206 Million Eggs Recalled; PA Among States Impacted; Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk

Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with SalmonellaBraenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, […]

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Wolf Administration Meets with Leaders at Caron Treatment Centers Amidst Rise in Addiction Among Older Adults

​Wernersville, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne visited with leadership at  Caron Treatment Centers today to learn more about its approach to treating addiction and to discuss Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide opioid disaster declaration. Caron, a not-for-profit provider of addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment with 60 years in the field, provides each patient with a multidisciplinary […]

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CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON NORTH FARMERSVILLE ROAD BRIDGE OVER THE CONESTOGA RIVER IN WEST EARL TOWNSHIP

​Harrisburg, PA – Construction for the North Farmersville Road (State Route 1025) bridge, spanning the Conestoga River in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, is scheduled to begin during the week of April 16 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove […]

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Department of State Invites Bids on New Paper Record Voting Systems

​Harrisburg, PA — The Department of State today will take the next step toward modernizing Pennsylvania’s elections by issuing an Invitation for Bid (IFB) to voting system firms. “This IFB marks the beginning of the commonwealth’s transition to state-of-the-art voting equipment,” Acting Secretary Robert Torres said. “The new requirements will ensure that our voting systems will […]

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New Medicare Cards Guard Against Identity Theft

By: Andrea Sears HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicare is sending out new identification cards that no longer display enrollees’ Social Security numbers. Pennsylvania residents will be among the first to receive the new cards that assign each person a randomly generated eleven-digit number. Joanne Grossi, president of AARP Pennsylvania, points out that Social Security numbers are the […]

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Interfaith Protesters Call for Investment in PA Solar Jobs

By: Andrea Sears PHILADELPHIA, – Interfaith protests and arrests marked the week before Easter as clergy and congregants demanded investment in a clean-energy grid for Philadelphia’s low-income communities. Twenty-five people with the Power Local Green Jobs campaign were arrested for acts of peaceful civil disobedience over three days this week as they demanded more investment in local […]

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Eastern Panhandle Pipeline Expansion Raises Concerns

A TransCanada pipeline extension is the subject of protests from Pennsylvania through Maryland to West Virginia. It would enter Maryland just west of Hancock. (Stacy Miller) March 28, 2018 BALTIMORE – A natural-gas pipeline expansion that would run from Pennsylvania through Maryland and into West Virginia is raising concerns about its potential environmental impact. TransCanada […]

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