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Hemp legalized, but uncertainties remain for farmers

Hemp hurdles: Versatile plant is perfect for Pennsylvania, 2 local farmers say

Pa. emergency responders can now remove pets from hot, cold cars without liability

New Pa. law increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders

What will it take for political leaders to act?


Hot labor market brought full-time perks to part-time employees

Nixed protections could have helped Lordstown GM workers

‘Walmart Effect’ hampers Lehigh Valley home care companies; employees struggle amid low wages


Beyond Allegheny: Get jurors from outside the county for Rosfeld trial

Task force plans sobriety checkpoints, patrols for New Year’s Eve weekend


Most local schools below par in math and English Language Arts, above in science

Oberg Industries expands program to introduce high school students to tool-and-die jobs

Scranton School Board to seek donations from nonprofits

STEAM Academy Charter seeks Harrisburg School District approval

Tamaqua teachers’ union fires back at district’s objections to lawsuit over gun policy

Walmart heirs promote charter schools among black community

Local News

Luzerne County manager outlines plans to increase revenue in 2019

Vacancies mount in Wilkes-Barre Fire Dept., but mayor taking wait-and-see approach

City to hire five new firefighters

Community dinner feeds hundreds for holiday

At 91, West Side garage owner still fixing cars

Window Wonderland: Scranton Tomorrow announces winners

Lackawanna County reassessment suit may be affected by Beaver County court ruling

17 Lackawanna County companies awarded Keystone Innovation Zone tax credits

Christmas dinner in Greensburg is all about serving others, volunteers say

Berks senior citizens find camaraderie at Christmas dinner

Once-homeless teen finds fulfillment on Christmas by volunteering at Reading shelter

What do Berks pedestrians and bicyclists want?

Rain in forecast could make 2018 Berks County’s wettest year on record

Editorial: Accountability needed for Berks constables


Pennsylvania medical schools can now partner with more than one marijuana grower for research

National News

U.S. says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody

Natural Gas

Spills, shutdowns and legal challenges: a tumultuous year for Mariner East 2

New Jersey

South Jersey wrestler was under ‘duress’ when he agreed to have dreadlocks cut, lawyer says


Bullets took their teammate, but on the Boys’ Latin football field, Jahsun Patton’s legacy lives on.

As Fishtown businesses boom, one 116-year-old nonprofit has found support from its new neighbors

SEPTA bus carrying 10 passengers hit with bullets in North Philly, no injuries reported

Major law firm to represent the non-profit launching Philly’s supervised-injection site

Bill Wilson to retire as chairman of PHL Diversity’s board

Fatal opioid overdoses expected to dip in Philly for first time in 5 years

City Council plans soda tax hearings

All I want for next Christmas is the Church of Safe Injection in Philly | Opinion

For homeless, a season of danger | Editorial


Council veteran Darlene Harris faces former Casey aide

Valerie McDonald-Roberts leaving city job

A parking garage that turns down the lights, redirects storm water and welcomes bikes

One Pittsburgh rabbi has two encounters with mass shootings

Washington Boulevard floodgates to be functional by January

South Homewood to see $700,000 in improvements this year

PennDOT closes inbound Parkway East for road work

Penn Hills ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant felt support of hometown

State News

Holiday breaks bring child-care headache for working parents

A Pennsylvania Town And One In Oregon Both Claim To Be The Christmas Tree Capital. Who Is Right?

State announces grants for spotted lanternfly research


Mobile payment coming for Westmoreland Transit riders


Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

Donald Trump: ‘I can’t tell you when the government is going to be open’

Trump asks 7-year-old: ‘Are you still a believer in Santa? … It’s marginal, right?’

Barletta: No regrets over Senate run

With Democratic House Control, A Look At How Freshmen Lawmakers Get Assignments