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PHOTO: With Halloween falling on a Friday night this year, experts say close parental supervision and a few sensible precautions will help keep kids safe while trick-or-treating. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Ghosts, goblins, and monsters will soon walk Pennsylvania neighborhoods in search of candy. While Halloween is a time for fun and treats, it's also a night full of dangerous situations. Dawne Gardner, injury prevention coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, says a child is...Read More

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PHOTO: A coalition of 65 groups representing Pennsylvania hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationists have written the EPA in support of the agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

PHILADELPHIA - A coalition of Pennsylvania outdoor businesses, outfitters, hunting and fishing groups, and outdoor-recreation advocates say the EPA is on track with its proposed Clean Power Plan. The Tri-County Trout Club near Pittsburgh is one of the organizations that signed a letter in support o...Read More

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PHOTO: Pennsylvania college students pay the third-highest tuition in the nation, and graduate with the third-highest amount of debt for a four-year college. Photo credit: Keystone Research Center.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new report shows the long slide in state funding for higher public higher education has continued over the past four years, with negative impacts on individuals seeking a college education - and on the economy as a whole. Stephen Herzenberg, an economist and executive director o...Read More

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PHOTO: Andy Hoover of the Pennsylvania ACLU says the state's new Revictimization Relief Act is unconstitutional. Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill into law on Tuesday. Photo credit: Pennsylvania ACLU.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Days after convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal delivered a taped address at his alma mater at Godard College in Vermont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the state's Revictimization Relief Act into law near the site of the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia police officer Daniel F...Read More

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PHOTO: The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project says a Yale study found more than a dozen health impacts in up to 40 percent of residents interviewed about nearby fracking wells in Western Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Joshua B. Probanic/Public Herald.

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. - As natural gas drilling pads, pipelines and compressor stations spring up around the state, groups of parents calling themselves Protect Our Children are hoping for at least a one-mile buffer between infrastructure and schools and playgrounds. Penni Lechner, a mother in Summit ...Read More

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PHOTO: Gov. Tom Corbett is among governors in seven states who are mentioned in a new report about outsourcing billions of dollars in state services to private contractors. Photo credit: Lucidology/iStockphoto.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Shrinking government has meant shifting responsibilities to private industry in some states, and Gov. Tom Corbett is one of seven governors taken to task in a new report that correlates these outsourcing decisions with major campaign donors and mixed results for taxpayers. In Corb...Read More

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PHOTO: As the Clean Water Act turns 42, conservation groups say it's time to strengthen and clarify the venerable federal law. An EPA revision of the act is one of the topics at a forum Oct. 21-22 about protecting the Delaware River watershed. Photo credit: Daniel Case/Wikimedia.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The last time you drank a glass of water or took a shower, you probably didn't think about the Clean Water Act, which is why conservation groups are calling attention to the anniversary of the landmark federal clean water law ahead of a major meeting on water quality in Bethlehem ne...Read More

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PHOTO: It's less than a month until Election Day. AARP has compiled candidates' views, in their own words, about several key issues in its nonpartisan Voters' Guide. Photo credit: Nicole Klauss

HARRISBURG, Pa. - With the General Election less than a month away, there's at least one source of political information in the Commonwealth that isn't an attack ad. This week, AARP Pennsylvania released a nonpartisan Voters' Guide anyone can access online. The group contacted the candidates in th...Read More

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