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1/11/2017

Public Officials Day at the PA Farm Show.
 
PA Department of Agriculture Secretary, Russell C. Redding
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1/9/2017

Department of Health Offering Free Flu Shots, Promoting Opioid Overdose Awareness, and Demonstrating Hands-Only CPR at Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Health is offering free flu shots all week at its booth at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. The booth will also offer information on how everyone can acquire and administer naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug, perform hands-only CPR, as well as several other interactive displays throughout the week.
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1/9/2017

State Health Officials Discuss Opioid Abuse and Other Important Topics with Local Students in Observance of 'Teen Health Week'
 
In recognition of Teen Health Week, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Dr. Loren Robinson today joined local students and medical experts in the Capitol Rotunda to discuss how teens across the commonwealth can improve their health.
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1/7/2017

101st Farm Show Opening Ceremony Launches a New Century for PA Agriculture at 'Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience'
 
After 100 years, the tradition runs deep, but the venue was new and the focus on the future for today's opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Future agriculture leaders and young people representing the state's major commodity products joined Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Bob Casey, Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, and State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
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1/6/2017

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joins groups at the Fill A Glass With Hope event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
 
Fill a Glass With Hope is a partnership formed among Feeding Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, Mid-Atlantic Dairy, agriculture partners, and business leaders that provides fresh milk to Pennsylvania families in need through Feeding Pennsylvania's statewide network of food banks. Initially launched in June 2014 as an initiative with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, an announcement was made at the 2016 Farm Show that this program - through Feeding Pennsylvania - was being expanded to become Pennsylvania's first statewide charitable fresh milk program.
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1/6/2017

Department of Corrections Plans to Close Two State Prisons in Cost-Cutting Measure
 
Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel met with union officials and the agency's leadership team to discuss the plan to close two prisons and reduce by half the community corrections population by June 30, 2017, as part of spending reductions in response to the state budget deficit.
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1/5/2017

Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Showcases Culture of Stewardship During 101st Farm Show
 
'Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience' Kicks Off January 7
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12/22/2016

Governor Wolf Announces 511PAConnect to Keep Stranded Motorists Safe, Informed
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced the launch of 511PAConnect, a new initiative that will provide information updates to motorists in the event of a long-term road closure due to accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or other state roadways. Following last year's significant trapped queue during Winter Storm Jonas, Wolf tasked state agencies to develop a tool to better keep drivers informed in similar situations in the future.
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12/21/2016

14478 Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017.
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12/15/2016

Physician General Joins School Nurse to Fill Naloxone Prescription at CVS Pharmacy using Standing Order
 
Enola, PA - Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today joined a high school nurse at a CVS Pharmacy to demonstrate how to fill prescriptions for naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug which is readily available to anyone in the commonwealth due to the standing order signed by Dr. Levine.
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12/14/2016

Wolf Administration Offers Tips on Home Holiday Safety
 
Harrisburg, PA - The holiday season is a festive time, which often means homes are decorated and family and friends visit. The Wolf Admini stration is offering some tips on how to keep this season happy by avoiding potentially dangerous and costly situations.
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12/9/2016

Governor and First Lady Wolf Join Public at Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
 
The Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, arranged by the Department of General Services (DGS) in cooperation with various organizations, is always a highlight of the yuletide season in Central Pennsylvania.
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12/9/2016

Governor and First Lady Wolf Join Public at Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
 
The Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, arranged by the Department of General Services (DGS) in cooperation with various organizations, is always a highlight of the yuletide season in Central Pennsylvania.
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12/9/2016

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Volunteer in their Community
 
This morning, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf served breakfast at Our Daily Bread Soup kitchen in York. Giving back to the community has long been a priority of Governor Wolf and the First Lady. Since taking office, Governor Wolf has donated his entire salary to The State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), an organization through which state employees make charitable donations, directing his donation to the United Way of York County.
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12/8/2016

Secretary Wiessmann Highlights Progress on Consumer Protection and Business Outreach
 
Today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann made four announcements regarding Governor Wolf's Consumer Financial Protection Initiative and Department of Banking and Securities business outreach.
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