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Governor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolfcenter_img September 30, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Wednesday, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to urge lawmakers to take action against the current opioid and heroin abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania. With 10 Pennsylvanians dying per day due to overdoses and 3,500 individuals lost last year from the opioid abuse epidemic, Governor Wolf encouraged the legislature to work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to combat this health crisis. During his speech, the governor also highlighted new legislative priorities to battle the epidemic.On Friday, the governor visited a newly established Center of Excellence in Bucks county to further discuss his administration’s top priority to stop opioid abuse and treat those who are suffering from Substance Use Disorder.Governor Wolf also continued his Schools That Teach tour to tout the historical investments made in education funding during his administration with stop in Lebanon.The governor also announced economic development projects and job creation opportunities in Philadelphia and Franklin County.Governor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016Monday, 9/26/2016Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Arnold PalmerGO-TIME: DOC, Temple University Hospital Partnership Saves Costs, Improves Offender Post-Release Medical CareGovernor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in LebanonTuesday, 9/27/2016Governor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Statement on PennDOT Plan for 1-76 Corridor Road, Rail and Trail ImprovementWednesday, 9/28/2016Governor Wolf’s Address to Joint Session on Battling the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Outlines Legislative Priorities in Battling Opioid EpidemicThursday, 9/29/2016Wolf Administration Moves to Make Carfentanil a Schedule II Controlled SubstanceGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin CountyGovernor Wolf Announces $10 Million in State Funding to Redevelop Former Gallery Site into Fashion Outlets of PhiladelphiaGovernor Tom Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon PeresFriday, 9/30/2016In Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The BlogPanel Discussion: Building Bridges to RecoveryRegistering Pennsylvanians One Tweet at a TimeWatch the Joint Session Tomorrow on Facebook LiveThe Bills We Need to Get to Gov. Wolf’s Desk to Curb the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Addresses Join Session of PA House and Senate, Urges Action to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-Up)Governor Wolf Joins the White House in Championing Paid Sick Leavelast_img read more

Coronavirus concerns force Cedar Rapids parade cancellation

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Marchers and other participants won’t be navigating Cedar Rapids’ streets Tuesday: The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled because of concerns about the new coronavirus.The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Society, or SaPaDaPaSo, decided Tuesday night to call off this year’s event and make refunds to parade entrants. The nonprofit group has organized the parade since 1976.The group said on social media that it had received some cancellations this week “as well as numerous calls, messages and concerns from the community and volunteers.”For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.Thirteen cases have been detected in Iowa as of Tuesday evening.In another cancellation related to COVID-19, Special Olympics Iowa announced Monday that it canceled the 2020 Mid-Winter Tournament in Iowa City.last_img read more