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Hemorrhoids And Hipsters More Popular Than Congress

That’s according to Public Policy Polling, which released the results of its latest survey following the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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Pennsylvania State Parks And Forests Open During Federal Government Shutdown

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary, Ellen Ferretti, reminds all Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual despite the government shut down.

10/02/2013

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Philadelphia National Parks Closed As A Result Of Government Shutdown

Visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall is a history lesson but it’s unavailable due to another historic event; the first government shutdown in 17 years.

10/01/2013

Sea Isle

Huge Post-Sandy Tax Increases Fail To Materialize

With all the fears that Superstorm Sandy created, here’s one that never materialized: huge tax increases to make up for property destroyed along the coastlines of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

07/14/2013

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Philadelphia Gets Federal Grant For Firefighters, Equipment

Philadelphia’s firefighting efforts are getting a little help from Washington.

07/11/2013

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Author Creates Manual Aimed At Helping Political Parties Compromise On Key Issues

The political divide in the U.S. has created gridlock in the nation’s capital, with immigration reform and the sequester among the matters stuck. But there is a glimmer of a movement to find compromise.

07/07/2013

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Medicaid Expansion On Hold For Summer In Pennsylvania

Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania is on hold for the summer as the state Senate backed away from its standoff with the House on the issue.

07/03/2013

Earth Hour 2011 In China

Expert: Using Less Electricity Could Lessen Burden Of Recovery From Disasters

Natural disasters cost every one of us, even if we’re not hit by a hurricane or tornado and someone has added up the bill.

06/16/2013

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Poll Shows Americans’ Confidence In Congress At All Time Low

A new Gallup poll released on Thursday shows that just 10% of Americans have faith in the United States Congress.

06/14/2013

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Unemployment Rates Fall In Nearly All US Cities

In Ocean City, New Jersey, unemployment declined to 13.8 percent last month, from 17.1 percent in March.

05/29/2013

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Local Non-Profit Awards Scholarships To Young Social Activists

The Hardy Williams Education Fund awarded scholarships to six students in Philadelphia interested in careers in government, law or social action.

05/19/2013

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Parents Seeing More Food, Skin Allergies In Children

“We don’t really have the answer,” said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday.

05/06/2013

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Many Pa. State Websites, Recently Outsourced, Go Dark

Many of Pennsylvania’s state government websites are offline, and officials aren’t providing details about the cause or its likely duration.

04/15/2013

Health

Health: Cancer Patient Care In Jeopardy

Some cancer patients might have trouble finding treatments because of budget cuts. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says this is affecting patients who get chemotherapy in community clinics.

04/11/2013

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Drexel University Selected To Participate In Nationwide Emergency Preparedness Initiative

The United States Homeland Security Secretary was in Philadelphia Tuesday to make an announcement about a new pilot program to strengthen security on college campuses.

04/02/2013

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