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Forget Penn and Pitt: Is this little-known school the best deal in Pa. higher-ed?

The Delaware County Technical Schools Practical Nursing Program is, at heart, a quick-turn program that trains students to become licensed practical nurses.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

ACLU sues over Jim Thorpe traffic stop

Attorneys say they believe the stop was racially motivated. The ACLU’s client was detained, then placed in ICE custody.
By Katie Meyer

How to lower prison costs? Secretary advises medical parole.

Pennsylvania sentences a lot of people to life without the possibility of parole. Research has shown their odds of reoffending are low after years of incarceration.
By Katie Meyer


Fight over medical malpractice in Pa. rages as report fails to settle the dispute

The outcome could have major implications for anyone who's ever hurt during a medical procedure and sues for damages
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

In Pa. first, Harrisburg Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Move will force victims into public eye
By Russ Walker

PAFA displays Black art collection of Constance Clayton, former Philadelphia school superintendent

“I think she and her mom were specifically creating a collection that marched us through the history of African American art"
By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Harrisburg diocese bankruptcy could tap into parish assets

Individual churches are not part of the bankruptcy filing, but could end up contributing to a fund to settle sex abuse claims.
By Brett Sholtis


Updated: February 19, 2020 | 6:45 pm

Harrisburg becomes first Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese to declare bankruptcy

The diocese has been under financial strain from legal fees and payouts to people its clergy and other affiliates abused over many decades.

By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon
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