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Make it a Pennsylvania Thanksgiving: Agriculture Secretary Shops Local for Family Thanksgiving

Make it a Pennsylvania Thanksgiving: Agriculture Secretary Shops Local for Family Thanksgiving

HARRISBURG, Pa. - At Broad Street Market yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife, Nina, bought everything on their Thanksgiving dinner grocery list from local, PA Preferred® vendors. It was a demonstration of how with intentional choices, it’s easy to buy local and support Pennsylvania farmers around the holidays and year-round. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 22, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
Pennsylvania Readies for Another Exciting Deer Season

Pennsylvania Readies for Another Exciting Deer Season

HARRISBURG, Pa. -  A Saturday opener for the firearms deer season and the possibility of more older bucks throughout the Commonwealth have many Pennsylvanians excited about Nov. 30 and the weeks to follow. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 21, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
State Education Department Launches First-of-Its-Kind Teacher Recruitment Initiative

State Education Department Launches First-of-Its-Kind Teacher Recruitment Initiative

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - State education leaders announced today that the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) will soon spearhead a new pilot program, Aspiring to Educate, that aims to cultivate and diversify the city’s educator pool. The pilot – which is the first of its kind in the nation - is a partnership between the state Department of Education (PDE), SDP, seven area colleges and universities, and local education and youth organizations. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 21, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate At 4.2 Percent

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate At 4.2 Percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for October 2019. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 21, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
Department of Health: If You Have a Cold or the Flu, Antibiotics will Not Work for You

Department of Health: If You Have a Cold or the Flu, Antibiotics will Not Work for You

HARRISBURG, Pa. – To kickoff Antibiotic Awareness Week, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today encouraged residents to know the proper time to use an antibiotic and offered tips on how to prevent infections. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 20, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
PennDOT, TSA: Final Holiday Travel Season Before Federal REAL ID Enforcement

PennDOT, TSA: Final Holiday Travel Season Before Federal REAL ID Enforcement

HARRISBURG, Pa. – At an event at the Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA), reminded Pennsylvanians who want to continue using their driver's license or photo ID card as identification to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility to upgrade it to a REAL ID-compliant version before federal enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins on October 1, 2020. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 20, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
Wolf Administration Addresses Growing Trend of Stimulant Use in the State

Wolf Administration Addresses Growing Trend of Stimulant Use in the State

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Today, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, hosted more than 300 at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg to address the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 20, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
Gov. Wolf, National Advocates Push for a Fairer Probation System

Gov. Wolf, National Advocates Push for a Fairer Probation System

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Deputy Secretary of Corrections Christian Stephens and national criminal justice reform advocates Monday in the Capitol Rotunda to push for probation reforms that address probation sentences and probation lengths. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 19, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
Wolf Administration Highlights Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Wolf Administration Highlights Holiday Travel Safety Tips

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the busy holiday driving period just around the corner, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission came together at the PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in Harrisburg to remind drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 19, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News
State System Faculty Members Approve New Contract

State System Faculty Members Approve New Contract

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Faculty union members at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities recently voted to ratify their four-year tentative agreement. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 18, 2019 · Local News, News, PA News