Author Archives: Becca Oken-Tatum

Judge dismisses trucker lawsuit over Pa. Turnpike tolls

Pennsylvania Turnpike

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of truck drivers and motorists over the use of tolls on the 359-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike. At issue is the fact that the turnpike is required to fund road projects that are not part of the turnpike system, as well as mass transit projects in the state.

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24 Hours of Potter

Wizards, witches, half-bloods and muggles are all invited to this 24-hour “Harry Potter” movie marathon. All eight “Harry Potter” films will be screened with breaks throughout featuring free coffee and tea, food vendors and food trucks. Costumes are encouraged for a chance to win prizes. Full-marathon passes are available for advance purchase online. View as many films as you’d like. Dinner ...

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Sears, after bankruptcy, is opening new stores for home goods

Despite closing hundreds of location in recent years and filing for bankruptcy in October, Sears is pressing on, announcing plans to open three home good-focused stores around the country. Read CNBC’s full report here. In late 2017, Sears opened a store with a similar concept at the Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township. That location is called Sears Appliances ...

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Can broad benefits sell a narrow tax? A closer look at Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pa. plan

Gov. Tom Wolf is hoping to spend $4.5 billion on an infrastructure plan called Restore Pennsylvania that goes beyond the typical road and bridge projects traditionally tied to infrastructure initiatives – from removing blighted buildings to expanding walking trails. Another idea calls for increased funding to a state program that helps build new natural gas lines: the “last mile” initiative ...

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