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Agriculture Dept. Encourages Pennsylvanians to Check Rhododendrons for Infectious Disease

Agriculture Dept. Encourages Pennsylvanians to Check Rhododendrons for Infectious Disease

| July 16, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This spring, Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons which may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum.

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Pennsylvania Continues Push for Dedicated Fish & Wildlife Conservation Funding

Pennsylvania Continues Push for Dedicated Fish & Wildlife Conservation Funding

| July 14, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is continuing to push for dedicated fish and wildlife conservation funding.

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State Police Seizes More Than $11 Million in Illegal Drugs in the Second Quarter of 2019

State Police Seizes More Than $11 Million in Illegal Drugs in the Second Quarter of 2019

| July 13, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police announced on Friday that troopers confiscated $11,415,911.00 worth of heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs in the second quarter of 2019.

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FDA: Dog Food May Cause Heart Problems

FDA: Dog Food May Cause Heart Problems

| July 13, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently released their third update regarding the investigation that feeding dogs “grain-free” food increases heart-related issues.

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Interactive Map Helps Pennsylvanians Find Local Fairs

Interactive Map Helps Pennsylvanians Find Local Fairs

| July 13, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa.  – With 107 county and community fairs across the state, there is a gateway to agriculture near you and an online map makes it even easier to plan trips across the county or the state.

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Pa. Adds Anxiety to Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

Pa. Adds Anxiety to Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

| July 11, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Anxiety disorders and Tourette Syndrome have been added to serious medical conditions in the medical marijuana program.

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State System Votes to Freeze Tuition for Second Time in 36 Years

State System Votes to Freeze Tuition for Second Time in 36 Years

| July 11, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Board of Governors for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education voted on Wednesday to freeze tuition for just the second time in the organization’s 36-year history.

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PennDOT Marks 30-Year Anniversary of Adopt-A-Highway Program

PennDOT Marks 30-Year Anniversary of Adopt-A-Highway Program

| July 11, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Tuesday marked the 30th Anniversary of their Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, where volunteers “adopt” a highway to collect litter.

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Governor Wolf Announces $3.68 Million Youth Suicide Prevention Federal Grant

Governor Wolf Announces $3.68 Million Youth Suicide Prevention Federal Grant

| July 11, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of Governor Tom Wolf’s health agencies, including the departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health (DOH), on Wednesday, held the first meeting of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force and announced receipt of a $3.68 million federal grant for youth suicide prevention.

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DePasquale: Replacing Keystone Exams with SATs Would Save Money, Help Students, Parents

DePasquale: Replacing Keystone Exams with SATs Would Save Money, Help Students, Parents

| July 11, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In a new special report released on Wednesday, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Pennsylvania taxpayers are still spending tens of millions of dollars every year on the Keystone Exams, which have not been federally required for four years.

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