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A new report on hunger in the Philadelphia area finds that emergency food providers are challenged to keep up with the growing demand. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

PHILADELPHIA - Over the past year in Philadelphia one in four people faced times when he or she did not know where to find a next meal. Tom Mahon, communications manager with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says that's one of the findings from the organization's survey of the re

PHOTO: AARP of Pennsylvania has a Fraud Watch website that's available to all consumers to learn how to prevent fraud, which is especially high during the holidays. Graphic courtesy AARP of Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA - December is a time to make merry, and scammers have their own ideas for how to celebrate at others' expense. Mary Bach, who chairs AARP's Consumer Issues Task Force in Pennsylvania, said the organization has initiated a Fraud Watch Network to counteract them. "There are lots and lot

PHOTO: A new report finds shale drilling produces fewer jobs in Pennsylvania than some in the industry have claimed. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Companies drilling for shale in Pennsylvania tout their economic benefit by talking about the jobs they create, but a new study finds the industry hasn't created as many new jobs as some supporters claim. The report is from the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, made up of

PHOTO: The Hunger Run and Walk is sponsored by Stroehmann and kicks off Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PHILADELPHIA - There's putting your foot in your mouth, and then there's using your feet to put food in the mouths of those who need it. The Walk and Run Against Hunger happens Saturday in Philadelphia, and proceeds will help fund more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger relief agencie

HARRISBURG, Penn. - Sunday dinners play an important role in the lives of Pennsylvanians, and the international relief and development organization Oxfam wants the Sunday sitdown on Oct. 16 to include some food for thought. That Sunday is World Food Day, and Oxfam Economic Justice Campaign manager V

LANCASTER, Pa. - A conservation group is working to protect a sizeable chunk of forest land within Pennsylvania's Highlands and farmland-heavy Lancaster County. Kathie Gonick is the director of land protection with the Lancaster County Conservancy. She says through purchase, donation and easements,

PHILADELPHIA - A new report says Pennsylvania is benefiting in a big way from the work of organizations that are not-for-profit. Over the past several years, advocacy by 13 such groups has brought the state more than $3 billion in benefits for low-wage workers, public schools and affordable housing.

YORK, Pa. - Pieces of property in Pennsylvania deemed too precious to develop are being protected by a group dedicated to preserving them for future generations. Just recently, a 200-plus acre parcel belonging to a York County YWCA camp was placed in preservation through the nonprofit Farm and Natur

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