The State has taken a first step towards modernizing its liquor laws with a new measure that will allow wine sales in grocery stores for the first time since Prohibition. But don't pop a cork just yet.
This fast growing organic food company recently announced that it is raising wages (to more than double the Pennsylvania standard), and setting aside 30 percent of the company for its workers. It's all part of the founders' mission to address poverty in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Every year, this four-acre plot in Southwest Philadelphia produces 12,000 pounds of food, welcomes 10,000 school kids, employs 22 high school interns, hosts 45 families in a community garden, distributes 80,000 seedlings, supplies 50 farmstands and welcomes 1500 volunteers. And that's only the beginning.
Across the state, the task of helping communities thrive financially, socially, architecturally and culturally is passing to a new generation. And if the five women under 40 profiled here are representative of that next wave, Pennsylvania is in good hands.
With a population of only 43,000 in a compact five square miles, York has an entrepreneurial ecosystem that rivals many of its big-city counterparts. Now a growing slate of incubators and development programs is boosting local food, tech and manufacturing startups.
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a faster and less expensive DNA sequencing method that has led to a surprising finding. The technique works for any species, so it can be used to study male infertility disorders and male-specific mutations.