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  • New Route 33 Chrin interchange dedicated, but not open yet

    New Route 33 Chrin interchange dedicated, but not open yet
    When Mike Rebert first heard about the Chrin Cos.' plans to replace a bridge and build a new interchange along Route 33 in Northampton County, the man in charge of state highways in the Lehigh Valley shared his doubts with staff. "I thought, 'wow, that'...
  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

    A Pennsylvania state court on Thursday struck down a law designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances in court. The Commonwealth Court said the procedure the...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ OBAMA SHOULDN'T BLOCK REPEAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES TAX, June 17 The federal medical devices tax — a 2.3 percent levy on the gross receipts of manufacturers of joint replacements, pacemakers, implants and...
  • Wolf's new PAC a budget attack tool or separate campaign effort?

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf beat incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, with the help of a self-funded political action committee, Fresh Start. The PAC later was headed by Katie McGingty, one of his former primary rivals. Now that Wolf is governor and...
  • Shell Chemical wins air permit for proposed ethane plant

    Shell Chemical has been granted an air quality permit for a proposed petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, a step the company called "a critical milestone" as it decides whether to build the multibillion-dollar project along the Ohio River. The...
  • PA Republican wants attorney general's job

    PA Republican wants attorney general's job
    HARRISBURG — The race for Pennsylvania attorney general officially started Wednesday when Republican Sen. John Rafferty, standing before a phalanx of law enforcement officers, vowed to stabilize the beleaguered agency run by a Democrat facing...
  • State not tough enough on nursing homes, advocate says

    State not tough enough on nursing homes, advocate says
    The state Health Department put elderly and disabled people in nursing homes at risk because of inadequate oversight, a legal advocate for the poor contends. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia said it analyzed nursing home data after hearing...
  • Taxpayers to foot bill for PennDOT prizes

    Working for PennDOT’s central Pennsylvania office is sort of like playing Little League. Everyone gets a prize – and then some. Unlike Little League, the taxpayer will be paying for the PennDOT awards. PennDOT’s District 8 office...
  • Wolf, Senate GOP fisticuffs grip Capitol amid budget talks

    Pennsylvania's top state senator was leaving Gov. Tom Wolf's office after a brief meeting with the Democratic chief executive when he stumbled onto someone he had wanted to meet. That someone was Wolf's press secretary, Jeff Sheridan. "I just want to...
  • Communities can do little to keep PennEast pipeline out

    Communities can do little to keep PennEast pipeline out
    In Moore Township, where farmers tend miles of uninterrupted fields against the backdrop of Blue Mountain, residents pride themselves on their commitment to a pastoral way of life. So when PennEast Pipeline LLC proposed a 108-mile natural gas pipeline...
  • Wolf agrees to reinstate open records official during appeal

    Gov. Tom Wolf agreed Monday to reinstate the director of Pennsylvania's open records office while the state's highest court weighs whether he had the right to fire him. Wolf's move came five days after the Commonwealth Court ordered Erik Arneson returned...