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Wage boosts for hundreds of thousands hang in balance due to Capitol standoff

Renovated Reading Penn Street Bridge fuels praise

Recovery system that profits off misery needs rehab | Editorial

Tackling bullying: Think hard before criminalizing the behavior


U.S. Steel to spend $8.5 million to settle Clairton class action

Pa. weed facility stinks like ‘20 skunks’ and drives neighbors to flee its Poconos hamlet

Jeannette residents call for hemp plant closure


Massage parlor chief from Mt. Pleasant admits to human trafficking, promoting prostitution

Veteran Westmoreland sheriff’s deputy accused of indecent behavior with female inmates


Charter school parents send letter to Bethlehem Area School District demanding superintendent apologize for comments on race

New Kensington-Arnold preliminary budget spikes taxes, exhausts reserves

Greg Cant named next Wilkes University president

Wilkes University names seventh president


NEPA Army vet Granville to run for Congress

Health Care

Pennsylvania would be among the hardest hit states if Obamacare were repealed

Local News

Former Lackawanna County admin building expected to be on tax roll next year

Scranton ethics board seeks solicitor

Scranton City Council to hold last meeting of the year Monday, caucus Tuesday

Greenfield Twp. sues sewer plant operator

Apollo Borough office closed for move to new location

Berks County budget passes with no change in taxes for 2020

Historic Berks County one-room schoolhouse saved from wrecking ball

Tempers flare at Maidencreek meeting over Northern Berks police force

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority awarded state funds for rail freight improvements

Public meeting on Wilkes-Barre sewers cancelled, Mayor-elect Brown to reschedule

Meeting on Wilkes-Barre sewer plans postponed

Potential dispensary to be built in downtown Hazleton

Demand for resignation of North York borough council member continues

New Jersey

New Jersey is poised to let voters decide if marijuana should be legal


How Philadelphia finally changed the loved and loathed 10-year tax abatement

Philly Council passes tax abatement reforms; Kenney expected to sign

Council finally passes bag ban bill

Philly schools will lose money because of medical services gap

A hero cop rescued the wounded during the Amtrak crash. Then he suffered a devastating brain injury. | Mike Newall

Police arrest father of Philadelphia high school student who accidentally shot, killed twin brother

Outgoing city councilwoman says ‘it’s nobody’s business’ if she enters DROP program

Trapeta B. Mayson named next poet laureate of Philadelphia

Ex-Philly judge who accepted a $90K payoff from Bob Brady’s campaign is spared prison time

Jim Kenney is about to shape Philly police for years to come. Will he make the right call? | Opinion

The Frank Rizzo statue’s future is bungled yet again | Opinion


Astrobotic — a lunar tech company headed to the moon — is first moving to North Side

Owner says her dog will survive after violent attack by pit bull fatally shot by police

Local lawyer accused of bringing drugs into Allegheny County Jail via inmate smuggling ring

Goodfellows: Swissvale church undertakes mission to feed the hungry

Cracking the code — schools compete in robotics coding event at CMU

Court petition seeks Councilman Burgess’ ouster

Lyftie Awards tell Pittsburghers where we’ve been in 2019

Could Pittsburgh be the next Silicon Valley? A new study thinks so.

Potential owners surface for shuttered Regent Square Theater

Terrelle Pryor says girlfriend accused of stabbing him should be let out of jail

Hambone’s in Lawrenceville padlocked for not paying alcohol tax, treasurer says

Friends of the Riverfront appoints Kelsey Ripper executive director

Astrobotic to set up ground control for lunar mission on Pittsburgh’s North Side

State News

State troopers, Game Commission used 9-ton bulldozer to kill man growing pot, lawsuit says

Game Commission investigating shooting of 3 elk in Benezette

In Berks, outdoor enthusiasts weigh in on draft plan for state parks

Who pays for judicial elections?

Pennsylvania State Police agents seize ‘skill games’ from bars in Dauphin, Cumberland counties

PHEAA, explained. How an obscure Pa. state agency became one of the nation’s biggest student loan servicers.

7 years and 180 school shootings later, anti-gun violence advocates honor Sandy Hook victims

PA AG says Trump’s tipped wage proposal could take money from workers

Pennsylvania is about to be hit by a gray tidal wave of aging residents. We’re not ready for them

Nearly $322,000 granted to combat opioid abuse, expand child protection services

New medical marijuana dispensary in West Goshen

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Lehigh County’s appeal in concealed weapon case


New SEPTA Regional Rail schedules begin Sunday


House Judiciary panel delays a historic Trump impeachment vote

Rep. Lamb, citing congressional oath to protect country, plans to vote for articles of impeachment

Conor Lamb supports impeachment: ‘What the President did was wrong’

Scanlon lays out the case against President Trump

Cartwright undecided on impeachment