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‘Deeply troubling’: Lawmakers react to PFAS investigation

Cash assistance program for the poor in Pa. ends today

‘Peyton’s Law’ aiming to give student athletes information on a deadly heart condition

Pennsylvania needs to review its parole system

Cast of five, or thousands?


Gov. Wolf announces millions in funding to fix environmental hazards in Philly schools

Pa. again pledges extra help to remove lead paint from Philly schools

‘Today is a day of reckoning’; Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pa. to do better for its residents in vulnerable situations

Wolf issues executive order aimed at improving Pa’s ‘outdated’ human services

Wolf announces reforms to state regulation of child, adult care facilities

Gov. Tom Wolf orders state overhaul after abuses at Glen Mills Schools

Wolf announces reforms in wake of Glen Mills saga

Will Governor Wolf’s reform keep another Glen Mills from happening? | Editorial


Amazon building facility in Findlay that will create 800 jobs

Coal-fired plant operator to pay Pa. ‘historic’ $1M for polluting water with ash

Tenaska plant near Smithton generating power, money

Harvest, the big marijuana company on the ropes in Pennsylvania, accused of misleading Ohio regulators

Local man prepares to brew up new business in Plymouth

A Wawa or Sheetz on every corner? Here’s what’s driving the Lehigh Valley’s convenience store boom


One dead, another injured in overnight shooting outside Clairton bar

Death of federal inmate ruled homicide

The number of women in Berks County Prison hit a record this month. Officials are trying to find out why


Scranton School District recovery committee concerned about workload, tasks in plan

State investigators probe employment records of former Scranton principal Damiano

Delay in tax bills leads to WVW taking out short term loan

Lackawanna Trail hires company to recoup owed student lunch fees

Our view: Cutting free lunch is hard to justify

Harrisburg School District expects to lose up to $1.5 million because of missing financial records

Duquesne University to open college of osteopathic medicine


A looming civil-rights fight could shift political power away from Philly and North Jersey

Democratic delegate training session set for Vanport

Health Care

Highmark taking ACA insurance offerings into new counties in 2020

Kidney punch: A $540,000 dialysis bill showcases health care ills

Pennsylvania is running out of doctors; patients are dying and there is no remedy in sight

Local News

County audit complete, shows surplus

Municipalities asked to weigh in on Lehman Township stormwater program agreement

Remembering Sue: Plymouth Alive Kielbasa Festival to name band shell for Gryziec

Brewsterhout Rooftop Party returns to support library

B+ for Ben: Pittston Tomato Festival will help man find kidney

Field of dreams: Community effort restores Challenger Little League field

Nine Scranton residents seek remander of Evans’ council seat

Scranton officials pushing to replace business privilege and mercantile taxes

Diocesan compensation fund enters new phase

Valley authority offers free lead checks

Farmers market planned at former Creekside Co-op, the Elkins Park grocery that closed

City explores towing deal

At Ardmore’s Suburban Square, they’re not playing. The mall’s full-body makeover is ‘Wow.’ | Maria Panaritis

Multiple injured, including 3 firefighters in Washington County house explosion

City weighs new computer security measures following ransomware attack

Longtime Latrobe councilman, municipal authority member dies from crash injuries

Emergency repair needed for Verona sink hole

Reading girl’s lemonade stand raises money for retired police K-9s

Reading fire melts chemical containers at company on Front and Washington streets

Reading Radsport races into West Reading with Finish Line Festival

As violence flares, mothers of murder victims fight to save Allentown’s youth

National News

Reagan called Africans ‘monkeys’ in a call with Nixon, a tape reveals

At least 37 are injured after a fire breaks out at an ExxonMobil plant in Texas

Why is the U.S. turning away immigrants while employers need workers?

Gun violence can be reduced with public health techniques | Opinion

New Jersey

New Jersey releases ‘guidance’ on new medical aid in dying law

Opioid Crisis

Editorial: Let’s put meaningful dent in drug crisis


7 Philly cops whose Facebook posts were flagged in database scandal have resigned

Whatever you call the neighborhood around Philly’s new Rail Park, it needs improvement

Philadelphia Foundation awards $1 million to community groups selected by online vote

‘Surreal’ feeling for Philly man cleared of murder after spending half his life behind bars

The Fashion District, former Gallery mall, still set to open this September, PREIT CEO says

Philadelphia Foundation’s special $1 million initiative benefited from public support | Opinion

Ex-Philadelphia sheriff facing prison over $675k in bribes

After refinery fire, Philly advisory group to discuss the site’s future


Will you make your flight? Pittsburgh International now has technology to tell you

Line wait times at Pittsburgh International Airport to be more accurate with new technology

Pittsburgh police launch blood drive to honor slain Officer Calvin Hall

Vendors, boat racers blindsided and ‘scrambling’ after Regatta cancellation

Pittsburgh to launch criminal investigation into Three Rivers Regatta promoter

Regular power outages In Regent Square, Wilkinsburg frustrate residents

Lawn care limbo: Peduto fails to deliver on promised grass-cutting

Cause of massive Penn Hills fire still unknown

VA resource fair in Oakland will focus on women veterans

State News

Pennsylvania to offer gender-neutral option on state IDs

Advocates fret Trump-backed proposal that could kick 200K Pennsylvanians off food stamps

Dartboard with faces of 4 congresswomen sparks controversy at Fayette County Fair

Cash 5 winning ticket worth $400,000 sold in Dunmore

Luzerne Co. liquor license up for auction

Make lakes great again

Billionaire backer of Marsy’s Law cuts deal on drug trafficking charges


Lane closures expected on state Route 92 in Lenox Twp.

Residents, leaders respond to ongoing increases


Joe Biden again absorbs attacks in second Democratic debate. This time he was prepared.

Democratic debate recap: Joe Biden and Cory Booker go at it, Kamala Harris calls Trump a ‘predator’

Senate panel OKs defense pick despite sex assault allegation

Senate confirms fourth Trump judicial nominee to Western District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Mike Kelly talks racism, deficit, health care, more in Erie