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PHOTO: Plaintiffs trying to overturn Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a judge to decide the case on the basis of legal briefs alone, rather than a public trial. Photo credit: Karen Arnold, publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Same-sex couples who want to marry in Pennsylvania, and others looking for the state to recognize their unions are hoping to speed up the process and get on with their lives. Lawyers challenging Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban have asked a federal judge to decide the case bas...Read More

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PHOTO: Stores make an attempt at propriety in displaying adult magazines with covers partially hidden, but teens have easy access online. Experts say it distorts what they view as healthy relationships and body image. Photo credit: Ed Kohler

HARRISBURG, Pa. - This generation of teens isn't the first to check out pornography, but experts say the easy access with today's technology is distorting what they view as healthy relationships and body image. According to on.fb.me/1hMiHlWElizabeth Schroeder, a sexuality-education specialist, porn ...Read More

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New numbers show one in 68 children tested has autism, a 29 percent increase since 2008.  Image by J. Durham

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The numbers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders have surged, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and advocates in Pennsylvania are not overly surprised. Those new numbers show one in 68 children tested ...Read More

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PHOTO: Researcher Courtney D. Lynch says stress-reduction techniques could be beneficial for women trying to conceive. Photo credit: Ohio State University

HARRISBURG, Pa. - More than 6 percent of married women struggle with infertility, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - and for the first time, researchers have data that links stress to a woman's inability to become pregnant. The study from Ohio State University fin...Read More

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Public schools have found themselves dealing with fewer dollars for staff and programs since the charter school reimbursement was pulled in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Educators say the loss of state funding for helping communities in Pennsylvania accommodate the financial effect of charter schools is translating to larger class sizes, and less money for staff, programs and textbooks. According to Susan Gobreski, executive director of the group...Read More

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The Susquehanna River, tops on the American Rivers 2011 Most Endangered Rivers list, is not on the list at all this year. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – How does a Pennsylvania river considered the most endangered in the nation in a 2011 report manage to drop off the list altogether? Three years ago, when the group American Rivers issued its annual list of America's Ten Most Endangered Rivers, the Susquehanna sat at the ver...Read More

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PHOTO: For those unable to meet the Apr. 15 tax filing deadline, or who don't have the money to pay if they owe, the IRS offers extensions and payment options. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Less than a week remains until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. For most of those who haven't yet filed returns in Pennsylvania, an Internal Revenue Service spokesman says it's a simple process and forms can be "e-filed" online. For those who owe money but don't have it, s...Read More

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Many Pennsylvanians with variable-rate electricity contracts are coming off a winter of brutally high bills. Photo courtesy of: publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A long, cold winter has taught many Pennsylvanians about some of the harsh realities of shopping for electricity. According to Sonny Popowsky, the former state consumer advocate, now a member of the AARP Pennsylvania Executive Council, many residents have signed on to variable-ra...Read More

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