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Salena Zito Reporting

GOP succeeding at down-ballot level

By Salena Zito 9:00 p.m.
Martina White made history Tuesday night by winning a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat — the first time a Republican won an open General Assembly seat in Philadelphia in 25 years. White, 26, became the 120th Republican in ...

Luis Fábregas Columns

Hospice about caring, not curing

By Luis Fábregas
The word “hospice” scares people to the point that Dr. Bob Arnold doesn’t use it when talking to patients and their families. “You think it means, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die now.’ If that’s all hospice did, it ...

Eric Heyl Columns

Wolf hopes he’ll strike gold in legislative mines

By Eric Heyl
Good will is worth its weight in gold in Pennsylvania. How valuable is it? Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is poised to spend $51.4 million in an apparent attempt to buy the affinity, if not necessarily the acquiescence, of the Republican-controlled ...

Nafari Vanaski Columns

Vanaski: Tablet computers no cure-all for Allegheny County Jail inmates, but they’re worth trying

By Nafari Vanaski
Allegheny County Jail officials are embarking on a program that would offer tablet computers to inmates. The tablets wouldn’t allow inmates Internet access — they would only be able to tap into an intranet loaded with educational, vocational and treatment-based ...