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PennDOT Urges Drivers to Use Caution During Winter Weather

PennDOT Urges Drivers to Use Caution During Winter Weather

| February 6, 2018

VENANGO CO., Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that snowfall and mixed precipitation are in the forecast for areas of northcentral Pennsylvania through Wednesday.

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DEP and PennDOT Earn National Recognition from Keep American Beautiful for Statewide Campaign to Cleanup Pennsylvania

DEP and PennDOT Earn National Recognition from Keep American Beautiful for Statewide Campaign to Cleanup Pennsylvania

| February 6, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have been honored with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2018 State Agency Partner Awards for their partnership on the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania in 2017. The statewide campaign organized over 132,000 volunteers who participated in over 7,200 local cleanup events […]

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Over 1200 Rape Kits Remain Backlogged in PA; DePasquale Asks Wolf for Funding

Over 1200 Rape Kits Remain Backlogged in PA; DePasquale Asks Wolf for Funding

| February 6, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale continues his push to eliminate Pennsylvania’s backlog of 1,200 untested rape kits by asking Gov. Tom Wolf to include funding in the 2018-19 budget debate that begins this week.

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State Police Looking for a Few Good Horses

State Police Looking for a Few Good Horses

| February 1, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police is once again looking for a few good horses.

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Accidental Deaths in Pennsylvania Rise 15 Percent in One Year, Driven By Opioid Overdose

Accidental Deaths in Pennsylvania Rise 15 Percent in One Year, Driven By Opioid Overdose

| January 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – According to National Safety Council analysis of federal data, 1,086 more Pennsylvanians died accidentally in 2016, an increase of 15 percent over 2015, and 78 percent of those deaths were caused by opioid overdose.

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DEP Launches Good Samaritan Outreach to Promote Abandoned Oil, Gas Well Plugging Projects

DEP Launches Good Samaritan Outreach to Promote Abandoned Oil, Gas Well Plugging Projects

| January 31, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging private-sector partners to become Good Samaritans, by participating in a program that helps cap dangerous abandoned oil and gas wells statewide.

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Governor Wolf, DEP Taking Action to Reduce Backlogs, Improve Oversight, and Modernize Permit Process

Governor Wolf, DEP Taking Action to Reduce Backlogs, Improve Oversight, and Modernize Permit Process

| January 27, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the administration’s plan to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting processes, and better utilize technology to improve both oversight and efficiency.

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Pennsylvania Approves Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Pennsylvania Approves Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary

| January 25, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved Ilera Healthcare’s medical marijuana dispensary in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, as the state’s third dispensary authorized to begin serving patients.

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Pennsylvania Ranked ‘Most Improved’ for Animal Protection Laws

Pennsylvania Ranked ‘Most Improved’ for Animal Protection Laws

| January 25, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that Pennsylvania demonstrated marked improvements in two national organizations’ recently issued reports ranking all 50 states’ animal protection laws.

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Pennsylvania Launches New Interactive Database for Drug Prescribing and Overdose Information

Pennsylvania Launches New Interactive Database for Drug Prescribing and Overdose Information

| January 24, 2018

HARRISBURG, PA – The Wolf Administration yesterday announced the launch of a new interactive data report system that provides information on opioid prescribing and drug overdoses that will help the Opioid Operational Command Center identify communities that are experiencing spikes in overdoses.

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