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Wolf Administration Leads Training on Treating Pregnant & Parenting People With Opioid Use Disorder

Wolf Administration Leads Training on Treating Pregnant & Parenting People With Opioid Use Disorder

| September 26, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As recovery month continues, the departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs, along with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), partnered to provide training on SAMHSA’s Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting People with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Their Infants.

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Pa. Dept. of Health: One COVID-19 Case Removed from Venango County Tally, 806 New Cases Reported Statewide

Pa. Dept. of Health: One COVID-19 Case Removed from Venango County Tally, 806 New Cases Reported Statewide

| September 25, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 25, that there are 806 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 154,203.

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Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism Receives DCNR 2020 Grant

Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism Receives DCNR 2020 Grant

| September 25, 2020

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism received a DCNR 2020 grant totaling $228,750.00 to manage heritage area initiatives, including the installation of new signage and rehabilitation of the Scheide House and Downs Building.

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Advisory Committee Recommends Pausing Unemployment Benefit System Change During Unprecedented Claims Volume

Advisory Committee Recommends Pausing Unemployment Benefit System Change During Unprecedented Claims Volume

| September 25, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – At the recommendation of state legislators, stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Labor, Pennsylvania will avoid potentially disrupting people relying on unemployment compensation by pausing the launch of a new system that will change how to file for and claim benefits.

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Agriculture Secretary Encourages Farmers to Reach Out As Industry Faces Growing Stress Throughout Pandemic

Agriculture Secretary Encourages Farmers to Reach Out As Industry Faces Growing Stress Throughout Pandemic

| September 25, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Human Services Dr. Perri Rosen joined industry and healthcare representatives for an open conversation about decreasing stigma surrounding mental health in agriculture.

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Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Venango County, 853 Positives Statewide

Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Venango County, 853 Positives Statewide

| September 24, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 24, that there were 853 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 153,397. 

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Pa.’s Failure to Mandate Quicker Death Reporting Before the Coronavirus Fueled Wild Data Fluctuations, Mistrust

Pa.’s Failure to Mandate Quicker Death Reporting Before the Coronavirus Fueled Wild Data Fluctuations, Mistrust

| September 24, 2020

For years, Pennsylvania has had a hard time counting its dead.

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Pennsylvania Requests Additional Assistance For All SNAP Recipients Following Federal Court Ruling

Pennsylvania Requests Additional Assistance For All SNAP Recipients Following Federal Court Ruling

| September 24, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has submitted a request to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would extend additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds to all SNAP recipients.

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L&I Takes Additional Action Against New Wave Of PUA Fraud

L&I Takes Additional Action Against New Wave Of PUA Fraud

| September 24, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) on Wednesday announced that due to an alarming spike in suspicious applications for unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, additional anti-fraud and identity verification measures will be put in place.

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Secretary Of Agriculture Highlights ‘Earn While You Learn’ Agriculture Apprenticeship Opportunity

Secretary Of Agriculture Highlights ‘Earn While You Learn’ Agriculture Apprenticeship Opportunity

| September 24, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Wednesday encouraged young Pennsylvanians to apply for an Agriculture Equipment Service Technician Apprenticeship where they’ll earn a paycheck while they learn hands-on skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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