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Should Pennsylvania eliminate school taxes? Reader debate includes proposal for major ‘vice tax’

Scranton director wants to close city schools, send students to Harrisburg for rally

Fighting Gun Trafficking Gets Ensnared In Political Fight

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


Editorial: Retreat closing follows sound justice reforms

Researchers working to stop threat of spotted lanternfly, expert tells Christmas tree growers

Report challenges internet providers’ advertised speeds

Vaping, e-cigarettes linked to 215 cases of severe lung illness in 25 states, including Pa., N.J.

New Jersey law could open up Boy Scouts to abuse lawsuits from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law doesn’t prohibit children on ATVs

Criminal defense counsel represents DEP in Mariner East probe

Pa. to test appetite for more mini-casinos


Allentown School District wants to cut charter costs to fill budget hole

Despite increase, Pottstown remains most underfunded district in the region


PPL sends nearly 50 workers to Fla.

PECO accepting applications for Green Region Grant program

UGI drops natural gas rate


Labor Day gas prices should be the lowest in three years, AAA predicts

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


Parents consider buying bulletproof backpacks as gun violence shapes their children’s lives

Why yellow grids are on some Philly-area utility poles​

Philly is trying to stop illegal dumping by tracking who hauls contractors’ trash

In 1990s, Philly’s now-interim top cop wore T-shirt: ‘L.A.P.D. We Treat You Like a King’

No charges for Metro PCS store worker who fatally shot would-be robber in Southwest Philly

A Philly Starbucks wrote ‘ISIS’ on a Muslim man’s cup


Allegheny County to ‘stress test’ prospective voting systems

Cranberry Toyota dealership pays school lunch debt totaling more than $22,000

National conference on abandoned mine lands coming to Pittsburgh

North Allegheny takes advantage of lower interest rates to redo bond issue

Elections board appears likely to pick ES&S voting machines for use beginning in 2020


Reading acted like ‘bully’ in legal battle over DoubleTree parking garage, judge says

‘This is the point of no return’: Lehigh County executive says taxes must increase in 2020

Slinky makes history in Clifton Heights

New parking meters draw complaints in Chester

Lancaster County officials warn of spike in drug overdoses

Judge Traci McDonald-Kemp makes history in Washington County

Berks County commissioners discuss constable system costs

Chester County commissioners establish pipeline safety advisory board