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Democrats ask Wolf to declare emergency response to cash assistance elimination

Court turns down groups’ request to keep cash assistance program temporarily alive for Pa.’s poorest citizens

Stiffing the poor: Sneaky legislators cut cash assistance program

No one fat on ‘food stamps’

Proposed SNAP changes could impact thousands in Monroe County

School property tax elimination plan to be drafted by handpicked group of Pennsylvania lawmakers

Berks-area legislators can’t get behind replacing school property taxes with a new tax on retirement income

Family Care Act would take money out of workers’ paychecks to guarantee paid family and medical leave

Killion calls on PUC to adopt tough pipeline standards

Lakefront property owner has ‘groin’ problem that doctors can’t fix. He went to his legislator instead

We must resolve to end the mistreatment of immigrant children in Pa. – and everywhere | Opinion


Boeing unveils new $115M facility in Ridley


Beaver County DA files more criminal charges against former special needs caretaker

Separate abduction incidents reported in Hazleton

Allentown police shoot and kill New Jersey man who fired shots in air, then pointed gun at officers, chief says

Allentown a ‘city under siege,’ community activist says after police shooting


WVW receives $22K donation to pay off school lunch tabs

Philadelphia businessman donates full amount to pay WVW lunch debts

Preliminary 2020 Scranton School District budget calls for 6.7% tax hike

Pa. public schools lag academically but are safer than most nationally: report

How Pa. schools spent an unprecedented flood of safety and security cash

Auditor General seeks details of WB Area high school consolidation project

W-B Area high school plan catches auditor’s eye

Should more students be suspended? In a new study, some teachers say, yes.

Editorial: New Alvernia chief has promising vision for school, city


Millennial Republican to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Perry in GOP primary

Health Care

Karen Kane: The Cleveland Clinic CEO’s advice for UPMC, Highmark

Lehigh Valley plans new hospital in Carbon County

Local News

State grant goes to W-B hotel project

Plans for next year’s Rockin’ the River already begin

County audit shows $4.4M surplus

Scranton to host national toy train convention in 2021

Lackawanna County projects get $4.5 million in state grants

Keystone again trying to change Dunmore zoning ordinance to say landfills are not structures

Clarks Summit funeral home wants to build crematory

Nanticoke cop again files suit against city

Teen completes veteran’s home for Eagle Scout project

Red sand fills cracks near Schuylkill courthouse to raise human trafficking awareness

Columbia Gas apologizes for Washington County house explosion

Westmoreland development projects get nearly $6 million

Harrison Point project awarded $1M state grant for development

You don’t have to be Italian, a parishioner to enjoy Festa Italiana in New Kensington

Berks County commissioner proposes swapping millions in airport debt for land

Reading redevelopment project gets $1.5 million boost

Reading readies for 3rd Radsport Festival

Police: Testing ‘inconclusive’ for specific irritant after hazmat incident at Upper Saucon Township hotel

Beaver County officials want answers on homeless shelter

Which local projects were awarded millions of dollars in state aid? Who missed out?

Erie County projects get $13 million in state funding

Opioid Crisis

Overdose deaths decrease by 18 percent but Pa. Gov. Wolf says ‘You don’t see a mission accomplished sign here’

Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania opioid deaths down

Wolf administration eyes stimulant use, adds resources for families affected by opioid deaths

Wolf, state officials announce drop in overdose deaths, detail other anti-addiction efforts


Philadelphia officials declare health emergency over hepatitis A outbreak

Philly refinery closure paves the way for pipeline settlement. Midwestern refiners win, for now.

Philly’s real estate agents are buzzing about it. Competitors are suing it. What is Compass?

What did police do? Protesters demand answers on man’s SEPTA subway track death.

‘It was just like a movie scene’: Shots fired during armored-car stickup in University City

FBI is investigating workers who misused funds at SEPTA

Longest-serving Philly sheriff is sentenced to 5 years in prison for $675K bribery scheme–20190801.html

Musician Corinne Bailey Rae teaches Philly School District kids about the music biz

Giant’s second downtown Philly store, Heirloom Market, is opening today in University City

Council President Darrell Clarke: We have a plan to keep more kids safe from gunfire | Opinion


Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office suing regatta organizer for $32,000 in unpaid bills

Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office sues Pittsburgh regatta organizer

Former Pittsburgh CAPA teacher charged with sexual assault of student

Sheriff’s deputies arrest 2 after protesters disrupt jail board meeting

Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board meeting cut short after disruption, 2 cited

Giant Eagle inks deal for planned tech hub in Lawrenceville

Hundreds register for diocese’s abuse compensation plan

Whither the regatta: Officials must start now to put event back on track

VW settlement will fund new charging stations in East Liberty

State News

Lou Barletta, out of Congress but still into immigration policy, wants to build that wall | Clout

3-year-old girl drowns in Plum swimming pool

In wake of drownings, are fewer affordable swim classes in the Lehigh Valley putting children at risk?

‘It was terrifying’: Black Chadds Ford couple left shaken by white Pa. trooper’s alleged misconduct

Pennsylvania Lottery reports record sales after adding online, bar games

Meet ‘Bugha,’ the Pennsylvania teen who won the Fortnite World Cup’s $3 million prize

Kathleen Kane released from prison — one of them, anyway | Editorial

Pipeline community representatives in battle with PUC for more information


LCTA reveals name change


Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

Tax credits or insurance program? Paid family and medical leave proposals clash in Washington

Perry blames low town hall attendance on ‘fake news’ and liberal spite