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  • Common Core pushes Lehigh Valley districts toward full-day kindergarten

    Common Core pushes Lehigh Valley districts toward full-day kindergarten
    Remember kindergarten? The songs and stories, naps and snacks. They're still part of a 5-year-old's day, but so are reading, math and science. And school districts are finding that's too much to cram into a half day. Bethlehem Area may become the...
  • Kane's lawyer says 'angry men' are trying to railroad her

    Kane's lawyer says 'angry men' are trying to railroad her
    A lawyer for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Republicans and "angry men" are running a "railroad train" over Kane's reputation in an attempt to ruin her career. Kane, the first woman and first Democrat elected to the office, is the...
  • PA Farm Show warms up the winter

    While Punxsutawney Phil's appearance is a harbinger of spring (or not), January's weather prognosticator is the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. The event's arrival, regulars will tell you, often ushers in winter's harshest week, with snow and frigid...
  • Retiring Chief Justice Castille says he kept faith in fellow jurists

    In a two-decade career bookended by upheaval on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Ronald Castille saw three of his colleagues leave the bench in disgrace. Despite those black eyes for the state's highest court and a few other scandals at different...
  • Kathleen Kane issues defense: 'I did nothing illegal'

    Kathleen Kane issues defense: 'I did nothing illegal'
    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Friday she did not break grand jury secrecy laws to warrant possible criminal charges. "I did nothing illegal. Period," Kane said in a statement emailed to media late Friday afternoon....
  • Madonna and Young: Tom Wolf faces witches' brew of crises on day one

    Madonna and Young: Tom Wolf faces witches' brew of crises on day one
    It's not often that someone's greatest wish and worst nightmare occur at the same time, but for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf both are fated to occur the same day, hour and minute. Jan. 20 will witness the swearing in of the state's new governor. For Wolf, the...
  • Trial begins in death of Pa. police dog Rocco

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of the man accused of killing Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco and wounding several officers, including the dog's handler. John Rush, 22, is charged with stabbing the 8-year-old German shepherd...
  • Survey says: Taxes will rise under Wolf

    Survey says: Taxes will rise under Wolf
    Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians expect to see a boost in education funding, but they also believe sales and income taxes will rise because of the election of Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, according to a survey. Only 42 percent believe that the...
  • Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA

    Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA
    Monday is the last day to sign up for insurance under both the Affordable Care Act and the state's Healthy PA program for coverage that starts Jan. 1. The second open enrollment period under the federal health care law, often called Obamacare, started...
  • Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC

    Pennsylvania politicos head to NYC
    Many of Pennsylvania’s elected officials, lobbyists, business leaders and a host of other hangers-on are on their way to the Big Apple today for the Pennsylvania Society’s annual gala. The formal dinner on Saturday evening will honor Jim...
  • Corbett, Pa. legislature budgeted no money for governor transition

     Corbett, Pa. legislature budgeted no money for governor transition
    With some fanfare last week, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced taxpayers would not pay the costs of transitioning to his administration from Gov. Tom Corbett's. Instead, Wolf said, he would raise money for the transition through private donations (capped at...