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New to PA, covering Harrisburg for PennLive, former reporter for The KC Star, who writes while standing because prolonged sitting is as harmful as smoking

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Lancaster County man pleads guilty to murder of Linda Stoltzfoos

Prosecutors said they entered a plea deal with Justo Smoker because they believe they never would have found her body without his help.

By Christine Vendel/PennLive

Some Pa. judges enjoy light workloads as taxpayers pay millions for salaries, pensions, health care

A yearlong investigation by PennLive and Spotlight PA found huge variations in how much time each judge spends in the courtroom. Many also work second jobs as lawyers, business owners.

By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA and Christine Vendel/PennLive

Pa. school districts jump into remote learning: ‘This is not a normal situation for anybody’

While districts are moving into new academic material, most districts aren’t assigning letter grades for this marking period.

By Christine Vendel/PennLive

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