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Yudichak, Baker and Gordner join forces to condemn Retreat closure

Lawmakers question proposed Retreat closure

Wolf: ‘SCI-Retreat is best suited for closure’

Bill would limit witness warrants against abuse victims

Editorial: State should mandate Holocaust instruction


Here’s the anti-gerrymandering proposal from Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s Redistricting Reform Commission

Pa. commission recommends that panel, not lawmakers, should redraw districts

Report: Pennsylvanians say they’re fed up with secrecy and manipulation surrounding redistricting — and they can fix it.

Appointees, not lawmakers, should draw Pennsylvania’s political districts, Wolf-convened panel recommends


Gov. Wolf launches push for mandatory lead testing in children statewide

Gov. Wolf presents Lead Free PA at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Big Kmart in Allegheny Township will close before Christmas

Hershey buys maker of high-protein bar as it looks to go healthier

Meshoppen Dollar General gets green light

Developer of proposed Packer Twp. wind farm files zoning appeal

Catholic Church

Another sex abuse victim sues Diocese of Scranton

South Hills priest of 41 years placed on leave amid accusations he abused child in 1990s

Another man accuses Rev. Michael Pulicare of abuse

Catholic Church sex abuse: The difference a Pennsylvania grand jury made in lives of survivors | Opinion

Clergy abuse victims seeking justice find hope in new court decision


Pennsylvania court: Making gun-like hand gesture is a crime

Chester County man who killed next-door neighbor sentenced to life in prison

Teen charged in Export shooting will be released from jail


Wyoming Area labor issue apparently resolved

Crestwood mulling action on bus issue

Reading School District superintendent gets 3% salary increase and $9,500 bonus

Cyber school payout hits $3M

PHEAA plans to close loan servicing center in Philly suburbs


More states are letting candidates use campaign dollars for childcare. What about Pennsylvania?

Health Care

Geisinger unveils elder center

Local News

Luzerne County tax-claim operator seeking court order to bring delinquent properties to sale

Wilkes-Barre’s first female firefighters look to make history

Newest group of Wilkes-Barre firefighters includes three women

Luzerne County attorney’s redemption story coming full circle

Scranton gets $352,500 state grant for park project enviro cleanup

Charges formally dropped against ex-Lackawanna County Prison guard

Carbondale Fire Department to receive nearly $29,000 in federal funds

Seminar to help nonprofits fight fraud

West Reading Center parking lot set to charge fees

Heidelberg Township meeting gets heated over discussion of police department

Reading Parking Authority recovers parking validation machines that were ‘printing free money’

Berks County commissioners discuss constable system costs

County pays off tax loan, could skip next year

National News

Is giving government cash to every American the best way to deal with poverty?

Record crowd cheers for Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, and equal pay in USWNT’s 4-0 win over Portugal

W.Va. state Sen. Mike Maroney charged with soliciting prostitute


New teachers, nurses, AC: what’s on the horizon for Philly schools

After 2 child deaths in 11 days, medical facility for fragile kids gets another chance

Keeper of Philadelphia girl’s memory says new mural masks the painful past | Helen Ubiñas

A Philly rugby star overcame a stray bullet. Now the Army won’t have him. | Mike Newall

Father and another man charged in 7-year-old boy’s 2018 subway death

Would opening a supervised injection site violate existing federal law? Pro/Con | Opinion

Made in America is ‘an ongoing atrocity’ for neighborhood residents | Opinion


‘It’s not simply a police issue.’ Peduto touts varied approach to address Downtown stabbings

Peduto wants mini police station in Downtown to quell Pittsburgh crime

Mount Washington billboard banner can stay, court rules

Mt. Washington billboard can legally remain, court says

Bell Acres councilman charged with driving through Antwon Rose protesters gets probation

Elections board to discuss voting machine search committee report

Police investigate after man shot in Hill District

Attorney in police officer’s slaying says death penalty inappropriate

Deadline extended to sign up for Citizen’s Police Academy program

Dry August puts brakes on Pittsburgh’s record rainfall pace

Officials in talks about building a homeless shelter in downtown Pittsburgh

State News

Karen Kane: Is there a better way to do this?

New pipeline deal to bring in more Midwestern fuel into Pennsylvania

Two-way flow of Laurel Pipeline approved by state commission

Otten, community members submit pipeline safety letter to PUC

On National Slinky Day, the Delco-born toy will get its own historical marker

Former skinhead warns of resurgent hatred in Westmoreland County visit

Roundtable discussion seeks ways to prevent veteran suicides

Report: 21% of Pennsylvania’s boating fatalities linked to alcohol or drugs

PUC: Improvements planned at Washington County railroad crossing after 2018 crash, acid spill

Sewickley Creek spill among those cited in $313K Sunoco Pipeline fine

Bear Creek man dies in ATV wreck

Fox Chapel ATV crash leaves 5-year-old girl dead, father and sister injured

Girl dies after ATV crash while riding with dad, sister in Fox Chapel yard

Worker killed in mine wall collapse in Washington County

Another mosquito in Berks found with West Nile

As Hurricane Dorian gains strength, PPL sending workers, trucks, and equipment to Florida

Maryland Gov. Hogan to Wolf: Pa. needs to up its game on Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Unclaimed Bucks County veterans get final resting place

Now up for bid: Contract to demolish Allentown State Hospital


New roundabout coming to Middle Road and Prospect Street in Nanticoke

2 more roundabouts, widening of Route 222 in Maidencreek Township to start soon, take 3 years to complete–in-maidencreek-township-set-to-start-sept-9

Pa. Turnpike travelers are seeing V-toll charges on their E-Z Pass accounts — here’s why


Comey violated policies in handling memos on interactions with Trump, inspector general finds