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Pa. House of Representatives voluntary buyout offer accepted by 63 employees

The program offered to full-time employees with at least five years of service were given the opportunity to leave their job by the end of October and collect $1,000 for each year of service, up to $25,000.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Environmental group finds dangerous E. coli levels in Susquehanna River

Environmental Integrity Project is calling on the state to help fix Harrisburg’s sewer and stormwater system. The water authority is considering adding a stormwater impact fee to city residents and property owners to help pay for upgrades.

By Brett Sholtis

Ralliers gather in Harrisburg, again, to urge action on guns

The demonstration was one of many springing up statewide in the wake of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed more than 30 people.

By Katie Meyer

Democrats take to Harrisburg market to argue for higher wage in Pennsylvania

If you’re not thinking about your employees, you’re not taking them into account, and that’s a shame.”
By Katie Meyer

Shooting by Harrisburg district judge turned over to attorney general’s office

Magisterial District Judge Sonya McKnight shot her estranged husband when he visited her house. She had filed for a protection from abuse order in October, but the order had been changed on April 18 to allow for peaceful contact.

By Christine Vendel/PennLive

Attorney: Harrisburg School District finances, threat of receivership is unprecedented

Receivership means the district’s leaders and administrators lose their authority to govern the public entity.
By Jana Benscoter/PennLive

State takeover of Harrisburg schools may not produce the results advocates seek

The Harrisburg School District was placed under mayoral control in 2001 for nearly a decade. In 2012, the state declared the district in severe financial recovery, a status that led to a chief recovery officer being appointed and access to an interest-free loans. The district remains in recovery to this day.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Harrisburg joins other Pa. Roman Catholic dioceses in opening fund to compensate sex abuse victims

Any assault survivor who has already identified themselves to the Harrisburg diocese will be able to file claims through May 13.
By Katie Meyer

Harrisburg Catholics seeking answers after clergy sex abuse scandal pack ‘listening session’

“Why was this allowed to go on for so long and how can it get better?”
By Christine Vendel/PennLive

On last day of lawmaking: ‘If you thrive on chaos, you enjoy this time of year.’

Behind the scenes, there was likely lot of horse-trading going on as lawmakers and legislative leaders tried to deliver on legislative promises they made.
By Jan Murphy/PennLive