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10/24/2016

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to Grow by 66 Acres with Support from DEP Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Pilot Program
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced phase 2 of a coal mine cleanup project that will enhance 66 acres of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
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10/24/2016

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to Grow by 66 Acres with Support from DEP Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Pilot Program Program focuses on combined environmental, economic, and community outcomes
 
Pittsburgh, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced phase 2 of a coal mine cleanup project that will enhance 66 acres of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. DEP selected the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, in North Fayette Township, Allegheny County, to receive a share of $30 million in federal funding from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) through its Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization Pilot Program.
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10/24/2016

Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers About New Service To Find Lost Life Insurance Policies, Supports Legislation to Require Insurer Participation
 
Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today alerted Pennsylvanians that her department has begun using a new service to help locate lost life insurance policies, and announced her support for legislation, sponsored by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R - Bucks County), that would put this consumer service into law and require insurers to conduct the searches.
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10/21/2016

Department of Health Launches 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' Campaign; Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Influenza Vaccine
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today launched the annual 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' campaign at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center by getting her annual flu vaccine.
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10/21/2016

Department of Health Launches 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' Campaign; Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Influenza Vaccine Annual vaccines are key to flu protection
 
Hershey, PA - Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today launched the annual 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' campaign at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center by getting her annual flu vaccine. The 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' campaign is an annual effort to encourage Pennsylvanians to protect themselves and their loved ones against seasonal flu by getting vaccinated and taking other preventative measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. There are two important reasons to get a flu vaccine every year. First, flu viruses are constantly changing, and vaccines may be updated yearly to protect against the viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming flu season. Second, a person's immune system protection from the vaccine decreases over time.
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10/21/2016

Governor Wolf Announces Agencies to Accept Unwanted or Expired Prescription Drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22
 
On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. All unwanted prescription pills and patches can be dropped off at participating police and fire stations and DEA offices. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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10/20/2016

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Upgrade to In-Car Camera Technology
 
Cameras will help the Pennsylvania Capitol Police improve public, officer safety
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10/20/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Department of Corrections Properly Recording Inmate Violence, Must Do More to Reduce Incidents
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today that a recent audit of the Department of Corrections (DOC) shows that while the agency is properly recording reported inmate violence, with more than 4,000 incidents recorded in a 15-month period, the agency must assess staffing and other resources to prevent assaults and fights.
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10/20/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Department of Corrections Properly Recording Inmate Violence, Must Do More to Reduce Incidents
 
Encourages review of correctional officer staffing, training, other violence-prevention needs
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10/20/2016

Secretary of State Addresses Election Issues, Voter Rights
 
Secretary of State Addresses Election Issues, Voter Rights
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10/20/2016

Secretary of State Addresses Election Issues, Voter Rights
 
Today, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortes held a press conference to address the recent comments made about the integrity of elections in Pennsylvania and other issues important to voters heading into the November 8th election. Secretary Cortes discussed voting systems, election integrity, poll-watching and voters' rights to participate free of intimidation.
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10/20/2016

In York, Secretary of Health Discusses Distribution of Naloxone to Schools
 
Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today visited Northeastern High School in York County to discuss the Department of Health's efforts to provide schools with the overdose reversal medication naloxone. She also commended Northeastern High School for their drug education and awareness efforts and spoke with students and administrators about the important role the community plays in battling the opioid epidemic.
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10/20/2016

In York, Secretary of Health Discusses Distribution of Naloxone to Schools Overdose Reversal Medication Still Available to Interested Schools
 
Manchester, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today visited Northeastern High School in York County to discuss the Department of Health's efforts to provide schools with the overdose reversal medication naloxone. She also commended Northeastern High School for their drug education and awareness efforts and spoke with students and administrators about the important role the community plays in battling the opioid epidemic.
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10/18/2016

Lieutenant Governor Stack Co-Chairs Hearing on Access to Drug Treatment
 
Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack co-chaired a public hearing along with Secretary Gary Tennis of the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). The hearing was one of a series being held around the state this fall under House Resolution 590, which tasked DDAP with evaluating access to drug and alcohol abuse treatment in Pennsylvania and reporting back to the Legislature.
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10/18/2016

Lieutenant Governor Stack Co-Chairs Hearing on Access to Drug Treatment
 
Lieutenant Governor Stack co-chaired HR 590 drug and alcohol treatment hearing with Secretary Gary Tennis of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
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