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4/14/2017

Physician General Partners with Agricultural Community Leaders to Highlight the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Rural Pennsylvanians
 
Today, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine visited Weis Markets in Mifflintown, Juniata County, to discuss the opioid epidemic's effects on agricultural and rural communities and underscore the Wolf Administration's efforts in fighting this devastating public health crisis in Pennsylvania.
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4/13/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Offers to Help General Assembly Improve Transparency, Openness by Reviewing Fiscal Operations
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today he is offering his department's services to leaders of the Senate and House to help increase transparency and openness in light of the recent limited audit revealing a surplus of $118.4 million in legislative accounts.
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4/12/2017

Governor Wolf Recognizes Recipients of 2017 Governor's Awards for Local Government Excellence
 
Governor Tom Wolf today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents.
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4/12/2017

Governor Wolf Announces DCNR Rangers, Managers will Carry Naloxone to Combat Opioid Overdoses
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is equipping state park and state forest rangers, managers and assistant managers with life-saving naloxone to minimize opioid overdose fatalities, especially in rural settings such as state parks and state forests where police and first responders may not be readily available.
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4/12/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced new criminal charges against a Lackawanna County man for improper storage, disposal and record keeping of hazardous wastes at a Northeast Pennsylvania site where a major fire occurred in 2014.
 
Attorney General Shapiro announced felony charges for environmental crimes are being filed tomorrow against Eric Spatt, 53, former owner of the Scranton Cooperage in Jessup, PA. The Attorney General made today's announcement at a news conference in Jessup near where the fire took place.
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4/10/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro: $5 Million Heroin Pipeline from NY to York to Altoona Shut Down
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against 15 people for their roles in a drug pipeline that distributed and sold 15,000 bricks of heroin in York and Blair counties over a two-year period. The heroin sold for approximately $5 million.
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4/7/2017

Wolf Administration Hosts Forum on Women in Public Service, Transportation
 
First Lady Frances Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards and Philadelphia International Airport CEO Rochelle 'Chellie' Cameron today spoke to more than 100 high-school and college students as well as regional professionals on the importance of women in public service and transportation.
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4/6/2017

Department of Health Unveils First Prostate Cancer Task Force Report on the State of Prostate Health in Pennsylvania
 
Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced the availability of the Prostate Cancer Task Force Report, which outlines recommendations for improving the health of Pennsylvania men.
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4/5/2017

Pittsburgh woman charged with bilking seniors out of $295,000 in Jamaican Lottery Scam
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a Pittsburgh woman on charges that she played a key role in bilking senior victims throughout the country out of $295,000 in a Jamaican Lottery Scam. The victims thought they were paying taxes on their winnings in the lottery; instead, their money was being routed to scam artists in Jamaica
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4/4/2017

Secretary of Health Celebrates Public Health Week by Highlighting the Importance of Telehealth in Improving Health of Rural Pennsylvanians
 
Today, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Penn State Hershey Stroke Center Co-Director Dr. Ray Reichwein recognized National Public Health Week by demonstrating a simulated telehealth appointment in the Capitol.
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4/4/2017

ON THE FRONT LINES: Battling Heroin and Opioid Crisis
 
Two months in office, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today provided an update on the Office of Attorney General's actions so far in battling the heroin and opioid epidemic claiming thousands of Pennsylvanians' lives every year.
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4/4/2017

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic's Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
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4/3/2017

PA Office of Victim Advocate Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8
 
Commonwealth Victim Advocate Jennifer R. Storm was joined by several crime survivors, representatives from the District Attorney's Association, and the Crime Victim Alliance of PA who rallied at the state Capitol today to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017.
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4/3/2017

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella, US Senator Casey Announce Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Eligible Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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4/3/2017

Wolf Administration, PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Commission, Association of Pennsylvania Constructors Promote Work Zone Safety, Host Statewide Workers' Memorial
 
The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors today gathered to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - which runs through April 7 and honor lives lost - by hosting PennDOT's statewide Workers' Memorial in Harrisburg.
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