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Auditor General to Release Report on 1,852 Backlogged Untested Rape Kits Reported to DOH

| May 5, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his department will release a special report later this year on the 1,852 backlogged untested rape kits reported to the Department of Health under Act 27 of 2015.

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Governor Wolf Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

| May 4, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1 in 3 Antibiotic Prescriptions Unnecessary

| May 4, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. – At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts.

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Pennsylvania State Environmental Officials Band, Inspect Harrisburg’s Newest Young Peregrine Falcons

Pennsylvania State Environmental Officials Band, Inspect Harrisburg’s Newest Young Peregrine Falcons

| May 4, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded and inspected the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th Floor of the Rachel Carson State Office Building to ensure they are healthy and disease free before they enter their next stage of development — […]

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Pennsylvania Expanding 70 MPH Speed Limit

Pennsylvania Expanding 70 MPH Speed Limit

| May 3, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced additional stretches of the interstate network that will be posted with 70 mph speed limits.

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Wolf Administration Celebrates Pennsylvania Small Business: May 1-7

Wolf Administration Celebrates Pennsylvania Small Business: May 1-7

| May 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In recognition of the small business community’s significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s economy, the Department of Community and Economic Development is hosting Pennsylvania Small Business Week, May 1-7..

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PennDOT Announces First Use of Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals to Better Control Left Turns

PennDOT Announces First Use of Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals to Better Control Left Turns

| May 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) yesterday announced it will be activating a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left turn safety at intersections.

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The Medical Minute: Detergent Packets Can Pose Poisoning Dangers

| May 1, 2016

HERSHEY, Pa. – They’re bite sized, brightly colored, and look like candy to many children – and they were responsible for nearly 3,000 calls to poison control centers in the first three months of this year.

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Got Drugs? DEA’s Take-Back Day Offers Safe Option to Dispose of Expired Medicine

Got Drugs? DEA’s Take-Back Day Offers Safe Option to Dispose of Expired Medicine

| April 30, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 30, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Pennsylvania DEP Expands Particulate Matter Air Monitoring Network

Pennsylvania DEP Expands Particulate Matter Air Monitoring Network

| April 28, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched an unprecedented expansion of the state’s fine particulate matter (PM2.5) ambient air monitoring network to ensure human health is protected in rural Pennsylvania.

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