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AG Shapiro: National Investigation into Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Expands

AG Shapiro: National Investigation into Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Expands

| September 20, 2017

UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Surrounded by parents who have lost children to overdoses and local law enforcement, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday a major expansion of investigations of manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids that now involve 41 Attorneys General.

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PA Unveils Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes at 65 State Police Stations, Including PSP Franklin

PA Unveils Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes at 65 State Police Stations, Including PSP Franklin

| September 20, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with the Wolf Administration yesterday announced the opening of 65 prescription drug take-back boxes at Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations across the Commonwealth.

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57% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings

57% of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings

| September 18, 2017

More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, a new survey found. In fact, 39 percent of survey respondents said they had no money set aside in savings at all.

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Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera Joins Advocates to Promote School Safety Across Commonwealth

Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera Joins Advocates to Promote School Safety Across Commonwealth

| September 13, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera yesterday joined CeaseFirePA, Education Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Education Law Center to introduce new resources to help schools and communities promote school safety. During the press conference, CeaseFirePA presented videos that educators, administrators, and community members can use to prevent gun violence.

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Commonwealth Launches Pilot Program to Integrate Hybrid, Electric Technology into State Vehicle Fleet

Commonwealth Launches Pilot Program to Integrate Hybrid, Electric Technology into State Vehicle Fleet

| September 13, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Policy Director Jessica Shirley yesterday to officially launch the Commonwealth’s Hybrid/Electric Vehicles Pilot Program.

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Pennsylvania Preparing for More Self-Driving Cars

Pennsylvania Preparing for More Self-Driving Cars

| September 12, 2017

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Wolf Administration officials from the departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Community and Economic Development (DCED), Labor & Industry (L&I), and State Police (PSP) are taking part in the state’s first Automated Vehicle Summit in State College.

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Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 90 New Troopers

Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 90 New Troopers

| September 11, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced on Friday, September 8, that 90 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the Commonwealth.

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AG Shapiro: Two Men Arrested for Running Illegal Gambling Enterprise in Western Pa.

AG Shapiro: Two Men Arrested for Running Illegal Gambling Enterprise in Western Pa.

| September 9, 2017

WESTMORELAND CO., Pa. – Yesterday Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges against two men for operating an illegal gambling enterprise involving 126 illegal video poker machines in 25 bars in Westmoreland and Fayette counties that led authorities to seize over $660,000 in cash and other assets.

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State Asks Feds for More Time for REAL ID Compliance

State Asks Feds for More Time for REAL ID Compliance

| September 8, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Pennsylvania is slowly, but surely working its way to REAL ID compliance.

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Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania National Guard Troops Headed to Texas

Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania National Guard Troops Headed to Texas

| September 5, 2017

MIDDLETON, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf was on hand yesterday for the send-off of a number of the approximately 200 Pennsylvania National Guard troops who departed over the weekend via both air and a ground convoy to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in Texas.

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