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Legislators, families discuss plan to prevent White Haven Center closing

Gov. Wolf commits to help find financial aid for Scranton School District

Childhood vaccinations promoted in two state bills to keep parents informed

Proposed law aims to increase vaccination rate in Pennsylvania

Lawmaker aims to tax retirement income and food as a way to eliminate school property taxes; ‘This is not going to be an easy sell’

Retirement tax still on table to lessen property tax load, Pennsylvania lawmaker says

How to get rid of property taxes? Lawmaker looks to retirement income.

A Republican lawmaker wants to eliminate Pa.’s property tax by targeting retirement income. Will his bill gain traction this session?

West Chester bag ban sends message to state lawmakers

Lawmakers step in to keep Allegheny River locks open next summer in Armstrong County

Lawmakers tour local farm, ice cream firm

Public hearing set on Comitta’s pipeline safety legislation

Pa. state senator, brother to pay delinquent $14K property tax bill

State Rep. Summer Lee wants county health department to halt a Braddock fracking well

State rep.’s town hall will talk constitutional amendments to fight corruption | Opinion

Charter bills crucial for all districts Fair school funding imperative

Editorial: Family engaged in noble battle to strengthen DUI law

Will Pa. lawmakers move gun control from the third rail to the political fast track? | Fletcher McClellan


Teen shot, 8-year-old grazed by stray bullet in McKees Rocks

Reading police investigating fatal shooting

Police: One arrested in fatal shooting of 5-year-old in York City


Gov. Wolf urges passage of lost or stolen gun law in wake of Philly police shooting


Hotel boom spreads in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

New Dollar General store eyed for Plymouth


FBI: Reports of ‘underaged’ massage parlor workers led to probe linked to Western Pa.

How stealing a $5 sandwich and a soda can result in a felony conviction in Pa.


Teacher salaries: Pa. ranks among top states for starting teachers, study shows

Elizabeth Forward delays start of school as bus dispute continues

Pa. STEAM Charter’s president calls potential lengthy appeal a ‘waste of taxpayers’ money’

What’s new at Berks County districts for the 2019-2020 school year

State universities’ faculty contract remains a work in progress as fall semester is about to get underway


Republican David Rowe wins special election for state House seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Keller


What’s up with our mini-casino at the York Galleria?

Health Care

Advocacy project looks to eliminate millions in medical debt for Western Pennsylvanians

Local News

Flood authority, county officials debate proposed agreement

Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority to prioritize repairs for properties

Plains Twp. community celebrates National Night Out

State Supreme Court affirms Nanticoke police chief was hired illegally

Court: Nanticoke police chief’s hiring illegal

New Weatherly complex site too small for police

County Republicans choose candidate for Scranton mayor race

Zoning condition kills plans for apartments, artist studios in Green Ridge

Scranton Planning Commission, officials again meet with SAPA consultant in process of updating zoning

Disney offering a look under the hood at upcoming professional training seminar in Scranton

Westmoreland County training program highlights LGBTQ community

Bernhart Dam spillway needs to be removed to drain lake, Reading officials say

Reading Area Water Authority wants PennDOT to pay costs of water line relocation

DELCORA extends sale negotiations with Aqua

National News

Bad policing costs lives. So why are fired officers allowed to join other departments? | Solomon Jones

U.S.: It’s now OK for credit unions to provide banking services to hemp businesses

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress resigns from NRA, the sixth board member to exit since May

New Jersey

N.J. is devoting $10M to help towns share services and chip away at residents’ property taxes

Opioid Crisis

The 15 Pennsylvania counties that received the most opioid pills between 2006 and 2012

Whitehall man’s honesty about son’s addiction moved CEO, comes to TV Saturday


Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigns after woman alleges affair, retribution

Ross hands in resignation amid departmental allegations of sexual misconduct, racism

Philly’s first woman police commissioner brings distinguished career

Philly soda tax: Here’s how much money it has raised, and how it’s been spent

South Philly’s historic Jewish community is growing. She opened a new synagogue to serve it.

Philadelphia Planned Parenthood groups stay open after Title X loss, but seek donations

Philly’s iconic I. Goldberg Army & Navy announces it is closing after a century

Idled Philadelphia refinery is laying off most workers immediately

Hahnemann University Hospital: 171 years of Philadelphia medical history


As another Oakland club struggles to survive, its building is up for sale

Owner of Oakland apartment buildings ‘working around the clock’ to resettle displaced residents

Red Cross closes overnight shelter, continues to help people displaced by West Oakland fire

More Pa. colleges, universities to offer additional aid for Pittsburgh Promise awardees

Port Authority’s track replacement project will finish a few days late

Lawsuit accuses two priests of sexual abuse

City of Pittsburgh floats idea of buying out homeowners who experience repeated flooding

Allegheny County Council supports health department’s enforcement actions against U.S. Steel

Lawyer for fired sports authority controller questions latest allegation

Report: Pittsburgh area home prices rise, sales slow slightly

State News

Beaver County agency did poor job overseeing major pipeline projects, the state found, yanking its power

Combat blight: Allegheny County should help its towns get cash

Federal consumer agency hires exec in complaint-ridden Pa. firm as watchdog

Two insurers to pay $117,000 to Pennsylvanians after major investment scam

New McKeesport nesting platform protects osprey family from power lines

Planned Parenthood Keystone rejects funding

Event aims to connect women farmers in Berks to resources and regenerative practices


Road remains closed in Ross after May landslide

Cheswick, Harmar, Springdale Township team up for Low Grade Road improvements

DUI checkpoints, roving patrols, planned for Labor Day weekend

Pa. Turnpike to replace Cumberland, Lehigh county bridge spans


Pa. Democratic lawmaker hears from voters on impeachment, gun laws