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Pa. agency that looks for wasteful spending wasted $160,000 on guns, ammo it can’t use
‘End … this ridiculous and racist war on cannabis’: Closer Look
Black Pennsylvanians make up about 12% of the state population, but account for about 33% of marijuana possession arrests.News
What do York countians think of legalized marijuana? This poll might surprise you
"My thought is that it’s time," said state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York City.News
She’s the force behind Pa.’s drug addiction treatment effort. Critics say there’s more to story
As a lobbyist, Deb Beck wields significant power over drug treatment policy and legislation. But some question whether she uses that influence to benefit the businesses providing care over what's best for patients.Pennsylvania
Sex offender registry law in Pa. facing life-or-death test at Supreme Court
Five cases before the state's high court claim the law is cruel, discriminatory and deprives thousands of people of fundamental rights. Prosecutors warn the cases could undermine public safety, as well as the public website listing registered sex offenders.News
Closer Look: Are opportunity zones economic development or subsidized gentrification?
York City Mayor Michael Helfrich's administration has touted its five federally designated opportunity zones as a potential boom to impoverished neighborhoods and a boost in local economic activity.Local
Closer Look: Gentrification ‘isn’t a real thing,’ York City official says
Gentrification is a myth, said one of York City's top economic development officials.Local
Closer Look: York Exponential is first in York to reap opportunity zone benefits
York Exponential CEO John McElligott has toured the nation, aggressively pitching his vision for a York City Innovation District to the ears of top U.S. officials and figureheads in the technology industry.Local
Closer Look: Why don’t sheriff’s deputies provide police coverage?
How sheriff's offices work in PennsylvaniaNews
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Closer Look: The regional police trend started in York County
York County was the first in the state to have a regional department. Now it has the most out of any in Pennsylvania.News
VIDEO: Riots prosecutor: ‘We didn’t want Charlie so much as we wanted the shooters’
York area Attorneys Bill Graff and Tom Kelley reminisce about their rolls as prosecutors in the York riots trials. Graff was lead prosecutor for the murder of Patrolman Henry C. Schaad, and Kelley for the murder of Lillie Belle Allen.
Henry Schaad: Symbol for York City Police, cherished by family
"He died doing what he loved, and that was protecting and serving. ... I cannot imagine ... being young and having a young family and knowing what was on the line to protect a community."Local
York riots 50 years later: ‘History does not repeat itself; people repeat history’
Despite the fact that the story and trial of Lillie Belle Allen’s killers was covered nationally and had become a media obsession in York and central Pennsylvania during the early 2000s, it was never an isolated incident of time and place.Local
‘It was always something that had to come out’
The prosecutions of Henry Schaad’s and Lillie Belle Allen’s murderers began two decades ago and took years of investigation, interviews and effort by a team of prosecutors and police led by deputy prosecutors Tom Kelley and Bill Graff and overseen by former DA Stan Rebert.Local
Do York City’s businesses reflect its people?
As of now the city has no official way to track the makeup of the business community.Local
YCIDA excluded public from meetings as Yorktowne Hotel costs soared
Contracts with independent contractors are not covered under the collective bargaining or labor negotiation exception to the Sunshine Act.News
Exelon spent millions in lobbying after announcing TMI closure
Exelon Corp. nearly tripled its lobbying expenditures between 2016 and 2018 — and it will soon see if that paid off as hearings about subsidizing nuclear energy begin next week.Local
After 40 years, Three Mile Island meltdown looms large
It's been 40 years since the most high-profile nuclear disaster in U.S. history, but its effects on nearby communities and the nuclear industry remain significant. TMI's partial meltdown touched on Cold War era fears and changed the face of nuclear energy and modern emergency preparation.News
The York County Industrial Development Authority: How does it work?
The York County Board of Commissioners created the YCIDA in 1967 in accordance with the state's Economic Development Financing Law.News
Often overlooked, sustainable farming can have ‘more effective’ impact on climate
York County has a high density of factory farms, which said to be one of the largest contributor to climate change.News
With 10-year high in staff vacancies, York County’s child welfare agency counts on changes to turn t
At least in terms of staffing, York County’s Office of Children, Youth and Families is worse off now than it was two years ago when it narrowly averted a state takeover.Local
York County made $33.5M on nursing home sale: Where did the money go?
Mark Derr, county administrator, said the funds will be used to resolve a number of outstanding obligations related to the nursing home.News
‘I’m livid’: Lawmakers seek public meeting on overdue, over-budget Mt. Rose/I-83 project
The years-long Mount Rose Avenue/Interstate 83 interchange project is overdue and over-budget, and now the Maryland contractor is re-doing already completed work because it didn't meet specifications.Local
Holding districts accountable: Which York schools have had civil rights cases?
Of York County’s districts, 14 had cases against them — as well as the York County School of Technology — with 27 cases between them.News
Replacing York County’s outdated voting machines: Looming deadline, big bill
As the November election approaches, York County's voting machines reportedly are outdated, vulnerable to hacking and lacking a commonly used safety feature that might reveal meddling or mistakes.Elections
What’s the problem with York County’s voting machines?
Since the 2006 primary, York County residents have cast their votes on a Sequoia AVS Edge, a voting machine critics say have "significant security weaknesses."Local
York City schools: End of state oversight near?
"We do a whole lot with a little," said school board President Margie Orr.News
York is at the center of Pennsylvania politics
With the 2018 gubernatorial race coming down to local millionaires Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner, York County is at the center of Pennsylvania politics.Politics
Internal emails detail scope of York Ice Arena investigation
Internal York Ice Arena emails show concerns about theft from the city-owned facility, though a police investigation has yet to yield any charges.York City
York City Ice Arena: ‘Problems from day one’
Nearly 20 years after the creation of a new York City ice arena fell short of expectations, city taxpayers are still shouldering the financial burden.York City
Oversight of Thackston a case study as state considers charter reform
State legislators have been pining for years for comprehensive charter school reform as Helen Thackston prepares for charter revocation hearings.Education
Special report: County prison maintained by ‘phone tax’ on prisoners’ families
York County's contract with its prison telecommunications provider nets the county about $900,000 per year by charging high rates for phone calls.Local
Powerline project could lower bills, disrupt views, spur court battle in York County
Jay McGinnis said he's not going to make it easy for an energy company to construct a 135-feet tower on his 500 acres.Special Reports
State: Thackston hasn’t filed financial reports since 2012
The state Department of Education hasn't received an annual report, which includes financial audits, from Helen Thackston Charter School since 2012.Education
Former Thackston board president responds to allegations
Helen Thackston Charter School's former board president is disputing allegations of self-dealing made by York City School District.Education
WATCHDOG REPORT: Thackston Charter contracted with firm started by board president
Former Thackston board president Michael Mehosky owned a business that contracted with the school.Education
State: York schools led Pa. in sex assault reports in 3 of 10 years
In the past 10 years, 616 incidents of student-on-student sexual assault incidents have been reported in schools across Pennsylvania.Crime
Faces of child abuse in York County
Six children died in York as a result of child abuse substantiated during 2016, the most for a single year possibly ever.Local
Shopping evolution: Downtown, suburban areas adapt to retail decline
As retail store closures and job losses pile up, local shopping centers are trying to adapt to avoid vacant storefrontsBusiness