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Pennsylvania Sued By US Over Police Fitness Tests

The federal government sued Pennsylvania on Tuesday over physical fitness tests given to applicants for state trooper positions, seeking a stop to a practice that it said illegally discriminates against women.

07/29/2014

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Federal Government Denies New Jersey Plea For Relief On Sandy Aid Rules

The federal government won’t drop rules that many Superstorm Sandy victims say are among the biggest impediments to rebuilding more quickly.

02/19/2014

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Pres. Obama Signs Order To Begin Spending Cuts

President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts.

03/01/2013

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Pa. Parks Brace For Automatic Federal Budget Cuts

In Pennsylvania, some of the nation’s most famous national parks are bracing for the automatic budget cuts that could soon put a noticeable crimp in their operations.

02/22/2013

Illegal Hiring

We’ve all heard of illegal firing, but what’s illegal hiring?

09/13/2012

(The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa., prior to its shutdown.  File photo by David Madden)

Federal Government Approves Aid For Displaced Employees Of Delaware County Refineries

The feds have approved some $5 million that will aid displaced workers at a pair of shuttered oil refineries in Delaware County.

03/25/2012

food

Center City Charter School Aims To Raise Stardards For School Meals

For the first time in 15 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is raising the standards for school meals.

01/13/2011

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