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Pa. hourly minimum wage would rise to $9.50 in compromise bill

Local lawmakers introduce bills to deter bullying

New funding ahead for PFAS drinking water cleanup as legislature passes bill that will help Montco, Bucks

Pa. legislators to fight Wolf’s carbon cap proposal with bills and a lawsuit

Western Pa. lawmakers fight Gov. Wolf on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

State Senate eyes measure to aid sex-abuse victims

Rep. Mark Rozzi’s bills to aid child sex abuse victims teed up for key vote

Bill limiting gifts to public officials moves in Pa. Legislature

Why it’s so hard to force people to get mental-health treatment in Pennsylvania

Asbestos in Philly schools demands action from district – plus the city and state | Editorial

Local state legislators back fetal remains bill

Life, death, big money cited as lawmakers debate certifying prescribers of opioid abuse-fighting medicine

Pa. House bill mandating burial of fetal remains unfairly polices pregnant women | Opinion

Room left to be gifted

Suicide is a leading cause of death, and it’s preventable | Opinion

Longtime state Rep Steve Barrar retiring, will not seek re-election

Top Senate GOP staffer Drew Crompton nominated to Pa.’s Commonwealth Court

As senior Senate GOP aide Crompton looks to a future on state court, critics have questions

Yudichak: Switch from Democrat to Independent a ‘deeply personal decision’

Yudichak leaves Democratic Party

Swift reaction to Yudichak’s switch

Yudichak’s decision prompts anger from Dems, GOP praise


GE’s Charleroi plant poised for an influx of 100 new employees

New Kensington O’Reilly store opening in early 2020, company says

Scranton toymaker broadens scope of little green army women project

30 set to lose jobs in Valmont plant closure


New Kensington cop killer’s cousin charged with hiding murder weapon

Police: Demanding the land back, gunmen stormed Pike County clubhouse and took a hostage


Tulpehocken School Board retires policy that banned girls from competing on boys teams

Officials: 2 students arrested after gun found on Seneca Valley school campus

High school football injuries can have lifelong consequences. For many families in Pennsylvania, the sport is worth the risk

Kids need to hear that learning often requires struggling to some degree

Herb Magee becomes second NCAA hoops coach to win 1,100

Wilkes students win America250PA marketing competition


Pa. starts testing new election auditing procedures

City Controller Michael Lamb to run for state auditor general

Oakmont councilwoman to seek state House seat next year


Medicare for All is dividing a key Democratic constituency

Noticias locales

Newport, Hanover townships get funds to expand forest land

Rates to increase with proposed WB sewer system sale

Financial adviser: Sewer fees will likely increase for W-B residents

Wyoming Valley Levee freeboard deficiency may be studied to avoid flood insurance rate hike

Downtown Scranton parking fees and tickets to rise in 2020

Scranton hears consultant on zoning update

Transportation among top concerns at independent living forum

Upper Dublin Christmas ‘Light Up a Life’ canceled this year

Reading officials say no tax increase needed for next five years

Noticias nacionales

FDA urged to investigate use of unapproved anti-opioid implant on prisoners and the homeless

A Georgia teen detailed her plot for an attack on a black church, police say

147 Indiana school districts canceled classes as teachers protested at the state Capitol

As Others See It: California school shooting demonstrates (once again) the folly of too-easy access to guns

Gas natural

Shale gas stymies efforts to combat climate change


Under pressure, Philly School District touts new environmental safety plan

Amid parent backlash, Philly schools unveil $12M asbestos plan

A call went out to black men in response to shootings of kids. Hundreds responded, warming my heart. | Jenice Armstrong

‘This could be my son’: In Philadelphia, Black men gather in an effort to help reduce city’s gun violence

1 dead, 5 injured in shootings across city


City Council wants more transparency, audits on existing agreements with Parks Conservancy

Pittsburgh council members request documents, audit related to park tax

Pittsburgh receives perfect score for LGBTQ protections

Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse by now-deceased priest

Detroit jury sent home for the night after deliberations begin in Chelsa Wagner trial

Pirates pitcher Vazquez held on sex charges involving teen; 21 counts added

O’Hara officials unhappy about bus stop elimination near RIDC Park

John Dziak: What will Rich Fitzgerald’s legacy be?

Why former Pirates star Andrew McCutchen stays involved with Pittsburgh

FlixBus, with Pittsburgh line to D.C., Ohio, hopes to ‘make the bus cool again’

Noticias del Estado

Chadds Ford exec who was handcuffed in his own driveway by a Pa. state trooper wins in court

Actor Mark Ruffalo calls for federal action on PFAS as the chemicals come to the big screen

Toxic PFAS chemicals, found across Pennsylvania, get the Hollywood treatment

Pa. must get real about the cost of cleaning up climate change disasters | Opinion

State Parks plan: More pet-friendly campsites, elevated tree house-like cottages and no Wi-Fi

Pennsylvanians want more from their state parks, report says

Opioid epidemic boosts organ donations in Pa.: ‘He lost his battle … but he could help save and heal’

Age-old Amish death rituals disrupted by organ donation requirements, Pa. funeral director says

Human Harvest: Skin, bone & tissue donation takes giving to extremes

Federal watchdog says 60 Pa. Superfund sites are threatened by climate change

4th sinkhole forms along Mariner East route at Sleighton Park


Airport’s departure record streak ends