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Governor Wolf and Rural Students Celebrate PAsmart Success for Science and Technology EducationPITTSBURGH, Pa. – Building on his commitment to prepare students with the computer and technology skills for in-demand jobs, Governor Tom Wolf announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand computer science (CS) classes and teacher training at 163 school districts, charter schools, and intermediate units. Read more

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Department of Health Encourages Screenings to Reduce the Risk for Birth Defects

Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Jill McDermott

downloadHARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Health, with the goal of ensuring a healthy life for all Pennsylvanians, is reminding everyone of the importance of newborn screening and highlighting the many ways that some birth defects can be prevented. Read more

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Clarion University Among 36 Colleges to Receive Grant to Help Combat Sexual Assault

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Jill McDermott

gov wolf comm partnershipsHARRISBURG, Pa. – State and national leaders of the “It’s On Us” initiative joined Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera on Thursday to announce nearly $1 million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities. The governor is a steadfast supporter of campus safety and established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign, four years ago. Read more

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Pennsylvania Launches ‘Investing in Women’ Initiative

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Tyler Ochs

Pennsylvania Launches ‘Investing in Women’ InitiativeHarrisburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann announced ‘Investing in Women,’ an initiative yesterday aimed at providing women with important information about banking, credit, saving and investing, while offering practical resources to navigate their finances. The secretary was joined at a Capitol news conference by Julie Bancroft, Chief Public Affairs Officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV). Read more

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Reach Out PA: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by exploreClarion

Wolf Suicide PreventHARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced the initial report of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force based on the statewide listening sessions held throughout fall 2019. The work of the Suicide Prevention Task Force is a complement to the goals and strategies surrounding the governor’s Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative announced earlier this month and his Executive Order to protect vulnerable populations signed last year. Read more

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AG Shapiro: ‘Safe2Say Something’ Reaches 40,382 Tips in First Year

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Jill McDermott

Shapiro-JC-Jan-2019HARRISBURG, Pa. – On the one year anniversary of the Safe2Say program, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Pennsylvania’s anonymous reporting system for schools, students and community members, “Safe2Say Something PA” has reached over 40,000 tips from across the Commonwealth. Read more

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Staff, Families of Residents to File Federal Lawsuit Over Planned Closure of Polk State Center

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Jill McDermott

image (2)HARRISBURG, Pa. – A federal civil rights lawsuit will be filed at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg on January 14 regarding the potential closing of the Polk State Center in Venango County. Read more

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Ghost Town Trail Named Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Jill McDermott

gt-trail-newHARRISBURG, Pa. – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the Ghost Town Trail has been named Pennsylvania’s 2020 Trail of the Year. Read more

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More Than $8.7 Million in Illegal Drugs Seized by State Police

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Jill McDermott

image (4)HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers confiscated $8,770,800 worth of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read more

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State Officials: ‘Everyone Counts’ in the US Census

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Lexis Twentier

Optimized-CensusHARRISBURG, Pa. – Officials from the Wolf Administration including Second Lady Gisele Fetterman, representatives from the Department of Community of Economic Development (DCED), and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined state officials, stakeholders, and others at a Capitol rally to urge Pennsylvanians to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census this year. Read more

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Warm Winter Weekend Is Great for Fishing, Prompts Safety Reminders

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Joanne Bauer

fish and game (1)HARRISBURG, Pa. – With unseasonably warm weather forecast across Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) expects a busy weekend for anglers and boaters. The weather is also prompting several safety reminders. Read more

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Wolf Administration Promotes Initiative to Encourage Organ Donors

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
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Rachel Levine FB safeHARRISBURG, Pa. – The departments of Health and Transportation on Wednesday recognized the first organ donor day in Pennsylvania with events to educate residents about organ and tissue donation and encourage them to register as a donor through several events being held across the state. Read more

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Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Tax Rate Reduced to Lowest Level in 40 Years

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
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Wolf Low RateHARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that Pennsylvania businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment compensation (UC) tax rates, saving an estimated $552 million this year. Read more

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Students Encourage Pennsylvanians to Start Year Off Radon Safe with Simple Home Test

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 12:01 AM
Posted by Lexis Twentier

Radon poster contest winnersHARRISBURG, Pa. – Students at Dingman-Delaware Middle School in Pike County are helping to encourage Pennsylvanians to do a simple home test for radon in January, National Radon Action Month. This invisible, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Read more

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DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnellHARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds the more than 2.5 million Pennsylvania households that heat with oil or propane to take a commonsense approach to maintaining their fuel supply for a safe winter. Read more

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