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State senator again seeks to release some ‘lifers’

Officials and unions urge enforcement of tax laws in construction industry

Union: Construction tax fraud costs governments $450B annually

Pa. public employees convicted of sex crimes could lose pensions

Petrarca bill would enhance caseworkers’ access to information in child abuse cases

With Pennsylvania leading the U.S. in Lyme disease cases, state and local officials are taking action

Legalize e-scooters to expand transportation in Pennsylvania | Opinion

Raise state’s legal tobacco age to 21

Pass ‘GI Bill’

Senator taking cautiously open-minded approach to legalizing marijuana | Opinion


Voters’ voices needed to end gerrymandering: Kathy Dahlkemper


Owner of Ruffsdale market shares business thoughts with President Trump at tax reform roundtable

Rutter’s is planning to replace Sittler Golf on Route 222 with a convenience store and gas station

Shell, CCBC to hold hiring expo aimed at military vets


The guy who pointed a gun at kids in a small-town park? Police say it was the mayor

Westmoreland warden wants public apology from Commissioner Gina Cerilli

Investigation continues in police shooting of former Canon-McMillan wrestling champ

Judge: No basis to dismiss charges against Sheriff Jonathan Held

Westmoreland prison inmate population down

Civil rights suit against cop accused of sex assault stayed indefinitely

Police partner with Pennsylvania agencies to prevent deaths from domestic violence | PennLive Editorial


Lake-Lehman won’t close Ross Elementary — for now

Carbondale Area could cut nine teacher positions in bid to save money

Midstate school board passes ‘biological sex’ policy for locker rooms

University of Scranton scoops up former funeral home for $950,000


Deadline to register to vote in May primary fast approaching

Health Care

UPMC says Highmark is to blame for spurring confusion, prompting prepay rule

Grand jury: State’s Medicaid program vulnerable to fraud

Local News

Solomon Creek project delay a campaign issue in Wilkes-Barre mayor’s race

W-B mayor, challenger speak out over flood wall project delay

County councilman’s remarks under scrutiny

Children’s Service Center honors Moses at awards event

Water main replacement project to begin in Hanover Twp.

National Weather Service to investigate ‘tornadic activity’ in Scranton

Part of downtown Scranton parking garage crumbles

City Councilman Evans recommends Scranton complete top-priority City Hall improvements

Twin trees honoring fallen police officers to be planted in Scranton and Ballina, Ireland

Trout to be stocked Saturday at Kunkle Park in Washington Township

Reading City Council interviews candidate for vacant city auditor position

Program aims to teach seniors techniques to help them prevent falls

Editorial: Team a great local asset, no matter what you call it

National News

Measles reaches 2nd-highest level in U.S. in 25 years

Natural Gas

Eliza Griswold, who documented the impact of fracking in Washington County, wins Pulitzer Prize


Group home operator shut down for ‘gross incompetence’ to sell Chestnut Hill property for $4 million

Who’s running for Philadelphia City Council?

Free Library leaders grilled on bias during budget hearing before City Council–20190415.html

Woman, 18, critical after Wissinoming shooting

Inquirer’s ‘Toxic City’ investigation named Pulitzer finalist

Sen. Williams calls for more transparency of taxpayer dollars at budget hearing

How Philly reacted to the great tornado alert of 2019

Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. closing in early Ma

Carlyle Group part of partnership paying $30M for Center City apartments in historic office building

UArts students protest professor Camille Paglia for comments on transgender people, sexual assault survivors

What’s going into the new Fashion District Philadelphia, former Gallery mall

Cancel your tax abatement, help Philly schools, and check your privilege | Opinion


Pittsburgh swears in first woman, minority to EMS Deputy Chief rank

Pittsburgh police officers honored for their bravery

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize for Tree of Life coverage

Monongahela Incline to remain out of service until May

Original midfield terminal architect: Airport’s $1.1 billion modernization ‘doesn’t make sense’

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Pittsburgh rapper’s free-speech case

Commuters using Castle Shannon park-and-ride must temporarily find new place to park

Judge dismisses popular Oakland vendor’s suit against Pittsburgh over parking tickets

Mary Ann Meloy: Time for Raja to go

Pitt football and local shop spar over ‘412’ trademark

Pirates donate $20,000 to improve youth baseball fields in Pittsburgh

State News

Pa. officials plan to regulate and test for PFAS — but residents want faster results

Frustrated Pa. residents get updated on water-testing plans for PFAs

DEP talks water contamination; residents remain critical

For women, Tourette’s syndrome means added burdens, and also rewards

How far underwater would you be? New map predicts Susquehanna River flooding

Pa. has more millionaires, but they’re not all where you’d expect them to live


National survey shows support for stronger drunken driving, speed laws

LCTA public forum on FB Live today


Bernie Sanders, at Pa. town hall hosted by Fox News, defends newfound status as millionaire

Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns as his campaign attacks a Dem-leaning think tank

Sanders stumps at casino, focusing on healthcare reforms

Sanders talks health care in speech to local nurses

Bernie Sanders faces lively audience in Bethlehem town hall

Bernie Sanders states his case at Fox News Town Hall in Bethlehem

Key takeaways from Bernie Sanders’ town hall in Bethlehem

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey pushing to raise eligibility age for ABLE accounts to 46

Trump targets legal, illegal immigration in latest push

World News

Notre Dame will be rebuilt, Macron says; donations flow in as crews assess damage