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Pennsylvania picks Drexel, Jefferson and Penn State partners for medical marijuana research

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday announced that it had approved the first three companies to conduct medical marijuana research on 21 conditions in partnership with universities.

Small business group alarmed over proposed overdue tax raid on bank accounts

The proposal would force state banks to check for bank accounts owned by businesses with overdue taxes.

After a bitter fight, Woods Services and Disability Rights New York settle defamation lawsuit

The 2018 lawsuit was prompted by a DRNY report highly critical of Woods, a Langhorne nonprofit that serves children and adults with autism and intellectual and development disabilities.

Temple Health System likely to extend exclusive negotiations with Jefferson to sell Fox Chase

The North Philadelphia nonprofit also reported positive results for the nine months ended March 31.

Presby’s Inspired Life to be acquired by California nonprofit

The two nonprofits said they will strive to operate on a national scale.

19 shootings, 28 victims, 5 dead as Philly weekend violence escalates

Six people were wounded, one fatally, in one shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania breweries might dodge sales tax bullet set to take effect on July 1

Without relief under a bill that passed the Pennsylvania House last week and is now under consideration in the Senate, Pennsylvania brewers will have to start charging sales tax on retail price of pints they sell in their taprooms.

A weather warning that could wash out Father’s Day plans

The National Weather Service said there was a slight chance of scattered thundershowers with potential for damaging winds and large hail.

Jefferson plans new patient tower in South Jersey, hints at outpatient facility in Philly amidst credit downgrade

Jefferson’s rapid expansion through acquisitions under chief executive Stephen K. Klasko has led to and heavier debt load.

Records show how much St. Charles Borromeo Seminary property fetched in last month’s sale

Main Line and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia did not disclose the price when the sale was announced in May.