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Senate hears calls for ‘fair’ funding changes to state’s cyber charter schools

Lawmakers might bring back license plate stickers with a new twist

Parolees charged in recent killings prompt lawmaker to call for investigation into Pa.’s parole practices

Guns will be on the agenda during Sept. 24, 25 state Senate hearings

Pa. license plate readers gain support for their use in crime-fighting, but bill would address privacy concerns

Elected officials are urged to become advocate for the ‘Y’

Rep. Summer Lee to host environmental forum in Forest Hills

Radnor makes push in support of gun control bills

Your View: How a state senator blocked Pennsylvania bans on plastic bags


Gov. Wolf postpones signing of executive order aimed at reducing gun violence

Philly shooting prompts Gov. Wolf to delay gun violence executive order

Gov. Wolf orders flags lowered to honor fallen Adams County firefighter

Gov. Tom Wolf says ‘shameful’ Trump rule change could harm 837,000 legal immigrants in Pennsylvania

Wolf promises charter school reform at PM West visit

Catholic Church

Pa. Superior Court upholds a path for abuse lawsuits


Boy sexually assaulted in his bedroom at Woods Services, lawsuit alleges

Berks district attorney, police strike big blow against synthetic marijuana


Pennsylvania’s charter schools, explained: How they work, and why Gov. Wolf wants to reform them

Scranton School District’s recovery officer outlines consequences of rejecting recovery plan

So what’s the status of Allentown School District’s budget?

Attorney general investigators return to Scranton School District administration building

W-B Area makes all documents supplied to the Auditor General publicly available online

WB high school consolidation will yield staff reduction

Retired WB Area HS football helmets will be auctioned to benefit veterans

He did it right: One student thinks rational choice is fairest for all


Study finds huge difference in cost of new voting machines for Pennsylvania counties


State gaming board grants final license for Westmoreland Mall mini casino

Health Care

Valley Forge Medical Center going on the market

Observing patients better: Allegheny General’s new unit may admit fewer people, but boost hospital’s income

Excela working to untangle error that sent bad checks to 800 patients

Local News

WB police reaches out to the community for National Night Out

Wilkes-Barre council will take up pet law tonight

Wilkes-Barre reminds residents of curbside collection rules

W-B clinic gives out free school supplies

Luzerne County Historical Society receives grant

Penguins’ lease at Mohegan Sun Arena still being finalized

At Courtright’s order, former LIPs director said he greased license process for developer

Festival returning to Nay Aug to help support stable housing for former inmates

City council OKs keeping wage tax increase

West Newton meeting slated on proposed natural gas plant

Port Authority moving Tarentum bus stop at borough’s request

Allegheny Township $2.4 bond issue to pay for building renovations, equipment

Man challenges city over ICE facility

‘Foamy substance’ found at York wastewater plant under investigation

American Water takes plunge in DELCORA sweepstakes

Troubled Waters: Chester seeks new bids for Chester Water in heated session

Here’s what the EPA has to say about PFAS water contamination in BucksMont

National News

Key economic indicator spooks Wall Street’s fear of recession

A man whose wife was killed in the El Paso massacre invites the city to her funeral

Why banking heiress Cordelia Scaife May spent her fortune on keeping immigrants out

A man dies after competing in a taco-eating contest at a Fresno baseball game

New Jersey

The lead crisis in Newark grows as bottled-water distribution is bungled

Students with a $20 lunch debt won’t get a school lunch, N.J. district proposes


‘We got an officer down!’: Inside North Philly shootout that left 6 cops shot

Philadelphia police shooting standoff ends with suspect surrendering, officers wounded

In North Philly standoff, alleged cop shooter Maurice Hill has a long criminal history

Philadelphia gunman in custody after hours long standoff

After hours of fear, terrified parents comfort children after day-care lockdown near North Philly police shooting

Are landlords required to accept Section 8 vouchers? Philly lawyers think so, according to discrimination complaint.

With Philly municipal ID demand far exceeding expectations, the city makes adjustments

‘They got away’: Stadium Casino wins a $3 million exit to its I-76 on-ramp conundrum

Suburbanites benefited from Philly’s post-recession job growth more than city residents, report says

Lyft to give $2.50 rides to grocery stores in poorer Philly neighborhoods

Is it safe to swim in the Delaware or Schuylkill? What about Devil’s Pool? It’s complicated.

Longtime Philly GOP Councilman Brian O’Neill faces test against Democrat backed by outside group

Philly community activist, 57, arrested on armed robbery, assault charges in Baltimore

Philly’s new voting-machine contract in jeopardy because vendor failed to disclose use of lobbyists, campaign contributions

Fixing Philadelphia’s public restroom desert would benefit all | Editorial–20190815.html

Goodbye and good riddance to the bane of South Philly bikers: The 11th Street trolley tracks | Mike Newall


Carnegie Library staff members vote to unionize

13-year-old collapses, dies while playing football in Windgap

Local church members train to prepare for possible attacks

Judge denies city’s appeal, confirms fired Pittsburgh police officer’s reinstatement to force

Pittsburgh’s hip-hop community forms board to support local acts

2 men injured in Hill District shooting

Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Center provides outreach to El Paso

State News

Pa. to close two of its four residential centers for people with intellectual, developmental disabilities

State announces plan to close White Haven Center within next 3 years

White Haven Center decision leaves families in limbo

Two Upper Darby farmers had big dreams but not enough land. So they’re growing in a cemetery.

PSERS latest investments don’t align with what union members want | Opinion

Fewer bats roosting in Wertz Red Covered Bridge are a sign of white-nose syndrome devastation

Pay raises, increased costs in new Pa. state government employee contracts leave taxpayers with a $1.1 billion bill

Editorial: State spotlight shines on programs in Berks


Kutztown Road repair project causing problems for businesses and residents


Pelosi calls McConnell ‘Moscow Mitch’ as she recounts bills he has blocked

Casey urges Ag Progress Days crowd to oppose proposed SNAP changes

Iowa Rep. Steve King says rapes, incest helped populate the world