If millennials were hoping to save enough money on avocado toast at Whole Foods to buy a house, they will be sorely disappointed in our first story of the morning: Amazon's takeover has not slashed prices at the pricey chain. What else hasn't been slashed lately? Property taxes in many Pennsylvania towns where school districts are looking to make up state funding gaps. Education spending is a hot topic between the state's gubernatorial candidates as both Gov. Tom Wolf and opponent Scott Wagner attempt to paint themselves as school superheroes. Luckily, no one has worn a cape. Yet.
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When Amazon bought Whole Foods Market last year, the partnership was met with glee by customers hoping to save big. Prices of some items were slashed, prompting cheers that you'd no longer need to fork over your whole paycheck to shop at the notoriously expensive grocer
But a year later, it seems the prices have fallen only modestly overall and research shows Whole Foods is still more expensive than much of its competition.
Last week, a blistering grand jury report on decades of sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses was released. As soon as the phone number flashed onscreen during a news conference about the report, calls started pouring into the clergy-abuse hotline.
More than 300 (and growing) calls and emails have since been received by the Attorney General's Office. After Sunday mass, area Catholics stressed the need for accountability and change following the devastating report.
Additionally, two former Philadelphia priests have been found "not suitable for ministry," the archdiocese announced Sunday. The news was not a direct result of the grand jury report, but due to an internal investigation.
In the race for Pennsylvania governor, everyone wants to look like an education hero.
Gov. Tom Wolf is making his education record a big selling point leading up to November's midterm elections. His Republican opponent Scott Wagner is positioning himself as an education champion, too. After all, everyone wants good schools.
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