from NWPA Offer Personal Testimony and Describe Sandwich Generation Challenges that Are Increasing for Middle Class Families Throughout State, Nation Regional Expert Details the Difficulties of Caring for Aging Parents, Making a Decent Wage and Squeezing Every Penny to Ensure a Secure Retirement August 20, 2014 Erie, PA- Today, U.S.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Casey, Bipartisan Group of Senators Push to Keep Post Offices Open
U.S. Senator Bob Casey along with a bipartisan group of 48 other senators, called on Senate Appropriators to prevent the United States Postal Service from consolidating up to 82 mail processing facilities nation-wide, which would eliminate up to 15,000 more jobs in 2015.
Sen. Bob Casey to unveil plan to help elderly find caregivers in Pennsylvania
Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey will be unveiling a plan to help the elderly in Central Pennsylvania and their families who help them.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Delaware Water Gap Fire Co. receives $123,500 in federal grants
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $123,500 in grants to the Delaware Water Gap Fire Department for operations and safety.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Insult upon injury: Too many black-lung claims are caught in a backlog
Since 1973, coal miners who contract pneumoconiosis - black lung disease - have been eligible for monthly payments and medical benefits through the Federal Black Lung Benefits Program.
The Democratic Comeback Kid In Pennsylvania
Katie McGinty, an environmental adviser to both Bill Clinton and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell with large political ambitions, saw her political dreams dashed when she finished last in the Democratic governor's primary this spring.
At breakfast, DNC team hears party bigwigs make Philly's case
That was the message Thursday from the region's political and business leaders as the Democratic National Committee's Technical Advisory Group wrapped up its two-day tour of Philadelphia.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Lower Student-Loan Interest Rates
Financial experts have warned that student debt is hurting economic growth, but a measure to relieve the burden failed in the U.S. Senate in June.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Senator Casey: Keep Tatamy Post Office open, maintain current hours
U.S. Senator Bob Casey on Wednesday wrote a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, urging him to not reduce the hours of the Tatamy Post Office.
Local senator asks for funding to decrease backlog of coal miners' benefits
David Wilson, a retired coal miner from Greensboro, ran his finger along a highlighted sentence on a biopsy report of his lungs.
First responders learn how to handle derailments
A FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILED LEAVING CARS WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DANGLING OVER A RIVER, THIS IS BACK IN JUNE.
In Iowa, Rick Santorum Testing a Different Message for 2016
In Iowa, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum sent another signal that he plans to run for president, but that he intends to do so by running on a different message that can reach a wider audience.
Here's an issue where Obama, Toomey and Casey agree: As I See It
Before Congress left for their August recess, all of the talk in Washington was about a growing number of American companies who, by buying or merging with foreign companies, are seeking a lower tax burden.