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Let’s send our kids back to school safely | Opinion: By Sen. Jay Costa

New grant program to address workforce gaps


Gov. Tom Wolf heading to Puerto Rico to survey remaining hurricane damage, build ties


At this Verizon store not owned by Verizon, the staff sold a woman a phone she did not need

Why some workers think Walmart’s pay-in-advance app is a lousy deal

Era ends as Bon-Ton closes at Berkshire Mall

Sales of A2 milk rise amid ‘intriguing’ but unproven health claims

Reading Eagle receives grant to enhance reader participation

Zulily expected to add 1,200 jobs in Bethlehem by the end of 2017. It didn’t get there, but it continues to grow

Franklin County outpaces Pennsylvania in creating jobs


SCI Greene employee potentially exposed to unknown substance

Aliquippa police turmoil: The community must consider the force’s future

Ex-guardian fails to appear in court, but judge orders her to repay $35K to elderly woman’s estate

State agents working secretly in NEPA make 50 drug-related arrests, seize huge haul of drugs


School safety task force report gets OK from school boards group, which adds 2 suggestions

Our view: Mental health is key to school safety

Several districts postpone start of school while battling mold, microbes

Mold, excessive heat plague Pa. schools, delay start of new year

Guns, crumbling buildings: School safety requires an enlightened approach | Editorial

Just make schools better: Grant program should not be used to purchase guns

Lack of girls golf programs hurting competitors

New federal guidelines make it easier for school districts to offer flavored milk

Scranton board to re-vote on layoffs Thursday

First day nightmare: Parents say WVW kindergarten student left on bus

Wyoming Valley West to stop transportation to day cares

HASD dean hiring process under review

Ex-Harrisburg principal transferred for second time, and officials won’t say why

LCCC declared best of Pennsylvania’s community colleges

Fall enrollment is down slightly at LCCC


Wagner rips Wolf, media (even me) in Pa. Press Club address | John Baer

Wagner visits Pottsville

Wagner speaks to Erie business leaders

Editorial: All generations should be heard at polls

GOP lawmakers Perry and Smucker face tough re-election bids

Health Care

Commonwealth inks deal with UPMC Health Plan

Local News

Luzerne County Council approves $250,000 settlement with Al Flora

Lackawanna County glitch causes 1,296 incorrect school tax bills

Westmoreland County comprehensive plan completion date extended

Lower Valley Ambulance crews to wear bulletproof vests when responding to calls

Vaughn Spencer takes the stand in his pay-to-play trial

Reading ordered to pay legal fees in records fight with union

Reading Parking Authority changes the rules on violations

Reading K-9 event raises more than $10,000 for city unit

York police union leader: Cops disappointed at city’s lip sync kill shot

Erie County councilman accuses colleagues of forming ‘clique’

Riverfront park planned for downtown Johnstown

BCDA awarded $500K grant

National News

California’s lawmakers set a goal for carbon-free energy by 2045

3D-printed gun maker selling his files, circumventing ban

Natural Gas

Marcellus Shale contributing to recent growth in U.S. natural gas production, agency says

Opioid Crisis

Smallest state has biggest opioid plan


Philly Police commissioner: Homicide detective under internal review for racially charged letter

This is why you don’t start school before Labor Day | Opinion

Aldi sets sights on Center City shoppers with store below apartments planned near Divine Lorraine

Homeless Johnny Bobbitt takes legal action against couple who started $400K fundraising campaign

Boy, 16, and two men wounded in South Philly shooting

For children in Philly church sanctuary, a risky ride to school

What happens when you reinstate an anti-poverty program and no one knows about it?

Medical marijuana store slated for City Ave. retail strip

Philly refiner plans $120M plant to convert food scraps to fuel for trucks and buses

A mom who took to the streets to save her son faces threats | Helen Ubiñas


Facing a cash crisis, Hill House plans to sell four buildings by the end of September

Pitt, UPMC, DA invest in 60 surveillance cameras in wake of student slaying

As Downtown population grows, Allegheny Health Network opens new medical center

Allegheny Health Network to open clinic in Downtown Pittsburgh with same-day appointments

Social Justice Fund awards grants to help eliminate racial and economic inequities

Sheriff, District Judge Mikhail Pappas at odds over low bonds

Pittsburgh-area unemployment dips to 4 percent, labor force tightens

ICE ‘knock-and-talk’ visit to Pittsburgh home leads to man’s 4th deportation

State News

Medical marijuana costs too much for Pa. mom who fought for her daughter’s epilepsy treatment

Pa. AG seeks $75,000 in restitution for consumers

Susan P. Baxter confirmed as federal judge in Erie

Lawsuit seeks to extend statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse by priests

Diocese: Bishop misspoke on report’s release

Peco to pass along Trump Tax refund as a $30 bill credit

Rebates available on alternative fuel vehicles

Berks district attorney: Bulldozer death case ruled accidental


State agencies commit to better traffic accident response

State agencies join forces to promote safety, efficiency in wreck responses

West Newton’s Hill Street is definitely steep

Latrobe considers temporary fix to make curbs handicapped-friendly

Domino’s Pizza delivers with $5K grant to fill Wilkes-Barre’s potholes

Hold the potholes: Domino’s helps smooth over W-B streets


Trump privately revived the idea of firing Sessions this month, according to people familiar with the discussions