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Governor Wolf Launches First Statewide LGBTQ Affairs Commission

Governor Wolf Launches First Statewide LGBTQ Affairs Commission

| August 7, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf on Monday signed an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, the only one in the nation.

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Agricultural Agencies Provide Update on Work to Combat Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania

Agricultural Agencies Provide Update on Work to Combat Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania

| August 7, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Penn State University provided an update on their work to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly – an invasive insect that has the potential to seriously impact the tree-fruit, grape, and timber industries, which are […]

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Record Mosquito Numbers and West Nile Virus Threaten Pennsylvanians

Record Mosquito Numbers and West Nile Virus Threaten Pennsylvanians

| August 4, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The DEP is encouraging residents to protect themselves and families through simple preventative measures.

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DCNR Offering Grants to Plant Trees Along Streams, for Snowmobile/ATV Trails

DCNR Offering Grants to Plant Trees Along Streams, for Snowmobile/ATV Trails

| August 4, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) on Friday announced that $1 million in PENNVEST-funded grants are being made available to assist landowners with planting trees along streams in Pennsylvania to improve water quality.

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DEP Helps Improve School Safety with Laboratory Chemicals Training and Cleanout

DEP Helps Improve School Safety with Laboratory Chemicals Training and Cleanout

| August 4, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the new school year approaching, 11 schools in seven counties are protecting students’ safety by improving management of laboratory chemicals in the 2017-2018 Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign led by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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State Officials Announce Investment in ATV, Snowmobile Trails Across Pennsylvania

State Officials Announce Investment in ATV, Snowmobile Trails Across Pennsylvania

| August 3, 2018

​HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Wolf Administration today announced new investments to support the more than 200,000 registered all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and snowmobile enthusiasts by making improvements to trails at five sites throughout Pennsylvania.

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PA Lottery Hits New Record, Generates More Than $1 Billion for Older Pennsylvanians

PA Lottery Hits New Record, Generates More Than $1 Billion for Older Pennsylvanians

| August 3, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.2 billion in games in the 2017-18 fiscal year, from which it paid a record of more than $2.7 billion in prizes to winners and generated more than $1 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

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Phase-in of Dry Leaf Medical Marijuana Starts August 1 at Dispensaries

Phase-in of Dry Leaf Medical Marijuana Starts August 1 at Dispensaries

| July 31, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Wolf Administration on Monday announced that the dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be phased in at dispensaries starting August 1 at 16 locations and expanding to 28 locations the following week.

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New Charges Filed Against Pediatrician for Abuse of 29 More Children

New Charges Filed Against Pediatrician for Abuse of 29 More Children

| July 31, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — During a press conference yesterday at the Richland Township Police Department, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced new charges against a Johnstown pediatrician for the sexual abuse of 29 more child victims.

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$5 Million Awarded in Fresh Food Grants to Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

$5 Million Awarded in Fresh Food Grants to Pennsylvania Elementary Schools

| July 31, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced on Monday that nearly 200 elementary schools across the Commonwealth have been selected for grants totaling almost $5 million to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day.

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