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Pa. House approves reforms to child sex abuse laws; sends bills to Senate

Pa. House approves tougher rules on child sexual abuse reporting

State lawmaker proposes reforms amid Penn Hills School District’s financial woes

Casey urges Pa. Legislature to support ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ plan

Auto-IRA would help millions of Pennsylvanian save for retirement | By State Treasurer Joe Torsella and Senator Art Haywood

Official state business: The Eastern hellbender voted Pennsylvania amphibian

Liquor Control hearing to address Pennsylvania’s taproom tax

Pennsylvania government watchdog to probe teen’s murder

Pennsylvania government watchdog to probe Grace Packer’s death

Catholic Church lobbying in Pa. spiked after damaging investigations

Courts grapple with Pa.’s new rules for firearms in domestic abuse cases

Phillips-Hill announces new Broadband Caucus

State to hike cost of fishing licenses


Retirement savings: New bill would make it easier for small businesses to help employees put more away


A good fit: An ex-con takes the reins at state pardons board

New Hope officer who shot man in holding cell was a career cop who made an ‘unfortunate’ mistake, mayor says

Victims targeted in W-B Twp. Shooting

Pennsylvania inmates are getting a new way to receive photos


Tamaqua’s armed teacher policy back on table

Tamaqua parents shocked that armed teacher policy has been quietly reinstated

Amid abuse probe, Glen Mills Schools appeals license revocation by state DHS

Valley View investigating teacher over her written comments on second-grader’s worksheet

State panel wants to hear from residents

Education secretary brings governor’s proposals to area

Harrisburg School Board votes down resolution to comply with state auditors

Misericordia breaks ground for science center expansion

Misericordia launches construction of new $45 million science center


Pa. casinos set single-month revenue gaming record: Here’s how they did it

Online legal sports bets could come in May, with other digital casino games to follow by July

Waiting for internet gambling in Pennsylvania? State sets a deadline to go live

Pennsylvania fines casino $235K for underage betting, and for unauthorized free slots play

Meadows Racetrack and Casino fined $12,500 for underage gaming violation

Health Care

Pa. Supreme Court to take up AG Shapiro’s case against UPMC

Geisinger Wyoming Valley receives rare national recognition

Local News

ACLU drops suit against county over public defender office

Group’s endorsements cause confusion in W-B races

CFO: Lackawanna County should save $7.5 million by refinancing 2009 bonds

Greenfield Twp. gets $2 million state loan for sewer upgrades

Hazle planners OK HIP distribution site

Hempfield event pairs disabled children with adaptive devices, bikes

Alsace Township hopes to restructure fire company

Editorial: Reading mayor needs to stop whining and serve the people

Commissioners OK comfort station for Radnor’s Emlen Tunnell Park

Plans in works to restore Hereford Manor lakes

National News

Playing field is not level when female-identified transgender athletes compete with girls | Dom Giordano

Opioid Crisis

Saving lives with Naloxone shouldn’t cost you life insurance | Editorial

Tamaqua schools get opioid program


Meet two advocates leading the charge for more funding for the Philly Free Library system

Slow, but steady

Former Philly Mayor John Street’s criticism of Mayor Jim Kenney fueled by canceled city contract

Sherrie Cohen drops bid for Council to ‘heal LGBTQ community’

Why some Philadelphia neighborhoods are paying for their own park improvements | Inga Saffron

Philly DA to drop challenge in Mumia Abu-Jamal case, clearing appeal to reach high court

Philly airport shifts plans for parking lot with mosque; taxi driver boycott likely averted

A home on America’s oldest residential street with ‘Airbnb potential’ is for sale in Philly for $1.2 million

Philadelphia ‘marijuana doctor’ suspended for ‘problematic pattern of cannabis use’

Teen who killed Boys’ Latin student on South St. claims self-defense; prosecutor says, ‘Nonsense’

A Philly family fought 40 years to turn drug-infested land into a garden. Then, it was sold at sheriff’s sale.

Philly elections officials won’t overturn controversial voting-machine decision

Global portal puts Philly students in the same room with people from distant and troubled lands

Philly’s Latinx girls need more mental health support | Opinion

Philadelphia’s mayor urges delay on Safehouse injection site


Conservatorship case: Eyesore elimination or exploitation?

Pittsburgh increases street-paving budget to $20 million for 2019

Will Pittsburgh pave your street this year?

Another sign of Pittsburgh’s stagnant population: Sacramento has passed us

NRA files for preliminary injunction halting Pittsburgh’s gun laws

NRA seeks injunction to stop Pittsburgh from enforcing gun regulations

Dental volunteers sought for massive free clinic

Man sleeping in McKees Rocks dumpster tossed into garbage truck, loses prosthetic leg

State News

Saint Vincent running coach becomes internet sensation after helping distressed runner at Boston Marathon

Medical marijuana patient seeking Section 8 voucher loses in court

PA ag secretary tours Unity farm wrapping its future around cheese

Westmoreland County could be region’s first to get water wells tested by feds

South Scranton WWII medic meets survivor he helped rescue from train to Auschwitz

Immigration drives growth in Berks County, new census numbers show

More Pennsylvania counties losing population than gaining in latest Census estimates

While Pa. agency defends closure of beloved hiking trail, many protest


PA Turnpike checking whether it can borrow money to pay transit debt

Freight delays follow train derailment in Wyomissing


In Iowa, Pete Buttigieg says his presidential campaign is here for more than a ‘moment’

Pat Toomey and Guy Reschenthaler: Combating fentanyl requires a robust response

Cartwright: Diplomacy, foreign assistance crucial to economy, security

Meuser still pressing for stormwater fee answers