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From the very beginning of the 2014 campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett was fighting an uphill battle. His approval ratings were low, polls consistently showed him running far behind potential Democratic candidates, and the controversy over fracking and school funding were grabbing headlines on a weekly basis. 

Intimate partner violence (IPV)—maybe a loved one experienced it. Your best friend. Your neighbor. Maybe you’ve lived with it. According to this distressing statistic, we’re all likely to know someone who has: One in three women has experienced IPV (many of us also know it as “domestic violence”).

HARRISBURG -- A Commonwealth Court judge has found a low-cost Highmark insurance plan for seniors does not violate an agreement with state regulators by excluding in-network access to UPMC physicians and hospitals.

More than 8 million people in Pennsylvania get some or all of their drinking water from streams that may or may not be protected by the Clean Water Act, environmental officials and activists said Tuesday.

Anti-fracking activists protesting a natural-gas conference in Philadelphia last fall were being monitored by a private security company that sent a photo of a demonstrator to the Pennsylvania State Police, according to an email obtained by Pittsburgh City Paper.

State lawmakers could send to the governor a plan to make doctors test for hepatitis C among patients most likely to have it – baby boomers.

Pennsylvania regulators are seeking a record $4.5 million fine against EQT Corp. for a major leak from an impoundment pond in Tioga County, the Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday in a news release. The announcement comes one week after the state Attorney General’s office filed criminal charges against the company for the same incident.

Restaurant workers are often victims of sexual harassment from management, co-workers and customers as a “normalized” part of the workplace, concludes “The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry,” a report released Tuesday by The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Forward Together.

In Lewis County, West Virginia, residents are beginning to find out details about CONSOL Energy’s plans to expand oil and gas development in their area. The company says they will begin hydraulic fracturing here as early as January. Recently, hundreds of people crowded into a tight assembly hall to attend a public forum about what the energy company is planning. The prospect of fracking in the area is prompting excitement, but also fear.

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