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Tackling property tax relief on Pa. lawmakers’ minds again; work group formed to find a solution

Property taxes are even more hated than you think, poll shows

Pa. state rep crafts a plan to eliminate school property taxes

New Pennsylvania school property tax elimination bill seeks ‘permanent fix’

Pa. lawmakers, gun control advocates rally to change state laws

Calls for Pa. special session on guns grow after shootings in Dayton, El Paso

Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey call for action on guns after mass shootings

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture visits Berks to tout new app that will make it easier to find fresh produce

Advocacy group fights for grandparents raising grandchildren

Chester County DA will review pipeline ‘boom’

Wolf should call session on violence

A minute of slaughter: Ohio and Pa. should adopt gun safety laws

Editorial: Lawmakers should take on cost of constables’ work

Sen. Bob Mensch: We must all support Pennsylvania farmers


Powers ports distributor scoops up Jessup warehouse


State inmate charged with attempted murder of two troopers in Indiana County

Letter from one lifer to another leads to new trial in 1996 Carrick homicide

Police: Mother, 2 daughters made $250K in personal purchases on Washington County company’s credit card


Residents express anger over Scranton school tax hikes

Pennsylvania set up a tip line for school threats. Instead, students overwhelmingly called with mental health concerns

Many area school districts, schools among best in state

Innovation schools? Why a new category of school in Pa.?

Which Pa. college’s students study the least? Where’s the best campus food? Where do students pack the stadium?


Luzerne County voting district reductions and additions planned

Election districts will be reconfigured for November

Pa. Democrats support Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, but will vote for anyone against Donald Trump in 2020, poll finds

Democrats train students of color in battleground states, hoping to avoid Clinton’s 2016 mistakes

Fellow Dems challenging Leach promise similar policies, but a change in culture


As Eagles preseason opens, Parx Casino to match bets for early birds at new sportsbook

Health Care

Geisinger will consolidate pain clinic to South W-B

Local News

It’s Kielbasa time: Festival begins on Friday

Applicant for Luzerne County Council seat appears ineligible

Scranton City Council appoints attorney to fill vacant seat

Scranton’s new mayor faces old stormwater problem

Fell Twp. zoners continue meeting on quarry project

Former Mount Pleasant police chief sues borough for wrongful termination

Blackburn’s to raze Tarentum building for parking lot

New $245,000 section of Tredway recreational trail in Allegheny Township opens

Missing bricks and deteriorating steps raise safety concerns in downtown Reading courtyards

Chief Alsleben defends Allentown police force’s work, faces criticism from dissatisfied residents

City considers CDBG money for cemeteries

Funds secured for emergency services complex in West End

National News

Daycare centers were using dangerous infant sleepers months after recall, survey finds

The Dolphins’ owner endures backlash over a planned Trump fundraiser

Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests


Philly charter school on the brink of closing after losing payments from School District

Kensington’s hepatitis A outbreak another argument for supervised injection sites | Editorial

That empty lot across from Pat’s and Geno’s? Apartments, rowhouses likely soon at Philly’s cheesesteak corner.

Main Line Health, Cooper join Temple and Jefferson to bid for Hahnemann residency slots

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s record-breaking fund-raising campaign passes $455 million

Philly homeless shelter loses over $4,000 to IOI Payroll fraud

Who will decide the future of the South Philly refinery?


In wake of Pittsburgh arrests, FBI warns parents to protect kids against online sex exploitation

FBI, local law enforcement target child sexual predators in Pittsburgh region

‘A straight-laced guy’: Neighbors say behavior of Penn Hills teacher killed in Shaler was unusual

Death of Penn Hills teacher shocks school district, Shaler neighbors

Parks Conservancy to host four more public meetings on ‘Parks Plan,’ ballot initiative

Assistant municipal manager files federal lawsuit against Bethel Park for age, gender discrimination

YWCA stands against gun violence, calls on leaders

What you need to know if you’re going to Steelers preseason opener

State News

Groups warn Pennsylvania about setting liquor prices ‘in secret, behind closed doors’

Activists flag cops’ offensive Facebook posts, prompting probes across Montgomery County

Court reviews fine in case that could rewrite Pennsylvania nepotism rules

Poll: Majority of Pennsylvanians support additional regulations on gun ownership

Poll: Overhaul of Pa. tax system has big public support

Trump matches high water mark in new Pa. poll; Biden leads Democratic presidential hopefuls

Game Commission proposal to ban feeding deer and turkeys draws a lot of interest

Driving while black in Wyeth country | Maria Panaritis

Woman ejected from Sesame Place after confrontation, alleged racial comments to Muslim woman

Pennsylvania Boy Scout sex abuse lawsuit could be first of many

Former Northeast PA Council head defends Scouts


TRAFFIC: PennDOT will be closing two ramps leading to and from Parkway East this weekend

Route 31 shift will allow eastbound traffic to bypass intersection at Donegal

Tensions rise over how Lehigh Valley picks which transportation projects will get dwindling pot of money