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PennDOT Urges Drivers, Pedestrians to Stay Safe During  Upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

PennDOT Urges Drivers, Pedestrians to Stay Safe During Upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

| March 13, 2017

VENANGO CO., Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), reminds residents not to rely on luck to get home during Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations involving alcohol, but instead plan to have a sober, designated driver, take a taxi, or arrange for public transportation.

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Volunteers Sought For Pennsylvania’s Great American Cleanup

Volunteers Sought For Pennsylvania’s Great American Cleanup

| March 10, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that started March 1 and runs through May 31.

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Attorney General Shapiro Launches New Office of Public Engagement

Attorney General Shapiro Launches New Office of Public Engagement

| March 9, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Following through on a commitment to restructure the Office of Public Engagement, making it more available and accessible to the public and to every Pennsylvanian in a way that addresses community safety and well-being, Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday announced the creation of a new Office of Public Engagement.

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DCNR Announces Improvements to Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System

| March 9, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – To mark National Groundwater Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn yesterday announced some improvements to the Pennsylvania Groundwater Information System (PaGWIS).

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Tax Time Offers Opportunity to Help Pennsylvania’s Military Families

| March 8, 2017

ANNVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

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Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Trafficking

Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Trafficking

| March 8, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In an effort to help combat human trafficking, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is training its front line Driver License Center staff to notice signs of a potential trafficking situation.

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PA Lottery Observes 45th Anniversary of First Ticket Sales

| March 8, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Lottery marked the 45th anniversary of its very first game on Tuesday, which went on sale March 7, 1972.

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Auditor General DePasquale Recommends Regulating, Taxing Marijuana

Auditor General DePasquale Recommends Regulating, Taxing Marijuana

| March 7, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday Pennsylvania should strongly consider regulating and taxing marijuana to benefit from a booming industry expected to be worth $20 billion and employ more than 280,000 in the next decade.

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The Medical Minute: Are You at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

The Medical Minute: Are You at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

| March 5, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. – Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other diseases.

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Cash 5 Jackpot of $800,000 Split in Butler, Juniata Counties

| March 3, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – An $800,000.00 Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot from the Wednesday, March 1 drawing was split by two winning tickets sold in Butler and  Juniata counties. Both tickets correctly matched all five balls drawn, 01-09-10-14-34, to each win $400,000.00, less applicable tax withholding.

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