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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 08, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. February 5, 2023. Editorial: Keep Glen Mills Schools closed The state rightly shut down the reform school in 2019 after The Inquirer exposed decades-long child abuse and cover-ups. The decision to reopen lacks real assurances that...

Toxic gases connected to Ohio train derailment cause concern

Feb. 08, 2023 12:54 PM EST

Days after crews released and burned toxic chemicals transported by a wrecked train in Ohio, residents remain concerned about the toxic substances that could be lingering in their evacuated neighborhoods. About 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, derailed in a fiery...

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House, end GOP rule

Feb. 07, 2023 22:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won control of the Pennsylvania House in special elections Tuesday, wresting partial power from Republicans for the first time in a dozen years in the competitive swing state. Democrats won all three vacant Pittsburgh-area House seats to claim a...

Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House in special elections, splitting power in an important swing state

Feb. 07, 2023 22:31 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats win control of Pennsylvania House in special elections, splitting power in an important swing state.

Poorer districts win challenge to Pa. public school funding

Feb. 07, 2023 20:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday that the state's system of funding public schools falls woefully short and violates students’ constitutional rights, siding with poorer districts in a lawsuit launched nearly a decade ago in pursuit of billions of dollars in additional...

Residents worry about going home, toxic gas from derailment

Feb. 07, 2023 16:53 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Brittany Dailey stood outside her hotel watching black smoke darken the sky 10 miles to the west as crews burned toxic chemicals from tanker cars that derailed just down the street from her home. The faint smell of chlorine hung in the air Monday night...

Crews release toxic chemicals from derailed tankers in Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 20:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death. ...

Resuming Medicaid case checks confronts 3.6M in Pennsylvania

Feb. 06, 2023 17:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government's pandemic-era prohibition against kicking people off Medicaid is ending, meaning that hundreds of thousands of people in Pennsylvania face losing the free health insurance in the coming year. Many people who stand to lose Medicaid...

Crews start release of toxic chemicals from derailed train cars in danger of exploding near Ohio-Pennsylvania line

Feb. 06, 2023 17:13 PM EST
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Crews start release of toxic chemicals from derailed train cars in danger of exploding near Ohio-Pennsylvania line.

Officials urge evacuation near derailment, fearing explosion

Feb. 05, 2023 22:19 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Officials monitoring the smoldering, tangled wreckage of a train derailment in northeastern Ohio urgently warned hundreds of nearby residents who had declined to evacuate to do so Sunday night, saying a rail car was at risk of a potential explosion that could launch...