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Scranton leaves program for distressed cities after 30 years

The city was designated as distressed in 1992 under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act or Act 47 following “years of recurring deficits.

By The Associated Press

Striking Scranton teachers take their case to the Capitol

Striking teachers in the Scranton School District are taking their case to the state Capitol. They held a rally with labor leaders and Democratic office holders, appealing to Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature for help.

By The Associated Press

Scranton teachers poised to strike after talks go nowhere

Teachers have been working under the terms of a contract that expired in 2017, with their last pay raise coming a year before that.

By The Associated Press

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Updated: October 22, 2021 | 12:11 pm

Biden says infrastructure will improve Pa. Here’s what a few voters in his birthplace say is needed.

The president stumped for his signature domestic policy goal with a speech in Scranton this week.

By Sam Dunklau

Native son Joe Biden takes Pennsylvania and the presidency

Democrat Joe Biden also carried Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan on his path to the presidency, flipping states that Trump won in 2016. Pennsylvania was a must-win state for Trump.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Updated: October 1, 2020 | 5:13 am

Former Scranton school officials charged over lead, asbestos contamination

A grand jury report unsealed Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press says that officials in the Scranton School District were repeatedly told about dangerous lead levels in drinking water in at least 10 different schools.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press
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