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Lawmakers circulate memos in anticipation of new redistricting battle

Hey, Pa., take notes. N.J. poised to raise minimum wage | Editorial

George H.W. Bush

From the Capitol, Bush is embraced in death as a ‘gentle soul’ and ‘great man’

Bush’s state funeral follows generations of tradition

Most mail won’t be delivered Wednesday as the federal government closes to honor Bush


Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Testimony begins in U.S. Steel appeal of coke works enforcement order

Secret Santa pays off $29,000 in layaways at Kennett Square Walmart

Gilpin beer distributor shutters its doors

By the numbers: The five largest warehouses in the Lehigh Valley right now

At 1.7 million square feet, new QVC warehouse will be the largest in Lehigh Valley — maybe in Pa.

Catholic Church

Pa. Supreme Court: Names of Catholic clergy will remain shielded

Names of priests redacted from clergy sex abuse report won’t be released, high court rules


Attorney Borland calls for state inspection of WB Area Schools

United Way aims to help students with ’Loads of Love’

Scranton School Board reorganization meeting reveals divisions

RACC, Alvernia expand dual admission partnership

Health Care

A messy divorce: UPMC and Highmark leave patients out

Local News

$1 million state grant to be sought for upgrades to downtown Wilkes-Barre theaters

Medical cannabis dispensary opens on Kidder Street

New medical marijuana dispensary opens in W-B

Swoyersville opens 2 proposals for ambulance service in 2019

Scranton council passes 2019 budget that holds taxes steady

City personnel say disturbing sound is coming from rail yard

Scranton native sworn in as Alaska governor

Dunmore’s police chief, Sal Marchese, no longer in role as officials remain mum

Apollo faces loss of solicitor, auditor on top of budget crisis

Former police officer admits causing Berks County crash, trying to cover it up

Reading council wants parking board pledges in writing

Our view: Erie police to test body cameras

National News

The man killed by police in an Alabama mall was shot from behind, an attorney says

Wisconsin GOP uses rare session to weaken incoming governor

New Jersey

One year, eight new gun-control laws in New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers advance bill to ban cashless stores


Philly employers are leery about asking applicants about their wage history

Kenney, union leaders endorse proposed ‘fair workweek’ legislation

Retailers are looking beyond Rittenhouse Square, expanding Center City’s shopping district east

Violent Philly gang member gets life plus 85 years, lashes out at federal judge

Philly mourns the loss of Willis ‘Nomo’ Humphrey, noted muralist

Bob Brady aide Smukler found guilty on 9 of 11 counts in campaign finance case

Two dead, two injured in separate shootings in Philly

Phila. Councilman Allan Domb’s lonely fight to kill DROP

How Philly is combating tax delinquency | Opinion

Punishing poverty: How Philly’s cash bail system does more harm than good | Opinion

He’s a US citizen born in Philadelphia. He says ICE detained him anyway


3 Crossings 2.0: Another warehouse-turned-office-complex slated for the Strip District

Startups collecting data about Pittsburgh roads think they can shake up city infrastructure

Pittsburgh public school board elects new president

Conference shows businesses are lining up to supply components of self-driving vehicles

First Night Pittsburgh will celebrate its silver anniversary

First Night Pittsburgh turns 25

State News

‘It hits home for everybody’: Soldier from Export dies after Afghanistan attack

Pennsylvania’s forgotten African American cemeteries are getting their historical due

U.S. Postal Service provides temporary office in Bucks town

Delaware County pipeline study finds risk less than fatal car crash, house fire

Pennsylvania to consider more conditions that should qualify for medical marijuana

How is Pennsylvania responding to climate change?

No beauty contest: Vote Lackawanna

Top selling spirits at Pa.’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores

‘Pa.’s menorah will shine brighter this year’: rabbi tells assembled at Capitol celebration