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Opioid settlement cash a boon to Pa. prosecutors but public defenders are being turned away

County district attorneys are in line for millions of dollars, but under-resourced public defenders say they’ve been sidelined.

By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA and Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Oversight board will secretly review how Pa. counties spent millions of dollars to fight opioid crisis

Counties must report how they spent tens of millions of dollars they received in the first rounds of opioid settlement payments.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Kate Giammarise/WESA

DOJ settlement will bring new protections for people with opioid use disorder in Pa. courts

Under the settlement, officials overseeing Pa.’s court system will encourage all county courts to adopt an anti-discrimination policy for opioid use disorder medications.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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U.S. Steel, Allegheny County Health Department finalize air pollution settlement agreement and order

The final settlement requires U.S. Steel to pay $2.7 million in fines.
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Philadelphia to pay $4.15M to man over wrongful conviction

The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $4.15 million to a man who spent 24 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania to get $53M in opioid treatment drug settlement

Pennsylvania is in line to receive more than $53 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction.

By The Associated Press