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  • PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent

    PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent
    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell below five percent in December, a rate many economists consider a benchmark of a healthy economy and job market. It was down from 5.1 percent in November and has declined 2 percent since December 2013. It was the...
  • Open records director says Gov. Wolf can't fire him

    Open records director says Gov. Wolf can't fire him
    Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he has retracted the “11th hour” appointments former Gov. Tom Corbett made before his term ended Tuesday. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, effective immediately. But in an...
  • NCAA agrees to restore Joe Paterno's wins

    NCAA agrees to restore Joe Paterno's wins
    HARRISBURG — The NCAA agreed to restore former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's wins to settle a lawsuit challenging the NCAA's authority to punish the university over Jerry Sandusky's crimes. The decision, announced Friday, was met with...
  • Wolf names cabinet heads, other leaders

    The head of human resources for the state of Maryland is Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's pick to be Human Services secretary, and a former northeastern Pennsylvania hospital official is his choice for secretary of the state Department of Health, Wolf said Saturday....
  • A Pennsylvania first: Voters will pick three for Supreme Court

    For the first time in 311 years, Pennsylvania has three simultaneous vacancies on its high court. The three vacancies in 1704 on what was then called the Provincial Appellate Court were not filled by the people. They were filled by appointments approved...
  • How the Penn State-NCAA consent decree, repeal unfolded

    Developments in the NCAA sanctioning of Penn State University for its role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case, and the challenges that lead to the repeal of the 2012 agreement between the school and the NCAA: 2011 NOV. 5: Attorney general'...
  • Penn State Trustees butt heads over proposed change to how meetings are called

    UNIVERSITY PARK - In December, nine members of the Penn State board of trustees called a special meeting. Only one other member attended. At Thursday's governance and long-range planning committee meeting, proposals were made to keep that from...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf close to rounding out his Cabinet

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf close to rounding out his Cabinet
    HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is close to rounding out his Cabinet and picking other top administrators to run two dozen major state agencies. On Thursday, Wolf announced his selections for state police commissioner, Col. Marcus L....
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show is always full of smiles and surprises

    Pennsylvania Farm Show is always full of smiles and surprises
    The guy in the groundhog head top hat should have given me a clue. There I was, wandering past the Pennsylvania Cable Network table on the main floor of the state Farm Show Tuesday, when I spotted this towering dude, followed by a couple of other older...
  • Madonna & Young: Tom Wolf can look forward to a difficult first year as governor

    Madonna & Young: Tom Wolf can look forward to a difficult first year as governor
    Bet on it! Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is going to have a rough first year in office. He faces enormous fiscal and policy challenges, is only the second governor in modern times to have both legislative chambers controlled by the opposition party, and has to...
  • Harrisburg first Pa. city sued under new law targeting gun measures

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances. The lawsuit...