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AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

Apr. 19, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the White House....

Pennsylvania House Dems propose new expulsion rules after remote voting by lawmaker facing a warrant

Apr. 18, 2024 21:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania House Democrats on Thursday proposed a process to determine if state representatives are “incapacitated” and to sanction or expel them, moving in the wake of intense criticism after one of their members voted remotely this week while being sought on charges...

Pennsylvania school district cancels actor's speech over his activism and 'lifestyle'

Apr. 18, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has canceled an upcoming appearance by actor and children's book author Maulik Pancholy after district leaders cited concerns about what they described as his activism and “lifestyle.” Pancholy, who is gay, was scheduled...

Shapiro says Pennsylvania will move all school standardized testing online in 2026

Apr. 18, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro said Thursday that his administration will move all standardized school assessment tests online in an effort to save more classroom time for instruction, create a user-friendly exam for students and relieve a burden from teachers and...

Convenience store chain with hundreds of outlets in 6 states hit with discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 18, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

The Sheetz convenience store chain has been hit with a lawsuit by federal officials who allege the company discriminated against minority job applicants. Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job...

S&T Bancorp: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 18, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — S&T Bancorp Inc. (STBA) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $31.2 million. The bank, based in Indiana, Pennsylvania, said it had earnings of 81 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The...

Biden vows to shield US steel industry by blocking Japanese merger and seeking new Chinese tariffs

Apr. 17, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Joe Biden suggested to cheering, unionized steelworkers on Wednesday that his administration would thwart the acquisition of U.S. Steel by a Japanese company, and he called for a tripling of tariffs on Chinese steel, seeking to use trade policy to win over...

Shapiro aims to eliminate waiting list for services for intellectually disabled adults

Apr. 17, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Josh Shapiro and his top human services official said Wednesday that the administration has a plan to end a waiting list of thousands of families who are considered to be in dire need of help for an intellectually disabled adult relative. Shapiro and...

Judges orders Pennsylvania agency to produce inspection records related to chocolate plant blast

Apr. 17, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

Pennsylvania utility regulators must turn over inspection records to the National Transportation Safety Board as part of the federal agency’s probe into a fatal explosion at a chocolate factory last year, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 17, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

Uniontown Herald-Standard. April 13, 2024. Editorial: Banning use of handheld phones while driving a step in right direction Imagine it’s morning rush hour and you’re at a stop light. Your child is strapped into the back seat and you are driving her to day care. ...