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Nation Feb 25Agency permanently bans fracking near Delaware River
The Delaware River Basin Commission first imposed a moratorium on gas development more than a decade ago. The agency says fracking poses too great of a risk to the water supply.
Health Dec 09Pennsylvania governor says he’s tested positive for COVID-19
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home, but has no symptoms, he announced Wednesday.
Nation Nov 24Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in U.S. virus response
As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus.
Education Aug 08Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom
As the school year approaches, educators are developing different policies to respond to COVID 19 outbreaks.
Politics Jul 25Trump plays on fears in play for the suburbs
President Donald Trump this week sent a message to “The Suburban Housewives of America,” and in a single tweet summed up his strategy for shoring up support in communities critical to his reelection chances: Scare them.
Nation Jun 10‘We need help’: Small cities face fiscal calamity from virus
Local officials in smaller cities and counties that were cut off from the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by Congress in late March are now pleading for a massive cash infusion from the federal government to help them stave…
Politics Oct 23WATCH: Joe Biden says Trump doesn’t understand working-class struggles
In a 45-minute speech, the former vice president cast President Donald Trump as a charlatan populist whose tax policies and economic stewardship have hurt U.S. workers.
Nation Sep 13In era of legal pot, can police still search cars based on odor?
Sniff and search is no longer the default for police in some of the 33 states that have legalized marijuana.
Nation Mar 01Walmart promises to make ‘every effort’ to keep greeters with disabilities
Walmart plans to replace the greeter position with a "customer host" role that requires the employee be able to lift heavy weights, climb ladders and do other tasks.
Nation Feb 27Walmart is getting rid of greeters, worrying workers with disabilities
The decision has come as a heavy blow to greeters with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other physical disabilities, whose jobs provided needed income, served as a source of pride and offered a connection to the community.