Four central Pa. newspapers purchased by Gannett Co., owner of USA Today

YORK DAILY RECORD: Four central Pennsylvania newspaper, including the York Daily Record and the Lebanon Daily News, are among a group of newspapers being purchased byGannett Co., owner of USA Today and 81 community newspapers.

Lancasteronline “search engine” apparently not worth a damn

LNP used to retain articles in chronological order almost indefinitely under News and also its search engine worked. But in recent months, we have found the search engine to be almost useless.

‘Viagra for Women’ Gets Push for F.D.A. Approval

“Women have waited long enough,” the effort, known as Even the Score, says in an online petition that has gathered more than 40,000 signatures. “In 2015, gender equality should be the standard when it comes to access to treatments for sexual dysfunction.” …

Republican split threatens extension of Export-Import Bank

President Franklin Roosevelt formed the bank 80 years ago. Recently the threat of extinction is deemed more possible because it requires Congress to do what it has become best at – taking no action.

Extraction tax still likely despite posturing, noise

Wolf went from political unknown to Democratic frontrunner to governor-elect by campaigning on a pledge to tax drillers and spend the money on schools…

Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Droughtv

A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs, even during severe droughts. More than 50 percent of the water for Israeli households, agriculture and industry is now artificially produced…

Senate Commitee Clears Way for Medical Marijuana for Veterans

“While we won five votes in a row on the House floor last year, this is the first time we’ve ever won a vote on a positive marijuana reform measure in the Senate,” said Tom Angell, director of Marijuana Majority. “And with polls showing that a growing majority of voters supports ending prohibition, it’s safe to say it won’t be the last”

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NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

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Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics

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Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

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Coalition forming to challenge Corbett administration’s Harrisburg bailout plans involving LCSWMA incinerator purchase

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By Slava Tsukerman [caption id="attachment_70403" align="aligncenter" width="821" caption="Young Russian Communists"][/caption] Nostalgia for ...

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I receive a Shabbat message

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