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Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade

By Adam Brandolph and Bobby Kerlik 9:26 p.m.
The boos began as Tom Wolf approached the corner of Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies, and grew louder as the gubernatorial candidate rounded the bend. “Stop the war on coal! Stop the war on coal!” dozens of …

Bucks County high school reels from teens’ deaths

By The Philadelphia Inquirer 9:26 p.m.
The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores during the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss …

Toll road system traces roots to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Turnpike

By Andrew Conte
For the millions of Americans who hit the nation’s highways this Labor Day weekend, the road literally started in Pittsburgh. By the 1930s, the city’s …

Baldwin native McNulty’s storied legal career leads to Grove City post

By Debra Erdley
August was a homecoming for Paul McNulty. The Baldwin native’s 30-year legal career in Washington included stints as prosecutor in the nation’s highest-profile terrorism cases, …

Drownings surge in Pennsylvania over past 2 years

By Mary Ann Thomas
The number of people dying in boating accidents in Pennsylvania has risen in the past two years. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission patrolled local waterways …

New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job

By Mary Pickels
Timing really is everything. Just ask Ken Bisbee. Last fall, as Bisbee, 56, and his oldest son walked the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail into Ohiopyle …

Western Pennsylvania workers’ names echo different career paths

By Kari Andren Stacey Federoff and Renatta Signorini
The jokes are inevitable, predictable, unavoidable. But for the veterinarian named Fish and the animal keeper named Fawn, the jokes are all in a day’s …

Scientists dismiss dire outlook for Western Pennsylvania winter weather

By Megha Satyanarayana
Twice each day, a balloon floats over Western Pennsylvania, transmitting weather data to a building in Moon. Inside that building, the offices of the National …

Blight tests distressed cities in Pa.

By Scranton Times-tribune
SCRANTON — Scranton is a city of 76,000 people with a housing stock largely built before 1940 for a population nearly twice that number. It has the blight to prove it. As the financially strapped city struggles to combat blight …

Dog-training program gives prison inmates chance to give back

By Stacey Federoff
Behind the razor-wire fences and the cold stone walls of the state prison at Pine Grove, the unlikeliest of alliances is taking root between eight …

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid change expected to have little impact with voters

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The federal government’s approval of Gov. Tom Corbett’s modified Medicaid plan is a victory for the Republican seeking re-election but not an issue that resonates deeply enough with voters to turn around a race led by Democrat Tom …

Salena Zito Reporting

Wisconsin Gov. Walker, in fierce battle to keep post, gains notice for reformist ways, win over unions

By Salena Zito
APPLETON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker seems to know his populist management style could win over more than just Badger State residents. He’s talking …

Brad Bumsted

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid change expected to have little impact with voters

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The federal government’s approval of Gov. Tom Corbett’s modified Medicaid plan is a victory for the Republican seeking re-election but not an issue that resonates deeply enough with voters to turn around a race led by Democrat Tom …