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Several Suburban Philadelphia Counties Setting Up For 911 Texting

As the technology continues to advance, so too are Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Berks counties.

08/08/2014

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Merck Announces Another Round Of Layoffs

On the heels of more than 650 job cuts at its West Point manufacturing and research plant in late 2013 and earlier this year, Merck plans to let go another 600 employees by the end of August.

07/28/2014

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Montgomery County Invests Millions To Make Courthouse More Energy Efficient

The county has inked a $2.4 million contract with energy company Constellation.

06/22/2014

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Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.

06/07/2014

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Montgomery County To Offer One Stop Shopping To Business Owners Looking To Expand

Montgomery County wants to become more business friendly so they are now offering “one stop shopping” to business owners looking to expand or locate in the county.

04/27/2014

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Montco Officials Get Behind Wheel Of Driving Simulator To Show Dangers Of Texting While Driving

Montgomery County officials and workers took turns in the hot seat this past week, behind the wheel of a driving simulator, to demonstrate the dangers of texting while driving.

04/27/2014

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Philadelphia Still Among Cities Being Considered for 2016 Democratic Convention

Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County’s top elected leader, calls Philadelphia’s presence on the list of 15 remaining candidate cities a good first step, but he says there’s still a long way to go.

04/23/2014

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Bill Clinton To Headline Fundraiser For Local Democratic Candidate

The Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District is expected to be hotly contested and one of the candidates is bringing in a heavy hitter next month to raise some cash.

03/15/2014

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Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(A tree brought down by the February 5, 2014 ice storm lands on a car in Ardmore, Pa.   Photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Montco Gearing Up For Next Major Snow Event

With at least six inches of snow forecast for a large part of the county and winds that could bring down power lines and trees, county commissioner Josh Shapiro is urging residents to sign up for “Ready Notify Pa.,” to get emergency alerts.

02/11/2014

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Montco Residents Urged To Report Damage For FEMA Aid

County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the damage threshold the county needs to meet is $2.8 million. He says residents should report any storm damage to their municipality and then the municipalities should include those numbers with any damage to public property as a result of the storm.

02/11/2014

(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm. Photo by CBS-3)

Montco Official Says Peco Responded Well To Storm But Wonders About Underlying Issues

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the electric utility’s leadership and its work staff have done an outstanding job, but he thinks more upfront investment may ease future events.

02/10/2014

(A downed tree blocks Cherry Lane in Wynnewood, Pa.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

Two Thirds of Montco Without Power; Disaster Declared

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the declaration allows the county to coordinate with the state emergency management agency and bypass the bid process to secure goods to help them deal with the aftermath of the storm.

02/05/2014

(Actress Megan Cavanagh, left, and her wife, filmaker Anne Chamberlain, kissing at a West Hollywood bar earlier this year.  They were married in 2008.   File photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montgomery County To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same Sex Couples

Officials in Montgomery County say the county is ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples even though gay marriages and civil unions are not recognized in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2013

Montco commissioners Bruce Castor, Josh Shapiro, and Leslie Richards, L-R, at Tuesday morning's announcement.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County, Pa. Named Among The Healthiest Counties Nationwide For Kids

Montgomery County came in 35th among all counties in the US — the only Pennsylvania entry.

06/18/2013

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