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State System awaits decision on Cheyney U. financial aid

A consultant has concluded that $29.6 million Cheyney University was awarded between 2011 and 2014 may have to be returned.

 Lynette Carpenter, who says prevention programs have helped her stave off diabetes, in Eutaw, Ala., on Nov. 24.

In major shift, diabetes cases on the decline

But Pennsylvania calculations show rates actually rose in 2011, then leveled off in the following two years.

 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

Kane turns to special prosecutor to lead porn email probe

Former Maryland attorney general Douglas F. Gansler will have the power to issue subpoenas and use grand juries in his investigation.

State House approves Children's Health Insurance Program extension

New legislation also means the program would be administered by state’s Department of Human Services.


Obama may sign short-term spending bill to avert shutdown

An existing government-wide continuing resolution is set to expire Dec. 11.

Federal suit says state provides inadequate mental health care

The suit claims the state does not have enough beds in community-care programs for those needing autism and mental health services.



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