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Everyone knew it would happen, but a state report has quantified the extent to which natural gas drilling on state lands has diminished the wild character of Pennsylvania's state forests.

Some parents are struggling to help their frustrated children cope with Common Core homework problems.

In a compromise that seemed unlikely just a few weeks ago, Pittsburgh City Council overwhelmingly passed land-bank legislation that could change the way the city deals with thousands of troubled properties.

When a federal jury issued its verdict in the Jordan Miles trial against three police officers on March 31, some hoped it would provide closure.

Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. 

Following a news accountabout a heated exchange he had at a Second Street bar in Harrisburg late Tuesday night with Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Lehigh, House Speaker Sam Smith issued a statement early Thursday morning expressing his hopes she gets help.

A coalition of local foundations has made a proposal to purchase the bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture and maintain its mission as a center for African-American arts and history.

Areas of Appalachia have been producing coal for over a century. For many of those years, little attention was paid to the safety or environmental costs. But then one night in 1972, something happened: a slurry pond of water and crushed coal burst in Logan County, W.Va., releasing 132 million gallons of thick, black water onto residents and their homes below, killing 125 people.

A pair of state Senators have introduced a bill which would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 an hour.

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