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Three Mile Island
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Jim Melwert
March 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 4 of a five-part series . The partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant happened 40 years ago today. Our week-long look back continues as we explore how people who lived around the plant handled the news. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Forty years ago today, the partial...
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Three Mile Island
York Daily Record
Jim Melwert
March 27, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 3 of a five-part series . As we mark the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island, KYW Newsradio is taking a look back at the near-catastrophe while also examining the future of nuclear power. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile...
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An undated photo of men working at the Three Mile Island power plant.
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Jim Melwert
March 26, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 2 of a five-part series . As we mark the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island, KYW Newsradio is looking back at the near-catastrophe that focused the world’s attention on a small town outside Harrisburg while changing the general perception of nuclear energy. ___...
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Dave Martens, publisher of the York Daily Record for many years and now president of The York Dispatch, operated the YDR when it covered the accident at Three Mile Island's nuclear power plant.
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Jim Melwert
March 25, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 1 of a five-part series . Thursday marks 40 years since the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant outside Harrisburg. KYW Newsradio is taking a look back at the near-catastrophe while also looking at the future of nuclear power. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - Key state lawmakers say they are aware that the state’s funding streams for transportation are once again posing a serious problem and say they have begun focusing on them. By law, the Turnpike borrows $450 million a year for mass transit. That has contributed...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 19, 2019 - 2:04 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Energy pipelines — in particular, the controversial Mariner East project — were front and center in the state Capitol on Tuesday, as both pipeline supporters and Mariner opponents made their voices heard. Chanting and carrying signs that read "Safety over Sunoco,”...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A state lawmaker has introduced controversial legislation to prop up the troubled nuclear power industry in Pennsylvania. But the bill does not appear to be on a fast-track for the time being. The legislation would add nuclear power to Pennsylvania's Alternative...
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A man rides a scooter Oct. 4, 2018, in Tempe.
Nick Oza/The Republic
Pat Loeb
February 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major step forward has been made in getting electric scooters legalized in Philadelphia. Lawmakers in Harrisburg introduced legislation Tuesday that would make them legal in the state for the first time. Coincidentally, Philadelphia City Council is holding hearings...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are indicating an interest in giving the state auditor general power to review “pharmacy benefit managers.” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says “pharmacy benefit managers” or “PBMs” are the “middle people” who negotiate with drug-makers...
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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans have heaped praise on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Feb. 5, but that doesn't mean the road is paved for the big-ticket proposals he has outlined. Wolf framed this as "the most significant element" in his budget address: "A plan to create a new...
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