After much negotiation, Pennsylvania is finally going to take part in the Medicaid expansion which was part of the Affordable Care Act.
|By: brasch Friday July 4, 2014 3:15 pm|
There is a remote possibility that Pennsylvania will finally ban the cruel practice of live pigeon shoots when the state senate reconvenes in September. Pennsylvania is the last state where pigeon shoots are legally held.
|By: brasch Saturday June 21, 2014 11:30 am|
Residents of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.
|By: brasch Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00 pm|
It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week.
But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet. That’s because we are in the middle of yet another election cycle.
|By: brasch Sunday April 27, 2014 6:47 am|
Lackawanna College’s price is $2.5 million.
That’s how much Cabot Oil & Gas paid to the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas, whose own nine building campus is in New Milford in northeastern Pennsylvania. On the School’s logo are now the words, “Endowed by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.”
|By: Ms. Pinky Stanseski Monday March 17, 2014 1:35 pm|
Monsignor Carlos Urrutigoity, who was accused of child abuse in a civil lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Scranton more than a decade ago when he was a priest in the Diocese of Scranton, has been transferred to Paraguay, according to Bishop Accountability and Diocese of Paraguay’s websites. He has been a vicar general since [...]
|By: brasch Saturday March 8, 2014 4:00 pm|
The oil and gas industry, the nation’s chambers of commerce, and politicians who are dependent upon campaign contributions from the industry and the chambers, claim fracking is safe.
First, close your mind to the myriad scientific studies that show the health effects from fracking.
Close your mind to the well-documented evidence of the environmental impact.
Focus just upon the effects upon the workers.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 3, 2014 4:25 pm|
The voters of Pennsylvania are split on the question of marijuana legalization. A new Quinnipiac poll found 48 percent of Pennsylvania voters support allowing adults to legally possess marijuana for personal use, while 49 percent oppose this change.
|By: ThirdandState Monday November 25, 2013 3:00 pm|
Drilling in the six states that span the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations has produced far fewer new jobs than the industry and its supporters claim. In fact, in Pennsylvania, shale-related employment accounted for less than half a percent of total nonfarm employment in 2012.
|By: brasch Sunday November 3, 2013 9:20 am|
Three-fourths of all Pennsylvanians want to see an end to live pigeon shoots.
Here’s another figure from that independent survey. Eighty-three percent—that’s more than four of every five Pennsylvanians—say live pigeon shoots are an unnecessary form of animal cruelty.