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Domestic violence — ending the abuse

In the last decade alone, more than 1,600 people have died. Last year alone there were 123 victims in Pennsylvania who died from domestic violence incidents. Sixty-seven percent of those victims were killed by a current or former intimate partner and most were killed by firearm. There is no “typical” victim. The killed include men, women and children, young and mature, all races and socio-economic groups.

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher



Pa.’s largest community college eliminates campus mental health counseling for 17K students

College health experts called the move short-sighted and risky at a time of growing mental health needs among students
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Updated: October 16, 2019 | 5:53 pm

Chemical Safety Board says PES refinery explosion ‘did not have to happen’

The report by the Chemical Safety Board shows for the first time that some amount of the dangerous hydrofluoric acid was released to the atmosphere
By Susan Phillips

New voting systems about to launch in more than half of Pennsylvania counties

The vast majority of Pa. voters will fill out ballots by hand Nov. 5; in the past, direct-recording electronic machines dominated.
By Emily Previti

Pa. tries a new tactic to help people navigate its professional license system

The acting Department of State secretary says the legacy system doesn’t make it easy for applicants to tell how long the process will take.
By Katie Meyer



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