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 With action on a transportation plan delayed until later this month, Governor Tom Corbett today underscored the Philadelphia region’s need for a comprehensive transportation plan, and urged citizens to call their lawmakers and demand action. Negotiations on a compromise transportation plan will...
Eleven people were killed and 262 others were injured in the 661 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend driving period. This total does not include crashes investigated by local police. The official holiday driving period was Aug. 30...
In an effort to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities along the Interstate 80 corridor during the summer vacation period, the Pennsylvania State Police will participate in the “I-80 Challenge,” a multi-state traffic enforcement operation. The operation begins on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 and ends...
Thirteen people were killed and 245 others were injured in the 760 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend driving period. This total does not include crashes investigated by local police. The official holiday driving period was May 24...
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a “mega seminar” for the Pennsylvania State Police and local police departments from 10 a.m. until noon, Friday, May 10 in the Graham Building on the Penn State-Hazleton campus. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle...
A year ago, during American Archaeology Field School, one of my students asked about Cultural Resource Management in Pennsylvania. I told her about CRM and about PA Act 70, which has devastated professional archaeology in the Commonwealth, and encouraged her to research the topic as an independent...
Pennsylvania took a historic step toward reforming its liquor system when the House of Representatives Committee on Liquor Control approved Governor Corbett’s plan. This significant first step puts Pennsylvania on the path to enjoying the same consumer choice and convenience that 48 other states...
In these challenging economic times "National Heritage Areas are places where small investments pay huge dividends, providing demonstrable benefits in communities across the country and in partnership with our national parks" according to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. Heritage areas...
It’s been two decades since the Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 70, a 1995 amendment to the State History Code. Historic preservationists and archaeologists argue the law weakens the state’s ability to protect its cultural heritage. Numerous prehistoric and historic sites have been threatened,...
On February 2 every year the holiday Groundhog Day is celebrated. Before Groundhog Day came to the United States there was a tradition involving a bear or badger in Europe. The Groundhog Day we celebrate today originates from the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1800s. The holiday has grown into a...

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