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  • A trophy worth winning [Commentary]

    A trophy worth winning [Commentary]
    Now that it's part of the Big Ten Conference, the University of Maryland will play Pennsylvania State University this upcoming football season on Nov. 1, giving fans their first real shot at a solid football rivalry in years. For 61 years, the...
  • Allentown's Butz ranks among largest construction firms for 2014

    Allentown's Alvin H. Butz Inc. ranked 84th in a construction industry magazine's 2014 ranking of the largest U.S. construction management firms. Butz made the top 100 in a category of "construction management-at-risk" firms, which means the...
  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
  • Philadelphia archdiocese sells nursing homes for $145 million

    PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached an agreement to sell its seven nursing and senior-living facilities for $145 million, officials said Tuesday. It's the biggest deal yet in Archbishop Charles Chaput's effort to fill deep...
  • VA health care scandal update: See the latest patient wait-time data

     
    The uproar over the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal has quieted some in recent weeks, but the pressure still is on for medical centers and outpatient clinics to ensure patients are seen in a timely manner. Data released......
  • Trudy Rubin: Cheney is up to his old tricks again

    For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess....
  • Oscar Y. Harward: Happy Birthday America, but can we survive?

    Our Founding Fathers, fed up with an out-of-control government, departed their native countries moving to America. Their home governments were seizing their freedoms. Our Founding Fathers were determined to form a new and boundless nation. On July 4,...
  • Highway construction industry takes online approach to look for new hires

    After years in the doldrums, Pennsylvania's highway construction industry is rebounding to the point where at least one trade organization is recruiting prospective workers with online "virtual apprenticeships." The Constructors Association of Western...
  • Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line

    In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion. The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
  • Philadelphia airport adds car-rental fee

    PHILADELPHIA — For 20 years, Richard Schwarz rented cars at affordable rates on weekends at Philadelphia International Airport. By combining airline promotions, frequent-flier miles and deals offered by the rental companies, the Philadelphia...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...