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State mental health funding hasn’t increased in years. Counties say it’s affecting care.

5 people will oversee Harrisburg’s finances: Who are they and what will they do?

State politicians should heed voice of voters

State charter school law way overdue for reform | Editorial


Gov. Wolf frees Chester County man sentenced to 122 years on drug charges, weighs more acts of clemency


Dallas Centre Hardware will close


Judge denies Christy efforts to dismiss case

Berks County deputies to help on streets of Reading

Hollywood Casino pulls in $1.4M in sports betting in first two weeks

If you’re drinking during the holidays, make plans for who’s driving


New Trump administration school-discipline guidelines could mean trouble for Philly-area students, some experts say

There he goes … School leaders say ‘Mr. Harriton’ title not gender inclusive

STREAM event at Seton LaSalle gets students dreaming big

Mobile Ag Lab bringing the outside in

Central Dauphin board dispute over summer work referred to state officials

LCCC, Wilkes University strike transfer agreement for Early Childhood students

LCCC, Wilkes approve new transfer deal

LCCC, HAPL partner on education programs

Report claims Penn, Princeton, and other Ivy League colleges discriminate against students with mental illness


Behrens elected Luzerne County GOP chairman


Sports betting: Here’s how much Pennsylvania made in taxes in the two weeks after legalizing–20181218.html

Health Care

New D’Achille center at West Penn wraps services around new moms struggling with depression

Local News

County flood authority airs grievances over stormwater-fee project

Deal means free parking for patrons at 2 city garages

WB council to consider two-year lease for Conahan Intermodal parking spaces

Flood authority chairman not happy with sanitary authority plan

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority fleshes out appeal process for stormwater fees

W-B police chief attends conference to reduce gun violence

Tenants leery of W-B council, WestGUARD parking plan

Arena security changes take effect tonight

Scranton parking garage repairs on schedule

Board rejects DOJ proposal

Westmoreland County Food Bank names new CEO

Editorial: Proposed change to preservation program needs work

National News

Fed is expected to raise rates while Trump presses criticism

Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

Democrats unable to quell internal squabble over voter data


Big Marijuana tightens grip, receives most new Pa. dispensary permits

Pa. issues permits for medical marijuana dispensaries in Hazleton, Scranton

State issues permits for three new medical marijuana dispensaries in Scranton

Reading to get 2 of the 3 medical marijuana dispensaries granted for Berks County

Where are Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensaries?: Interactive map

Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Lower Saucon

Erie medical marijuana facility expects to open May 1

Opioid Crisis

For some teens, opioid addiction begins after wisdom tooth extraction

Reason for hope: AMA lauds Pennsylvania’s steps to combat opioids

Health care providers, others, discuss opioid epidemic

Since Thursday, 8 people died in Scranton from suspected overdoses


Philly and Project HOME announce new awareness campaign for homelessness

Philly public schools get financial boost with a credit rating upgrade

School District of Philadelphia’s bond rating gets a boost

North Philly to Oxford

Tap your inner Grinch by reading city’s latest report on violence prevention programs | Helen Ubiñas

Local Boy Scouts committed to service and safety | Opinion

Philly DA Krasner wants to personally try cases in 2019

‘We are watching you’ as city cameras bolster war on dumpers


Sides prep for gun bill fight in city council

City budget passes with housing funds, no tax hike

Police forces in Allegheny County fare poorly on diversity; lack female, black recruits

Two faiths, two communities forge a bond

Police: Most hate crimes in Pittsburgh motivated by race

Following Uber sidewalk incident, Pittsburgh drafting better reporting rules for self-driving cars

State News

Pennsylvania State Police say crooks are using a PSP phone number to scam victims

‘They welcome people.’ Inside a Buddhist temple in Bucks County.

‘He loved everything about it’: Army serviceman remembered for passion for Army life

Ohiopyle river guides win hero award

How local climate action can tackle a global problem | Opinion

Reading district courts lead state with more than $1 million in paid work to constables

Lebanon County man shot and killed by trooper, state police say

Auditor says DCED got better at recouping cash from bad investments


Uber was just approved to resume self-driving tests in Pittsburgh and the rest of the state

Pennsylvania signs on to major regional plan to cut car and truck emissions

Pennsylvania joins regional effort to cut emissions from vehicles


The Senate overwhelmingly passes a criminal justice overhaul