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Possible job cuts announced at Pennsylvania universities

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The Oak Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Photo/@iupedu) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than 80 tenured and tenure-track faculty members at a western Pennsylvania university have been told they may lose their jobs at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, part of more than 100 possible job cuts at five universities in the…

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Governor Wolf announces plan to waive liquor license fees

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. State Rep. Steve Malagari (Photo/www.pahouse.com)  and Pa. State Rep Mike Driscoll  (Photo/www.pahouse.com) Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to waive liquor license fees to provide financial relief to restaurants and bars, which have faced significant financial impacts during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “As we enter the anticipated fall resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the…

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Democrats hope to ride spending wave to state House majority

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Delaware County Rep. Leanne Krueger By Marc Levy And Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — National political winds, strong fundraising and heavy spending by outside groups are fueling Pennsylvania Democrats’ hopes that they can pick up the nine seats they need to retake control of the state House of Representatives after a…

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DHS encourages Pennsylvanians to start FBI background check process now

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: DHS Secretary Teresa Miller  (Photo/pa.gov) HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding people needing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks as a condition of employment that the December 31 deadline to obtain this clearance is approaching and strongly encourages anyone needing this clearance to start the…

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Black assistant DA sees purpose in helping youth

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Lance Greene, one of Lancaster County Pa.’s first Black assistant district attorneys, stands in front of the Lancaster County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Blaine Shahan/LNP Media Group Lancaster online via AP) By Mike Andrelczyk, Lnp Newspaper LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A photo of Jackie Robinson hangs on Assistant District Attorney Lance Greene’s…

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Pennsylvanians to pick 3 statewide row office holders Nov. 3

October 16, 2020

By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Voters next month will decide who should be Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking law enforcement official and oversee an agency with about 250 lawyers and a budget approaching $190 million. They’ll pick a state treasurer, a job that handles billions of dollars in public funds and plays a critical role…

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Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

October 15, 2020

By IRIS SAMUELS HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the…

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