Hope Street Garden: An outdoor education in York City

10/23/2014 08:32 AM EDT
Two years ago, it was an empty lot. This piece off land, located in York City, is now a classroom, a place for students to learn about urban gardens, reading, writing, math and science. 
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Dipping into savings: York schools balance budgets with surplus funds
01/30/2014 11:05 AM EST - Increases in pension payments, special education and other costs are forcing school districts in York County to take a serious look at using money stashed in savings accounts to cover upcoming budget deficits. Full Story

Grocery prices keep climbing; up 7 percent in last year
10/06/2014 03:22 PM EDT - Mary Bouras never expected to get sticker shock from a pound of butter. But when the grocery staple reached more than $5 a pound at most stores, the 66-year-old Dover resident said it was hard not to. Full Story

Number of York County residents working past 65 at record high
03/31/2014 05:49 PM EDT - The sound of a hydraulic press rumbles in the background as Bud Butera fixes pads and wedges in a pair of orthopedic shoes. Full Story

Special report: Tax caps limit increases in York, but hikes still present
07/29/2014 12:36 PM EDT - York County homeowners don't have to reach too far into their memories to recall paying school property tax increases of 8 to 10 percent nearly every year. Full Story

Special report: Yorkers see little tax relief from slots revenue
07/30/2014 03:11 PM EDT - When the debate over allowing slot machines was in full force in 2004, proponents of the bill promised $1 billion of that revenue per year would go toward property tax relief. Full Story

Grocery bills on the rise in York County
04/16/2014 02:40 PM EDT - Brigitt Rees was exhausted as she loaded groceries into her car. But it wasn't the weight of the canned goods that had her down. Full Story

LIU offers another York County option for cyber education
12/19/2013 11:14 AM EST - School districts that want to save costs but don't have an in-house cyber school program of their own can cooperate with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, a regional educational service to the public school districts. Full Story

York County student: Cyber option allows schooling minus the drama
12/19/2013 11:13 AM EST - Kelsi Rohrbaugh works best independently. She's efficient working at her own pace and was not interested in the drama she found as a ninth-grader last year at Northeastern High School. Full Story

Special report: York County school districts combat cyber schools with own online options
12/19/2013 11:13 AM EST - School districts across York County are combating fund-draining cyber charter schools with online programs of their own, a move that allows schools to keep money inside the district. Full Story

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Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush him

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say a semitruck driver is lucky he wasn't crushed by 50-pound bags of dog food when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a ditch and spilled the kibble. Full Story
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From Scratch: Give Swedes a chance

My Thanksgiving dinner is fairly traditional: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and broccoli or cauliflower. Full Story
New sentencing for 'Bernie' mortician

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas mortician whose conviction for killing a rich widow and storing her body in a freezer inspired the movie "Bernie" was granted a new sentencing hearing Wednesday, after the state's highest court agreed that his life prison sentence may be overly harsh. Full Story