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Officials Confirm Cancer In Smallmouth Bass In Pa. River

Biologists are confirming the first case of cancer in a smallmouth bass caught in the Susquehanna River.

20 hours ago

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State House Hearing In Pittsburgh Takes Testimony On Medical Marijuana

Legalizing medical marijuana — the issue stirs emotion, as members of the state House Health and Judiciary Committees discovered at a hearing in Pittsburgh.

04/29/2015

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Medical Marijuana A Step Closer To Legalization In Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh NORML hosted a forum Monday night on medical marijuana.

04/28/2015

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Audit Says State-Owned Universities Need To Better Track Crime, Sex Bias

Pennsylvania’s system of 14 state-owned universities should do a better job of tracking crimes and sex discrimination, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday as he released a performance audit of the agency.

04/27/2015

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Criminal Probe Of AG Kane May Expand To Include Staff Firing

A criminal investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane may expand to include the firing of a staff prosecutor following his grand jury testimony.

04/27/2015

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Wolf Administration To Begin Reorganizing Medicaid Plans

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.

04/24/2015

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Expert Offers Tips For Protecting Against Ticks & Lyme Disease

The warning from state officials is loud and clear. Every county in Pennsylvania is vulnerable to Lyme disease borne by the blacklegged tick.

04/22/2015

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Gov. Wolf & House Republicans Inch Closer To A Property Tax Deal

For decades, Pennsylvania governors and legislators have promised — but never delivered — substantial tax relief from higher and higher school property taxes.

04/22/2015

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State: Lyme Disease Risk Now Present In All 67 Counties

Pennsylvania officials are warning residents that there is now a danger of Lyme disease in every county in the commonwealth.

04/21/2015

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Pittsburghers Join In “Fight For $15” Protests With Demonstration In Oakland

The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement.

04/15/2015

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Lawmaker Calls For Extended Bar Hours In Pennsylvania

Regular late-night drinkers know that “last call” for alcoholic drinks in Pennsylvania is at 2 a.m., but now a Philadelphia state representative wants to extend those hours.

04/14/2015

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Gov. Wolf Takes On UPMC For Its Low Pay

On KDKA Radio Tuesday morning, Gov. Tom Wolf criticized UPMC for failing to pay its employees adequately, contrasting the salaries of the highest paid to the average at UPMC with what he paid his employees when he owned and operated a company.

04/14/2015

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Gov. Wolf Critical Of Wages Paid At UPMC

Gov. Tom Wolf is criticizing the wages paid at UPMC, saying he wouldn’t treat his employees the way they treat theirs. Wolf joined “The KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about his comments.

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Pennsylvania Set To Play A Key Role In 2016 Presidential Race

Hillary Rodham Clinton made no mention of her potential Republican rivals when kicking off her second campaign for president.

04/13/2015

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Wolf Says Budget Deadline Might Slip With Republican Legislature

Gov. Tom Wolf acknowledged that the Republican-controlled state legislature might miss a June 30 deadline to pass a state budget.

04/08/2015

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