Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association CEO Richard Edley speaks at the state Capitol Oct. 24, 2019.  Brett Sholtis / Transforming Health

Mental health groups push to restore $84 million in annual funding

By Brett Sholtis

Mental health groups lost that amount — 10 percent of the annual budget for such services — during a 2013 budget cut.

Governor commutes life sentences of 8 more prisoners

Governor Tom Wolf is commuting the life sentences of eight more people in prison, bringing the total to 19 since he took office in 2015.

By The Associated Press

Inside the battle between Smile Direct Club and ‘organized dentistry’

By WHYY/Jad Sleiman

White House names controversial pick to head homelessness office

The Trump Administration has named its choice to lead the federal office on homelessness: Robert Marbut, a well-known consultant to cities trying to tackle the issue.

By Laurel Wamsley/NPR

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Regional string ensemble Sempre Dolce’s repertoire includes classical works like you might expect, but they also perform other types of music that appeal to them—that includes covers of popular songs like Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and Led Zepplin’s “Kashmir.” They also have a penchant for 1980’s TV themes.