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Local leaders discuss mall's foreclosure situation
Local government officials and a representative of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce on Friday discussed the foreclosure facing the Mall at Steamtown.
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The Times Leader
President signs bill delaying flood insurance hike
Jeff King is among the hundreds of thousands of homeowners - thousands of whom live in Northeastern Pennsylvania - breathing a sigh of relief Friday after President Barack Obama indicated he would sign a bill to scale back flood insurance premium increases.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
The Miami Herald
NRC: Western Pa. nuclear dump may have more waste
A nuclear dump in western Pennsylvania could contain far more waste than originally thought, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector general said in a new report.
Heroin overdoses spur action
A dramatic increase in heroin-related deaths nationwide has caught the attention of the Obama administration , which is joining state and local governments nationwide in trying to combat the problem.
Senator Casey Pushes for Resolution Calling for New Humanitarian Strategy in Syria
On the heels of three devastating reports released this week that highlight how more than 5.5 million Syrian children have been affected by the three-year-long Syrian crisis.
NRC says W. Pa. nuclear dump may have more waste
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector general says a nuclear dump in western Pennsylvania could contain far more waste than originally thought.
The Citizens' Voice
Senate passes flood insurance reform legislation
Legislation that would reduce huge flood insurance increases for homeowners cleared the Senate on Thursday.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Centre Daily Times
U.S. Senate congratulates Thon on success
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution Tuesday congratulating the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon on its success, according to a Penn State news release.
FDA chief grilled on approval of controversial painkiller
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg faced tough questions Thursday over the administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro, seen as highly addictive and easily abused.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Blake: Long-term answer needed in downtown Scranton
State Sen. John Blake is confident department store executive Al Boscov can bring stability to the Mall at Steamtown as the retail center deals with foreclosure.
Sen. Bob Casey: Syrians need military aid
Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat, said Wednesday that he applauded the Obama administration's efforts to give aid to Syrian refugees, but that more needs to be done to end the three-year civil war.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Veterans' wait: A Senate bill would speed up disability claims
It took soldiers returning to the United States from Europe more than a week to cross the Atlantic by boat at the end of World War II.
Vote contrary to principles
Back when he was a practicing lawyer, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts courageously upheld constitutional principles by representing, for free, a reviled murderer in Florida.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Van de Putte taps veteran operative as campaign chief
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has hired a veteran Democratic political operative who hails from outside of Texas to run her bid for lieutenant governor.
Sens. Casey and Toomey made the right call on Obama's civil rights pick: Christine M. Flowers
First in line is U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, the pride of Pennsylvania by way of Rhode Island, who exemplified JFK's profile in courage by standing up to President Obama, saying, "You will not force an offensive nominee on the people of this country, and especially not on the people of my state."
Saluting sexual assault
By a 55-45 procedural vote, senators blocked a final vote on New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to place prosecutorial decisions in the hands of professional prosecutors rather than unit commanders.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Honoring the good guys who said 'No' on Adegbile
First in line is Sen. Pat Toomey, the pride of Pennsylvania by way of Rhode Island, who exemplified JFK's profile in courage by standing up to President Barack Obama, saying, "You will not force an offensive nominee on the people of this country, and especially not on the people of my state."
Tom Corbett Did the Right ThingMathis: Surprise, surprise - food...
Yes, it seems that Corbett suddenly found his bleeding heart in an election year: If your narrative is that you really did create good jobs in Pennsylvania , it's probably not helpful if people see their neighbors suddenly going hungry or begging for food.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Erie Times News
Presque Isle, Erie harbor get federal funding
Presque Isle State Park officials and three members of Congress were pleading in February for funding to replenish the park's beaches.
NPR's Liberal Geography
Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee , Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.