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Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 13, 2019. (3 min.)  


At last night's debate, Democrats try for breakout moments; former VP Joe Biden spats with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

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Public News Service - PA: Poverty

Adjusting for inflation, the median wage for African-American workers in Pennsylvania is lower now than it was in 1979.  (Drazen/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — There were some real gains for working Pennsylvanians in the last year, but a new report shows there's still a long way to go. The State of Working Pennsylvania 2019 report said for the first time in almost 20 years, wages in the Commonwealth were up across the board by abo

One study found that charter schools enroll fewer English-language learners and fewer special students who require high-cost services. (davit85/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Education advocates are praising the new regulations and legislation proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf to reform Pennsylvania charter schools. On Tuesday, the governor announced his plans to improve the financial accountability and academic performance of charters. According to Rey

More than 800 young people in foster care in Pennsylvania could be eligible for college tuition waivers at in-state schools when they go into effect next year. (f11photo/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new law gives young people in Pennsylvania's foster-care system a real chance to get a college education. Kids in foster care face obstacles to college that other students may not, especially as they age out of the system and begin living independently. But now, under the

Increased demand for uncompensated care could force some Pennsylvania hospitals to close, according to a new report about the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act. (Engin_Akyurt/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report outlines severe consequences for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The Trump administration wants a federal appeals court to uphold a ruling that says the Obama administration's signature health-care law is unconstit

In the 1940s, 40% of Pennsylvania jobs were in manufacturing. Now, only 8% are. (tarasylo/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new report documents the shift of manufacturing jobs away from Northeastern states as the manufacturing sector has shrunk overall. The report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce said in the 1940s, almost a quarter of all jobs were in manu

The on-time high school graduation rate in Pennsylvania is 87%, a 24% improvement since 2011. (matoue/pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report shows marked improvement in the well-being of Pennsylvania's children. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at 16 indicators of child well-being divided into four categories. The data in the 2019 report ranks the Keystone State 17th in t

The minimum pay for Pennsylvania teachers has not been raised since 1988. (Alexey Rumyantsev/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – There's a growing teacher shortage in the Keystone State, and a new study says raising teacher salaries could help alleviate the problem. A new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute shows Pennsylvania teachers are paid an average of 13.5% less than similar college gra

Prices for brand-name drugs widely used by seniors rose 8.4 percent in 2017. (Pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Seniors from across Pennsylvania are rallying in Harrisburg today, telling legislators they need help coping with the soaring cost of prescription drugs. More than 200 AARP members plan to gather at the Statehouse with the message that they can't take it anymore. It's part of a na

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