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State Sen. Judy Schwank talks up minimum wage increase at town hall meeting

State bill would add adult sex traffickers, customers to Megan’s Law lists

Pa. Senate quietly paying legal bills of ex-employee accused of sexual harassment

Pa. weighs plan to tax violent video games to fund school security

State Rep. Justin Walsh announces candidacy for Westmoreland County judge

EDITORIAL: Rise in Pa.’s minimum wage is long overdue

Pot business needs light


Gov. Wolf again proposes for local communities to pay for state police coverage

Second forum on legalizing pot again dominated by those who support it


Environmental groups plan to sue U.S. Steel over air pollution

‘Moving the goal post’: Why thousands of Aramark managers didn’t get their 2018 bonuses

Company behind proposed ‘glamping’ business in Moscow appealing zoning denial

Gaming and Leisure reports record earnings

Catholic Church

‘This should not have happened’: Harrisburg Diocese listening tour fills Mechanicsburg church

New Jersey Catholic bishops list the names of nearly 200 priests accused of abuse


Havertown teen critically wounded in botched drug deal, second teen charged in the shooting

Owner of four grocery stores faces charges in alleged coupon scam

Phila. man serving life for murders convicted of killing inmate


Pa. schools with highest truancy rates: Some see half their students skipping class

Skipping school: 2 Dauphin County districts have some of the highest truancy rates in Pa.

Local school districts tightened security in Parkland massacre’s wake

NEPA students reflect on school safety a year after Parkland shooting

One year after deadly Florida school shooting, Lehigh Valley students see new drills, beefed-up security

Cyber-charter reform group: Luzerne County districts would save $5.9M under plan

Court dismisses teachers’ lawsuit against gun policy

Alexa, can you help kids learn and teachers manage a classroom? At Garnet Valley, the answer is: ‘Yes’–20190213.html

Base the funding of Pa. school safety on financial need, not political power | Opinion

Wilkinsburg school board member blames colleague for Trump joke on agenda

Diocese of Scranton fires teacher, refers incident to law enforcement

Wyoming Valley West votes to hike taxes 4.7 percent, cancels five days off

Power outage closes California University of Pennsylvania

Health Care

‘It’s just so inherently unfair’: Speakers at hearing decry pending UPMC-Highmark breakup

Local News

Wilkes-Barre adds new ambulance to emergency services fleet

Talks ongoing, no deal yet between Penguins, arena

Challenger to seek Democratic nomination for Wilkes-Barre City Controller

Kingston police K-9 Onyx passes away

Commissioner Pat O’malley picks Domenick as his running mate

Four police officers added to force

Ryan Twp. supervisors give LERTA approval

Mon Valley waterline breaks again, water buffaloes set up in affected area

McKeesport appoints new police chief

Westmoreland water authority will test chlorine alternative in McKeesport

Westmoreland water authority will seek repayment from gas driller for additional water tests

Reading District Judge Kyley Scott handled more than 6,000 truancy cases in 2017

Plan to save the Fairgrounds Square Mall takes first step forward

Easton City Council considers pay increase for mayor, while ending health benefits for others

After concerns raised, Allentown council delays vote on proposed parking meter changes around PPL Center


Marijuana use may increase teens’ risk of depression and suicide, research review suggests

National News

EPA says it has a plan to address PFAS in drinking water — and will announce it in Philly tomorrow

FEMA chief Long, who faced questions over his use of government vehicle, to resign

Judge finds Paul Manafort lied to investigators in Trump-Russia probe


Police interaction with man in wheelchair again raises concerns about handling of homeless at Suburban Station

Wyclef Jean visits South Philadelphia High School, announces music technology grant

Philly effort raises awareness of long-lasting birth control among Black, Latina teens

We should do a better job supporting families, not separating them | Editorial

Accessibility isn’t charity — it’s a lifesaving responsibility | Opinion

City Council could ban cash-free businesses Thursday


Peduto: I’ll defend gun proposals to Supreme Court

PWSA constructing facility to reduce lead in city’s water

Start of much-anticipated Strip District produce terminal redevelopment ‘imminent’

Pittsburgh Public Schools adjusts suspension policy for marijuana possession

‘Big Bang Theory’ star pays surprise visit to police officers in Squirrel Hill

$13 million in financial aid missing? Federal receiver tries to track down money from Art Institute owners

A messy life lesson: Doubt persists about the troubled Art Institute

Pittsburgh pushes strict gun laws after the synagogue massacre. Some people still don’t want them.

Newspaper Guild files labor complaint against Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette union files unfair labor action against publisher

Tow truck tragedy a window into a rough world, but may spur reform

Unhealthy competition: The city needs to bring order to towing industry

Frank Rossi, founder of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, dies at 83

Fired Pittsburgh police officer plans to sue city, detective

State News

Swoyersville woman receives Caregiver of the Year award

Job-training grants a second chance for many in Berks


National Safety Council: Traffic deaths in U.S. above 40,000 for third year in a row

Funding for first step of Route 322 ‘Missing Link’ earmarked


House panel backs bill expanding gun-sale background checks

Reform fed marijuana law

Your View by Sen. Bob Casey: One year after Parkland shootings, it’s time to pass gun reforms