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Pennsylvania petition to legalize marijuana gathers 3,000 signatures in 3 days

Frances Wolf: Pa. lawmakers must act swiftly to protect victims of clergy sexual abuse | Opinion

Rep. Jake Wheatley faces anger management training after flap with rival campaign worker

The Pa. Legislature must pass true statute of limitations reform for sexual abuse victims | Tom Murt and Mark Rozzi

Hanna Proposes Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway in Centre County,1477546/


RCAP grants begin rollout, and Wolf says he’s trying to boost oversight


Company recalls 32 children’s medicines after finding some contamination

Weis, Shipt to offer same-day delivery

Dollar General looking to open in Nanticoke

Clergy Sex Abuse

Priest in rape/abortion case speaks out: ‘I’m very sorry’

Excommunication for abortion? Not in Skotek’s case

Predator priests still receiving monthly stipend

The cover-up’s usually worse than the crime


Critics say state needs to act to keep prison workers safer

State police charge Ambridge police chief with four felonies

Ambridge police chief charged with theft, witness intimidation

Cops: Pine Township man threatened mass shooting at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium

Former Carbondale cop sentenced for 2016 homicide

Shawn Christy reportedly sighted early Friday near Tamaqua


Dallas teachers rescind strike notice

Bethlehem school district taking drastic measure to recoup student meal debts after state bans ‘lunch-shaming’

Woodland Hills approves school resource officer contracts with Churchill, Rankin

Northwest sets Sept. 5 as start of school for most; middle/high school uncertain

Airport announces partnership with Marywood on flight program

Marywood to bring aviation program to W-B/Scranton airport

Education Secretary DeVos considers allowing schools to use federal funds to buy guns

‘Having sleep for dinner’: Many college students struggle to afford food | Opinion

Failing the ultimate test: Ohio State embarrasses itself on Urban Meyer

Back to school: King’s, Misericordia welcome freshman classes

Albright College class of 2022 makes its way to dorms

Kutztown University has sick buildings, faculty members claim


Wolf touts efforts across state in re-election push

Wolf says ‘no’ to all but 1 debate in governor’s race

Vulnerable voting systems means a vulnerable democracy | Editorial

Republicans attack Susan Wild over endorsement from group promoting global abortion access

Health Care

UPGRADED CARE: Hospital reveals first wave of renovations

Local News

Large item collection set for W-B neighborhoods

Veterans fed and feted at picnic

Unused Luzerne County vehicles to be auctioned Friday

New Lackawanna County blight task force meets for first time

Chester County officials spar over dogged audit of sheriff’s K-9 Unit

Arnold Palmer gumball portrait gets new home at Unity center

Armstrong County Senior Expo scheduled for Aug. 28

‘Hometown Hero’ banners brighten Vandergrift streets

Downtown police substation news to City Council in Reading

Prosecution’s star witness takes the stand in former Reading mayor’s trial

At Main Street meeting in Reading, economic official taken to task over comments

Berks veterans get help with flood claims

Editorial: Revived discussion of regional rail good for Berks

National News

Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap

The safest level of alcohol consumption? None, according to a new worldwide study

Black voters energized amid outcry over polling places

New Jersey

N.J. Gov. Murphy to veto 5-cent plastic-bag fee. But could a full ban be coming?


Dozens honor slain City Hall staffer during candlelight vigil

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: Hite talks funding, lead paint and Strawberry Mansion

South Philly group up in arms over toy guns at stop-and-go store

East Germantown picnic honoring late lawmaker revived after 20 years

Meek Mill on life after prison, Made in America, and how Philly made him who he is

Homeless again, Johnny Bobbitt can’t get his GoFundMe money

Philly needs to slow its roll on dockless scooters | Opinion


Shots fired at Pittsburgh detectives in Perry South

PWSA issues flush and boil water advisory in Millvale

Part of Port Authority’s light-rail system to close for 4 hours Friday

Former Pittsburgh Public Schools administrator named head of charter school

Two bodies found just miles apart in Pittsburgh rivers

Trollies through Allentown? Good for business; bad for noise, rattling plates

A second Allegheny County borough is considering disbanding its police force

State News

Medical Marijuana sales in Pa. halted, again, by software crash

Fish and Boat Commission offers fishing incentives for Labor Day

Mold found in Pa. Treasury offices in Finance Building

Pennsylvania city pays a price for ignoring union’s request and violating Right-to-Know Law


171-ton steam turbine made by Elliott Group to move through Donora

Major paving project to restrict Wildwood Road in Pittsburgh’s North Hills through late September

Drivers taking Route 65 southbound into Pittsburgh could face delays Saturday

Paving project to begin in Banks Twp. next week


Trump and Sessions spar as Trump rages

Trump sought his lawyers’ advice weeks ago on possibility of pardoning Manafort

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has growing concerns about impact of Trump’s tariffs on Pa. companies