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Democrat Pam Iovino takes the oath of office, is one of 13 women serving in the state Senate

Fetterman reports high support for cannabis legalization, decriminalization

Philly DA’s Office won’t prosecute cannabis DUIs; Krasner calls current law ‘dumb’

District attorneys’ organization opposes legal recreational pot

Local lawmakers rally to end puppy mills

Good-government groups join forces to push open primaries to top of Pennsylvania’s reform agenda

Pennsylvania’s public workers don’t have workplace safety protections. This bill would change that

At Capitol rally, educators call for charter school funding reform, better oversight

Lawmakers push police reform measures following Rosfeld acquittal

Bill changing makeup of Allegheny County Airport Authority advances to full House

Pa. lawmakers push bigger tax credits for private school scholarships; public ed advocates object

House panel passes boost to private school aid

Speaker Mike Turzai calls for boost in tax credits for private schools

Pennsylvania’s secret school tax is about to get raised again | Editorial

School choice is a necessary complement to public schools | Opinion

Attorney buys $3,500 gun safe in response to Pa.’s new domestic abuse law

One state, two disparate visions for natural gas

Langerholc to head education committee

Inmates don’t vote, but count


Gov. Tom Wolf: Pa. should cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050

Wolf Administration’s new climate action goals include nuclear preservation, carbon cap-and-trade, renewables growth

Gov. Wolf announces PA climate action plan, climate alliance membership

Gov. Tom Wolf honored as a ‘true friend of animals’ for signing anti-cruelty and neglect laws


Uwchlan residents interrupt construction on Mariner East project


Sunoco’s $200 million expansion at Marcus Hook terminus in Delaware County to create 1,200 construction jobs

Takeover bid launched for Kennywood’s owner


Alleged bad cop Icker now facing charges in Lackawanna County

Westmoreland jail guards and staff undergo autism training

Police: Thursday’s shooting in Scranton part of a random violence “rampage’


Deadline looms for Scranton School District financial recovery plan

W-B Area Superintendent: Increase in state money would mean property tax cut

W-B Area still proceeding with plan for new school

Penn Hills sent 35 furlough letters but none announced so far

Old Forge superintendent resigns to take top job in Jim Thorpe district

Conrad Weiser seniors lauded for registering to vote

I-LEAD optimistic despite charter, tax challenges

Wyomissing schools approve purchase of STEAM equipment

Harrisburg School District finances, threat of receivership is unprecedented: attorney

Bullying and how to stop it: Central Pa. students, attorney general hold sit-down to discuss the causes

Where are the best high schools in the country? Not in Pa. or South Jersey, according to U.S. News ranking.

In visit to Kutztown University, Pa.’s state system chancellor calls for transforming higher education

Swarthmore students sit in to stand up to frat violence

Dr. Phil apologizes to Slippery Rock for comments: ‘I was unaware of your school’

Dr. Phil apologizes to Slippery Rock, says didn’t know it was real

Dr. Phil wrong on ‘the Rock’

Local News

Wilkes-Barre to hire seven new officers

Tuskegee Airman, county native to make return visit to area

Rap legend Snoop Dogg coming to Mohegan Sun Arena

Windmill hearings continue tonight

Open house tonight at No. 9 Coal Mine

Cleanup continues: Career Center students hauled rubbish from along Club 40 Road

Lackawanna County fair plans begin to unfold

Scranton planners to review proposal for addiction treatment facility

Work on West Scranton splash park may start soon

Scranton to renovate former Serrenti Army Reserve Center

Scranton council asks for emergency demolition of buildings owned by tax, trash fee scofflaw

Newly formed Allegheny Valley Regional Police Commission to begin meeting

Leechburg namesake David Leech to receive Pennsylvania historic marker

Harrison Earth Day cleanup reports results

9-year-old was bullied, attempted suicide, and now will be mayor for a day

Westmoreland County visitor center at New Stanton hopes to drive tourism, repeat trips

City Council president demands meeting with Reading Parking Authority

Retired attorney Donald Smith Jr. has become an advocate for Berks County’s evicted tenants

Jewish Federation of Reading to hold service in honor of California synagogue attack

Wernersville corrections center hearing presents state case, frustrates South Heidelberg residents

Penn supervisors grant waivers to allow farm market to expand

Fame Fire Company breaks ground for $2.6 million addition


Fetterman bringing marijuana ‘listening tour’ to Wilkes-Barre

Lt. governor’s recreational marijuana listening tour coming to Bucks

National News

Experts say video shows human error may be the cause of the Seattle crane collapse

FBI got tips minutes before the California synagogue attack

A European plant burns trash for energy in West Virginia. Will it further upend coal?

Opioid Crisis

Report: Fentanyl scares some opioid users, but others seek it


Robocaller ‘Will’ really wants to buy your Philly home. Here’s what happened when we called him back.

Will the next big worker protection bill — against unfair firing — pass in Philly?

For second year, outreach teams are connecting with Philly’s homeless

Judge refuses to vacate state sentence in AK-47 gunman’s case, but raises concerns about double jeopardy

Mayoral candidates talk about plans to cut poverty

Could the Philly City Council elections determine fate of the soda tax?

A timeline of Philadelphia’s soda tax

Police probing incident that sent students at West Philly elementary to hospital after eating treats from classmate

DA Krasner should take a page from Reagan’s playbook: Cut budgets to enshrine your legacy | Opinion


Biden starts presidential run with focus on union support at Lawrenceville rally

Biden says Pittsburgh is where a successful run for president will begin in first campaign stop

Under new Fed rating system, 8 nursing homes in Allegheny County lauded, 3 in worst category

Police, Human Relations Commission call for vigilance following attacks on religious communities

Peduto not ready to endorse, but he has special bond with ‘Mayor Pete’

Enough: Since Tree of Life, nothing has changed

Nurses in demand: City needs to lure workers from other U.S. metros

Whole Foods to become anchor tenant of Pittsburgh Penn Plaza development

Pittsburgh’s new North Side fountain dedication set for Thursday

Here’s what Pittsburgh discovered about self-driving vehicle testing

State News

In a Fayette County town where some 2/3 of kids are in poverty, the informal safety net provides soup and lasagna — but may not deliver a future.

Plan to build housing on contaminated Bishop Tube site in Chester County faces major setback


Pennsylvania motorists urged to use caution around farm vehicles

Landslide costs add to PennDOT’s funding challenges

NEPA rail projects get state funding

Pa. and other states focus state police efforts on distracted driving


Casey hears advocates demand action on domestic violence legislation

Casey pushes to reauthorize the domestic violence act

Deputy AG Rosenstein submits his letter of resignation to Trump

Trump wants to charge asylum-seekers to apply