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163 Pennsylvania K-12 Schools Receive PAsmart Grants to Advance Science and Technology Education

163 Pennsylvania K-12 Schools Receive PAsmart Grants to Advance Science and Technology Education

PITTSBURGH, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 19, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News, School News
Department of Health Encourages Screenings to Reduce the Risk for Birth Defects

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

HARRISBURG, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 18, 2020 · Local News, PA News
Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault

Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault

HARRISBURG, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 17, 2020 · Local News, PA News
Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann speaking at the announcement in the Capitol Media Center. Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann today announced ‘Investing in Women,’ an initiative 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).  
Harrisburg, PA - January 15, 2020

Pennsylvania Launches ‘Investing in Women’ Initiative

Harrisburg, 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). FULL ARTICLE
by · January 16, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News, Uncategorized
Reach Out PA: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

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

HARRISBURG, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 15, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News
AG Shapiro: ‘Safe2Say Something’ Reaches 40,382 Tips in First Year

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

HARRISBURG, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 15, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News
State Officials: ‘Everyone Counts’ in the US Census

State Officials: ‘Everyone Counts’ in the US Census

HARRISBURG, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 14, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News
Ghost Town Trail Named Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

Ghost Town Trail Named Pennsylvania Trail of the Year

HARRISBURG, 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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 14, 2020 · Local News, PA News
More Than $8.7 Million in Illegal Drugs Seized by State Police

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

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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 14, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News
Warm Winter Weekend Is Great for Fishing, Prompts Safety Reminders

Warm Winter Weekend Is Great for Fishing, Prompts Safety Reminders

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. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 11, 2020 · Local News, News, PA News, Sports