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In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, home to Pittsburgh, this year's Division of elections budget is $6.1 million. The budget of the county's Parks Department is nearly three times as big. Across the state in Luzerne County, the Bureau of Elections budget is just under $900,000, while the Buildings and ...
Conner, like Kremer, said she expects Republican leadership to ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay, now that the Pennsylvania Courts have presented ... What the courts basically did was reorient the east, got rid of the south and creates almost a straight line from Luzerne County down to Berks County.".

Marion O'Malley is tending to a homicide case and dozens of other criminal matters as the lone prosecutor in her rural Pennsylvania county. Whether she has any ... Urbanski, the judge pointed out, lives in neighboring Luzerne County, though he'd rented a home in Susquehanna shortly before taking office.
Wilkes-Barre -- Sen. John Yudichak and Sen. Lisa Baker, joined by members of the Senate Lead Task Force, hosted a roundtable Tuesday on lead exposure, lead testing, and lead abatement policies in Pennsylvania. The roundtable featured Luzerne County Head Start, Maternal and Family Health ...
"Established northeastern Pennsylvania programs to improve educational opportunities, like the SHINE after-school programs are a perfect match to the Governors' PA Smart proposal," Yudichak said. Yudichak said a responsible budget must adequately fund the Department of Environmental Protection ...
Wilkes-Barre -- The Luzerne County Courthouse will soon have its own heating system instead of relying on steam delivered through an aging and ... Pennsylvania-based McClure Company, which is handling the project, had originally proposed installing the boilers in fourth-floor courthouse jury ...

Wilkes-Barre -- The Luzerne County Courthouse will soon have its own heating system instead of relying on steam delivered through an aging and ... County council voted in November to hire McClure for $3.98 million to complete the boiler work and other county government energy projects.
It contains a wealth of health data from 19 counties in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. The report also surveyed community leaders, such as public health officials, medical and social services providers and government officials, to ask what they thought were the most pressing health concerns in their ...
The Court of Common Pleas and the District judges are regulated by and answer to AOPC and the PA Supreme Court. The County government has no authority to tell the court how to operate nor run their budget. They are a branch of STATE government, therefore the state must be the entity that pays them ...
It is scandal that startles the public awake; it is scandal that creates incentives for the government to change harmful, disastrous systems. The "kids for cash" scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a perfect example. From 2000 to 2008, the law was essentially irrelevant in Luzerne County.
It is scandal that startles the public awake; it is scandal that creates incentives for the government to change harmful, disastrous systems. The "kids for cash" scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a perfect example. From 2000 to 2008, the law was essentially irrelevant in Luzerne County.
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Is the current form of government in Luzerne County working?A study commission could find answers. If a ballot question can be place on the May primary ballot. As Eyewitness News first told you earlier this month, a petition drive is underway to place the issue on ...
Jones, along with Jason Evan Marcin, a senior at Lake Lehman high school in Luzerne County, will join 104 delegates from around the country to meet with lawmakers in the nation's capital for one week and see the federal government in action. Jones will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship.
To state the obvious, the past year has created a sense of distrust and fatigue between some American citizens and the government. Mounk ... He describes Luzerne County, Pennsylvania as "a prism through which to explore the undercurrents of one of the most historic elections in American history.
The electorate should applaud the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent decision if we genuinely want to "Make America Great Again. ... Ph.D., is an associate professor of history and government at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., the oldest four-year institution of higher education in Luzerne County.
Although Pennsylvania law requires legislators to list gifts they've accepted if the value exceeds $250, the law doesn't prohibit them from accepting gifts of ... Along with Luzerne County Council, four Municipalities have passed the symbolic legislation so far: Forty Fort, Pittston, Union Twp. and Wilkes-Barre.
Warren Faust, president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, sought a commitment that NorthPoint would use qualified local companies for the new project, particularly since local residents will be sacrificing tax revenue to provide the break. NorthPoint used some ...

