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Lawmakers hear calls for action on property tax reform; ‘we’re reaching the breaking point’

Property tax elimination hearing draws big crowd, but agreement still scarce

Plan to tax retirement income instead of property will be yanked without support of seniors, author says

Police split over necessity of bringing registration stickers back to Pa. license plates

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe creates his own conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein suicide


Wolf calls for overhaul of state’s charter school law

Gov. Wolf calls for sweeping reforms for charter schools in Pennsylvania

Wolf moves to reform Pa.’s ‘flawed’ charter school law that he calls one of the worst in the nation

Rolling out charter school reforms, Wolf calls for a ‘level playing field’

Charter schools decry ‘blatant attacks’ in Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to revamp state law

Bear Creek executive: Charter schools aren’t private schools

Gov. Wolf calls for ICE to cease all arrests that result in child separation in Pa.


Despite generous compensation, shipping companies are having a hard time finding truck drivers

Catholic Church

One year after scathing report on clergy sex abuse of children in Pa., much has changed and much has not

Pennsylvania investigation into clergy sex abuse sparks a wave of reforms across the nation – but not so much in Pa.

One year after Pa. grand jury report on priest abuse, new lawsuit alleges Jesuit conspiracy


Two schizophrenic men were jailed together on probation violations. Both are dead — and answers are scarce.

Iain Carberry, 39, charged in Planned Parenthood vandalism case

Cops: Beaver woman kept $3,000 in adoption fees from Hempfield animal rescue


How much are your school taxes increasing? Here’s a district-by-district look at the Philly region.

Wilkes-Barre Area to cut 47 jobs, reduce costs with school consolidation plan

Scranton School District may join legal fight for state funding

Buffalo Township Christian school closes, citing declining enrollment, money problems

Health Care

Health organizations get grant funding to bolster mental health and addiction recovery care

Local News

Some W-B officials call for gun ban in municipal buildings

Plymouth Twp. shutters fire company; chief hopes community rallies behind it

Tilbury fire station abruptly ceases operations

Rick Morelli appointed to vacant Luzerne County Council seat

Wilkes-Barre city council pressed for time to approve insurance package

Pittston Tomato Festival kicks off Thursday

Lemonade seller hopes video will get him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Scranton does not track mileage of city vehicles assigned to high-level employees

Scranton new mayor seeks volunteers to serve on city boards or authorities

Upon further review: City vehicle policy

Acting troupe on mission to help WWII unit Merrill’s Marauders get Congressional Gold Medal

Carbon kills building project plan

CAN BE resources help Keystone Ballet Academycontinue steady growth

Mahanoy study commission will advertise for consultant service

Greensburg to establish vacant property registry, fines for absentee owners

Westmoreland Fair bills itself as ‘A Timeless Tradition’

Springdale officials say tap water should clear up by next week

‘Our town is starting to look like crap’: Rental property issues irk Palmyra mayor, others

National News

Curt Schilling mulls a run for Congress in Ariz., which Trump thinks would be ‘Terrific!’

An investigation is opened after Placido Domingo is accused of sexual harassment

22 states sue Trump administration over new coal rules


Philly powerlifter, 69, overcame blindness, homelessness, addiction, cancer, and the death of his daughter to become a champion

She uses tarot cards to discuss mental health and 89,000+ people are paying attention | We The People

Philly jails extend cashier hours, but most inmates still would be released without IDs, cash, or phones

Letting people leave jail with their money and ID should be an easy fix | Editorial

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner pushes back on critics of his ‘war criminals’ joke

By publicizing distasteful ‘office joke,’ DA Larry Krasner crossed an ethical line | Opinion

Developer subs mid-rise apartment proposal for condo-and-hotel-tower plan at Old City corner

A denomination that fought slavery works toward ‘Ending Racism’ in Philadelphia

Jefferson CEO: Hahnemann’s closure is another canary in the health-care coal mine | Opinion

West Philly mourns the closing of Lucky’s, a beloved ‘Chinese store’

Philly should preempt Harrisburg on gun laws | Opinion

Hahnemann is too important to close. Our leaders must fight for it | Opinion


Rivers Casino digs in on $60 million, 219-room hotel

Rivers Casino to begin construction of $60 million hotel on North Shore

How did Officer Hall die?: Secret justice can never be justice

Pittsburgh lobbyist charged with defrauding small businesses for more than $100K

Man arrested after second stabbing in a week in Downtown Pittsburgh

Climate change town hall convenes in Pittsburgh

Mt. Lebanon business owner saves life thanks to Narcan training

State News

Lack of smoke detectors, inspection ‘loopholes’ led to Erie fire deaths

Agency: Can’t cite day care for smoke detectors

The state ‘has gone sideways’: Innovation is stagnating in Pa., report says

A Montgomery County man thought he finally got a job. Instead, he got scammed out of $8,500

El Paso massacre suspect’s racist manifesto spurs fears of race hate among Berks Latinos

Berks detectives are looking into how a deputy sheriff accidentally shot himself in the leg

Volunteer firefighter dies nearly two weeks after falling from firetruck

State revokes Allentown nursing facility’s license after 14-year-old boy’s death–20190813-fahnobzvk5d5vhr6zb2am7e73y-story.html

Pa. health experts: New Trump immigration rule will increase uninsured

State College project provides job training for autistic individuals

Spotted lanternfly a real pest


U.S. appeals court hands truckers defeat in turnpike toll suit

DUI enforcement campaign starting this week in Berks, nationally

These 5 Lehigh Valley road projects —- including a dangerous intersection near Dorney Park — may not be addressed for decades

Editorial: Distracted driving persists despite warnings


Trump takes credit for new Beaver County ethane plant in visit with workers

Trump claims credit for Beaver County cracker plant, reviving economy during Western Pa. visit

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan will host town hall Thursday in Reading

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick finds ‘incredible’ overcrowding at southern borderfacility