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Minimum wage public hearing scheduled for Thursday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) A public hearing on a bill to raise the minimum wage will be held Thursday afternoon in Harrisburg.

State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, will host the House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church at 2 p.m. 65 more words


Pa. lawmakers send letter to governor following Indiana law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A group of state lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf urging him to ramp up efforts to pass anti-discrimination legislation here in Pennsylvania. 600 more words


Pittsburgh Diocese making it easier for Catholics to remarry

Pope Francis says the Catholic Church should make it easier for divorced Catholics to remarry. As a result, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated annulment fees. 128 more words


Pennsylvania organization aims to house homeless veterans

An organization is attempting to give homeless veterans and their families the “key” to regaining their independence.

“Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania” celebrated their latest campaign to house homeless vets.  146 more words


Penn State Hershey and nurses union reach tentative contract deal

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) – Penn State Hershey Medical Center and its nurses union have reached a tentative contract agreement.

The three-year contract with SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, which represents about 1,600 nurses, must be ratified by union members during voting sessions scheduled Friday. 91 more words


Harrisburg's one-man wrecking crew fighting blight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – After 18 months of begging for help with blighted homes, an Uptown Harrisburg woman is getting her wish.

Vyctoria Pitts said she was tired of seeing the same burnt, trashy debris outside several blighted properties. 442 more words

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Fire damages home in Harrisburg's Hall Manor complex

HARRISBURG, PA (WPMT) A fire at the Hall Manor complex in Harrisburg destroys an upstairs bedroom.  It happened at about 3 pm this afternoon.

The fire is believed to have been started by children, who got in through a back of the home.  56 more words