1. The States and Health Care Opinion, Today

    Jack Markell, a former Delaware governor, discusses areas of progress.

  2. As ‘Ban the Box’ Spreads, Private Employers Still Have Questions Business, November 22

    Businesses eager to give former criminals a chance wonder if new job-application laws go far enough. Others worry about liability, hiring delays and more room for racial bias.

  3. Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel Science, November 19

    The Japanese government and companies used radiation-hardened machines to search for the fuel that escaped the plant’s ruined reactors.

  4. Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill Op Ed, November 17

    The probation system considers the smallest misstep a reason to lock people back up.

  5. As Construction Booms, Philadelphia Seeks to Preserve Its Past Business, November 14

    A surging demand for commercial property has preservationists and city officials looking for more ways to defend historic sites from the wrecker’s ball.

  6. Appeals Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s New Travel Ban National, November 13

    A federal appeals court in San Francisco said a ban on entry from six countries could go into effect for people with no ties to the United States.

  7. 10 Additional Penn State Students Charged in Hazing Death of Pledge National, November 13

    In announcing the new charges, the authorities said that the student, Tim Piazza, had been given at least 18 drinks in 82 minutes at the Beta Theta Pi party in February.

  8. Legislator Targets Tech Perks in Baltimore County District Business, November 9

    A state legislator called for an audit of Baltimore County Public Schools’ multimillion-dollar technology initiative.

  9. Elections Roundup: Incumbents Fare Well in Boston, Detroit and Flint National, November 7

    Voters went to the polls on Tuesday from Maine to Seattle. They picked mayors and prosecutors and decided ballot measures on matters like drug price limits.

  10. One Way to Fix Broken School Instruments: Call a Composer Special Sections, November 6

    As an example of focused local philanthropy, David Lang has created the “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra” to raise money for repairs in Philadelphia.

  11. Take Claims About State and Local Tax Deductions With a Grain of Salt Washington, November 3

    Republicans claim that conservative-leaning states “subsidize” liberal-leaning states through deduction, while Democrats say repealing it will hurt middle-class families.

  12. How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom Business, November 3

    Tech firms are deploying sophisticated marketing techniques to try to sell their wares into America’s schools.

  13. Inside Silicon Valley’s Playbook for Wooing School Superintendents Technology, November 3

    Tech firms are deploying sophisticated marketing techniques to try to sell their wares into America’s classrooms.

  14. How One School District Chose Its Laptops Interactive, November 3

    The district's hardware evaluations for HP, Dell, Apple and Lenovo devices. The winning device: HP.

  15. The Roots’ Black Thought on Philadelphia Style. And His Beard. Styles, November 1

    In addition to his gig on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” the hip-hop innovator stars in “The Deuce” and has a new sneaker collection.

  16. Carson Wentz Is Fueling Eagles’ Hype. Not That He’s Noticed. Sports, October 30

    At the center of Philadelphia’s 7-1 start is Wentz, the second-year quarterback whose stoic nature is perhaps his best asset in a volatile sports city.

  17. Abuse and Neglect Were Pervasive at Special Needs Center, Report Says Metro, October 30

    An advocacy group found excessive use of physical restraints and other abuses at Woods Services, a Pennsylvania facility where more than 100 New Yorkers are housed.

  18. A 40-Foot Cross Has Honored War Dead for 90 Years. Is It Unlawful? Washington, October 29

    An appeals court ruled against the longstanding monument in Maryland, potentially setting up a Supreme Court decision on when religious symbols can be on public property.

  19. ‘Everyone Lost Something’ Metropolitan, October 27

    Three years after a horrific bus crash, victims are still dealing with grave injuries, emotional scars — and an underinsured bus company.