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‘Murder by proxy’: Pa. lawmaker wants tougher penalty for those who guide people toward suicide

Keefer, family of suicide victim push for bill upping penalties on aiding suicide

House backs tax credit to boost methane in manufacturing

Rep. Sainato’s bill forgiving student loans for first responders passes committee

Bill to increase fine for misusing animal traps passes House

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: public schools are a monopoly and teachers are “special interest people”

Pa. Dems renew call for Sen. Daylin Leach to resign after inquiry cites sex jokes but clears him of workplace discrimination

Senate Dems, again, call for Leach to resign. He doesn’t plan to.

Final report into harassment claims finds Leach did not violate federal law as leadership again calls for his resignation

Former Pa. senator Mike Folmer colleague ‘revolted’ over his arrest on child pornography charge

Finding the link: More Ewing sarcoma research is needed

Pa’s broken probation laws are fuel for the mass incarceration crisis. We need to fix them now | Opinion


Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market

Fitness center planned for former CVS site in Kingston

Firm seeks liquor license transfer for new business


Group talks probation, parole reform

Arrests of Mike Folmer, Felipe Vázquez should place focus on child pornography victims: advocates

How social media goes after child porn: Tip led to Pa. Sen. Folmer’s arrest

Chester shootings leave 1 dead, 2 wounded


Scranton School District seeks to amend incorrect payroll tax ballot question

Reading schools OK $52.6 million bond issue to help fund infrastructure improvements

Philly suburbs’ only French-English bilingual school is allowed to expand its campus in Lower Merion

School’s out for climate strike? Here’s why teens across Pennsylvania may skip class on Friday

‘More options and opportunities’: At Harrisburg Catholic school, DeVos pushes $5 billion program for private, religious school scholarships

Gov. Mifflin elementary school’s green roof includes plants, beehives, birdhouses and a butterfly hatchery

Pa. state university faculty, administrators reach tentative deal on four-year contract

Survey: Parents with student debt are saving for college while their kids are still young


Democratic presidential candidate O’Rourke to visit Erie

Two Pa. House members might consider designation as Republican candidate for Senate seat vacated by Mike Folmer


Lehigh Valley Health Network intends to acquire Coordinated Health

Noticias locales

Stormwater fee defaulters urged to pay

Forty Fort airport transforms into iconic ‘gin joint’ for ‘An Evening in CASAblanca’

Arena lease for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins signed, terms disclosed

WVW grad hunts for drug lord’s millions on Discovery show

Kingston gets park grant

Hazleton zoning board conditionally approves new apartment units

Dunmore council deems landfill not a structure with 4-3 vote

Dems challenge most third-party Scranton mayor candidates

GOP tries to nix Bolus from Scranton mayor ballot

Spano calls for Cummings to resign from election board

Avonmore has taken its licks, but it still celebrates with Harvest Jubilee

Editorial: Mayor should let successor pick deputy chief

Chester Water urges rate payers to contact legislators in fight against takeover

3 Bucks towns get $377K in state grants

Ground broken for $8.1 million trail project in East Goshen

Noticias nacionales

Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief

Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that once lived in North America

Crisis de los opiáceos

Pittsburgh scientists set their sights on longer-lasting Narcan to combat opioid overdoses


Philly’s next sheriff is throwing a party for a former sheriff before he goes to prison | Clout

The reasons 60,000 people leave Philadelphia every year is another tale of two cities | Editorial

I have Alzheimer’s. Here’s what happened when I traveled on SEPTA.

A stray bullet cost this Philly rugby star his Army dreams. Then the brass read The Inquirer. | Mike Newall

Tattooed Mom bar on South Street lends its edgy vibe to new Philly coworking-event space mashup

State board sides with Philly charter in appeal of School District restrictions

Tribune honors Most Influential African Americans 2019

Landlords, safety advocates continue battle over Philly lead abatement bill

Why is poverty increasing in Northeast Philly? Aging population, immigration, gentrification

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson gets help from city-hired lawyer as FBI probes land sales, ties to Kenny Gamble nonprofit

Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is under federal investigation

Hepatitis A case confirmed at Kensington doughnut shop

Facebook ads have appeared on sidewalks across Philly. The city does not like them.


Nearly 300 structures identified as historic by Pittsburgh are gone, most of them the result of neglect by the city and their owners

No end in sight: City appeals Mount Washington billboard ruling

Pittsburgh appealing court ruling on Lamar sign atop Mt. Washington

Duquesne Light leans into electric transportation, just as the federal government goes in the opposite direction

Alcosan wet weather plan flows forward

Alcosan unveils $2 billion Clean Water Plan that extends to 2036

Pa. Supreme Court orders Pittsburgh’s Section 8 law back to lower court

Mayor Peduto stands with advocates for immigrants in decrying new federal rule

Cost jumps $30M for Downtown-Oakland rapid bus project

25 RADical Days celebrate 25 years of saying thank you to taxpayers

Retired Pittsburgh police officer plans to challenge Mayor Peduto in 2021 primary

3 people, several pets rescued in flood from Carrick water main break

Noticias del Estado

Pennsylvania set for big expansion of utility assistance for low-income consumers — at a cost of $102 million

New utility policy aims to reduce energy burden for Pennsylvania’s poor

Pa. State Police stopped tracking the race of drivers who get pulled over, making profiling hard to detect

Pennsylvania State Police welcomes new troopers

Karen Kane: Grand jury justice? There’s no such thing

Three Mile Island to shut down for good on Friday, after Pennsylvania said no to financial rescue

Three Mile Island nuclear power station is closing today: Will you miss it when it’s gone?

DA: Wildlife officer cleared in Blue Chip dog shooting

Naloxone kits distributed

AP: Age-bias claims cost Pennsylvania $225K

Nearly 500 doses of free Naloxone distributed in Chester County


Westmoreland transit authority to seek bids for bus and shared ride operator

Roundabouts are decreasing accidents, a new PennDOT study shows


Lamb to EPA chief: You’re on the ‘wrong side’ after methane rule rollback

Whistleblower complaint about Trump by intelligence official centers on Ukraine, two sources say

After her partner’s suicide, Susan Wild broadens legislative platform to tackle mental health