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Pa. lawmaker questions governor’s drive for new voting machines

Westmoreland lawmakers: Attempt to halt voting machine mandate unlikely to succeed

Scarnati continues to oppose window of opportunity law for abuse survivors

Commonwealth Court tweaks Pennsylvania fireworks law

George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush eulogized by those gathered ‘to mark the end of an era’


Narcotics suspects rounded up in Mon Valley

Christy represents self during preliminary hearings


Agents raid Scranton School District again

As Scranton board tries to eliminate deficit, special education staff needed

Riverside, Lackawanna Trail teams top finishers in statewide robotics competition

Pittston Area director to head committee that runs WBA career center

JuJu Smith-Schuster surprises Aliquippa football team with care package

Santander Arena to host District 3 basketball championship tripleheader

Temple professors: No confidence in university leader who won’t support Marc Lamont Hill’s academic freedom | Opinion

Marc Lamont Hill’s history suggests his recent comments were intentional | Opinion

Local students beat state, national averages in nursing test

King’s students fight bullying in the age of social media

Susquehanna University students protest decision to arm safety officers


Election technician: no voting machine malfunction in Carroll 4, part of 49th District contest

Berks County narrows choices for new voting machines


Future casino at Westmoreland Mall generates pros, cons at hearing

Developer: Westmoreland Mall casino could deliver $152 million annual economic impact

Mount Airy Casino seems to be different fit for rural Big Beaver

Health Care

Admissions and ER visits up at some Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals but not those in rural areas

Local News

Number of fatal overdoses continues to grow in 2018

County election director ‘not hiding anything’ about trips

County election official in conflict of interest?

Planned Parenthood staying in WB; new landlord: no surgical abortions

W-B installs eight new metered parking spaces near Public Square

New federal opportunity zones could be economic boom for Scranton

Lackawanna County commissioners introduce ordinance to raise their salary, those of row officers

On first reading, city council OKs property tax hike

Dangerous buildings hit the ground in New Kensington

Washington Township to light up Kunkle Park for first ‘Country Christmas’

Westmoreland sheriff’s department employees testify against boss Held

Former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer does not deserve acquittal, prosecutors say

Allentown Council votes down 2019 budget


Cannabis bombshell: Pa. throws out all 8 marijuana research applications. What’s next?

Saying applicants don’t measure up, state plans second application period for medical marijuana research initiative

National News

Bernie Madoff’s crime lasted 45 years, FBI reveals 10 years later

Diversified’s deal with West Virginia on plugging old oil wells shows rules need to change, environmental groups say

Natural Gas

Editorial: A tale of two pipeline studies – & results—results/article_9b7ba00c-f890-11e8-8380-af0a2de90177.html

Opioid Crisis

Endo publishes oversight report on opioid sales

Free naloxone, an opioid-reversal drug, will be available in Pottstown


More murders, fewer cases solved; now Philly police are fighting about overtime

New Census figures on Philly neighborhoods show inequality, high numbers of whites living in poverty

Big day for labor in Philadelphia: Council to vote on ‘Fair Workweek,’ $15/hr wage hike

Two Philly homeless students were denied an adequate education. Now, there are statewide ripples.

Reports of flawed records and improper sales trigger call for investigation of city land deals

Report: Philly schools lose more to corporate handouts than any other big city

Pennsylvania pressing schools to ensure special-ed students aren’t on their own

New site launches to attract more Philly teachers

City Council votes to uphold rules reducing tobacco retailers

Street sweeping pilot program to launch this spring

Philadelphia police fatally shoot man in Port Richmond

Philly should avoid lead paint litigation that will devastate property values | Opinion

Philly’s sweetened beverage tax brings hope | Opinion


After series of setbacks, CEO of Pittsburgh International Airport isn’t panicking

Mayor Peduto wants mayors across the nation to join local gun legislation fight

EMT union ratifies city contract

McCandless police officers vote ‘no confidence’ in chief under investigation

McCandless police union takes ‘no confidence’ vote for suspended police chief

Allegheny County’s North Park could be the latest home for bald eagles

Penguins’ franchise value stays flat at $650 million, Forbes reports

Pittsburgh cop accused of lying to feds set to plead guilty

State News

Pa. Health Department ordered to turn over leases on nursing homes

Census: More workers on food stamps despite rise in median income