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

    5 hrs ago | 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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  2. Pa. speaker defends driving expensesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | 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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  3. Tone turns combative in mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 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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  4. Philly420: Pennsylvania going backward on marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | 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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  5. Obama aide weighs in on Philly's sick-leave fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | 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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  6. DN Editorial: Numb to the realities of the school crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | 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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  7. Harry, Penny and Britta.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Philly.com

    Polls, politics, and partisanship were not the only things Tom Corbett left behind when he vacated the governor's mansion early this year. For the last six months of Corbett's term, the German shepherd had been the lesser-known stepsister in the governor's mansion.

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  8. DN Editorial: Taking Leave of Their Senses: Just how tone-deaf to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Philly.com

    THIS WEEK, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that would strip the city's ability to enact its own 2-month-old sick-leave law. That law required any business with 10 or more employees to give workers an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.

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  9. How Pennsylbama celebrated Equal Pay DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Philly.com

    So Tuesday was celebrated across the nation as Equal Pay Day, the day into this not-so-new year that an average female has to work to make as much as the average male worker did last year. Yes, it's a complicated problem, but yesterday was a pretty good day to talk about the all-too-real issues that women face in the American workplace.

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  10. As spending grows, 'tax freedom' more elusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Philly.com

    On those days, taxpayers have finally made enough money to pay their total tax burden for the year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Starting the next day, you actually get to keep the money you make.

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  11. Under Pa. consideration: Speed cameras, wider ignition-lock useRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Philly.com

    Speed-enforcement cameras and alcohol-triggered ignition locks are getting serious consideration in the Pennsylvania legislature, and inaction by Congress threatens statewide highway projects, state transportation officials said Tuesday. Acting Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards and Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Transportation Committee told business and transit executives that Washington gridlock could undermine funding boosts approved by state lawmakers in 2013.

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  12. Wolf, GOP leaders have 1st budget talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Philly.com

    Gov. Wolf met behind closed doors Tuesday with Republicans who control the legislature to jump-start talks on what both sides agree will be a hard-fought deal on a state budget. In their first talks - after weeks of public promotion and pushback on both sides - Wolf met with Senate and House leaders for about a half-hour in the Capitol.

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  13. Team Tony gets some love from other polsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Philly.com

    MAYORAL HOPEFUL Anthony Hardy Williams paraded a band of his buddies outside on a chilly afternoon yesterday to endorse his candidacy. His allies hailed from City Hall and Harrisburg.

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  14. Manhunt, arrests after shots are fired at Harrisburg policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Philly.com

    Police in Pennsylvania's capital city say two people have been arrested and the search is on for a third after gunfire from a vehicle damaged a patrol car. Harrisburg Police said an officer who was responding to a robbery call at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday tried to stop a vehicle, starting a pursuit.

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  15. Pa. budget on time? Not likely, Wolf saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Philly.com

    Gov. Wolf on Tuesday said he doubts the state will enact next year's budget by the June 30 deadline, a prediction that signaled a protracted and partisan fight building in the Capitol. The Democratic governor, whose $29.9 billion spending plan has already sparked heated debate in the Republican-led legislature that must approve it, said he'd like to be hopeful but that history has convinced him otherwise.

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  16. Philly420: Pennsylvanians want legal marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Philly.com

    A new poll released this week by Qunnipiac University shows strong support among Pennsylvania voters for marijuana reform. The data also highlights a huge disconnect between state politicians and the people they represent.

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  17. Gas tax can't ignore pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Philly.com

    The trouble with Gov. Wolf's natural-gas tax is that it wasn't imposed five years ago. Thanks to the Rendell administration's halfhearted support for a tax and the Corbett administration's misguided opposition, Harrisburg slumbered - and schools and other services suffered - while the Marcellus Shale boomed.

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  18. Union loyalties could determine Philly's next mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Philly.com

    That means waves of people on the streets to distribute campaign literature, talk up candidates, and, on Election Day, bang on doors to remind voters to cast their ballots. Former City Councilman Jim Kenney, a late entry in the mayor's race, quickly picked up momentum with more than 30 labor endorsements, including unions representing city police, firefighters, teachers, and blue-collar and white-collar workers.

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  19. Springtime for schools? Better check the forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 5 | Philly.com

    There's a mayor's race with its wafting aroma of fresh ideas and promises of new strides for the city, especially in public schools. There's a "fresh-start" governor in Harrisburg with bold state plans to invest new money, especially in public schools.

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  20. Joe Hackett (R., Delaware) is resigning from his seat in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Philly.com

    "Coming from a family of blue bloods - my grandfather, wife, father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and three nephews - I've realized law enforcement is not just a career. It's a calling," Hackett said in the statement.

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