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Spotted Water Gecko Named Official State Amphibian

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Spotted Water Gecko Named Official State Amphibian

Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by state officials and clean water advocates for the signing of Senate Bill 9, designating the “Eastern hellbender” as Pennsylvania’s state amphibian. Sponsored by Senator Gene Yaw, the bill was championed through the legislative process by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Student Leadership Council to generate greater awareness of the…

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Governor Orders Flags to Half-Mast in Honor of Military Dead

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Governor Orders Flags to Half-Mast in Honor of Military Dead

United States and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Pennsylvania have been ordered to fly at half-mast in honor of Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, of York, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a New York City firefighter who was deployed out of Harrisburg, who were killed by a roadside bomb while…

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