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Is Marijuana Medicine? – White Paper Explores Question as Legalization Movement Picks Up Momentum

| March 26, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies that demonstrate its effectiveness. As such, most major state and national medical professional societies have not yet supported its use in patient care until further research is conducted to show […]

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PA Liquor Control Board Welcomes Hundreds to Statewide Alcohol Education Conference

| March 25, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) yesterday opened its annual two-day conference at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, bringing together more than 200 alcohol education professionals, counselors, law enforcement personnel and educators to discuss strategies to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking.

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Attorney General Kane’s Office Launches UPMC/Highmark Helpline to Assist Consumers

| March 24, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane yesterday announced her office has launched a toll-free helpline through which designated staff will act as an intermediary between consumers and UPMC and Highmark.

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PA Unemployment Rate at 5.2% in February

| March 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for February 2015.

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PA Receives $8.5 Million to Provide Permanent Homes, Services to Low-Income Individuals with Disabilities

| March 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an $8,557,014 award to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to prevent individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or falling into homelessness.

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PA Game Commission Plants Seed for Environmental Learning

| March 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission again is helping students learn about the vital role trees play in the environment.

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Auditor General DePasquale Releases Audits for Volunteer Firefighter Relief Associations in 19 Counties

| March 20, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale yesterday announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighter relief associations in Armstrong, Beaver, Bradford, Bucks, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Crawford, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montgomery, Warren and Westmoreland counties.

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Attorney General Kane Reminds Residents of Important Hotlines During Sunshine Week

| March 19, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane yesterday reminded Commonwealth residents that her office can assist with a variety of criminal, civil, and consumer issues and that it is committed to making sure residents receive the help they need.

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In Letter to Superintendents, Governor Wolf Announces Plan to Ensure Historic Education Investment Reaches the Classroom

| March 18, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s historic commitment to public education, his administration yesterday sent a letter to superintendents across the commonwealth detailing accountability measures to ensure the education funding proposed in his 2015-2016 budget is spent directly on students in the classroom to allow them to compete in a modern economy.

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Research to Focus on How Deer Respond to Changes in Moon Phase, Weather

Research to Focus on How Deer Respond to Changes in Moon Phase, Weather

| March 18, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – There seems to be a lot of common wisdom that exists when it comes to whitetails, such as, “It’s near full moon, so the deer are only moving at night.” Or how about, “A cold front is coming, which is why the deer are out feeding.”

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