News Obituaries


 Sen. Richard Schweiker, R-Pa., a member of a Senate Health and Scientific Research subcommittee speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in Reagan's Cabinet, has died. He was 89.
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Sen. Richard Schweiker, R-Pa., a member of a Senate Health and Scientific Research subcommittee speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in Reagan's Cabinet, has died. He was 89.

Obituary / Richard Schultz Schweiker: U.S. senator, secretary of health and human services

Richard S. Schweiker, a Norristown native, served 20 years U.S. House and Senate before serving in Ronald Reagan’s cabinet.


Obituary: Arthur J. 'Art' Keenan / Stephen Zappala’s ‘go-to guy’ in DA’s office

Mr. Keenan, of Kennedy, had been the community liaison in the district attorney’s office after a long career with U.S. Steel sales.



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Nation


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State


House Speaker Turzai cancels trip over budget impasse

On June 30, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed a Republican-crafted budget.



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Portfolio


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: 412 Build’s business is training teen entrepreneurs

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Early Returns


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