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Amid criticism, Pa. law enforcement confiscated $15 million in property in FY 18

This controversial legal mechanism allows police departments and district attorney offices to profit from property seized during arrests, even if a suspect is never convicted of a crime. This property — which is often tied to drug suspects — ranges from cash, cars and homes to jewelry and flat screen televisions.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Pa. to launch review of its science standards that may include emphasis on helping students think like scientists

"Science is increasingly part of our education, work, and lives in a changing economy.”
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. farmers look to state and federal lawmakers for industry relief

As state and federal lawmakers return to their respective capitols this month, Pennsylvania’s farmers are hoping they’ll take steps to help the agriculture industry.

By Rachel McDevitt

2 out of 5 Asian Pacific American households in Pa. risk going uncounted in census

Roughly 40% of Pennsylvania’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community is at risk of going uncounted in the 2020 census, according to Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

By Emily Scott/WHYY


Safehouse, feds dispute whether ‘crackhouse’ statutes applies to injection site

Safehouse has argued that the law does not apply because its main purpose is saving lives.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Man who died after eight days in Dauphin County prison had rare medical condition, coroner says

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick says there are no signs physical trauma contributed to the man's death.
By Brett Sholtis

Pennsylvania gets $55.9 million to help people living with opioid addiction

Funds have been used for a wide range of services, such as providing medication-assisted treatment, hiring care workers and helping people with things like housing, transportation and employment.

By Brett Sholtis

Civil War reenactment organization says no event in Gettysburg next year

The organization that’s been putting on Gettysburg’s largest annual Civil War reenactment for 25 years says it won’t host the event next summer.

By Rachel McDevitt

Opening day at a Philly school that reflects the district’s triumphs and tribulations

The district still has a long-term structural deficit, which will, at some point, demand new money, cutbacks, or both.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads
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