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High Court Gives Bucks County ‘Ok’ to Delay Eviction Cases While Tenants Wait for Rental Relief

High Court Gives Bucks County ‘Ok’ to Delay Eviction Cases While Tenants Wait for Rental Relief

| August 4, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Opening the door for local courts across Pennsylvania to protect thousands of tenants still waiting for urgently needed aid, the state Supreme Court on Monday approved a request from Bucks County to pause eviction cases for up to 60 days if someone has applied for rental relief.

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Pa. Soldiers, Airmen Compete in Governor’s Twenty Match to Determine Best Marksmen

Pa. Soldiers, Airmen Compete in Governor’s Twenty Match to Determine Best Marksmen

| August 4, 2021

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Eighty-three Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) soldiers and airmen competed with rifles and pistols in multiple courses of fire to determine the best marksmen during the Governor’s Twenty match at Fort Indiantown Gap.

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Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. Enters Plea, Will Pay Workers More Than $20 Million In Stolen Wages

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. Enters Plea, Will Pay Workers More Than $20 Million In Stolen Wages

| August 3, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., has today pleaded to and been sentenced for theft relating to violations of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act.

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House Republicans Urge Wolf to Prioritize Small Business, Restaurant Recovery, Vaccine Deployment with Pandemic Funds

House Republicans Urge Wolf to Prioritize Small Business, Restaurant Recovery, Vaccine Deployment with Pandemic Funds

| August 3, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As Pennsylvania’s restaurants and small businesses continue to struggle from the effects of COVID-19 economic shutdowns initiated by the Wolf administration, Pennsylvania Republicans on Monday urged Gov. Tom Wolf to prioritize their recovery with the $372 million pandemic response discretionary account his office received as part of the FY 2021-22 state budget.

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Department of Health Launches Text Messaging Initiative to Get More Pennsylvanians Fully Vaccinated

Department of Health Launches Text Messaging Initiative to Get More Pennsylvanians Fully Vaccinated

| August 3, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam and Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson recently announced a new initiative to get more people fully vaccinated.

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Gov. Wolf Says All People Need State Parks, Launches Effort To Sustain Them

Gov. Wolf Says All People Need State Parks, Launches Effort To Sustain Them

| August 3, 2021

GARDNERS, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf recently visited Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Cumberland County to highlight the importance of outdoor spaces to our well-being during the pandemic and announce a plan for Pennsylvania’s state parks of tomorrow.

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Tracking Pa.’s Pandemic Spending, By the Numbers

Tracking Pa.’s Pandemic Spending, By the Numbers

| August 2, 2021

Spotlight PA’s tallying of Pennsylvania’s pandemic-related spending led us to the state’s emergency procurement program — a faster and, critics say, less transparent way for agencies to purchase urgently needed supplies and services.

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Thousands of Pa. Households Still Waiting for Rental Relief as Eviction Ban Nears Its End

Thousands of Pa. Households Still Waiting for Rental Relief as Eviction Ban Nears Its End

| July 30, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Almost every day for the past month, as the end of a federal freeze on evictions edges closer, Brian Bastian has checked the status of his application for rental assistance online, only to experience a familiar thud of disappointment.

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Wolf Administration Announces Snowmobile, ATV Project Grants to Be Available

Wolf Administration Announces Snowmobile, ATV Project Grants to Be Available

| July 30, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Thursday, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the department soon will begin accepting applications for grants aiding snowmobile- and all-terrain vehicle-related projects.

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Secretary of Agriculture Encourages Farmers to Take Advantage of Grant Program

Secretary of Agriculture Encourages Farmers to Take Advantage of Grant Program

| July 30, 2021

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Thursday encouraged farmers to apply for funding to strengthen the long-term health and vitality of Pennsylvania’s farms through the 2020-2021 Farm Vitality Grant Program.

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