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Two Pennsylvania Cities Make Amazon Short List

Two Pennsylvania Cities Make Amazon Short List

| January 19, 2018

PENNSYLVANIA (EYT) – Amazon.com announced on Thursday its official shortlist of possible cities for the company’s second headquarters, and two Pennsylvania cities made the cut.

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Pennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Receives Final Approval

Pennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Receives Final Approval

| January 18, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that Pennsylvania’s federally-required replacement to No Child Left Behind was approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Pennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan is the state’s most comprehensive federal education blueprint since 2002.

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Gov. Wolf Asks President Trump for More Federal Support to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Wolf Asks President Trump for More Federal Support to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

| January 17, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf yesterday sent a letter to President Trump asking him to increase federal support to fight the opioid epidemic.

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Pennsylvania Deer Processor Sentenced for Selling Venison

Pennsylvania Deer Processor Sentenced for Selling Venison

| January 17, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission received information that venison bologna was being purchased at the counter of Pacileo’s Great Lakes Deer Processing.

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Wolf State of Emergency Proclamation Has Gun Owners Up in Arms

Wolf State of Emergency Proclamation Has Gun Owners Up in Arms

| January 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – When Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation declaring Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency, it appears he may have also triggered some firearms prohibitions in the Commonwealth.

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Army and Navy Battle for Culinary Superiority at 102nd PA Farm Show Cook-Off

Army and Navy Battle for Culinary Superiority at 102nd PA Farm Show Cook-Off

| January 13, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Thursday, Team Navy claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA PreferredTM Culinary Connection Stage at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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State Police Seize Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at Nearly $15 Million

State Police Seize Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at Nearly $15 Million

| January 12, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday that troopers confiscated $14,747,304 in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamines, and other prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Wolf Administration Encourages Public to Recognize #WearBlueDay, Joins National Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking

| January 10, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards yesterday announced that the department has signed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge, and urged the public to take part in the national #WearBlueDay initiative on Thursday, January 11, the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.

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Homeowners Encouraged to Prepare Mailboxes for Winter

Homeowners Encouraged to Prepare Mailboxes for Winter

| January 9, 2018

VENANGO CO., Pa. – To reduce the chances of a mailbox being damaged by a snowplow this winter, PennDOT encourages homeowners along rural mail routes to ensure that their mailbox is properly prepared.

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Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting

Loyalsock Creek Named PA 2018 River of the Year in Public Voting

| January 9, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Home to legions of paddlers, anglers, and other outdoors enthusiasts in north central Pennsylvania, Loyalsock Creek has been voted the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year.

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