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Pa. taxpayers continue funding state troopers in towns without cops after years of capitol debate

Republican leaders seem to favor a funding model driven by workload indicators, such as calls for service, instead of overall population.

By Emily Previti


Food stamp crisis looming in Pa. because of government shutdown

Early data suggest people are not budgeting early February SNAP benefits as hoped.
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY

Furloughed IRS workers must return to work ahead of tax season

Alex Jay Berman has worked for the IRS more than two decades. He hasn’t a gotten a paycheck in a month. In two weeks, the balance of his savings account will hit zero.

By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

Despite high poverty, fewer people live on Philly’s streets than in other big cities

As of January, 1,083 Philadelphians live on the streets, according to city data.
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

The long road to becoming Pa.’s first black-owned brewery

Harris Family Brewery started gaining attention this year after securing space for a brewpub in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill neighborhood, though the road to this point has been long.

By Rachel McDevitt

Change in China recycling policy driving costs in midstate

The cost of recycling will likely go up for many midstate communities over the next few years.

A change of standards in China is causing recycling processors in the U.S. to recalculate.

By Rachel McDevitt


How a high school concussion inspired a tech startup

Three students invented a device to create a more comprehensive picture of athlete's brain function over the course of a season.
By Rachel McDevitt