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Pennsylvania's state prison system is up against the wall financially and has instituted a hiring freeze to save money, despite its prisons being staffed at 2008 levels - that could spell danger both inside and outside the prison walls, according to the union representing corrections officers.

There’s reason to believe modern unions can make better inroads in the non-mobile services sector than in manufacturing, where the labor movement came of age in the last century. 

Regulators violated federal law by not considering the cumulative environmental impacts of multiple upgrades to a natural gas pipeline that runs from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, a federal appeals court said on Friday.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a Pennsylvania case in which the state’s high court chose not to make retroactive a law banning mandatory prison terms of life without parole for juvenile offenders.

Blair Zimmerman worked 40 years in the coal industry. Now he’s a commissioner for Greene County in the heart of coal country. So he watched intently as EPA administrator Gina McCarthy announced the new carbon rules.

At a time when most of the news coming out of the Pittsburgh Public Schools involves cutting services and closing schools, one coalition is pushing to expand district services, and keep schools open.

Natalie Cassell was drug-tested at school three times this year.

Selected because the 10-year-old was a member of Susquenita Middle School's Family and Consumer Science Club, her mother, Kristin Cassell, is furious after Natalie was yanked from class three times to submit to the random tests last school year.

An agreement with Washington Hospital to restart annual payments to the city in lieu of property taxes failed Thursday night when council couldn’t agree on the contract proposal.

After several months of experimenting with real-time tracking on its P1 East Busway route, the Port Authority will begin rolling out the technology on its website this month, giving riders the much clamored-for advance information about bus locations and projected arrival times.


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