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Legislative panel will travel the state this fall to hear concerns on the way Pa. pays for special education

Pa. Dems discuss proposal to change deadly force rules for police

Pa. lawmakers examining later school start time; meeting set Sept. 12 in West Chester

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai proposes new school choice program for Harrisburg school families, students

Liquor reform 2.0? Is Pennsylvania ready for it?

Hearing set on expanding take-out beer, wine for restaurants in Pennsylvania

Victoria’s Law Rally held in King of Prussia

Rep. Mullery encourages public to sign online petition for White Haven

Meeting set to discuss White Haven Center

Proposal unveiled for Schuylkill Co. to get more from inheritances

Kratom is linked with numerous deaths. But it won’t be easy for Pennsylvania to ban it.

Vaping is vapid: The FDA must get involved, Pa. should change law

Put limits on tracking data

Raise the minimum age for all tobacco products | PennLive letters

Restore Pa. initiative could have negative impact


Wages increased across Pa. in 2018, but the benefits aren’t reaching everyone

Mon Valley contractor wins $89 million in case of missing funds and murder in Iraq

Latrobe man, fiancee sue Nemacolin, seek return of $30K wedding reception deposit

Before DuPont and 3M hearing in Congress, activists highlight companies’ history with PFAS

Unemployment rises in July, region still tied for last place

Smoke detectors, fire alarms saved cosmetics factory workers’ lives, Reading fire marshal says

Reading planners allow plastic-container manufacturers’ expansion plan to advance

Here’s what Trader Joe’s is looking for in a new location, and why it’s not (yet) in the Lehigh Valley


Monroeville woman charged with stealing money from 2 Gateway family-teacher organizations

Lehigh County man involved in 2 DUI accidents in 2 days

Two inmates overdose at county prison


Once dubbed ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ back-to-school for today’s parents is high anxiety

Scranton School District to accept bids for vacant lot, closed school

Judge Gibbons allows Carbondale Area to borrow up to $4 million

Penn State scientists may have discovered way to control invasive spotted lanternfly

RMU makes financial pitch to compete with WVU, Kent State

Temple enrolls first international students under new #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarships

LCCC external masonry replacement to cost $834,632

Gay student says U of Scranton failed to halt harassment

ESU students of legal age can drink alcohol in their rooms

Health Care

After eight years, UPMC-Highmark dispute was settled in a matter of weeks

UPMC doctors ready to meet ‘pent-up demand’ after inking 10-year contract with Highmark

Local News

Luzerne County Council approves $2M capital plan

Luzerne County 911 emergency radio project costs outlined

UGI opens CNG fueling station

Open forum set for VA on Thursday

Circus coming to Wyoming Valley Mall

New policy in place for city-owned vehicles following Scranton fire chief’s NJ fender bender

Scranton city workers’ gas card use to be audited

KELLY: King of the hill … of trash

Attorneys plan to file lawsuits against Diocese of Scranton today

Judge rules for Lackawanna County sheriff on gun permit denial

City gets $450K for streets work

City set to end year without ‘major deficit’

Greensburg event to feature LGBTQIA speakers to talk about Western Pa. experiences

Westmoreland 9/11 monument subject of Tarentum museum program

Harrison awarded 50 more trees for planting campaign

Harrison approves spending for war memorial restoration

Reading Mayor Wally Scott sued for defamation by former managing director

Berks Redevelopment Authority OKs sale of 2 Maidencreek properties to housing nonprofit

Would traffic from proposed homes be too much for already dangerous intersection, Bethlehem Township planners wonder

Scott under fire for racist comment

National News

Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban

New Jersey

New Jersey is adjusting how it evaluates the job performance of its municipalities

Opioid Crisis

Johnson & Johnson opioid ruling spreads optimism around Western Pa.-based lawsuits

Oklahoma opioid verdict a sign of more lawsuits to come, Berks officials say

2nd ‘Fighting Back’ opioid forum to be held Thursday


Hahnemann bankruptcy pays millions to consultants, lawyers charging up to $795 an hour

Big waterfront townhouse development in Fishtown attracts an LA private equity investor

How powerful are three cups of coffee? For these mentors and mentees, java leads to jobs.

Labor official’s goof shows Philly’s pro-worker growing pains

After battle with Philly School District, Eastern charter won’t open for new school year

Philadelphia region now has 20 marijuana dispensaries. Here’s where they are.

A new mural in Philly’s El Barrio reflects connection to U.S.-Mexico border crisis

Top deputies to Sheriff Jewell Williams proposed stripping his office of duties. Now he says no.

$30,000 in electronics stolen from Germantown Friends School

Fire destroys West Philadelphia church


County Council votes down proposal for civilian police review board

County council votes down Allegheny police review board, supporters vow to keep pushing

Complaint unsealed in Pittsburgh police officer slaying; DA to seek death penalty

East Liberty fire station to temporarily close; crews and equipment housed at nearby stations

East Liberty fire station to close for repairs, firefighters and vehicles moved to other stations

Overdose Awareness Day celebrates ‘survivors and revivers’

Survivors celebrated on International Overdose Awareness Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh gets a dose of wet weather, but Labor Day weekend looking fine

Soul food event organizer accuses city of charging him too much for policing

Judge denies most of Ferrante appeal in wife’s murder, but question about jury still open

‘Unlike any theater in the region’ — Cultural Trust’s grand vision for Downtown cineplex

A civil honor: Pittsburgh native lauded for nonprofit trade school

Penn Hills official faces removal over background check policy

Pitt researchers develop marijuana breathalyzer

State News

Title X gag rule shows disdain for women — and science | Editorial

Getting a marriage license in Pennsylvania? Here’s all you need to know.

State game officers partner with vets to battle degenerative deer disease

Aqua Pennsylvania defends 15% rate hike in Bensalem


Take a peek at Amtrak’s posh new Acela cars

The name game: Controversy erupts over LCTA’s re-branding project, now on hold

LCTA apologizes for rebranding confusion

TSA displays items not allowed to be carried onto an airplane

West Neversink Road bridge could reopen soon, Exeter Township officials say

I-83 commuters to encounter construction zones beyond early 2020s


Sen. Bob Casey, seniors look to stem crisis facing many older Americans