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Senate approves bill following state prison closures in 2017

Bill giving options to high-stakes graduation tests going to the governor

Pa. Senate approves anti-hazing bill named after Timothy Piazza

Anti-hazing bill, inspired by the ‘courage’ of the Piazzas, passes Senate

Activists wait in vain for Senate to extend time limit to sue for abuse

Scarnati willing to negotiate on statute of limitations reform bill; but bill as amended is imperiled

Attorney general: Clergy abuse measures will pass Senate if put to a vote

State Rep. Mike O’Brien remembered for dedication to his city

House vote sinks effort to trim Pennsylvania Legislature

House vote kills latest attempt to shrink size of Legislature

Bill to help out Harrisburg with its finances wins House passage

Homebuyers’ bill passes state House

Is Pa. getting shortchanged on drug costs? Legislators want to know.

Pa. Senate security force convulsed by harassment complaints, lawsuits

New report on shale industry spending is a clarion call for campaign finance reform | Editorial

Harrisburg hypocrisy: Work zone cameras but no radar for local police


Gov. Wolf says FEMA ‘chose to ignore’ evidence in denying appeal for disaster aid


Westmoreland County brewer announces acquisition of Rivertowne Brewing

U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers reach tentative contract agreement

Shoppers lament looming closure of New Kensington Kmart

Berks County stores aren’t on the list of Sears closings

Kmart in Allentown among the 142 stores Sears plans to close as part of restructuring


‘I feel hopeless’: Families call new Pa. prison mail policy devastating

Effort to help counties reduce prison population with mental illness


Study finds costs for special education outpacing state education aid

Scranton superintendent demands to know who leaked letter about harassment

Harrisburg school district needs full-time chief financial officer

Wilkes-Barre Area superintendent taking coffee chats on the road

Cheyney enrollment plummets amid broader decline at Pa. state universities

Enrollment at Pennsylvania’s state universities drops for eighth straight year


Ahead in polls, Casey outraises Barletta again

Casey pulls TV ad from Scranton after Barletta’s objection

Mesuer, Wolff differ on immigration reform

Can the Democrats’ blue wave break in this Erie congressional race? | Analysis

Berks GOP confident going into midterms

A dozen voices on education in the heart of Wolf, Wagner country

State says it gave Pat Browne campaign wrong information about competitor

Noticias locales

No tax hike in W-B 2019 budget proposal

W-B Area’s new high school to cost $6.3M a year in debt payments

Energy-savings firm completes $3.95M in Luzerne County government projects

No tax hike in Lackawanna County’s 2019 budget

Audit: Lackawanna County’s general fund surplus grew again in 2017

Scranton council urges meeting on stormwater flooding

County residents picked to stun first responders

McKeesport demolishes former school building that collapsed last week

Westmoreland County comprehensive plan soon to be released to the public

Officials OK conditional use of old Jeannette Glass site for Elliott Group

Forum in Reading explores how to spot fake news online

Reading auditor asks council for a pay raise


World’s biggest cannabis deal, MedMen’s merger with PharmaCann, brokered in Philly

Noticias nacionales

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer

Alec Baldwin urges midterm voters to ‘overthrow’ the U.S. government under Trump

Father, son plead guilty to $27M health care scam

‘Elder orphans’ often face challenges of aging on their own

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

Crisis de los opiáceos

ODs dominate drug-abuse talk, but new report shows problem runs much deeper

Pennsylvania hospitals treat greatest number of patients for opioid abuse in 10 years


Pa. GOP chair accused me of ‘indoctrinating’ my students. Here’s why he’s wrong | Opinion

United Way slashes 37 positions as it adjusts to narrower mission

Review of Starbucks arrests shows racial bias by Philly cops, commission finds

Skyscraper, not strip mall, now planned on North Broad Street, courtesy of Trump tax break

Philadelphia bail watch volunteers document daily injustices of cash bail | Opinion

Safe injection sites are a well-meaning, but flawed solution to the opioid crisis | Dom Giordano


A whale of a catch: Strip District building gets new owner

Parklet in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood to see $650,000 overhaul

Pittsburgh planning rehabilitation of Townsend Parklet in Elliott neighborhood

Port Authority begins replacing 190 bus shelters

For many, economy takes center stage in key swing precincts around Pittsburgh

Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’ brings filming to Pittsburgh’s city hall

Pittsburgh’s City-County Building transforms for ‘Mindhunter’ filming

Pittsburgh sprinkler proposal faces council decision Tuesday

Noticias del Estado

Ukrainian Catholic bishop pledges cooperation with Pa. abuse probe

A handicapped girl’s journey paves the way to help others in Western Pennsylvania

This year sure to be one of NEPA’s wettest ever