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City school board may endorse bills on charter reform

‘Shame on us’ Labor & Industry secretary says of Pa.’s stalled minimum wage

Fight over medical malpractice in Pa. rages as report fails to settle the dispute

With dozens of Pa. lawmakers heading for the exits, do Democrats have the edge in 2020?

Proposed Nalani Johnson Rule would allow Amber Alerts to go out within minutes of abduction

Pa. corrections officers sound the alarm about dangers lurking behind prison fences: ‘We need to make it safer’

Saddled with vacancies, parole board says it’s struggling to keep up with growing backlog

Pipeline construction can continue after appeals court ruling


Disastrous day for Fort Washington-based Nutrisystem’s parent company

Food shopping trends prompt Giant Eagle to trim overnight hours at some locations


Pennsylvania prison suicides are at an all-time high. Families blame ‘reprehensible’ mental-health care.

A Montgomery County ‘pill mill’ doctor traded cash for opioids. Now he’s heading to federal prison.


Frustrated Scranton parents want asbestos test results, plan to hold forum on Northeast

Educators invited to join Latrobe discussion of problems faced by children born into addiction

Proposed student-equity policy presented to Reading School Board

‘He never gets sad’: Connor has ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s,’ and his little buddies are his rock | Maria Panaritis

Johnson College, library enter partnership


Bloomberg, Sanders face foes’ ire at Democrats’ Nevada debate

Takeaways from the Democratic debate: Bloomberg, Sanders under fierce attack; Warren the fighter returns

Fitzgerald, Davis pledge as Biden delegates; Wagner, Pa.’s second lady line up for Warren

Pennsylvania primary ballot finalized for presidential races, Congress, state legislature

Here’s who is running for state House and Senate seats representing central Pa.

Robinson campaign spokesman accuses Neff of ‘dishonesty’

Musto plans to appeal state’s decision to reject election petition

Conducting elections and counting ballots have changed in Berks County and Pennsylvania; here are things you need to know

When it comes to Pennsylvania politics, we should be addicted to hope | John Baer


Sports gaming sets a record

Health Care

Hospital ERs overflow with patients who have nowhere to go next

See how flu season is affecting each county in Pennsylvania

3 more Allegheny County residents die from flu, bringing total to 10

Local News

Lackawanna County’s bond rating drops due to diminishing surplus reserves, underfunded pensions

Scranton parking operator ends 2019 with higher than budgeted revenue

Taste of Berks highlights the county’s food producers and vendors

Plan to sell properties in downtown Reading hits a small bump

Reading Police Communications Center to undergo renovations and move to the Berks County Courthouse

Officials consider using Leechburg stormwater system to help with potential runoff from turf field

Penn Township considers flood relief plan

Westmoreland Manor receives clean bill of (water) health after Legionnaires’ discovery

Pittston Twp. swears in first female police chief

Local Little League district bars all teams from using Astros nickname

$13M in grants awarded locally

City survey remains open

Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority prepares $26M incinerator for use

Lehigh County’s ‘little sheriff’ dies after battle with terminal brain disease

Housing Authority of Monroe County receives $700K in HUD funds

National News

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the U.S. economy


Philly’s soda tax is supposed to ‘Rebuild’ parks and rec centers. It’s been a slow start.

Philadelphia DA’s Office says it won’t call controversial witness in clergy sex-abuse retrial

Philadelphia leaders renew efforts to enforce law to protect immigrants from fraud

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Lisa Gartner wins prestigious Polk Award for exposing abuse at Glen Mills Schools

Four people wounded, two critically, in Philadelphia shooting

‘We’re bringing the village together’: In Philly’s Germantown, residents air gun violence concerns

In Philly, progressive candidates slug it out with Democratic incumbents

Acme will replace Fresh Grocer in University City, Penn says

Philly can become less anti-business by looking at the courts | Opinion


Allegheny County Dems chair fires back at critics over endorsements

Allegheny County Democratic Committee chair responds to criticism over endorsements

Allegheny County Democratic chair says members were just wearing Trump hats as a joke

From bass to glass: Developer proposes 21-story office tower at site of Strip building with the smiling fish sign

Pittsburgh transit users have among shortest commuting times, studies say

Former Westinghouse principal investigated after altercation in new role with district

City council in favor of 2020 Housing Opportunity Fund allocation

Pittsburgh Council members propose $60 million bond for affordable housing

There could be a high-tech solution to stopping potholes from eating your tires

Residents urged to weigh in on future of Neville Island’s former Shenango coke plant

Liberty Bridge, Andy Warhol Bridge cited as among top 19 in U.S.

Disabled, mentally ill can find help during Pittsburgh convention center event

Learning how to use opportunity zones in Pittsburgh

State News

Pa. nursing home chain to pay $15 million to settle claims of unnecessary rehab

Western Pa. nursing home chain reaches $15.4M settlement for inappropriate therapy

Harrisburg diocese first to seek bankruptcy

Harrisburg becomes first Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese to declare bankruptcy

Harrisburg diocese bankruptcy: Here’s what that means for parishioners, churches, schools

Even with 10,000 solar industry jobs in Pa. and N.J., the region lags behind, report says

Opponents of the Berks County migrant detention center are trying a new way to shut it down

Sandusky prosecutor and former Penn State lawyer disciplined

Aftershocks of Sandusky case continue, derailing career of prosecutor Frank Fina

Skunk cabbage, daffodils provide an early sign of spring

State Humane Society director tours animal shelters, praises group for advocacy

Pa. mail carrier sues U.S. Postal Service over Sunday work shifts

Immigration benefits state

As cost of living rises, Pennsylvanians fight to make ends meet


Roundabout being considered along Route 356 in Buffalo Township


Sen. Casey looks to boost future outlook for nation’s children

In Bakersfield, Trump OKs more California water for Valley farmers

Toomey ‘pushes back’ on Dems’ efforts to ban fracking

Toomey talks up effort to protect fracking