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  1. Lawmakers respond to PV superintendentRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Times News

    Panther Valley School District Superintendent Dennis Kergick is often outspoken about the financial hardships faced by school districts like his. Oftentimes that includes calling out Harrisburg for not dedicating more funds to education as well as their expenses due to retirement costs and cyber charter schools are on the rise.

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  2. Gov. Wolf secures budget peace, if not...Read the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | Times News

    The House of Representatives had just finished voting the final pieces into place for Pennsylvania's 2016-17 budget package, and Majority Leader Dave Reed walked next door in the Capitol to share congratulations with Gov. Tom Wolf. A budget package achieved after numerous concessions by Wolf is perhaps the best the Democratic governor can do with Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature.

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  3. Wolf signs budget bailoutRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | Times News

    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $1.3 billion election year revenue package that hinges on a $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase to balance the state's deficit-riddled budget and avert a lawsuit and a bond downgrade. The hard-fought revenue package was split between tax increases and one-time infusions of cash, including a $200 million loan from a state medical malpractice insurance fund.

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  4. Fund balance vs. school budgetsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Times News

    A nonprofit Harrisburg think tank recently criticized Pennsylvania school districts for how much money they're holding in reserve, but local business managers defended fund balance totals, especially in light of the lengthy 2015-16 state budget stalemate. The Commonwealth Foundation issued a press release last month noting that total district reserves across the state are at $4.3 billion.

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  5. Harrisburg police release video of...Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Times News

    Police have released surveillance video of a man they believe killed another man who was walking home from his brother's wedding in Pennsylvania's capital. The video released by Harrisburg police on Tuesday shows a tall, thin black man walking down a street.

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  6. Confederate flag removed from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Times News

    State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Philadelphia, took the Confederate flag down from a display Tuesday night at the Pennsylvania Capitol East Wing Rotunda fountain area. The flag was on the holder at far right.

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  7. Tamaqua improvements illustratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Times News

    State Sen. David Argall was looking through the Tamaqua chamber's annual program this year when a photo of the borough's downtown caught his eye. It wasn't just the lighting or composition of the photo that intrigued Argall, but the fact that it shows the results of several projects that beautified downtown Tamaqua during the time he has been in office.

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  8. Carbon court newsRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | Times News

    Wells Fargo Bank, c/o 3476 Stateview Blvd., Fort Mill, South Carolina, filed an action against Jullian and Troy Kuntzman, 375 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, over property at that address. Sought is $106,061.71 and continuing interest.

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  9. 4 adults, 4 children rescued after boat...Read the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | Times News

    Officers with the state Fish and Boat Commission Waterway Conservation say the 20-foot boat became disabled in rough waters just before noon on Sunday in the Susquehanna River, about 35 miles southeast of Harrisburg. Officials say the boat began taking on water and started to sink nearly 3 miles from the shore.

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  10. Graduation ceremony canceled after...Read the original story

    Jun 10, 2016 | Times News

    A student has been arrested for allegedly making a threat that resulted in the cancellation of a Pennsylvania high school's graduation ceremony. The Manheim Central School District, located about 30 miles east of the state capitol of Harrisburg, says it was forced to cancel Thursday night's ceremony after receiving reports of a threat made by a student earlier in the day.

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  11. Police: Teen says he stabbed, strangled...Read the original story

    Jun 8, 2016 | Times News

    Police say a Pennsylvania teen told authorities he watched TV and took a shower after he stabbed his mom with a kitchen knife and then strangled her with a piece of rope until she died. Police say 17-year-old Jacob Taliaferro called 911 Monday evening saying he killed Lorrie Ann Demko at their Palmyra home and that she had been dead for some time.

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  12. Wolf declines to say whether budget...Read the original story

    Jun 7, 2016 | Times News

    Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to work in Harrisburg on Monday with just weeks left to avert a repeat of last year's budget fiasco, a process that wasn't resolved until Gov. Tom Wolf let budget legislation become law without his signature in March and April. Wolf, a Democrat, won't predict whether talks with the Republican-controlled Legislature will produce a new budget by the time the coming fiscal year kicks off on July 1. "I wouldn't be someone to make a prediction," Wolf said as he left his Capitol offices.

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  13. Wolf: $34M for heroin treatment - a...Read the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | Times News

    Gov. Tom Wolf's $34 million budget request to address Pennsylvania's opioid abuse crisis is "a start" as the state begins to understand the scope of a statewide epidemic, he said Thursday. Speaking briefly to reporters at the Center for Substance Abuse and Research at Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Wolf acknowledged that "we in Harrisburg are just waking up to the problem."

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  14. child-abuse hotline spanked by Pa. officialRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Times News

    It's one thing to be rudely inconvenienced when unable to reach a government agency. Lord knows that trying to get through to the Internal Revenue Service can be the extreme exercise in frustration, but when lives are at stake, it truly becomes a matter of life and death.

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  15. Heading to HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Times News

    Community residents and business owners parked their vehicles behind the First Northern Trust Bank in Palmerton to board a bus and make their way to the state Capitol. The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development led its first tour around Harrisburg for the day.

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  16. Girl says she was thrown out of her...Read the original story

    May 9, 2016 | Times News

    A Pennsylvania high school student said she was barred from attending her prom because she wore a suit rather than a dress. Aniya Wolf said she's a lesbian who has worn a shirt and pants for all three years she has attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, according to WHTM-TV .

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  17. Feds approve plan to build gas pipeline...Read the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Times News

    Federal officials have signed off on a plan to build a 34-mile pipeline through five central Pennsylvania counties that will carry natural gas to a power plant being built along the Susquehanna River. The pipeline would service the power plant being built in Shamokin Dam, about 40 miles north of Harrisburg, and will travel through Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder counties.

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  18. Carbon officials air frustrationsRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2016 | Times News

    Two Carbon County officials aired their frustrations over a recent ruling for the upcoming election, as well as concerns on the runaway truck ramp and proposed additional signs along Route 93 heading into Nesquehoning. On Thursday, Commissioner William O'Gurek spoke about the commonwealth court's ruling this week that upholds a state resolution delaying a referendum question regarding the state's judicial retirement age.

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  19. Pennsylvania launches 24th US medical...Read the original story

    Apr 17, 2016 | Times News

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law Sunday afternoon surrounded by a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Capitol building in Harrisburg. The bill's drafters say it could take two years to write regulations and get retailers opened, but a provision allows parents to legally administer medical marijuana to their children before the bill takes effect in a month.

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  20. Medical marijuana bill clears Pennsylvania Senate againRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2016 | Times News

    The state Senate passed medical marijuana legislation for the second time in less than a year on Tuesday, and backers said they hope the House will accept the changes and send it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk later this week. The issue has won overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers after years of advocates, primarily the parents of children who suffer daily seizures and have lost their ability to function intellectually at their age levels, going door to door in the Capitol.

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