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One of the three American doctors who were shot and killed today by an Afghan security guard at a hospital in Kabul was with Cumberland County-based Cure International, and had worked with children in the Afghan capital for seven years.
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A long winter and a cold start to the spring have wreaked havoc on high school sports schedules, but most schools are starting to catch up, Some schools in PIAA Division III have played as few as eight games on the baseball field, while others are up to 13.

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1,004.
That’s the number of medically underserved areas, or MUAs, across the commonwealth, according to the US Health Resources and Services Administration.

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As education groups attempts to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to change school funding policy, they’re touting a statewide poll showing strong support for such a move.

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The Northumberland County community of Shamokin is considering asking the state to place it into Act 47 protection. With nearly a million dollars in unpaid bills, three banks have refused to lend the city any money.

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The state Senate's most junior member is getting down to his first official matter of business: redecorating. Portraits of past House and Senate leaders hang in the hallways just off the Capitol Rotunda. Three are of former lawmakers sentenced for corruption charges in 2012.

"I think it's wrong," said Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York), just three weeks into his term. "What message does that send - that we're OK with corruption?"

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A decades-long debate over enforcing local speed limits is about to resurface. Pennsylvania mayors and municipal police chiefs have banded together to form the "Radar Coalition."

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The self-professed "nuisance" candidate challenging incumbent Governor Tom Corbett is reassessing his campaign's viability after a state judge's ruling to keep him on the ballot. Bob Guzzardi, a Montgomery County businessman and lawyer, appeared on the gubernatorial scene with bluster and bravado, but dim prospects. He is doing no fundraising when Corbett's campaign last reported having $7.5 million on hand.

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Lebanon County is searching for a new group to promote its tourism efforts. County commissioners have cut the cord with the Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, after questions about transparency and fairness.

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WITF's multimedia news department has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. It's the fourth year in a row the public media organization netted a half dozen regional honors from RTDNA.

Thanks to YOU for supporting public media. Your support makes it all possible.

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witf is a valued source of educational, inspiring and creative content for adults and children in every community in the Central Pennsylvania region. witf’s programs and services reach nearly two million citizens in more than 17 counties in Central Pennsylvania. witf comprises public broadcasting stations witf TV, witf 89.5 and 93.3, the news networks RadioPA and Public Radio Capital News, the monthly regional magazine Central PA, website witf.org, Educational Services, and Media Solutions.
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