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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 22, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: With data switch, Trump delivers another slap to CDC The York Dispatch July 17 Forgive us if we take it with an entire shaker of salt when the Trump administration says it’s making a change to improve a government...

Trio vie to open state’s first Black-owned craft brewery

Jul. 18, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some hard-core craft beer lovers just didn’t see the point. Why was this trio of beer-brewing partners from Harrisburg so insistent on opening what they believe will be Pennsylvania’s first Black-owned microbrewery? Shockingly, their dreams were dismissed with a shrug...

Regulators, others fear plan to dismantle damaged reactor

Jul. 18, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — It’s been more than 41 years, but Stephen Mohr still remembers how he knew something went wrong at the nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island. “I knew something happened because I went out to get the newspaper and I could smell it,” said Mohr, a lifelong...

BigDogz Grill owner Michael Ziants removes the last chair from his bar  in Johnstown, Pa. to comply with Governor's Wolf new COVID-19 restrictions for bars on Thursday, July 16, 2020.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Restaurants to fight back; sports teams want fans in stands

Jul. 17, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania approached 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, restaurant and bar owners say they will fight back against Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders to further limit the number of patrons they're allowed to serve at a time. Wolf's order this week to reduce...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 15, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Expand the safety arsenal to curb violence The Citizens' Voice July 10 Gun shops are among the few businesses that have thrived amid the COVID-19 public health emergency, all the more so since the Wolf administration...

First George Floyd-inspired bills become law in Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first bills passed by Pennsylvania’s Legislature in response to widespread protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd became law Tuesday with Gov. Tom Wolf's signature. The two bills, which passed the House and Senate unanimously last month, are...

Vetoed petrochemical tax break bill revived in Pennsylvania

Jul. 12, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers could vote on legislation this week that provides millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and other chemicals, emerging from closed-door negotiations after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a similar bill earlier this year, officials...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

Trump campaign sues over mail-in drop-off sites for ballots

Jun. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the national Republican Party and four western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued Monday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules. The federal lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh claims...

FILE—In this file photo from March 12, 2020, work continues at a shale gas well drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro is scheduled to release results on Thursday June 25, 2020 of a grand jury investigation into natural gas hydraulic fracturing. The fracking process has raised environmental concerns while turning the state into a major energy producer. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Report slams drilling oversight, tells of fracking's impact

Jun. 25, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State regulators have failed to prevent Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling industry from sickening people and poisoning air and water, a grand jury concluded in a report issued Thursday after a two-year investigation. “The giant fracking companies were given a free pass by...