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Today is Equal Pay Day. Here’s what policymakers are doing (and not doing) to fix the wage gap.

New state rep visits Riverside Elementary, boosts seat belts in school buses

Lawmaker calls for Constitutional amendment to help victims of clerical abuse

Local officials take aim at sexual assault, child abuse and victims’ rights

Power plant generates idea

Term limits for legislators and a Pension forfeiture update is signed into law

Lawmakers sign Bernstine letter requesting exemptions from anti-discrimination regs for faith-based adoption, foster care groups

Pennsylvania’s nuclear industry doesn’t want a bailout — it wants a handout | Opinion

Editorial: Long road to Topton creek fix a bad sign for Legislature


Sungard plans bankruptcy reboot; hedge funds to replace buyout artists

A loan services business gone bust, lawsuits filed and fingers are pointed all around

Walmart looks for expansion into Pa. alcohol sales in Fayette

Study finds Pennsylvania women lose more than $10k a year through gender wage gap

Chamber hosting job expos today, Thursday


Riverview School District to host cyber security/bullying seminar with Allegheny County DA officials Wednesday

Scranton School District to keep preschool, change enrollment process

Agency investigating bias at Hazleton Area schools under fire for discrimination suit

Bus firm hopes to avoid litigation with Crestwood

Wilson parents, teachers pack board meeting, oppose outsourcing preschool, after-school programs

Hazleton Area Career Center students learn the do’s and don’ts of drones

New enrollment manager coming to King’s College this month

Pitt names new president for Bradford-Titusville campuses


Voters head to the polls in special election to fill Pa. Senate seat

Democrat Pam Iovino, Republican D. Raja vie for 37th state Senate seat

Democrats pass on endorsements for Westmoreland primary election; GOP likely to follow suit


A casino in Amish country? A potential onslaught of slots divides a rural Pa. community.

Health Care

How long does it take to see a doctor in a nursing home? Some patients never do, Penn study finds.

Measles count in U.S. this year already more than all of 2018

Ellwood City Medical Center hourly workers again paid minimum wage

Local News

Wilkes-Barre loses revenue as it considers what to do on higher recycling fee

Luzerne County seeking proposals for 911 emergency radio upgrade

Entrepreneur to start business accelerator in former GUARD Insurance buildings

Swoyersville mayor makes April 1 splash with mock campaign post

Nanticoke to sell former personal care home; new tenants already lined up

Movie magic hits streets of Scranton

Scranton council wants explanation of trash-fee delinquencies

Jessup council ratifies deal to let power plant discharge wastewater into sewer system

West Pittston council reviewing firms for independent flood study

Defamation lawsuit filed against mayor of Shickshinny

Freeland working to solve stormwater runoff issues

AGH honors Tarentum teen and fallen officer Sciullo as organ donors, lifesavers

West Newton couple continue battling legal hurdles to regain custody of infant daughter

Lower Burrell looking for full-time police officer candidates

Group trying to impose term limits on Reading officials hits road block

Former special assistant to Vaughn Spencer sentenced to house arrest, probation

Reading’s Daniel Torres Hispanic center names new chief operating officer

Should Bethlehem ban single-use plastic bags?

Councilwoman targets Erie Coke Corp.

Crystal meth on rise, again, in Erie region


John Fetterman headed to Allentown in pot legalization listening tour

National News

The FAA says Boeing needs more time on its 737 Max software fix

Photo of Joe Biden touching then-defense secretary’s wife went viral. Now she’s speaking out.

Natural Gas

DEP investigating gas well for water supply complaint in Pittsburgh suburb

New Jersey

As overdoses rise, New Jersey removes a barrier to treatment for opioid addiction

New Jersey moves to enact tougher drinking water standards for PFAS


Philly Democratic leaders back Sheriff Jewell Williams for third term amid ‘me too’ trouble

Unspent borrowings from jilted W. Philly Police HQ project eyed by city for other repairs

Philadelphia Orchestra conductor has created a playlist of classical music for animals at the SPCA

Two international artists have come to Philly to sing songs about work with strangers

High-stakes contract negotiations at Community College of Philadelphia end for the evening, will continue Tuesday morning

How many lawyers does it take to shut down a failing charter school? | Opinion

Metal detectors in schools are ugly reminders of violence — and failure of our leaders | Editorial


Hazelwood Green streets, trail open site to public for the first time in a century

Hiking and biking trail, roads open at Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green site

Growing up through the Cracks: Pa.’s fix for distressed communities hasn’t worked for Duquesne’s families

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner faces April 11 hearing in Detroit

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner scheduled for preliminary hearing in Detroit April 11

City to study, redesign five-point intersection in Larimer used by ‘vulnerable’ pedestrians

Community input sought for redesign of dangerous Pittsburgh intersection

Giving away money: A Pittsburgh program seeding philanthropy in the next generation

City revamps its trash and recycling rules

No better than before: Revised gun bills still exceed the city’s authority

Pittsburgh police injured in Tree of Life shooting throw first pitch at Pirates home opener

Pittsburgh ranks in top 10 for highest number of Chipotle restuarants

State News

Warrendale postal facility remains closed after mercury spill

Pa. caseworkers missed ‘red flags’ before teen’s brutal death in Bucks

Three local winners share in $400,000 Cash 5 jackpot

Burlco paratrooper, Ambler Marine killed in separate training accidents

Group pitches minelands cleanup

Census 2020’s citizenship question could pose ‘a challenge’ to getting a complete count, state official says

Should citizenship matter on the census? PA officials say no.

Pa. cities with the most homeowners ‘under water’ on their mortgages in 2019

Capitol Roundup: Study shows Pa. seniors account for negative economic impact

141 millions pounds of trash collected along Pennsylvania roads, shorelines, trails


AAA campaign focuses on Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Another report calls state levies on Pennsylvania Turnpike unsustainable

Fees on Uber trips and hybrid vehicles: Where the state might look to pay for public transportation

New technology and better background checks recommended for Uber in Pennsylvania

Detours loom on Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

Road Warrior: What will New York’s congestion tax mean for Lehigh Valley commuters?


National briefs: Disaster relief bill fails in Senate amid Puerto Rico funding fight

‘Commander in Cheat’? New book recounts golf misdeeds by Trump

Toomey’s aim