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Labor and Industry lays off 108 | End of recession cited
The state Department of Labor and Industry is shedding 108 jobs, in part because the recession is supposedly over.
Housing agencies struggling
Pennsylvania’s local housing authorities are absorbing deep federal funding cuts, prompting them to shed employees, cut back rent vouchers or put off repairs to housing they own.
Corbett, officials detail gifts, free travel
Pennsylvania state lawmakers, the governor and other public officials are disclosing gifts, travel and other financial details in annual disclosure reports that were due Wednesday to the State Ethics Commission.
Critics: Pa. prison system fails to treat mentally ill
John McClellan was convinced the state prison intended to harm his family.
Prison staff allegedly recognized and documented that McClellan was delusional.
But the inmate’s paranoia fueled a cycle of misconduct. Rather than treat his behavior as a symptom of his mental illness, staff allegedly repeatedly placed McClellan in solitary confinement for breaking prison rules.
Abortion doctor’s murder trial stirs debate on when life ends
The high-profile murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion provider sparked courtroom debate Monday over when life ends, a tweak of the politically charged question of when life begins.
Lawsuit: UPMC had chances to have gunman committed
In the weeks leading up to a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh psychiatric hospital last year, multiple doctors or staffers who encountered the gunman considered having him involuntarily committed but didn’t, an amended lawsuit filed by a receptionist wounded in the rampage alleges.
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Johnstown resident to challenge Rothfus
Johnstown resident Larry Stiles, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 12th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Gun rights supporters congregate
David Knight helped organize three busloads of people who got up in the middle of the night to make the long journey from Beaver County to Harrisburg in time for a 10 a.m. Second Amendment rally.
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