| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:06 AM
With most lawmakers gone for the holidays, President Obama took full advantage of the empty stage, appearing with everyday Americans to make the case that House Republicans need to relent and pass a payroll tax cut extension that would mean an extra $1,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Julie Bliesath gives back all the time, with her foster children and adoption kids.
But she wants to Pay it Forward again, to an elderly woman who has no place to go.
"She couldn't buy her children or any of her grandchildren Christmas gifts because she...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:19 AM
PETOSKEY -- Mother Nature might not be as friendly toward Midwestern consumers' heating budgets for the 2012-13 winter as she was a year earlier, some observers of weather and heating cost trends predict.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration...
| Nov 3, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given authorization to grant two kinds of temporary fuel waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy.
DEP requested on Friday that EPA...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 9:36 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Ashley Tatum was three months behind on utility payments after leaving her job at a coffee shop because of pregnancy complications. The mother of two owed $648, and the tough economy did not offer many options.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:39 PM
As gas prices increase, calls to Central Pennsylvania heating oil companies do the same. Many customers are reaching out, hoping to lock in rates in order to avoid high winter energy costs. Aero Energy in New Oxford reports payment inquires have...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
During their numerous speeches, Barack Obama, his cronies and all the "Talking Heads" who want Obama's job always manage to get around to one of their favorite talking points, which is their great concern for what the "American People" want and deserve....
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:18 PM
The state may overhaul the system that protects us from getting ripped off at the gas station, grocery store and even the parking meter.
Some lawmakers want to do less-frequent inspections to make sure fuel pumps, home heating oil trucks and parking...
| Mar 11, 2012
Jim Lett knew his house was leaking money, especially during winter. Of course, he couldn't actually see heat slipping out of wiring conduits, exhaust fans, the attic. But he could feel the pain in his wallet as sure as the draftiness that compelled him...
| Mar 11, 2012
For years, Michelle and David Olson relied on oil to heat their 2,600-square-foot home on the west end of Allentown at a cost of around $350 per month.
"And it kept going up," Michelle Olson said.
Olson threw a neighborhood party after she made the...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 4:24 AM
Pennsylvania continues to roll out its controversial private inspections of weights and measures equipment, while a legislative attempt continues to stop the program, through Senate Bill 321. Today's Watchdog column provides the latest on the debate. I...