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The Briefing: State legislators share New Year’s resolutions

A record number of women will join the Pa. General Assembly. But we have a long way to go. | Opinion

The Rundown: Pennsylvania lawmakers to be sworn in this week

Sound new DUI law takes effect

Catholic Church

Dioceses have gone bankrupt after opening window to sex abuse lawsuits

How experts plan to help Pa. dioceses navigate victim compensation


Illegal alien may have siphoned $15K from Western Pennsylvania bank accounts, feds say

Prison GED program’s first class offered exclusively to male inmates, class for females to follow

Pair shot at embattled Hanover Twp. Nightclub

Standards needed on for-profit prisoner transport

State police plan traffic enforcement for New Year’s in Berks


How Pa. schools charted a new course in education policy | Opinion

‘You need all teachers’: Schools with diverse student populations still struggle to hire minority educators

Hazleton Area School District lands on AP District Honor Roll

Editorial: Hamburg school’s partnership with manufacturer worth emulating

School can be sued by mom whose son ran head-first into concrete gym wall: Pa. Supreme Court

Construction to start on Keystone College retail project

1,000 diseases at their fingertips: Marywood buying high-tech anatomy viewer with foundation grant

Health Care

Doctors at 3 Philly-area hospitals are pushing back after working for weeks without pay

Flu makes presence known in states close to Pa.

Lehigh Valley hospitals to post standard price tags for health services beginning Tuesday

Local News

County blight committee will take action in 2019

Luzerne County prison enacts new program targeting opioid addiction

CAN DO officials eye continued success in 2019

Avoca litigation may be moved to New York City federal court

Scranton Cultural Center makes repairs, eyes more

Fate of Castle House in Scranton still up in air

National News

Minimum wage is rising in 20 states but not Pennsylvania

Natural Gas

Mariner East 2 pipeline is up and running, Sunoco says


Who started the Mummers Parade? A Philly councilman’s childhood antics played a role.


Mothers of slain children gather for dinner, conversation and healing

As hate group activity moves online, tracking membership proves challenging

Pittsburgh’s First Night events come with Downtown road closures , parking restrictions

Expect heavy police presence, ‘zero tolerance’ for shenanigans at Pittsburgh’s First Night

Pittsburgh region on track to break yearly rainfall record

State News

Of Trump, Saudis, and a $500-million bet by Pennsylvania teachers pension fund

Survey: More than 18,000 Pa. households lack heat or use unsafe heating sources

Weird New Year’s Eve ‘drops’ in Pennsylvania: Sleds, pickles, britches, and Bucky Beaver

Overdose deaths drop dramatically, bringing hope that awareness is working

DCNR plans New Year’s Day hikes

Start the new year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike in Berks

Geography plays role in life expectancy

These Pennsylvania officials were jailed, convicted or arrested in 2018


Dig deeper: Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls increase by 6 percent Jan. 6


Federal government shutdown enters second week with no resolution in sight