| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:31 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — States starting to turn the corner on their Great Recession budget woes are taking the cautious approach, socking away millions of dollars in rainy day funds rather than restoring spending for education, health care and social...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Especially since 9/11 our country has been in a downward spiral of fear. Pre-emptive striking, spending more than half of our resources on wars, and ever-increasing surveillance are fear-based. Corporate greed (fear of "not enough") enabled by...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:27 AM
A new report shows the number of Michigan children living in poverty is on the rise.
Those numbers are according to the latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. It is released annually by the Kids Count in Michigan Project, a collaboration between...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Governor Tom Corbett today presented his 2012-13 budget to the General Assembly, asking legislators to continue the path of fiscal restraint and to encourage free enterprise for a more prosperous Pennsylvania.
"Last year, we accomplished much of real...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:36 PM
The Children's Health Insurance Program is an example of a government program that works right.
Even though 173,000 Pennsylvania children now live with at least one unemployed parent, the number of uninsured children in Pennsylvania has gone down. The...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:56 PM
With 29 electoral votes, Florida is the most glittering prize in this year's presidential election. Without a win in the nation's biggest swing state, it's hard to come up with a scenario that keeps Barack Obama in the White House.
Since 1960, only one...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Conemaugh Township Elementary School is in close proximity to a proposed site of a strip-mining project, and efforts are being made to have this site rezoned to allow this project to proceed.
If this would happen, the air quality around the school...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:44 PM
I'm standing on the top floor of the hospital that almost wasn't.
It's a $400 million complex, boasting cutting-edge technology and nationally renowned researchers.
When its doors open this fall, it will have but one goal: to help sick and dying...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order Wednesday telling state agencies that those illegal immigrants who apply to legally stay and work in the U.S. under a new federal program should not be given Arizona driver licenses or public benefits....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Schools in Chambersburg, Pa., and Middletown, Md., are among 78 schools nationwide that have been designated Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
Area schools honored were Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School in Chambersburg and Lucy...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Two local schools have received the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award.
Fishburn Park Elementary School in the City of Roanoke and the Gereau Center in Franklin County received the award, along with 76 other schools across...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society.
Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...