| Oct 31, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Somerset County may have three state representatives and two new senators after the next statewide election.
Preliminary redistricting maps were released Monday and show Democratic state Sen. Richard Kasunic no longer representing Somerset County....
| Nov 1, 2011
When the new district maps were released Monday, Somerset County voters may not have been familiar with some of the people selected to represent them.
But if the map becomes official there will be three new legislators representing parts of Somerset...
| Nov 1, 2011
The news that Democratic state Sen. Rich Kasunic may be leaving Somerset County was a disappointment to those who have worked with him over the years.
The state Legislature released redistricting maps that moved Kasunic's district out of Somerset County....
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Pennsylvania is getting set to join more than 30 other states that ban all motorists from texting while driving.
The state Senate’s vote on Tuesday, 45-5, approved an amended version of a bill it easily passed in June and sent it to the desk of...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:20 AM
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said Medicare and Medicaid have to be reformed.
"If you are 55 years or older, Medicare is not going to change for you," he said. "That's the plan we put forward to people who are retired today who are on...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:03 PM
A group of Somerset County leaders traveled to Harrisburg Friday to oppose a reapportionment plan they say will put the needs of Somerset County residents on the back-burner.
County Commissioner Pamela Tokar-Ickes was among eight delegates who...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:04 PM
State Sen. Kim Ward, R-Hempfield Township, considers herself to be very accessible to her constituents.
"I go to almost every event, and I love fairs, festivals and parades," Ward said in an interview at the Daily American on Tuesday. "They are important...
| Dec 8, 2011
Another draft of proposed state Senate districts was released by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi.
Although the draft gives Democratic Sen. John Wozniak more of Somerset County, it still leaves Democratic Sen. Rich Kasunic completely out of the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:55 PM
A plan to redraw state House and Senate lines was approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission Monday with a 4-1 vote.
The new maps outline 50 Senate districts and 203 House districts for the 2013 session. As expected, Somerset County lost...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:14 PM
1. The 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, was chosen as the top story of the year by the Daily American news staff.
The Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 10. Vice President Joe Biden and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton...
| Jan 12, 2012
Business leaders and elected officials gathered Thursday for a legislative update held by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.
About 75 people packed the Somerset Country Club to hear what the elected officials had to say.
The event began with...