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State Funding Will Help Repair Kahle Lake

State Funding Will Help Repair Kahle Lake

| February 15, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Efforts to repair the dam at Kahle Lake will soon benefit from the release of state funds, according to Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Clarion/Butler/Forest/Warren).

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Department of Health Encourages Pennsylvanians to Make Oral Health a Priority

Department of Health Encourages Pennsylvanians to Make Oral Health a Priority

| February 15, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine and Chief Dental Officer Dr. Mana Mozaffarian are encouraging all Pennsylvanians to make their oral health a priority, highlighting the department’s goals to prevent oral disease to improve the overall health of residents.

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Push Continues for More Lead Testing in PA Schools and Child Care Centers

Push Continues for More Lead Testing in PA Schools and Child Care Centers

| February 14, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced that another component of his Lead-Free Pennsylvania plan to address lead across the commonwealth was secured with a $1.74 million federal grant for testing lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs.

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Ag Secretary Reminds Dog Owners of Licensing Responsibilities During ‘Love Your Dog Month’

Ag Secretary Reminds Dog Owners of Licensing Responsibilities During ‘Love Your Dog Month’

| February 14, 2020

LANCASTER, Pa. – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recognized Love Your Dog Month in Pennsylvania, reminding dog owners that a dog license is key to the safety and security of their dogs, their families and their communities.

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DCNR Announces More State Park Campsites Allowing Pets in 2021

DCNR Announces More State Park Campsites Allowing Pets in 2021

| February 14, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa -Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that more campsites will be open to pets when they visit Pennsylvania state parks next year.

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Governor Wolf Launches Tour to Make College More Affordable

Governor Wolf Launches Tour to Make College More Affordable

| February 13, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf visited Lock Haven University Wednesday to launch a tour of the 14 state-owned universities and discuss his proposal to help thousands of low- and middle-class students afford their dream of a college education.

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Governor Wolf Vetoes Bill Seeking to Stop Closure of Polk Center

Governor Wolf Vetoes Bill Seeking to Stop Closure of Polk Center

| February 12, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have placed a moratorium on the planned closures of Polk and White Haven State Centers.

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Gov. Wolf Announces More Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

Gov. Wolf Announces More Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

| February 12, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Office of Victims’ Services in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is now accepting sexual assault counseling claims for victims of sexual abuse.

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AG Shapiro Sues JUUL for Targeting PA Youth, Deceiving Consumers About Safety of E-Cigarettes

AG Shapiro Sues JUUL for Targeting PA Youth, Deceiving Consumers About Safety of E-Cigarettes

| February 11, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. ― Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Monday his office is filing a lawsuit against JUUL Labs for violating Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection law and jeopardizing the health of Pennsylvanians, in particular the young people JUUL targeted with their products.

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Health Department Reminds Pennsylvanians It Is Not Too Late to Get a Flu Vaccine

Health Department Reminds Pennsylvanians It Is Not Too Late to Get a Flu Vaccine

| February 9, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine reminded Pennsylvanians that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine, and it is essential to take steps to prevent the spread of illness, such as frequently washing your hands, and staying home if you are sick.

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