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VisionQuest employees: ‘It’s not safe for us … How would it be safe for the kids?’

The organization plans to house 60 teenage immigrant boys who crossed the U.S. border illegally or presented themselves at a port of entry.
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Harrisburg school board election: Voters speak for change. Will state beat them to the punch?

“Anybody who would let things get so bad that they’re threatening (state) receivership is not doing a good job."
By Charles Thompson, PennLive

State lawmakers moving to enact fee on communities for full-time state police service

The fees work out to an average 9% of local budgets, but vary widely from less than 1% to nearly half in a few communities, according to a PA Post analysis based on data from U.S. Census and the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

By Emily Previti

‘Final kick in the gut’: Factory sends text thanking Snyder County workers and terminating benefits as 900+ left jobless

"I don’t want to hear it anymore. Don’t thank me. You (owners) have money in the bank."
By John Beauge, PennLive

After a new killing on the Appalachian Trail, the 1990 death of hikers in Pa. haunts their friend anew

“The Appalachian Trail is about the safest place you can be in terms of encounters with people,” Earl Swift said.

By Steve Marroni, PennLive

MediaNews Group stands as lone bidder to buy Reading Eagle; auction canceled

MediaNews is controlled by New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital.
By Ron Southwick , PennLive

Implosion of former Bethlehem Steel HQ highlights changing face of the Lehigh Valley

“I wish it wasn’t going to happen. It’s such a landmark of Bethlehem."
By Jen Kinney, Keystone Crossroads

Unemployment is down in Philly. Is job hunting in the city any easier?

“I’ve applied to a few jobs, and I’ve gotten every job I’ve applied for."
By Aaron Moselle, WHYY

In Philly suburbs, readers see more ‘ghost newspapers’ as hedge funds cut costs

“When you look at those Montgomery News sites, what you see is a ‘ghost newspaper’ trending towards not covering critical information needs.”
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY