(Randy Flaum — rflaum@yorkdispatch.com)
Shattering a stigma, York County suburbs are home to the new heroin

03/23/2015 09:12 AM EDT
This generation's heroin addicts are the smiling kids in the neat rows of pictures on the fireplace mantels of middle America. 
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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

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

Classifieds and the Classroom: How York schools use advertising to support programs
12/09/2014 12:58 AM EST - York County schools are opening their doors to banners, billboards and signs in an effort to have advertisers supplement what state funds and local taxes struggle to cover, as perhaps one of the last untapped revenue sources for public school districts. Full Story

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

The rise and fall of York County school districts' fund balances
12/30/2014 10:41 AM EST - A number of York County schools have built up surplus funds to help bridge future budget gaps — but that money could be spent quickly. Full Story

Special report: Cyber school scores lag behind York schools, cite challenges
12/01/2014 11:26 AM EST - The scores of cyber charter schools across the state are "very concerning" to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to Tim Eller, spokesman for the department. Full Story

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. 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

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

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Full Story
(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Be the hit of the picnic with sangria

cocktail: Keep this bubbly drink chilled and don't add too much ice.
Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. Full Story
(Claudette Barius/AP)
'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Full Story