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Arkoosh warns of potential phone scam, reminds public of safe way to apply for assistance   

September 29, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh today informed Pennsylvanians of a potential scam in which individuals receive a phone call from the “Department of Public Welfare” — the former name of DHS — asking for information about individuals’ utility assistance. The scammer then states that the individual overpaid…

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State officials join U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean and son to highlight the need for equitable supports for recovering residents

September 21, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: STATE SEN. ART HAYWOOD (D-4th Dist.) speaks to the audience as DDAP Secretary Dr. Latika Davis-Jones and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-4th Dist.) look on. ( Photo/DDAP)  HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Dr. Latika Davis-Jones, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean ( D- 4th Dist.) and her son Harry Cunnane,…

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PUC urges consumers to ‘jumpstart’ fall and winter #SaveInPA opportunities by shopping for natural gas supply

September 15, 2023

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is urging consumers across the Commonwealth to jumpstart #SaveInPA opportunities for the fall and winter heating seasons by shopping now for their natural gas supply, which could result in a savings on the energy portion of their monthly natural gas bills. Warmer weather in late summer and…

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Mortgage assistance programs set to begin following attorney general’s redlining settlement with Trident Mortgage Company

September 14, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The $18.4 million mortgage loan subsidy fund established by Philadelphia’s former top home mortgage lender, Trident Mortgage Company, as part of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s major redlining settlement reached last year, has officially launched. Trident is no longer generating home loans, so it has contracted with Prosperity Home Mortgage Company…

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Scientists call fraud on supposed extraterrestrials presented to Mexican Congress

September 14, 2023

BY MEGAN JANETSKY MEXICO CITY (AP) — Supposed aliens landed in Mexico’s Congress but there were no saucer-shaped UFOs hovering over the historic building or bright green invaders like those seen in Hollywood films. The specter of little green men visited Mexico City as lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday from individuals suggesting the possibility that extraterrestrials might exist. The…

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