An update on recreational and medical marijuana in Pa.

  • Ed Mahon

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PublicSource has a series of stories about low-wage living in the Pittsburgh area. It has lots of great photos and an impressive online display. –Ed Mahon, PA Post reporter

Coming soon: Report from listening tour

In February at the American Legion Post 109 in Mechanicsburg, members of the public weighed in on whether Pennsylvania should legalize recreational marijuana.

Sean Simmers / PennLive

In February at the American Legion Post 109 in Mechanicsburg, members of the public weighed in on whether Pennsylvania should legalize recreational marijuana.

Best of the rest

In this March 7, 2019, file photo, visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Keith Srakocic / The Associated Press

In this March 7, 2019, file photo, visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

  • WITF’s Katie Meyer breaks down different unemployment rates across the state. The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metro area — which gets lots and lots and lots of attention for shifting toward Republican Donald Trump in 2016 — and the East Stroudsburg metro area each had the highest rates of 4.7 percent.

  • Penn State football coach James Franklin received more than $3.4 million in total compensation from the university in 2017-18, PennLive’s Jan Murphy reports. Murphy lists the other top salaries, including for the university president, top administrators, doctors and more.

  • In other Penn State news, WPSU’s Min Xian has been covering the first jury trial related to the hazing death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza in 2017. A jury found Braxton Becker guilty of hindering apprehension — one of three misdemeanor charges he faced, Xian reports.


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