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10 reasons why marijuana could be legal in Pennsylvania (eventually)

If you have an old criminal record, today you can finally get a ‘clean slate’ in Pa.

Year-end report shows increase in gun control legislation

Local dad, police chief weigh in on new Pa. DUI law

Senate GOP seeks more financial information from Democrat

Stop wasting tax money on collecting it


Gov. Tom Wolf plans to nominate two administration officials to Cabinet posts

Wolf reshuffles cabinet ahead of second term


Allegheny County tops list for retail thefts, despite reported statewide decrease

Convicted ex-Leechburg chief wants house, cash and guns turned over as part of divorce

Lawsuit claims Derry man did not receive proper medical care while in custody at Westmoreland County Prison


Scranton school director Patel quietly sworn in

Dismissal sought of lawsuit involving football sideline death

Drexel’s Calhoun Hall to be renovated into honors dorms with new glass entrance

Pitt program helps lower new graduates’ debt so they can do the same for others


Democrats in Pa. ‘row offices’ on a collision course for 2022 election–20181227.html

After another ‘Year of the Woman,’ how close is PA to gender parity in politics? (Not very)

Health Care

Pennsylvania lawmakers ask CMS to help seniors facing end of Highmark-UPMC agreement

Citizens School of Nursing to hold open house at its new home in the Pittsburgh Mills mall

Local News

Luzerne County releases final 2019 budget

WB Police distribute tickets for goodwill — lottery tickets

Lackawanna River trail organization plans new section in Dickson City

CAN DO: No problem with Humboldt water

‘Abusive and hostile work environment’: 2 women file federal lawsuit against Delaware County

Sidney Crosby painting nets $10K for Officer Brian Shaw scholarship

Reading church celebrates first day of Kwanzaa

Berks County ordered to turn over documents in possible Berks Heim sale

Reading Parking Authority: DoubleTree parking agreement is invalid


Cannabis facility planned for Scott Twp. needs extension

Berks DA sees medical marijuana complicating DUI enforcement

Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

National News

The real crisis at the border? Two dead children. | Editorial

New Jersey

A week after dreadlocks controversy, cheers for Buena Regional High School wrestler

Opioid Crisis

ODs are down amid signs of recovery in hard-hit neighborhoods, but the region’s opioid binge still leaves a trail of heartache.


Getting a home improvement loan in Philly is harder when you’re low-income or a minority, study shows

Sprawling apartment complex planned for Northeast Philly site near former Franklin Mills

Philadelphia International could’ve become the ‘ugly stepsister hub’ after American-U.S. Air merger–20181227.html

Wins and losses for Philly labor in 2018

Philly, let’s steal an idea | Opinion


Mulch that tree: Here’s how Pittsburgh residents can recycle their Christmas trees

Wetter than Seattle, Pittsburgh poised to set new record for rainfall

Mattress Factory settles with women who alleged retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

Pittsburgh agencies mapping move to new Downtown offices

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust quietly releases more ‘Hamilton’ tickets

State News

Pennsylvania school pension system is still paying the Chicago consultant being investigated by SEC

Delaware River deepening: 30 years and 16 million cubic yards of sand, muck and rock later

Westmoreland Court of Common Pleas to operate with just 9 judges for much of 2019

Former state Rep. Gannon suspended from practicing law for two years


$1M road project planned in 2 Rush Twp. industrial parks

Pa. New Year’s Day traditions: pork, sauerkraut, and higher turnpike tolls

Number of fatal crashes drop in Erie County


Trump makes first visit to US troops in harm’s way

As partial government shutdown heads to Day 6, the ‘cold reality’ sinks in

Bucks County congressman seeks allies in water contamination battle