HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is inviting you to explore the Canadian wilderness – simply by stopping Sunday at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. The Game Commission on Sunday, April 8 will host another in a series of Cabin Fever Sunday events, this one focused on canoeing Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park. Department of Conservation and […]

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Approves 16 New State Historical Markers


Harrisburg, PA – African American sprinter, Barney Ewell, who won a gold and two silver medals in the 1948 Olympics; Ham Fisher, creator of the Joe Palooka comic strip; the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Slinky toy are among the subjects of the 16 new state historical markers approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The new […]

State Museum of Pennsylvania, Partners, Present Program on Lorraine Hansberry, Author of A Raisin in the Sun


Harrisburg – The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with WITF Public Media and The Film Posse, will present a special program on the new documentary film Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6 pm. Harrisburg native Tracy Heather Strain, producer of the new documentary, will show excerpts from the film. Scott LaMar, […]

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

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​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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​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 […]

Department of State Invites Bids on New Paper Record Voting Systems

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​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 […]

New Medicare Cards Guard Against Identity Theft

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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 […]

Interfaith Protesters Call for Investment in PA Solar Jobs

Community Watch Environment

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 […]

Environmental Groups Sue to Close EPA Loophole

Environment Pennsylvania

By: Andrea Sears Harrisburg, Pa. – Clean-air advocates want the federal courts to stop a new rule that would allow major polluters to turn their pollution controls off. Since 1990, the Clean Air Act has required major sources of pollution to reduce their emissions by the maximum amount possible. But, according to Tomas Carbonell, director […]

Effective Signal Coverage Requires Local Underwriters


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