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  1. Teacher shortage in Pa.? New numbers are 'troubling'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Philly.com

    Danielle Arnold-Schwartz, a teacher in the Lower Merion School District, considers education her calling. Yet, when her 16-year-old daughter began mulling the same career path, she advised her to choose a second major, just in case.

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  2. Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Philly.com

    Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. "His family was by his side and he fought hard," the statement read.

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  3. Union rookie Rosenberry shows leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Philly.com

    Samol, an assistant coach at Georgetown, returned from a recruiting trip in 2011 with notes on a handful of players for head coach Brian Wiese to examine. Keegan Rosenberry, who was playing for the Penn Fusion Soccer Academy, was a highlight on the trip.

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  4. Ex-Pa. treasurer accused of concealing $500K in consulting feesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Philly.com

    Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer has been indicted on federal charges of lying about taking in more than $500,000 in consulting fees from a company that placed business with her state office, officials said Thursday. Also Thursday, prosecutors in Harrisburg announced charges against Republican moneyman Richard W. Ireland, of Chester County, one of Hafer's biggest campaign contributors.

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  5. Baer: What (and what not) to expect during Trump's acceptance speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Philly.com

    John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.

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  6. Inquirer editorial: Philly's dime-funded insider's lush lifestyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Philly.com

    The charges against longtime political insider Melonease Shaw for allegedly stealing money from a welfare program add more slime to the goo attached to the city Democratic Party, which doesn't seem to mind that it has become synonymous with public corruption. For years, Shaw has danced with Philadelphia's political elite to pay for a spectacular lifestyle that included discounted rent for her offices, free catering and parking, and $3,000 in line dance lessons.

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  7. Some bars open until 4 a.m. during DNC41 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Philly.com

    It may have been last-minute, but last-call during next week's Democratic National Convention events will be at 4 a.m. for places that qualify. The state legislature and Gov. Wolf approved that and other temporary reprieves from Pennsylvania's strict liquor laws during last week's budget deal.

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  8. Pa. casino revenue hits record high in 2015-1654 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Philly.com

    Revenue from Pennsylvania's 12 casinos hit a record high in the just-completed fiscal year, as dollars lost by gamblers rose 3.6 percent. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Monday revenue from slot machines and tables games exceeded $3.2 billion in the 12 months ending June 30. That was $86 million above the previous record high, in the 2012-13 fiscal year.

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  9. Inquirer editorial: What made this Pa. budget betterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Philly.com

    Inquirer editorial: Given the excruciating and expensive months of partisan bickering and broken promises surrounding the last budget, it's especially important that this one was passed on time. The Pennsylvania budget passed a mere 13 days late this week.

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  10. Pa. couple gets prison time for keeping 11 kids in squalid home9 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Philly.com

    A Pennsylvania couple has been sentenced to at least a year in prison after admitting they kept their 11 kids in a home full of trash, feces and raw meat. Tyree and Takeya Fluellen pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges last month.

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  11. Baer: Live from Harrisburg, it's Donald Trump's defender on CNNRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Philly.com

    John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.

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  12. Republican Chris Quinn wins special election for 168th House District42 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Philly.com

    The Republican Party kept its 47-year winning streak in Pennsylvania's 168th House District alive Tuesday when Middletown Township Councilman Chris Quinn won a special election to represent some of Delaware County's wealthiest towns. With all precincts counted, Quinn had 5,329 votes to defeat Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, who collected 3,788.

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  13. Turnout key in Delco special election for Pa. House seat28 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Philly.com

    If past is prologue, Republican Chris Quinn, 44, will win Tuesday's special election for a state House seat in a district that has never elected a Democrat. "I'm running for state legislature because I think I can balance a budget," says Quinn, who serves on Middletown Township's council.

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  14. Philly lobbyist charged with misusing welfare grants to pay for $3K...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Philly.com

    Health club memberships, political contributions and $3,000 line dancing lessons are among the expenses that a well-connected Philadelphia lobbyist is accused of illegally charging to a state grant program meant to help welfare-recipients land steady work. Now, Melonease Shaw, who has at times worked as the city's lobbyist in Harrisburg, faces a court hearing next week on charges including theft, deceptive business practices and tampering with public records.

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  15. 'Regulatory-palooza' hashes out details in Pa. medical marijuana lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania's medical marijuana bill was signed into law in April, but it will be two years before most patients can take advantage of it. That's how long the state has to come up with specific regulations to build this industry.

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  16. Retired judge appointed to handle Penn State officials' caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Philly.com

    A senior judge will preside over the criminal trial of three former Penn State administrators on charges stemming from their handling of child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, a court spokesman said Friday. Retired Berks County Judge John Boccabella was appointed June 30 by the state's chief justice to handle the case in Harrisburg after Dauphin County judges recused themselves.

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  17. After 37 years, inmate pleads for end to solitary confinementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Philly.com

    The question for convicted murderer Arthur Johnson seemed simple: Could he explain what his days are like, from the moment he wakes to the time he drifts off to sleep, in the 7-by-12-foot prison cell where he has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement? His response was an unstoppable, eight-minute soliloquy about despair and mistrust and lessons learned on the street, the words spilling from his mouth in a crush of thoughts as he tried to convince a federal judge on Wednesday that nearly four decades is enough time for any one person to spend alone.

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  18. DN editorial: Gloomy picture on charter reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Philly.com

    THE FORECAST for education in Pennsylvania is never sunny, but lately a number of troubling storm systems have appeared on the horizon. And, as usual, Philadelphia is set to bear the brunt.

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  19. Seth Williams parts ways with Republicans9 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Philly.com

    Chris Brennan writes about people, power and politics . He was previously the political editor for the Daily News.

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  20. Cyber charters want to meet with Pa. education officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Philly.com

    In an unprecedented move, the CEOs of nine of Pennsylvania's 13 cyber charter schools have invited state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera to join them in a conversation on improving virtual education. Their letter, which was sent Thursday, came a week after three national pro-charter organizations released a report calling for improved oversight of cyber charters and cracking down on poorly performing ones nationwide.

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