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These crime victims have lost loved ones to murder — and to prison. That’s why they want to end life without parole in Pennsylvania

Pa. House Democrats will talk how police officers use deadly force — without the police

District attorney details why former state lawmaker wasn’t charged in assault allegation case

Pa. legislative leaders aren’t rushing to support grand jury’s proposal for creation of new approach to member discipline

Pennsylvania grand jury calls for a new system for investigating claims of sexual, other misconduct by lawmakers

Former Butler County state lawmaker Brian Ellis will not be charged in sexual misconduct case

2 lawmakers hand out school supplies at Reading City Hall

Rational policy steps lawmakers should take

Paul Muschick: There’s no place for prayer in the Pennsylvania state Capitol

Sappey to hold policy hearing on government challenges with stormwater management

Comitta announces annual senior expo at West Chester East High School


U.S. Steel facing a 2nd federal lawsuit tied to December fire at Clairton Plant

NEPA firm’s merger will boost American products

Taylor Zoning Board approved meat-packaging plant

The list of the 25 largest employers in Berks has many familiar faces

After Wood-Mode closure, business leaders say diverse economy important


Justice Department to seek death penalty for Tree of Life suspect Robert Bowers

Feds to seek death penalty for accused Tree of Life gunman

‘You went back to the gun life,’ judge tells shooter in drive-by that led to Antwon Rose death

Death penalty trial for Scranton confidential informant’s death postponed


Report finds Pennsylvania entry-level teachers fare well

Moon Area High School adds police presence after BB gun found after 1st day of classes

Hazleton testing teacher radios for safety

Scranton school directors see little benefit of moving to payroll tax

Take politics off school lunch menus | Editorial

A new year begins

Wilkes-Barre Area approves additional bullet-resistant glass at new high school

Area school districts hold first day of classes

Attendees at packed public hearing strongly oppose Boyertown schools’ possible closing of Pine Forge Elementary

Report: Student loan debt especially prevalent in Pennsylvania

The future is now for $75M Lafayette College science center


The Amish vote and what it means for 2020


What Pa. casino raked in the most money in July? Latest state data shows revenue up for table games, down for slots

Health Care

800 nurses at this Bucks County hospital just voted to unionize

East Liberty doctor takes a flat-fee approach to family medicine

Local News

White Haven meeting set for Wednesday

Luzerne County ethics complaints pending

County ethics commission still weighing 2 complaints

$1.1M project underway by Pa. American Water in Wilkes-Barre

Requested tax break among hot topics for county council

New bike race instant classic

Let county collect late taxes, fees

Olyphant firetruck visits Lackawanna County commissioner candidate’s Dunmore park party

Greenfield Twp. supervisors to consider allowing tire processing/recycling facility

Ex-addicts talk on helping others kick habit

Westmoreland job fair helps fill vacancies

Latrobe solicitor: Firecracker use in city violates state law

West Deer OKs hanging banners honoring military veterans on utility poles

Downtown Reading cleanup gets a hand from Hope Rescue Mission residents

Reading seeks state grant to make repairs to downtown courtyards

How a meeting over a routine board appointment became Bethlehem City Council’s most streamed video

Washington County to hold its first LGBTQ Pride festival

Micozzie blames Dems for Drexeline Plaza delays

Opioid Crisis

Reversing a crisis: Naloxone must be readily available

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million for part it played in Oklahoma opioid epidemic


Glass bus shelters are digital, sleek, and a tempting target for Philly’s vandals

Philadelphia’s 18th-century waterfront emerges during archaeological dig on Columbus Boulevard

Councilwoman Helen Gym endorses third-party candidate, angers Philly Dems

Philly is asking residents to rate its services. How do cities measure how they’re doing?

Philly’s sidewalks are so bad they violate federal law protecting people with disabilities, lawsuit contends

After Inquirer probe, Philly jails will release prisoners earlier and with all of their belongings

4 takeaways from an interview with acting Philly Police Commissioner Christine Coulter

Man, two teens wounded in Southwest Center City shooting

City Council’s food truck ban in 10th District hurts diversity and business | Opinion

Parks and Recreation tree partnerships need collaboration to take root | Opinion

Meek Mill seeks end to 2007 drug, gun case in Philadelphia


Pitt suspends Chinese scholar program amid pressure from U.S. State Department

Pittsburgh is looking for a few good crossing guards

Traffic migraine: Park project over I-579 will disrupt Hill District traffic for two years

Heinz Field, Rivers donate smart boards to Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8

State News

Pa. woman held hostage by Taliban recounts ‘double imprisonment’ at hands of husband and captors

Find a better way: Schuylkill County’s ‘trailer morgue’ is a bad idea

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus in New Kensington

Little League plans World Series expansion for baseball, softball

PennDOT driver license centers closed for holiday

Green and spiky creature found at Pennsylvania state park isn’t an alien. It’s a hickory horned devil

Deported from Pennsylvania, dead in Mexico: ‘What [he] feared is exactly what happened’

Robocall epidemic continues to grow; Pennsylvania ranks high in number of complaints

Maryland governor wants to meet with Pa. after Harrisburg sewage report, concerns over bay


Wings for All program coming to W-B/Scranton International Airport

Work to start soon on bridge connecting Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Twp.