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7/31/2017

Department of Human Services Launches Changes to Child Care Provider Quality Rating System
 
DHS Deputy Secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Suzann Morris was joined by stakeholders and providers to launch revisions to the Keystone Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support (STARS) program.
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7/31/2017

Attorney General Shapiro, Blair County DA Consiglio announce takedown of a ring that sold $7.8 million in heroin in Altoona & Johnstown over 13 months
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio and other officials today announced charges against 16 drug dealers for operating a ring that sold 780,000 bags of heroin in Blair and Cambria counties worth an estimated $7.8 million over 13 months. The ring also sold cocaine worth $1.9 million as well.
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7/31/2017

Shutting Down the Dragon Heroin Pipeline
 
Attorney General Shapiro, Blair County DA Consiglio announce takedown of a ring that sold $7.8 million in heroin in Altoona & Johnstown over 13 months
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7/28/2017

Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas Station in York County
 
Governor Tom Wolf today helped celebrate the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at a Shipley Energy fleet fueling facility in Spring Garden Township, York County. The CNG station, located at the intersection of Interstate 83 and Route 30, is a partnership between Shipley Energy of York and Clean Energy Fuels Corp of California. The CNG station and five Shipley Energy CNG fleet vehicles received nearly $600,000 in state incentives.
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7/27/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Brings Drug Deactivation Pouch Initiative to Hospices in 17 Pennsylvania Counties
 
BALA-CYNWYD - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today brought the Office of Attorney General's drug deactivation and disposal pouch initiative to hospice providers in Montgomery County, part of a broader effort to provide 50,000 pouches to 97 homecare and hospice organizations in 17 counties to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs fueling the opioid epidemic.
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7/26/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Brings Drug Deactivation Pouches to 77 Northeast Pennsylvania Pharmacies
 
DUNMORE, PA - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today brought the Office of Attorney General's drug deactivation and disposal pouch initiative to 77 pharmacies in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. The pouches are being provided to pharmacies to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in the 12 Pennsylvania counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic
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7/24/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Charges Western PA Priest with Sexual Abuse
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a Catholic priest in Westmoreland County for a sexual assault committed against a 10-year-old boy.
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7/24/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Charges Western PA Priest with Sexual Abuse
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a Catholic priest in Westmoreland County for a sexual assault committed against a 10-year-old boy.
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7/19/2017

Wolf Administration's 'Road MaP' Initiative Improving Two Monroe County Roadways
 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials today highlighted roadway improvements using recycled asphalt paving, or RAP, on nearly 4 miles of lower volume roads in Monroe County.
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7/13/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Multi-Agency Attack on Opioid Epidemic Shows Progress; Audit Outlines Path Toward Greater Success
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said audits of the three agencies that are at the forefront of Pennsylvania's opioid crisis response show that progress is being made, but measuring effectiveness is complicated because each agency has a different definition of effectiveness
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7/13/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Multi-Agency Attack on Opioid Epidemic Shows Progress; Audit Outlines Path Toward Greater Success
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said audits of the three agencies that are at the forefront of Pennsylvania's opioid crisis response show that progress is being made, but measuring effectiveness is complicated because each agency has a different definition of effectiveness.
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7/12/2017

Governor Wolf, Clarion University Announce Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate
 
Governor Wolf was joined today by Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney; Dr. Ray Feroz, Chair of the Clarion University Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Sciences; PA Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, to announce Clarion University's online Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate program.
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7/12/2017

Governor Wolf, Clarion University Announce Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate
 
Governor Wolf was joined today by Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney; Dr. Ray Feroz, Chair of the Clarion University Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Sciences; PA Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, to announce Clarion University's online Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate program.
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7/11/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Unveils Major Initiative to Supply 300,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches in 12 Counties Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic
 
OCTA, PA - Unveiling a major initiative to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in Pennsylvania communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Office of Attorney General will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches in 12 counties.
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7/11/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Unveils Major Initiative to Supply 300,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches in 12 Counties Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic
 
SHELOCTA, PA - Unveiling a major initiative to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in Pennsylvania communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Office of Attorney General will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches in 12 counties.
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