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Auditor general praises dwindling rape kit backlog

In 2015, the Department of Health reported more than 1,800 rape kits collected in Pennsylvania had been sitting, untested, for at least a year. There were over 3,000 untested kits total.

By Katie Meyer

‘Invisible’ victims: Survivors of sexual abuse by nuns demand to be counted

“We’re an invisible minority unless, we shove it in their face, So I’m shoving it in their faces.”
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Smart Talk: Pennsylvania property taxes explained

A reader asked PA Post to look into Pennsylvania's property taxes
By Merideth Bucher

Thyroid cancer study re-ignites debate over Three Mile Island accident’s health effects

The 2017 Penn State College of Medicine study found a certain type of thyroid cancer to be common to those who were near the nuclear plant during the accident.

By Brett Sholtis

ACLU blasts county prison in central Pa. for ‘blatantly unconstitutional’ legal mail policy

The group says the prison’s plan for keeping out drugs is a “cheap copy” of a maneuver for which the state prison system was already sued.  
By Katie Meyer

10 years later, Pa.’s open records law has improved access, but some say the law has its flaws

Pennsylvania was once regarded as having one of the worst open records law in the United States.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Smart Talk: How do jails report deaths?

County jail suicide numbers getting attention
By Merideth Bucher

Hospitals now must list their prices, but shopping around might be more confusing than helpful

In Pennsylvania and elsewhere, someone who isn’t a medical billing professional would have no idea what services would be bundled together on a bill.

By Brett Sholtis