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Recent articles by Michael:

Hay fever or coronavirus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry

The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air. → Read More

Hay fever or coronavirus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry.

The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air. → Read More

Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry

For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus. → Read More

Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms. Forecasters are predicting a brutal spring allergy season… → Read More

Gov. Wolf beats gun dealers in court, then reopens gun shops at urging of dissenting judges

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday quietly allowed gun shops to reopen on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic after several justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court urged him to do so. → Read More

Wolf reopens gun shops, orders more residents to stay home

Gov. Tom Wolf quietly allowed gun shops to reopen on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic after several justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court urged him to do so. → Read More

Pennsylvania distillery using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

A family-owned distillery just filled its first bottles of hand sanitizer. The batch is destined for charitable groups that haven’t been able to get sanitizer due to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

A Pennsylvania distillery owner who grew increasingly angry as he saw the skyrocketing price of hand sanitizer has decided to do something about it: He’s temporarily converting his operation into a production line for the suddenly hard-to-find, gooey, alcohol-based disinfectant. Eight Oaks Farm Distillery → Read More

Gas driller pulls out of talks in $5M suit against resident

One of Pennsylvania’s largest gas drillers pulled out of settlement talks aimed at resolving its $5 million lawsuit against a resident whose drinking water was contaminated and who has spent years... → Read More

Prosecutors: Owner of shuttered organic dairy ran $60M fraud

The owner of an award-winning organic dairy in Pennsylvania that abruptly closed its doors last fall is accused of milking investors to the tune of nearly $60 million → Read More

Former Monroe County financial planner convicted of fraud in far-reaching federal verdict

A former Monroe County financial planner was convicted of fraud Thursday in a case his attorney warned could have far-reaching implications. → Read More

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight. → Read More

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

HAMBURG, Pa. — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight.As House impeachment m → Read More

Spotted lanternfly is costing Pennsylvania $50M annually, study finds

The Penn State study represents researchers’ first attempt to quantify the destruction caused by the large, colorful planthopper. → Read More

Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually: Study

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that is wreaking havoc on valuable trees and vines, is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year, according to a Penn State study released Thursday. → Read More

Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50 million annually

A large, colorful pest from Asia is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year → Read More

Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that is wreaking havoc on valuable trees and vines, is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each... → Read More

Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby

A Pennsylvania woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb says the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle → Read More

Woman with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby

A woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said Thursday that the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle.” → Read More

Woman with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby

A woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said Thursday that the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle.” → Read More