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Local lawmakers take criminal justice reform talk to prison

$500,000 state grant to boost New Kensington’s blight fight

Persico backs fund for victims over change to law

Nonbelievers win suit over Pennsylvania House prayer policy

Pa. House policy banning non-believers from delivering opening invocation ruled unconstitutional

Judge reduces DeWeese’s restitution while he continues to try to overturn conviction

Our view: Abuse victims deserve path to justice


Wolf administration hosts open panel


Manager of web domains from .org to .xxx shifts overseas HQ to Horsham in win for Trump tax cut

Merakey closing NEPA behavioral health locations

Fill shortages by raising pay

Reading trade conference hampered by visa denials

Clergy Sex Abuse

Pa. grand jurors: Make full clergy sex abuse report public

Parishioners defend priest in Greensburg diocese accused of sexually abusing minor


Pa. prisons chief says correctional facilities will remain on lockdown

Synthetic marijuana sickened Pa. prison employees, officials say

State Corrections Secretary Identifies K2 As Drug Smuggled Into Western Pa. Prisons

Fire reported at Retreat state prison

Former Pa. mayor found guilty in federal corruption trial

Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer guilty of all counts in federal bribery trial

Pa. puts too many people in prison for the wrong reasons. I should know – it happened to me | Opinion

Visiting a Pa. state prison inmate? Here’s what you’ll see (after the lockdown ends)

Former Mayor Ed Pawlowski asks to remain free on bail pending appeal

Lehigh County Jail inmate and a guard test positive for tuberculosis

Official: Long lockdowns can ratchet up tension among prisoners


Scranton School Board votes to eliminate teaching positions

Northwest Area one vote away from ‘early-bird’ teacher contract

W-B Area working with DEP on new school

Small group of vocal protesters rally against WB Area consolidation

Schools shouldn’t eat debt for unpaid student lunches

Hempfield schools, homeowners square off over property tax assessments

Pa. auditor general to audit Temple University; business school and tuition hikes are areas of focus

University of Scranton, King’s rated ‘Best’


Washington County officials hear second pitch for new voting machines

“Overpaid Baboons” – Racially Charged Posts About NFL Players Attributed To County Republican Party Official

Health Care

Allegheny Valley Hospital nurses, service workers ratify three-year contract

Allegheny Valley Hospital nurses ratify new contract

Highmark pilot program to pay ambulance companies when patients not taken to hospital

Fox Chase official receives grant to improve genetic risk communication

John McCain

Biden and others remember McCain as a hero and a maverick at his Arizona memorial service

Berks lawmaker remembers McCain, sets up event to honor him

Local News

Double the fun for Wilkes-Barre’s second Multicultural Festival and Parade

Program preserves more than 3,000 acres of farmland

Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame inductees include Special Olympics athlete

Longtime local advocate honored in Wilkes-Barre

W-B mayor’s office releases Labor Day schedule and announcements

Annual benefit will honor Nanticoke woman’s memory

House explodes, one person injured in Taylor

City pays $24K for part-time consultants

Salem Township park provided respite from Jim Crow-era discrimination

Berks County commissioners adopt controversial ordinance

Berks juvenile probation officer dies after motorcycle accident

National News

The bugs are coming, a new study says, and they’ll want more of the plants grown for food

Is Delaware’s Kerri Evelyn Harris the next explosion to rock the Democrats? | Will Bunch

Sanctuary cities have a new reason not to trust ICE | Opinion


Looking for some relief? City goes door to door touting tax assistance programs

Parkway museums struggle through Made in America: ‘It takes a toll’

Couple who raised $400K for homeless Johnny Bobbitt have until Friday afternoon to turn over the money

100+ people ran for City Council at the height of anti-Rizzo furor. Could it happen again? | Clout

U.S. Supreme Court denies Catholic Social Services attempt to force Philly to reinstate foster contract in same-sex dispute

Mayor Kenney, please, be consistent and equitable and sign the Construction Impact Tax bill | Opinion

The test Philadelphia can’t afford to fail | Opinion

Philadelphia’s other Benjamin: founding father Benjamin Rush’s lasting legacy | Philly History

Officials defends plan for drug sites


In rift over UPMC hospital, a union and mayor expose split views

Port Authority making real-time info readily available for riders

Poor judgment: Judge Pappas’ bond-setting raises questions

State News

How Janus could affect strategy at the negotiation table

Tom Hanks visited Saint Vincent College for movie research

Plenty of ways to pay for cash assistance for Pennsylvania’s neediest people | Editorial

Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Nealon dies at 95

Pa. wine and spirits stores to open Labor Day

Cindy Boscov, wife of retail executive and hands-on volunteer, dies at 69

PennDOT employee killed


Next phase of South Valley Parkway opens today

South Valley Parkway stretch near Nanticoke opens today

Editorial: A light at the end of Penn Street Bridge work


Sources say Trump wanted to buy up decades of dirt on him from the National Enquirer

Trump says Sessions is safe at least until November, when voters go to the polls