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One of the most interesting recent events is the latest records update by the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. ... I found the society has the famous 1890 U.S. Census of Civil War veterans and widows for Luzerne County, a document that the government used to award the veterans pensions.
Candidates for state and federal government file their candidate documents in Harrisburg through the Pennsylvania Department of State. Sue Ann Mulvey, of Sharon, is running for the Democratic ... Louis Barletta of Luzerne County, state Sen. James Christiana III of Beaver County and Joseph Vodvarka of ...

I saw the inefficiency of government during my time in the Navy and CIA, and I'm now being called on again to serve the great people of Pa.'s 9th Congressional District. The people of the ninth understand that I'm going to D.C. to represent and fight for them, because I am one of them. I'm doing this for my ...
CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition, sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems. Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live!
The Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project committee is working with Luzerne County Community College to establish another campus in the ... search process "somewhat confidential" so the college can make informed decisions without pressure from outside government officials or agencies.
Northeast Pennsylvania is a living laboratory, testing Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis' 1914 observation that "sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Secrecy is a necessary precursor for the corruption that has plagued the region, from the notorious "kids for cash" scandal in Luzerne County ...

"We're embarking on a journey across Pennsylvania to make liberty a household name," said Kerns, of Ridley Township, in a release announcing the nomination ... Kerns is a stalwart individualist who supports localizing education, reducing the size of government, ending the war on drugs and returning the ...
The afternoon session featured Luzerne County Manager David Pedri and a presentation by the Pennsylvania Economy League. The February session was hosted by Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat and was held at Hazleton City Hall. The mayor gave an overview of Hazleton government and led a tour of the ...
It's the people that are going to make America great again, and government's role and my role as a member of Congress should be only to be supportive and enable." ... Due to changes to the map, he is now running for the 9th District and can legally do so, given his residence is in Dallas, Luzerne County.
Log Tavern Road near Milford in Pike County is covered in snow as the winter storm barrels down on Northeast Pennsylvania Wednesday. ... In Luzerne County, a tractor-trailer crash this afternoon shut down Interstate 80 East between Exit 262, Mountain Top/Hazleton, and Exit 273, White Haven/Freeland, ...
15, when former manager Melissa Shafer stepped down after four years of service to take a job as vice president of government relations for St. Luke's ... in the Marcellus shale production area near Dallas, Luzerne County, and end near Pennington, N.J. The route includes 24 municipalities in Pennsylvania ...
In recent years, outright white supremacists have moved from the fringes into active roles in local Pennsylvania politics. In November 2016, Steve Smith--who co-founded the white-supremacist skinhead group Keystone United in 2001--was reelected to the Republican Party committee for Luzerne County, ...
He lead the effort to obtain over $2 million in grant funds from governmental organizations and private foundations to support innovations within the ... on Crime and Delinquency and the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice in response to the Luzerne County "kids for cash" scandal.
Barletta, Marino among GOP congressmen filing suit over Pa. district map .... Pennsylvania's highest court overstepped its authority in drawing new congressional district lines and did not give state lawmakers enough time to produce a map of their ... Mike Folmer, chair of the State Government Committee.
Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, speaks during the Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, May 22, 2017. ... And Luzerne County is split to provide more Democrats in the 8th Congressional District, where the incumbent would be Democrat Matt Cartwright, Toomey said. "It is an amazing, ...
Pennsylvania has more local governments than all but one other state, and it has by far the nation's largest full-time state Legislature. The state police fiasco is just one example of how that situation rewards taxpayers. Without reforms, the state government will continue to prevent the broader state from ...
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.".

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.
Local waterways still polluted by abandoned mine drainage should prompt Luzerne County to support proposed federal legislation providing more money to ... More abandoned mines also could be reclaimed with the funding, said Hughes, who is executive director of the nonprofit Eastern PA Coalition for ...
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 ...
Of three other Republicans who have expressed interest in the race, only one, former state Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser of Luzerne County, lives ... are Gary Wegman, a Reading dentist who farms in Oley, and Denny Wolff, of Millville, a dairy farmer and a former Pennsylvania agriculture secretary.
NANTICOKE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Students at Luzerne County Community College are demanding safer schools and they hope their message spreads beyond the walls on ... I'd like to see the security guards be properly trained," said Doug White, LCCC Student Government president.
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The deadline to file your income taxes is now five weeks away. It's the same deadline facing ... Not only will the government not penalize you if you are owed money, but also you're going to get interest on that money. Of course, you know how ...
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 ...


 

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