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Advocates want Gov. Tom Wolf to declare Philadelphia schools a ‘disaster’ area because of asbestos

Power shift in Senate could reignite push to help adult survivors of childhood sex abuse

With Senate President Joe Scarnati’s departure, the Pa. Legislature loses a great compromiser

‘Personal, not political’; Outgoing Pa. Senate leader Joe Scarnati reflects on decision to leave

‘Anytime Joe would speak, members listened.’ After two decades in Harrisburg, Scarnati leaves a complicated legacy

With Joe Scarnati’s retirement, who is next in line to lead the Pa. Senate?

Community college backers: Senator’s exit won’t impact efforts

First draft of Pa. carbon-cutting rules aims to save waste coal plants


Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and the horse industry are clashing over his plan to divert money for student loan relief

Governor vetoes bill to delay closure of Polk Center


McClatchy Newspapers declare bankruptcy

Tony Luke’s expands cheesesteak empire with casino location

Dispensary: ‘Incompetent’ pharmacist trying ‘shakedown’

Rutter’s reports breach of customer credit card information

Rutter’s data breach warning hits York County the hardest

Shapiro sues company for bogus vehicle repair warranties


Police release more info on Scranton native and fugitive killed in Baltimore

Berks County DA, commissioner latest to criticize district judge, system in jailing over unpaid fines


Pa.’s largest teacher union agrees with call to end active shooter drills in schools

Do questions about criminal records belong on Pa. college applications?

White supremacists are increasingly targeting college campuses, including in Pa. and N.J., ADL says

Kutztown University dedicates new Esports Arena for online gaming competition

RACC approves $341,376 to repair, restore Miller Center, Berks Hall roofs


Rush Limbaugh draws bipartisan criticism for remarks about Buttigieg kissing his husband

Nevada’s powerful culinary union won’t endorse a Democratic candidate

Musto announces candidacy to challenge Boback for 117th seat

Luzerne County voters can start applying for no-excuse, mail-in ballot option

Sen. Daylin Leach contests Dem endorsement of a rival

Dush will seek State Senate seat Scarnati is vacating

Local News

Feds seek sentence of 30 years or more for ex-Scranton Mayor Courtright

Scranton council still pushing for more streamlined cover sheets for proposed legislation

Gas company spared no expense on downtown Scranton’s best office building, now it’s for sale at a fraction of what it cost

Lower Alsace applies for grant to fix Park Lane stormwater issues

Lower Burrell mayor names permanent police chief

Municipal authority to build new $5.5M office, garage for sewer operation in New Stanton

Republican commissioners nix labor pact for Westmoreland County projects

New board appointed to hear Westmoreland property assessment appeals

Greensburg auditions for starring role on HGTV

Wilkes-Barre council approves balanced budget

W-B council adopts budget, allows alcohol at concert series

Griffith seeks ethics opinion on alleged conflict

Former Tunkhannock mayor passes away


Philly’s new Catholic archbishop might represent historic change. But Nelson Pérez relishes being a priest to the people he’s met along the way.

Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw says police will investigate death of man in department custody

‘They say, ‘Oh, wow, she’s the boss.’ New Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw on her first week

A safer future for PES site changes the landscape for Philadelphia | Editorial

This Chicago firm is about to make its mark on South Philly’s refinery site

Amid FBI probe, SEPTA shifts employee spending policy

Sold: Chicago’s Hilco is the new owner of Philadelphia refinery and 1,300 acres

Danielle Outlaw’s fingernail drama is about more than nail polish | Elizabeth Wellington–20200213.html

Former Philadelphia Navy Yard worker disavows white supremacy at sentencing for hiding extremist ties

SEPTA police still trying to determine how man on top of El train died

Big Philly landlord to cash in on some holdings, as ‘opportunity zone’ designation boosts values

Witness at 2015 Philadelphia murder trial claims he got $20,000 reward to lie on stand–20200213.html

Philadelphia is one step closer to setting up a permanent agency to protect worker rights

Does Philadelphia need a public bank? | Pro/Con

How a ‘relentless’ City Hall insider wants to fix Philly’s rec centers


Chelsa Wagner plea deal in Detroit case means no felony, but case dismissal in dispute

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner takes plea deal in Detroit case

Pittsburgh pays tribute to its proud Negro Leagues history on 100th anniversary

Myles Garrett doubles down on racial slur allegation against Mason Rudolph

The Clark Bar is back and it’s rolling out exclusively in Pittsburgh

Italian birthplace of St. Valentine wants a long-distance relationship with Pittsburgh

Valentine’s egg delivered by Pittsburgh eagles

Boisterous crowd sends Pitt a noontime message: Divest from fossil fuels holdings

Jason Brown named Carnegie Science Center director

Judicial disrespect: No judge has a right to attack the jury system

Pittsburgh police officers reject Peduto’s pay hike offer; another contract vote to happen Monday

The final cut: Brett Keisel’s Shear Da Beard shaves for charity one last time

Pittsburgh-based Snapology makes STEAM-based learning fun for kids

Pittsburgh is redefining what it means to grow old. Pennsylvania needs to follow suit | Ray E. Landis

State News

Food stamp changes prompt concern

Grand jury investigators are ‘dead serious’ about revealing sexual abuse cover-ups among Jehovah’s Witnesses

All aboard, again, as popular scenic train returns to Jim Thorpe

Reading & Northern RR to restore Jim Thorpe passenger service

2 Western Pa. communities named safest places to live in Pennsylvania

How an overgrown hill on a busy road stirred a Main Line controversy

Region’s financial, job health focus of Washington County State of the Economy event

Somerset County gets $1 million grant for drug rehab expansion

Newly elected Monessen district judge trying to pass test in order to take office

Pa. district attorney under investigation by children and youth refuses drug tests, home inspections

Hard to count: Census recruits massive Lehigh Valley outreach operation for Hispanic, homeless, college kids and more

New fund helps Pa. abuse survivors pay for counseling without involving police

Firefighters from across the state come to Chester County for training


PennDOT’s $125.4 million upgrades on I-78 and Route 61 starting soon–and-route-starting/article_71252042-4db4-11ea-866c-9bd7894c47f2.html


John Kelly takes issue with Trump for ousting Vindman, spurring a rebuke from the president

AG William Barr says Trump’s tweets ‘make it impossible’ to do his job

World News

The U.K.’s economic policy finds itself in disarray after chancellor Sajid Javid quits