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  1. Wolf: Let's pay for preschool, not prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Philly.com

    That was the message Gov. Wolf and law enforcement officials delivered Tuesday as they stood outside the state prison near Harrisburg to call for money for early childhood education in the upcoming budget - an investment they said has been shown to boost high school graduation rates and reduce the number of people in prisons. "If you want to make Pennsylvania a place where we have safe neighborhoods and people can grow up and have fulfilled lives - and not end up in places like this- then we need to invest in early childhood education," said Wolf, surrounded by area district attorneys and other law enforcement officials outside the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.

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  2. Accused in sting case cites race biasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Philly.com

    The defense lawyer for State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop, a Philadelphia legislator arrested in the sting corruption case, is seeking to have the charges against her dismissed, saying she was targeted for prosecution because she is African American. To make his case, the lawyer cites Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's repeated statements that the case may have been tainted by racial prejudice.

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  3. Jim Kelly backs Phila. cause that is close to his heartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Philly.com

    Not long ago, a father could not cry. He had been diagnosed with cancer in his jaw in 2013, and it had returned last year, and the chemotherapy and radiation treatments had cost him his tear ducts.

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  4. A soldier's heroism, known by too few, getting wider honorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Philly.com

    James Castaldi of Magnolia and a couple of dozen comrades in the Army's Seventh Cavalry headed down a mountainside Jan. 12, 1968 - right into a hornet's nest of about 200 heavily armed North Vietnamese troops. The enemy was moving through the Que Son Valley in preparation for the planned Tet Offensive on Jan. 30 and quickly overwhelmed Castaldi's unit, not unlike the Seventh Cavalry under Lt.

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  5. No charges for State Police nominee in road-sign caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Philly.com

    Gov. Wolf's embattled nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police will not face criminal charges or fines for removing road signs near his Harrisburg-area home that were critical of him, a central Pennsylvania prosecutor announced Thursday. But Cumberland County District Attorney David J. Freed told reporters that everyone involved in the incident - from acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown to the retired trooper who erected the road signs and then videotaped the top cop removing them - "should have known better."

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  6. Pension, property tax reform move in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Philly.com

    Two measures key to any state budget deal - property taxes and pensions - began moving through the legislature Tuesday, with lawmakers pushing for swift action on both. The House of Representatives began debate on a multibillion-dollar property-tax relief measure whose prospects are uncertain, while the Senate is poised to vote on a Republican-backed proposal to rein in the cost of public employee pensions.

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  7. Gun rights activists rally in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Philly.com

    A few hundred gun rights activists brought their message to what has become an annual event at the state Capitol, urging lawmakers on Tuesday to protect their right to keep and own firearms and to widen legal protections. The crowd at the Second Amendment Action Day reacted strongly to warnings about threats to gun rights, as speakers peppered their remarks with references to northeastern states, President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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  8. Dr. Kermit Gosnell in 2010.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Philly.com

    Gov. Wolf's nominee to serve as secretary of state faced resistance Tuesday from Republican lawmakers who said he deserved blame for not stopping Philadelphia abortion doctor and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell. After a hearing, the Senate State Government Committee declined to take a position on Pedro Cortes - an unusual step - and instead moved his nomination to the full Senate floor for consideration.

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  9. Man gunned down in HarrisburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Philly.com

    Police tell WGAL-TV a man was shot in Hall Manor near 17th Street and Hanover Place in Harrisburg early Monday.

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  10. Wolf, Senate GOP leader face off over fate of 12 nomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania's Democratic governor and Republican Senate leader traded harsh words Friday over the fate of 12 gubernatorial nominations that have been stuck in limbo since January. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday he had sent the nominees and five others to the Senate, describing a deal with Majority Leader Jake Corman for them to be considered.

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  11. T. Milton Street Sr. still does things his own wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Philly.com

    T. Milton Street Sr. had blown off an early-morning mayoral forum at Independence Mall and could not care less. The perennial political striver strode through a North Philadelphia supermarket in blue jeans a few hours later, unapologetic about being a no-show to talk tourism.

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  12. Chesco's Downingtown East wins state competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Philly.com

    DOWNINGTOWN Downingtown High School East defended its title at the Pennsylvania State Academic Competition last week to become state champion for the second straight year. It is the first back-to-back championship in the Downingtown Area School District's history, district officials said.

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  13. GOP hopefuls for state's high court tout records at forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Philly.com

    Five Republican candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court touted their experience and integrity, vowed that politics would never color their judicial decisions and otherwise provided little information to set themselves apart from the pack during a candidate forum Thursday. Joining the event at Widener Law School in Harrisburg were Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens, Superior Court judges Cheryl Allen and Judith Olson, Adams County Judge Mike George and Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren.

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  14. At mayoral forum, questions about campaign donors' influenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Philly.com

    It is the physics of Philadelphia politics: For every new sign of campaign strength, there is an equal and opposite attempt to weaken that candidate. "I must be doing good in the polls, because the attention seems to be focused on me," former City Councilman James F. Kenney quipped Monday morning after three of his five opponents in the May 19 Democratic primary election for mayor took aim at him during a feisty candidate forum.

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  15. Memorial ceremony for workers killed on the jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Philly.com

    As usual, the mourners, one by one, cast a single red rose into the Delaware River, one rose for each person killed on the job during the last year. As usual, like every Workers' Memorial Day ceremony, the petals floated away, bright spots of red on dark water - 144 roses this year, one for each person killed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware from March 2014 to March 2015.

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  16. Pa. speaker defends driving expensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai got a bump in status and pay when his colleagues elevated him to the top position in the chamber. He also started using members of his staff to drive him - or with him - to and from Harrisburg, his Pittsburgh-area district, and other events.

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  17. Tone turns combative in mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Philly.com

    The general civility that had marked Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary campaign was quickly set aside Thursday during a second televised debate, with Nelson A. Diaz dredging up inflammatory quotes from James F. Kenney's past, T. Milton Street Sr. challenging State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams' management skills, and Williams suggesting that Kenney favored assault weapons. In all, the debate was the liveliest exchange of the campaign and evidence - supported by the latest polls - that it remains a close affair and is rapidly taking on a negative edge as the May 19 vote nears.

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  18. Philly420: Pennsylvania going backward on marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Philly.com

    On April 21, 2015, the state Senate State Government Committee unanimously passed SB3, a bill to legalize some forms of cannabis for medical uses. The Keystone State is missing out on the progress being made on cannabis policy across the nation.

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  19. Obama aide weighs in on Philly's sick-leave fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Philly.com

    A senior advisor to President Obama on Tuesday called the effort to block Philadelphia's paid sick-leave law "dreadful" and accused Republicans in Harrisburg of having a "knee-jerk reaction." "Really look at the evidence," Valerie Jarrett said, directing her comment to state legislators who backed a bill to preempt the city's sick-leave law.

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  20. DN Editorial: Numb to the realities of the school crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Philly.com

    THE RACES for the mayor's office and for Council seats seem to be running on Novocain, especially when it comes to education. Every candidate says that education is a priority.

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