Pennsylvania State


Will Pennsylvania Have a White Christmas?

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but people are already wondering if Pennsylvania will have a white Christmas this year. Whether or not it’s a white Christmas, rest assured that Santa has all kind of modern technology on his sleigh, so he really doesn’t need snow to get the job done. That’s all the more reason why I prefer to not have a white Christmas, but that’s just me.
WFMZ-TV Online

High flu activity hitting almost every state

Local expert weighs in as flu activity worsens nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting high or very high flu activity in almost every state. New Jersey and Pennsylvania are among them.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to light Capitol Christmas tree

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will light the Capitol Christmas tree on Monday. Wolf will be joined by First Lady Frances Wolf for the tree lighting. "The ceremony will also feature remarks by Joe Lee, Acting Secretary, PA Department of General Services, and the Right Reverend Audrey Scanlan, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. The Central Dauphin High School Chorus will also perform," a statement from the governor's office said.

Flu hospitalizations reach decade high

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Flu cases across the Commonwealth and the country continue to surge as hospitalizations top a 10-year record, according to the Centers for Disease Control. At the same time, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health reported that infections in Pennsylvania have surpassed the peaks of five...

David Osborne: Shapiro should follow Tennessee's lead on dealing with unions

After contributing nearly $11 million to Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s campaign, executives of Pennsylvania’s biggest labor union will surely expect a return on their investment. But for Shapiro, fulfilling those expectations would be a grave mistake, as the incoming governor can learn by studying contrasting examples from Illinois and Tennessee.

PA Society Returns to NYC for 124th Annual Dinner

NEW YORK CITY, NY (ErieNewsNow) - On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Society hosted it’s 124th annual dinner in New York City. The annual dinner marks the end of a full weekend of networking, socializing, and recognizing the philanthropy and community contributions of leaders across the commonwealth. For nearly 125 years,...

USOA Mrs. Pennsylvania 2023 makes donation to one local charity

Hope on Horseback received a generous donation on Sunday from the 2023 USOA Mrs. Pennsylvania pageant winner. Carly Brigaman was a long-time volunteer at Hope on Horseback and now has the chance to give back. When she was selected to represent PA in the highly competitive United States of America Pageant in October, she was […]

‘Trees for Troops’ encourages donating Christmas trees to service members

WILKES-BARRE — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Col. Donald O’Shell, Director of Staff, Headquarters Pennsylvania Air National Guard, this week helped kick off the 2022 Trees for Troops donation weekend at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in York, and encouraged Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families.

Swifties sue Ticketmaster for fraud, intentional misrepresentation

Swifties have more than bad blood for Ticketmaster. Taylor Swift fans are now suing Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation, after the botched ticket sale for her upcoming tour. Swifties claim Live Nation intentionally misrepresented the situation after millions were unable to buy pre-sale tickets. Pennsylvania Attorney General is now...

Court dismisses case suing Pennsbury and others over mask mandates

Commonwealth Court has closed the chapter on the last challenge to school district mask mandates, dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education and five school districts, including Pennsbury. The ruling is seen as a significant victory for school districts statewide over plaintiff attempts to invalidate locally elected...

4-H Riders compete in PA Horse Show

Results for 4-H Sunset Riders Horse and Pony Club members who participated in the PA State Horse Show Oct. 27-30: Beginner Trail (10th place) Pleasure Pony Driving (6th place) Ranch Pleasure (5th place) Ranch Riding, 14-18 (9th place) Novice Reigning (4th place) Sylvia Decker. Western Grooming & Showmanship, 15-18 Open...

The Schuylkill and Perkiomen Creek are competing for 2023 Pennsylvania River of the Year

Two Philly-area waterways have been nominated for the annual Pennsylvania River of the Year contest. This year, the Schuylkill and Perkiomen Creek are up against the Conestoga River and Susquehanna River-North Branch. Each waterway was nominated by local nonprofit organizations, and was considered for its conservation and restoration efforts and needs.
Scranton Times

Make UC system work for workers

Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system was ill-prepared for the flood of claims it received as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020. Now that the flood has receded, critics say that the problems were due not just to increased volume, but to systemic issues that successive legislatures and administrations have failed to resolve.