Is N.F.L. to be a separate criminal justice system?

So let’s be clear about the issue here: It does not have to do with the actions of a player but rather the financing interest of the team and league, as determined by the zeitgeist of the moment.

Pa. transportation system ranks 41st in nation, study shows

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE: “Pennsylvania has a tough hand to play with its weather, terrain and the sheer size of its system. Ohio’s situation isn’t as complex or difficult,” said lead author David T. Hartgen, transportation professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Pennsylvania unemployment rises in August for second consecutive month

…Economists warn against judging the health of the economy by a single month, but for the last three months the unemployment rate has held steady or gone up, which is a reversal of a trend of steady or decreasing unemployment since November 2012.

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

Leonard D. Schaeffer, a panel member who founded the insurance company WellPoint and is a professor at the University of Southern California, said the committee’s most “radical conclusion” was that there should be a more pronounced shift away from fee-for-service medicine, which promotes an emphasis on medical interventions in part by reimbursing doctors based on procedures rather than for talking with patients.

F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals (Lancaster General take note)

Hospitals often say they acquire other hospitals and physician groups so they can coordinate care, in keeping with the goals of the Affordable Care Act. But the agency, the Federal Trade Commission, says that mergers tend to reduce competition, and that doctors and hospitals can usually achieve the benefits of coordinated care without a full merger…

Rethink executions

It’s already well-established that death row is inordinately more expensive than the more reasonable alternative of sentencing the worst criminals to life in prison without parole. The cost of interminable appeals, much of it borne by taxpayers on behalf of indigent defendants, runs into the millions for every death-penalty case…

Corbett must take charge and Wolf shouldn’t be too cute at first debate: analysts

HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS: …[Tom] Corbett needs to be “aggressive and evocative” while finding a message that will make voters rethink his tenure, said G. Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll and professor of Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.

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