September 26, 2012 |
In a last-minute effort, the state of Pennsylvania is again relaxing requirements for residents to obtain a photo identification card to vote in the forthcoming election. Starting today, all voters should be able to apply for the so-called voting-only picture ID by making one trip to a PennDot licensing center. The move was formally announced in a Commonwealth courtroom Tuesday morning where Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr. is being asked to decide whether state officials have an adequate plan in place to insure all voters who need ID can access one. PennDot Deputy Secretary Kurt Meyers said the new policy to obtain a voting-only ID was implemented to address concerns by the state Supreme Court in its review of the controversial new voter ID law. In its opinion earlier this month, the court directed Simpson to block the law before the Nov. 6 election if he finds that the state has not done enough to ensure all voters can get the necessary photo ID to vote.
September 26, 2010
Pennsylvania 1706 Rittenhouse Sq. unit 601 , $3,750,000. 271 S. 11th St. , $1,125,000. 640 Gate House Ln. , $1,030,000. 2107 Bainbridge St. , $680,000. 1014 N. Third St. , $680,000. 130 S. 18th St. unit 509 , $679,000. 1425 Locust St. unit 9c , $599,000. 1704 Green St. , $598,085. 6617 Lincoln Dr. , $570,000. 144-46 N. Third St. unit A , $550,000. 135 W. Laurel St. unit 1 , $540,000. 1425 Locust St. unit 2b , $500,000.
June 22, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Before lightning and heavy rain ended the contest at halftime, Imhotep Charter's D.J. Moore hauled in an 86-yard touchdown catch and Great Valley's Ryan Buchholz applied consistent pressure at defensive end. Their efforts helped Pennsylvania best Maryland, 20-3, Saturday night in the shortened Big 33 Football Classic at HersheyPark Stadium. Weather stopped the 58th annual contest prior to the start of the second half. On a flea-flicker play late in the second quarter, Moore, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound wideout bound for the University of Maryland, caught Brett Brumbaugh's heave at the 50 and easily raced to the end zone.
January 31, 2012
THE Pennsylvania House has declared 2012 "The Year of the Bible. " An official government resolution now calls the Bible the "word of God" and defines a "national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures. " The vote: 193-0. If 2012 is the Year of the Bible, that means it can't be the Year of: God, Jesus, America, patriotism, jobs, puppies wearing flag bandanas, babies, and, of course, babies with jobs wearing flag pins. Jokes aside, this sort of pandering is a problem.
February 25, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - As he begins his tenure facing a $2 billion budget gap, struggling schools, and aging bridges and roads, Gov. Wolf said there's another key area to improve: his state's self-esteem. "I think one of the responsibilities that leadership in Pennsylvania [has] to address head on - not only the structural issues in education, transportation, all those things, but also the psychological issues that keep us, hold us, back," Wolf told other governors during a panel discussion of their states' economic challenges.
September 11, 2014
AH, PENNSYLVANIA. Just when you think the governor's race is shaping up as a staid, boring, G-rated affair, along comes a couple of bizarre, saucy stories of porn. Lord, I love this state. How about the western Pennsylvania lawyer with, um, other acting credits, who appeared in a TV ad promoting Democrat Tom Wolf for governor? Turns out Alan Benyak, of Charleroi, last year played Mr. Cannibal in a flick called "Breeding Farm. " I believe I can state with some confidence that it isn't the best first-date movie.
August 28, 2005
When the federal government won't lead, states have to fill the void. Eventually, a patchwork of ideas creates a groundswell that leads to the policy the country needs. That's the nation's best hope as the Bush administration continues its "wait and see" approach to global warming. Climatologists are ratcheting up warnings that if allowed to continue, rising temperatures will melt glaciers, raise sea levels, and disturb weather patterns. Problems in the mid-Atlantic region could include flooding, insect infestation, disease, and loss of critical species, including brook trout and sugar maples.
January 24, 2013 |
Flu is declining in Pennsylvania, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday. Flu patterns are difficult to predict, and the state is still recommending vaccination against the virus. It is still considered widespread around the state. But for nearly every other measure - outpatient visits due to flulike illness, laboratory samples testing positive for the virus, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths - the week that ended Saturday saw less flu than the previous week.