The Pennsylvania State Capitol is seen in this file photo. Tom Downing / WITF

Lawmakers return to Gov. Wolf’s fall ‘conversation openers’

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

With lawmakers returning to Harrisburg from a nearly three-month break this past week, Wolf called those moves “conversation openers” to inject momentum into a second-term agenda the Democrat insists can get done this fall in an often-skeptical Republican-controlled Legislature.


Pa. has no standards for teaching climate change in the classroom — so it might not be taught at all

“It’s kind of like Keystone Cops,” one teacher said. “Everybody is thinking the other person should be teaching it, and then nobody is. When everybody should be.”

By Andy Kubis, The Allegheny Front

 Katie Meyer

With TMI closed, nuclear advocates’ concern shifts to Pa.’s other plants

Those who support nuclear worry that without tax breaks, the plants will be shut out of a competitive energy market
By Katie Meyer

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“There’s something about country music,” says Al Shade, a veteran country musician from Myerstown. “When I hear it, it just gives me a big uplift in my body.”