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  1. It's Pennsylvania budget time (again): Can you say, 'Yay'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Philly.com

    So it's this Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, which is also appropriate: the day before a season of ashes and sacrifice. Gov. Wolf - he of optimism absent reason - on Tuesday will address a joint session of the Republican legislature in the House chamber - a.k.a. home of the Flat Earth Society - right around noon.

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  2. Sielski: Of Vietnam, love and Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Philly.com

    Just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967, Joe Hirschmann arrived in Los Angeles on his way to Vietnam, rented a motel room for eight dollars a night, and wondered how he would spend his Sunday. Rising at 7 a.m. after a fitful sleep, he put on his Marines winter service uniform, having packed away the rest of his clothes before boarding a plane in Harrisburg on Saturday morning.

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  3. Pa. state police probe alleged cheating at academyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Philly.com

    The Pennsylvania State Police has begun an investigation into an alleged cheating scandal involving cadets attending its academy, according to two sources familiar with the inquiry. The internal ivestigation centers on whether members of the cadet class, scheduled to graduate this spring, were given information about questions to an academic exam by members of a class that had recently graduated, the sources said.

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  4. Sandusky cover-up ruling gives Kane complex choicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Philly.com

    A long-awaited Superior Court ruling that landed this month did more than just dismiss the most serious charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex attacks by Jerry Sandusky. It also handed Attorney General Kathleen Kane what could be her clearest opportunity yet to steer the outcome of a case that helped shape her election and tenure.

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  5. Crumbling schools draw Pa. senator's ireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Philly.com

    State lawmakers want to hold hearings on the physical condition of Pennsylvania's schools, State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes announced Friday at Locke Elementary, which lost heat last week, sending students home for the day. Hughes' announcement was, in part, a response to a boiler explosion earlier this month at Edmonds School in East Mount Airy, which left a maintenance employee critically injured.

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  6. Letters: Street administration gets bad rapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Philly.com

    An editorial about Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman Bob Brady referred to the "rampant corruption of former Mayor John F. Street's administration," which it tried to demonstrate by stating that it led to 24 criminal convictions . Only one administration employee was convicted in that probe; another was acquitted.

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  7. Jersey gets a 'C' for its medical marijuana programRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Philly.com

    New Jersey didn't flunk, though some patients said it deserved a D or an F when its medical marijuana program was graded by a nonprofit that lobbies for cannabis patients. The state got a C in the annual report issued by the Americans for Safe Access Foundation, which evaluated the programs of 40 states nationwide.

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  8. Eastern Kentucky's Spence opens up about his pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Philly.com

    If talent trumped everything, and the Eagles had a chance to take Noah Spence 13th overall in this year's first round of the NFL draft, they'd probably do it. Spence is a 6-2 1/2, 254-pound edge rusher with rare strength, aggressiveness, flexibility and speed.

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  9. Withhold Pa. taxes until budget is signedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Philly.com

    It has been nearly seven months since Pennsylvania's government failed in its basic responsibility to pass a budget. This inaction has consequences: Many nonprofits, school districts, and others in the state are hurting from the lack of funding.

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  10. Pregnant Pa. teen dies after shoveling snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Philly.com

    An 18-year-old pregnant woman died Saturday morning of a suspected heart attack after shoveling snow at her Pottstown home. Briahna Gerloff was eight months pregnant and suffered from several heart defects, according to Pottstown police.

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  11. Comcast says it got NRA to change adRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Philly.com

    The advocacy group CeaseFirePA called on Monday for supporters to thank Comcast Corp. for "standing up to the gun lobby" after the cable giant demanded that the National Rife Association edit one of its advertisements for the Pennsylvania outdoors show in Harrisburg in February. The 30-second advertisement depicted children with guns and violated Comcast's internal advertising guidelines, said a spokewoman for Comcast Spotlight, the cable company's advertising arm.

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  12. Walter Graham Arader, 95, former Pa. state officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Philly.com

    FOUR DAYS before his 96th birthday, Walter Graham Arader died Monday at his Radnor home, but his lifelong love of beekeeping and organic vegetable gardening lives on in his four children. Arader, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1942, served in the Navy during World War II and was a successful businessman, Pennsylvania secretary of commerce and securities commissioner.

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  13. In Porngate, special prosecutor faces opposition from Kane aidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Philly.com

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane's newly appointed special prosecutor, charged with investigating the so-called Porngate scandal, is running into opposition from Kane's top aides. Letters made public Thursday revealed that Kane's second-in-command, Bruce Beemer, who has been increasingly at odds with her, has demanded that the special prosecutor return 850,000 emails that are central to his investigation.

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  14. Pa. politicians are in flight, not fight, modeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Philly.com

    THINGS HAVE gotten so bad in the state Legislature in Harrisburg that a number of inmates are fleeing the asylum. So far, 16 incumbents - 11 Republicans and five Democrats - have announced they will not seek re-election.

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  15. As Year 1 ends, Wolf touts effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Philly.com

    After a freshman year in office largely consumed by a prolonged budget struggle with the legislature, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday sought to ring in 2016 with a series of messages he could control. Participating in more public events in a single day than he has in months, Wolf announced a reduction in the state's prison population and new methane emission regulations.

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  16. Baer: Think Tom Wolf wishes for home these days?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Philly.com

    I WONDER IF he's ready to pack it in, jump in the Jeep, and stick-shift back to Mount Wolf for keeps. Promises of a better state wilted under partisan heat and political rancor, leaving Harrisburg still stuck in its hamster-wheel of sameness.

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  17. Little to show for his lofty pledgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | Philly.com

    To unwind after a stressful day, Gov. Wolf says, he enjoys reading books or spending time with his wife at home in York. In the morning, he uses a treadmill to preemptively let off steam.

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  18. Philadelphia schools get new finance chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Philly.com

    Uri Monson, now the top finance official for Montgomery County, will move into the long-vacant Philadelphia job next month. Superintendent William Hite said the district, which lost former CFO Matt Stanski at the end of the last school year, needs "a strong, thoughtful, and steady approach to its finances, given the instability of revenues."

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  19. Retrial underway for man charged with murdering drug dealerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Philly.com

    A retrial is underway for a 19-year-old central Pennsylvania man accused of fatally shooting and trying to rob a drug dealer. Prosecutors say Zhaire Dekeyser conspired with George Brown to kill and rob 32-year-old Dailyl Jones in December 2013.

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  20. Witnesses listed for Pa. justice's trial on emailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania judicial conduct prosecutors and a suspended state Supreme Court justice's lawyers are revealing who they plan to call as witnesses when the justice goes before an ethics court on allegations related to the exchange of bawdy and objectionable emails. The witnesses' names were submitted earlier this week to the Court of Judicial Discipline, ahead of a pretrial conference next week in the pending case against Justice Michael Eakin.

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