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(Harrisburg) — The Trump administration’s new plan to repeal an Obama-era clean water regulation has been met with deeply mixed reactions in Pennsylvania, and across the country.Business advocates largely support the change, but environmentalists say it would be terrible for rivers, streams,…

(Harrisburg) — Two Republican state senators are resuscitating a plan to require many able-bodied Medicaid recipients to prove they’re working, volunteering, or looking for jobs to qualify for healthcare coverage.Democratic Governor Tom Wolf has already vetoed two similar bills.GOP Senator S…

(Harrisburg) — Seventeen people across the state are believed to have “lung diseases associated with vaping,” according to the state Department of Health.The department is looking into another 20 cases that may also be tied to the electronic tobacco-and cannabis delivery systems.Many of the …

(Harrisburg) — A group of state lawmakers is trying to decide whether they made a mistake three years ago, when they gave Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor industry more power to negotiate prices.The commonwealth’s Liquor Control Board argues it’s passing savings to consumers. But liquor manuf…

(Harrisburg) — Manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania have been steadily declining since January, as employers have grappled with uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade dispute with China.The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report shows the pattern is continuing unabated…

I talk more about the 2020 census below. But I wanted to share this very interesting timeline for the once-in-a-decade counting process. Last month, Census Bureau workers began canvassing certain neighborhoods to make sure they had accurate addresses. Then, in January 2020, official counting…

A new state historical marker has sprung up in Clifton Heights, Pa., the first for the borough outside of Philadelphia. It commemorates the town’s most famous native: the Slinky.The coiled toy that walks down stairs — alone or in pairs — was invented by Richard James, an engineer at the old …

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Anna Orso looks at all the stress that the new school year causes for parents. It all felt very relatable as I tried to get one of my sons ready for class picture day yesterday morning — and get him out of the house wearing a clean shirt. –Ed Mahon, PA Post report…