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Pennsylvania gets low grades in female political presence, policies – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania gets low grades in female political presence, policiesPittsburgh Post-GazettePennsylvania gets barely passing grades in a pair of new reports analyzing the state's political participation among women, and its work and family policies. As part of its Status of Women in the States series, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for ...and more » Continue reading

Influential legislator calls for major changes to Pennsylvania’s firefighting … – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghInfluential legislator calls for major changes to Pennsylvania's firefighting ...WTAE Pittsburgh—After a four-month investigation by Pittsburgh's Action News 4 into fire response times and a sharp drop-off in the number of volunteer firefighters, an influential state legislator is calling for a major overhaul of Pennsylvania's volunteer fire ...and more » Continue reading

Pennsylvania lawmaker: Cuts didn’t cause Amtrak crash – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghPennsylvania lawmaker: Cuts didn't cause Amtrak crashWTAE PittsburghPressed on whether more funding for better infrastructure would've avoided the crash, the Pennsylvania Republican said he believed the infrastructure was "in place" and the "tracks were fine." House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday called a reporter's ...Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker Bill Shuster: Amtrak crash had nothing to do with ...FOX CTFormer Pennsylvania governor blasts Congress 'SOBs' over voting to cut Amtrak ...Business Insiderall 82 news articles » Continue reading

Cash Seen as a Curse for Pennsylvania Universities in Rating Cut – Bloomberg

BloombergCash Seen as a Curse for Pennsylvania Universities in Rating CutBloombergPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf talks to fifth-graders in their classroom during a visit to Wingate Elementary School in Bellefontaine, Pennsylvania, on March 9, 2015. Photographer: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times via AP Photo ...Alloway had it wrong on Wolf's tuition freeze: Kenneth MashPennLive.comall 3 news articles » Continue reading

Heroin task force, led by Western Pennsylvania U.S. attorney, meets in Washington – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heroin task force, led by Western Pennsylvania U.S. attorney, meets in WashingtonPittsburgh Post-GazetteWASHINGTON – Addressing what he called a “heroin epidemic” will require many approaches by diverse stakeholders, says David Hickton. The U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania today called to order a federal task force on heroin. Continue reading

Immigration lawyers say Pennsylvania detention center must be closed – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Immigration lawyers say Pennsylvania detention center must be closedMcClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Pennsylvania officials said women and children being held at a family immigration detention center in Berks County should be allowed to come and go, according to a letter from a state official to immigration lawyers. Those lawyers, who ...and more » Continue reading

Oldham County students safe after tour bus catches fire in Pennsylvania – WLKY Louisville

WLKY LouisvilleOldham County students safe after tour bus catches fire in PennsylvaniaWLKY LouisvilleOldham County School officials said about 150 eighth-grade students were on a weeklong field trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City when one of three buses caught fire in Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border, about 6 a.m. Thursday as the ...Ky. students aboard tour bus that caught fire in PennsylvaniaWKYTall 26 news articles » Continue reading

Valerie Jarrett Targets Pennsylvania Legislature for Undermining Philly Paid … – TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.comValerie Jarrett Targets Pennsylvania Legislature for Undermining Philly Paid ...TheBlaze.comLast week, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state Senate passed a bill to preempt local governments from having mandatory paid sick leave laws. The Republican-controlled House has not acted on the bill. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has expressed ...and more » Continue reading

Immigrants eagerly await Pope’s visit to Pennsylvania – WTAE Pittsburgh

WTAE PittsburghImmigrants eagerly await Pope's visit to PennsylvaniaWTAE Pittsburgh... pope's Pennsylvania visit fills hotels. Their parish priest helped teach Nguyen's six children English. He provided food, clothing, even cash. When the plumbing in their home went bad, the priest found a repairman. When the summer heat became too ...Nurtured by church, Vietnamese immigrants eagerly await popeLancasterOnlineall 86 news articles » Continue reading

WEATHER ALERT: Hazardous Weather Outlook, Tornado Watch Continue For … – Patch.com

Patch.comWEATHER ALERT: Hazardous Weather Outlook, Tornado Watch Continue For ...Patch.comHeavy rain could continue to come to Pennsylvania that could result in some flooding in poor drainage areas, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of New Jersey, as well ...Tornado watch for Lehigh County, other parts of southeastern Pennsylvanialehighvalleylive.comTornado Watch In Effect for Pennsylvania, Parts of NJ, DelawareNBC 10 Philadelphiaall 236 news articles » Continue reading