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Allentown bets big to shed its former image

Sep 11, 2014
Pennsylvania's third largest city has been dying for decades. Can it build itself back to life?
Posted In: Pennsylvania, Allentown, urban planning, development
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Broken windows, busted real estate market

May 7, 2014
Philadelphia is cracking down on dilapidated buildings, because it pays to.
Posted In: abandoned homes, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, urban planning

A Pennsylvania fracking settlement answers a few questions

Mar 21, 2013
The case arises in the first region of Pennsylvania to see fracking for natural gas. A family with a well contaminated by chemicals received a payment,
Posted In: fracking, Pennsylvania

In the fracking fields, a fight over who regulates

Mar 7, 2013
In Pennsylvania's shale-gas region, many cities and towns have passed ordinances restricting where drillers can put their fracking wells, equipment and wastewater. Now a case is before the state's Supreme Court.
Posted In: fracking, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania allows fracking on public college campuses

Oct 12, 2012
Pennsylvania's state colleges have been hit hard by budget cuts. Now the state is allowing natural-gas drilling on campuses to raise money for the system.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania high court sends back voter ID law

Sep 18, 2012
Lower court must prove that the law does not disenfranchise poor and minority voters -- or it will be struck down
Posted In: Voter ID, election, Pennsylvania