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HARRISBURG – Compensation funds set up to settle claims filed by victims of abuse by priests have paid out more than $55 million to more than 300 victims across the state in the year since a landmark grand jury report examined the church’s role in covering up for predator priests, according to information released by the church and the law firm overseeing the compensation funds for most dioceses in Pennsylvania.

HARRISBURG – Too many schools — including traditional schools, brick-and-mortar charter schools and cyber schools — have not updated their district policies to clarify that teachers and other employees are required to call a state child protection hotline, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday.

HARRISBURG – China’s move to stop taking many imported recycled materials is hitting home in Pennsylvania by diminishing the prices commanded for recycled material as interest in recycling by residents continues to increase.