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Avoiding taxes: A fast-tracked scheme will help only nonprofits

A runaway train is rolling through Harrisburg, but it will crash and burn in cities and towns across Pennsylvania.


Asides: Pittsburgh Catholics dig deep, Bishop Zubik gets frosted, a bequest helps a seminary

Catholics pledge $230 million to the diocese, the bishop helps heating fund, a donor gives $20 million to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.



Case closed: District Attorney Zappala was right not to retry Leon Ford

Sitting in a wheelchair to which he’ll likely be confined for the rest of his life, Leon Ford can finally exhale.



Obamacare reality: Despite its detractors, the plan is helping millions

If the latest enrollment numbers are any indicator, 2015 promises to be even better for Obamacare than last year.



Medicinal purpose: Pa. patients can be hopeful about marijuana

The Medical Cannabis Act passed the state Senate last year but died in the House.


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David Shribman



David M. Shribman: What isn’t being said about the 2016 election

Republicans’ biggest challenge will be addressing inequality, even as they root for Elizabeth Warren.


 

Brian O'Neill



Brian O'Neill: Pennsylvania nonprofits not so noble in aiming for new law

Rep. Frankel says state nonprofits “made a deal with the devil, with the health care systems’’ to pass Act 55.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Larry Wilmore brings late night the real thing

“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” new on Comedy Central, is already the best late-night talk show on television.


 

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