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(Gun control opponents rally outside the Pennsylvania capitol.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Activists Converge on Pennsylvania Capitol For Gun Rallies, For and Against

Hundreds of activists on both sides of the gun control issue staged rallies on Wednesday at Pennsylvania’s capitol.



In Central Pennsylvania, Controversy Over a Kinder, Gentler Gun Show

The British firm that runs a huge outdoor show in Harrisburg, Pa. has drawn the ire of sportsmen for its decision to ban the display and sale of certain weapons at this year’s upcoming show.


(Pennsylvania electors are sworn in prior to casting their votes.  Photos from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Pennsylvania Officially Goes Blue As State Casts Its Electoral College Votes

“The electors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have cast 20 votes for the Honorable Barack Obama…”


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Corbett: No Will For Right-To-Work Fight In PA

Despite a Republican governor and GOP majorities in the legislature, it does not appear a battle over “right-to-work” legislation will be coming to Pennsylvania anytime soon.


(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Corbett Not Concerned About Recent Polls Suggesting Re-Election May Be Tough

Governor Tom Corbett downplays polls that suggest his popularity with voters is lagging.


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Changes Suggested For Pa. Child-Abuse Law

The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection announced Tuesday its recommendations, which include rewriting the Child Protective Services Law.



Pennsylvania Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Coming Storm

PEMA is urging Pennsylvania residents to take the weekend to prepare for at least three days in their homes without power or outside assistance.


(A July 31st protest on South Broad Street in Philadelphia against the end of the state welfare program known as "General Assistance.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania’s Welfare Programs

Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.


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Pa. Court Officials Say Viral ‘Missed Jury Duty’ Prank is Stressing Real Court System

At the end of the message, callers are told that it’s a joke purportedly associated with a humor web site and they are encouraged to pull the same prank on others.


(The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard the Voter ID appeal in its Philadelphia courtroom, in a proceeding that was televised -- a rare occurrence for the state's high court.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For Review

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


(First responders in Harrisburg honor their colleagues who died on September 11th, 2001.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

In Harrisburg, Pa., Remembrance of September 11th Attacks

The names of Pennsylvania emergency workers who had given their lives in the line of duty were read during a ceremony outside the state capitol.


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4 Arrested Outside Pa. Governor’s Mansion in Welfare Protest

Four people were arrested in front of the governor’s residence as a group of several hundred demonstrators protested the end of cash assistance for the poor in Pennsylvania.


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Glass Particles Prompt Voluntary Tequila Recall In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s liquor sales agency says certain types of tequila are subject to a voluntary recall because glass particles may be inside the bottles.


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Liberal Group Says PennDOT Making Process To Get PA Voter ID Difficult

A liberal watchdog group based in Harrisburg has issued a report that criticizes how Pennsylvania officials are making ID’s available for voters in advance of the November election.


(A Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball ticket.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pennsylvania Lottery Sets Sales and Profit Records In Latest Fiscal Year

Despite concern about expanding competition from casinos, the Pennsylvania Lottery set another sales record in the 2011-12 fiscal year.