State


Pennsylvania students lag in receiving required vaccines

Only a small percentage claim an exemption to requirements. The larger problem: many children are not up-to-date on their vaccines.


 Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, this month wrote to state Treasurer Timothy Reese to request “a loan, from whatever source you deem appropriate and in such amount as may be necessary” to help pay salaries for members and approximately 650 employees of the Democratic caucus.

Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.



 Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement brings the number of states that have online voter registration to 23, plus the District of Columbia.

State's voter registration enters digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.



 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Disciplinary board seeks Attorney General Kane’s law license

Kathleen Kane has 10 days to respond and make the case as to why she should be able to keep her license.


Transportation


Crash shuts down Parkway West detour route

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.



Fort Pitt Tunnel outbound closed today

Pirates fans may face extra delays as the outbound tunnel and parkway stay closed today.


 
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Education


CMU grad builds cybersleuthing tool to snare sex traffickers

Emily Kennedy’s company had its roots in her senior thesis at CMU and now helps law enforcement officials find human trafficking criminals.



Former student convicted of sex charges in scandal at exclusive New England prep school

The case exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey applauds during a 2012 visit to the VA medical campus in Oakland. (Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette) 1) New poll


The old hidden-sister trick

No, the Kane in the red dress. She said she'd talk when she was able to release the pornographic emails she said were behind her