With no Pa. budget in place, what now?

With no Pa. budget in place, what now?Late budgets aren't the statewide shock they used to be. Sure, Pennsylvania loses the authority to make certain payments. Standoffs in the '70s, '80s, and '90s meant thousands of state workers went unpaid.

The experiment failed, but please publish anyway

The experiment failed, but please publish anywayNot associated. No effect. Evidence against. These are not words that typically make it into the published scientific literature. But increasingly, researchers are arguing that they should.

SEPTA shows off Positive Train Control at test track [video]

SEPTA shows off Positive Train Control at test track [video]SEPTA showed members of Congress and the media its new automatic braking system — Positive Train Control. The safety system would most likely have prevented the fatal Amtrak crash at Frankford Junction in May, and SEPTA says

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Gay rights picketer recalls 1965: 'Somebody had to get out and show their face in public'
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Gay rights picketer recalls 1965: 'Somebody had to get out and show their face in public'

Photographer Kay Lahusen is a longtime gay rights activist who was one of the original picketers at the first gay rights demonstration in Philadelphia. She remembers that Fourth of July in 1965. "Somebody had to get out and
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Activist looks back on gay and lesbian community, activism of '60s Philadelphia

Ada Bello, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba in the 1960s, found in Philadelphia a gay and lesbian community where she felt safe — even if it was behind closed doors. As she and her friends got more active, they

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Unsanitary, unsafe conditions found in Philadelphia schools

Unsanitary, unsafe conditions found in Philadelphia schools

Periodically, city officials shine a spotlight on the condition of school buildings in the School District of Philadelphia. Not for the first time, what they saw isn't pretty.
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Taking steps to a greener Catholic church

Taking steps to a greener Catholic church

Pope Francis' recent announcement about climate change was revelatory for many, but to some Catholics, respect for the natural environment was already part of their faith.
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