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Pa. Department of Health Unveils Prostate Cancer Task Force Report

Pa. Department of Health Unveils Prostate Cancer Task Force Report

| April 7, 2017

HARRISBURG,Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced the availability of the Prostate Cancer Task Force Report, which outlines recommendations for improving the health of Pennsylvania men.

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Pennsylvania Revenue Department Extends Hours to Help Late-Season Tax Filers, Reminds Taxpayers of Benefits of Electronic Filing

| April 6, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the end of tax filing season approaching on April 18, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is extending service hours for taxpayers to get help by phone, the department announced today.

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Education Secretary Rivera Discusses Education Priorities, Funding With NWPA Superintendent’s Consortium

Education Secretary Rivera Discusses Education Priorities, Funding With NWPA Superintendent’s Consortium

| April 6, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera this week met with a coalition of Northwestern Pennsylvania superintendents at the state Department of Education, discussing their needs and priorities, Governor Wolf’s vision for improving education in the commonwealth, and his commitment to continued investment in our schools.

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State Police Seized Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at More Than $13 Million in the First Quarter of 2017

State Police Seized Heroin, Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at More Than $13 Million in the First Quarter of 2017

| April 5, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police today announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine, and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017.

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Pa. Promotes Work Zone Safety, Hosts Statewide Workers’ Memorial

Pa. Promotes Work Zone Safety, Hosts Statewide Workers’ Memorial

| April 4, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Wolf Administration, the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors gathered Monday to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week and honor lives lost by hosting PennDOT’s statewide Workers’ Memorial in Harrisburg.

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Pa. Game Commission Limits Dog Training on State Game Lands

Pa. Game Commission Limits Dog Training on State Game Lands

| April 2, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Training dogs on small game will be prohibited on state game lands for about three weeks in the fall, based on a measure that serves to keep pheasants nearer their release sites.

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Pa. Game Commission Announces 2017-18 Hunting/Trapping Seasons

| April 1, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has approved its hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2017-18 license year.

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Hunters Can’t Use Semi-Automatic Rifles for Big Game

Hunters Can’t Use Semi-Automatic Rifles for Big Game

| April 1, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Hunters heading afield in the 2017-18 seasons will be able to carry semi-automatic rifles for hunting small game and furbearers, but not for big game, based on regulatory changes approved Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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Pa. Game Commission Strengthens Chronic Wasting Disease Measures

Pa. Game Commission Strengthens Chronic Wasting Disease Measures

| April 1, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Chronic wasting disease is a permanent threat to Pennsylvania’s deer and for several years now, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has addressed that threat through actions intended to keep the disease out of areas where it hasn’t been detected, and to suppress it in areas where it’s known to exist.

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Attorney General Shapiro Warns of Tax Scams 

Attorney General Shapiro Warns of Tax Scams 

| March 29, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — With the deadline looming to file tax returns, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is urging Pennsylvanians to beware of scam artists looking to steal their money and financial information as they prepare to file their returns.

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