The Times Leader reported in March 1997 that Avoca received $5.4 million from Pennsylvania and $300,000 from the federal government to construct the concrete ... The National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, had previously issued a flood advisory and a flood watch for Luzerne County due to ...
The Times Leader reported in March 1997 that Avoca received $5.4 million from Pennsylvania and $300,000 from the federal government to construct the concrete ... The National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York, had previously issued a flood advisory and a flood watch for Luzerne County due to ...
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The snow has moved in and is blanketing our region this morning. Here's what we ... We had more than 250 school, business and government office delays and closings this morning. ... All buses to Pennsylvania are departing from the Port Authority.
Us NEPA members Joseph Czarnecki and Peter Ouellette stand with signs outside the Luzerne County Courthouse on Monday. ... Although Pennsylvania law requires legislators to list gifts they've accepted if the value exceeds $250, the law doesn't prohibit them from accepting gifts of any amount. "It's just ...
The proposed new tower sites are both on government property. The first is off Harris Pond Road in Ross Township on land the Pennsylvania fish and boat Commission has agreed to lease to the county at no cost for 25 years, followed by another automatic 25-year renewal, records show. The new 160 ...
The governor stopped by the 100-block of Wyoming Avenue in Scranton to visit what will become the future home of the Lackawanna County government Center. Governor Wolf hopes the state funding he brought for the region will benefit people who are now deciding to live in downtown areas. "This is an ...
Over the years I invested time, talent, and money into various aspects of the Pennsylvania Republican movement because I wholeheartedly embrace free-market principles and limited government. As such, I was shocked to read the Dauphin County Council of Republican women (DCCRW), a group in ...
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board auctioned the rights to the casino -- possibly the first of 10 new mini-casinos authorized -- as the state government looks to the gambling industry for cash to help patch up a massive budget deficit. Penn National plans to pay another $2.5 million for a certificate to ...
The parkway will create a new beltway directly linking Interstate 81 and Route 29 to Luzerne County Community College and surrounding property, including ... for the Hanover Ridge project, citing sentiment from some property owners that such programs allow the government to pick "winners and losers.
"Although the US and Pennsylvania Courts believe that they have a right to control what you say, whether or not you may own a gun, a machine-gun or cannon, whether or not you, your home or your car can be searched and whether or not any of your other rights can be controlled, they do not actually have ...
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza jumped to third in the state for event ticket sales in 2017, lagging behind only venues in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, according to Pollstar magazine, a leading Entertainment industry publication. The Wilkes-Barre Twp. arena, which placed fourth in the state last year, ...
Brian Sipe, general manager of Mohegan Sun Arena, said in a press release that the ranking of third in the state is a "great achievement that shows that Northeastern Pennsylvania is a must play for any tour that's on the road." He said 2017 brought the arena its first WWE RAW televised event in almost 10 ...
The Pennsylvania Health Department says it's given the state's first all-clear for a medical marijuana dispensary to begin providing the drug, once it's available from a ... After Session's order, Wolf vowed to protect the state's medical marijuana program from what he termed a "federal government overreach.
Wilkes-Barre -- A record snowstorm, a horrific triple homicide, and the death of an icon topped the news in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2017. .... Luzerne County government has received a credit rating upgrade as officials are exploring a major debt restructuring proposal, according to records ...
When the federal government rejected tolling I-80, the state's main east-west highway, the turnpike had to keep paying $800 million a year to the state for ... fund for mass transit systems like the County of Lackawanna Transit System, the Luzerne County Transportation Authority and Hazleton Public Transit.
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- A temporary spending plan to finance the federal government has raised a lot of concern about ... So news that funding is running out in Pennsylvania for a program that provides more than 180,000 children in the commonwealth with healthcare is ...
8, 2017 photo shows Susan Benedict after planting ginseng at her farm, Beartown Tree Farm in Snow Shoe, Pa., In Pennsylvania, more forest land is private than ... It's often assumed that most Pennsylvania forest land is owned and protected by the state, the federal government, or nonprofit conservancies.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved a Scranton company to begin growing and processing medical marijuana, an apparent rebuff of calls to revoke its license because of ties to ... Standard farms of White Haven, Luzerne County, also received a permit and has already begun operations.
Gary Hague at his Christmas tree farm and forest, inherited from his uncle, in Tunkhannock, Pa. Hague said his uncle tried to teach ... It's often assumed that most Pennsylvania forestland is owned and protected by the state, the federal government, or nonprofit conservancies. But clues on country roads, the ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Luzerne County employees were directed Monday to sign their acknowledgement of an order prohibiting them from speaking to members of the media without prior authorization from the county manager. ... The article -- titled "'It's just old people and addicts here': Addicted Towns of Pa.
Harrisburg, PA. (AP) -- New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania's Congressional Districts rolled in Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, ... a district reaching north into Luzerne County, ignoring Republicans' wishes to package the Democratic city with heavily Republican Lancaster County.
More abandoned mines also could be reclaimed with the funding, said Hughes, who is executive director of the nonprofit Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation. Roughly 9 percent of the county, or 43,926 acres, was consumed by abandoned mine land a little over a decade ago, the ...
The 116-mile pipeline will pump natural gas into both Pennsylvania and New Jersey from the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania, where gas is produced, mainly through fracking. The pipeline will stretch from Luzerne County through carbon, Northampton and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, then ...
AG outlines plans to improve accountability, transparency in government ... "That is one of the reasons why I will continue to push for Pennsylvania to regulate and tax marijuana," he said. "There is no reason we ... I know he's a state guy, but couldn't he do something kind for beleaguered Luzerne County?
Luzerne County Council filling numerous seats on outside boards ... Seventeen vacant citizen seats on Luzerne County government boards, authorities and commissions are set to be filled Tuesday, including five on the county ... All five seats on the Northeastern PA hospital & Higher education are vacant.
LAFLIN, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- The mayor and a council member of a Luzerne County community have resigned from their offices because of an ongoing controversy over police ... Laflin Borough's form of government puts decisions like this in the hands of the borough council, not the mayor.
House Republicans are calling for reforms to Pennsylvania's welfare system that they say leads to some unintended consequences that encourage recipients to be government dependent instead of seeking employment and moving toward self sufficiency. Meanwhile, employers can't find people to fill their ...
The Lackawanna River's remarkable rebound in recent decades from polluted waterway to prized fishery places it in the running for Pennsylvania's 2018 ... It confluences with the North Branch Susquehanna River at Coxton Point between Duryea and Pittston in Luzerne County, midway between Scranton ...
A Hazleton area man, charged in 2013 with threatening local officials with a bow and arrow, has been reported missing by his family, state police said Friday. Anthony F. Kasarda, 52, of Ebervale Road in Hazle Township, was last seen three months ago walking along a township road, state police at ...
Pennsylvania-based McClure Company will complete nine Luzerne County government energy projects for $3.98 million if county council authorizes its contract Tuesday, according to meeting agenda documents. The company's contract guarantees $5 million in savings over 12 years on energy expenses, ...
The communications coordinator is needed because Luzerne County has multiple media outlets that cover county affairs closely, Pedri said. "We are a news-driven community here in Northeastern Pennsylvania," he said. Pedri said he serves as the county's primary media contact, which takes up several ...
Details about Luzerne County children and Youth caseworker vacancies and other open county government positions are posted on the career ... offices on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre in March demonstrated the need for additional security, according to Luzerne County manager C. David Pedri.
The federal government is now updating--its flood insurance rate maps.--or F.I.R.M. and as the I-Team's Andy Mehalshick tells us, some fear ...


 

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