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Bill tracker: When addiction treatment becomes big business

Bill tracker: When addiction treatment becomes big business

Imagine you are an opioid addict leaving a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, and a man standing outside the building strikes up a conversation. He understands what you’re going through in the difficult and often discouraging fight to end your dependence on drugs. Even...

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Understanding the threat of eating disorders

Understanding the threat of eating disorders

Eating disorders are recognized as the most fatal mental illnesses. Someone dies as the result of an eating disorder about once an hour, according to the Eating Disorders Coalition. Eating disorders affect Pennsylvanians from all backgrounds. Genetics, environmental...

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Jayson Stark honored in Harrisburg

Jayson Stark honored in Harrisburg

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, joined Gov. Tom Wolf in hosting longtime local and national baseball writer Jayson Stark at the state Capitol in Harrisburg earlier this month to celebrate his election as the 2019 winner of...

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State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

Two bills introduced by state Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-10, and Rep. Tom Murt, R-152, would require schools to provide eating disorder educational materials to parents of students in fifth through 12th grades. New legislation from two area lawmakers seeks to educate...

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Senator Santarsiero to host Open House at Newtown Office 

Senator Santarsiero to host Open House at Newtown Office 

BUCKS COUNTY – June 7, 2019 – On Friday, June 14th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) will host an open house at his district office in Newtown. Constituents are encouraged to stop by for a brief chat and enjoy refreshments with...

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Newtown Twp Baseball Writer Honored At State Capitol

Newtown Twp Baseball Writer Honored At State Capitol

HARRISBURG, PA — A Newtown Township resident and national baseball writer was recognized by lawmakers Monday at the state Capitol in Harrisburg for winning a prestigious sportswriting award. Longtime local and national baseball writer Jayson Stark was recognized by...

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State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

Bucks towns get $1.3 million from state Red Light Program

Bristol, Doylestown and Plumstead townships and Morrisville were all awarded grants through the Automated Red Light Enforcement program this week. State officials announced more than $1.3 million in state grants awarded to four Bucks County towns earlier this week...

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Jayson Stark honored in Harrisburg

Santarsiero, Warren announce state grant to revitalize Newtown

Sen. Steven Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren, both D-Bucks, announced last month that the state Department of Community and Economic Development is awarding a $40,000 grant to Newtown. The funds are being provided through the department’s Early Intervention...

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State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

Senators shop bill to give AG more environmental authority

State Sens. Steve Santarsiero and Maria Collett want to give the state attorney general the ability to prosecute environmental crimes, without waiting for a referral from another agency. But detractors say authority should remain with the state DEP. State Sens. Steve...

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State bill focuses on eating disorder education for parents

Bristol Township schools, MBIT receive state security grants

The Bristol Township School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick received grants that can be spent on security equipment and training in its use. The Bristol Township School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Warwick were...

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