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Short on cash and students, a historically black university in Pa. faces a ‘watershed moment’

Pa. public universities ‘treading water’ with declining enrollment, higher than average tuition

PA House passes bill that would have Lemon Law cover motorcycles

House advances Bizzarro’s homebuyer savings account bill

PHEAA board re-elects Fontana and Peifer

State Rep. Rob Matzie sees resolutions on MS awareness, Charter Day pass House

Kaufer pushing legislation to expand use of solar energy in Pa.

Expected legislation might save Three Mile Island

No ‘escalator’ for tax credits


Berks League of Women Voters says district maps drawn after 2020 Census could set political landscape for decades


Pa.’s budget must address glaring inequities in school funding | Opinion


Secrets stolen ‘in the dark of night.’ EQT is going after two employees it laid off last month

Delaware County seeks to join lawsuit against owners of Mariner East pipelines

Kraft Heinz reports loss in fourth quarter, discloses SEC investigation

‘Ugly produce’ trend may have limits, as grocers end tests

Catholic Church

Pope Francis calls for ‘concrete measures’ as historic clergy sex-abuse summit opens in Rome

Papal crossroads: Francis must lay down the law at abuse summit


Police: Armed robberies in Wilkes-Barre city, township linked

Safety was at core of Pa. prison mail changes | PennLive letters

Serious crimes in Bethlehem drop 44 percent in 10 years, city police say


Email exchange reveals rifts on West Mifflin Area school board over embattled superintendent

Pa. auditor general wants to brainstorm with community to fix Penn Hills School District

Town hall on Penn Hills School District’s financial woes scheduled for Feb. 28

Five people apply for vacant Scranton School Board seat

Increased police presence expected Friday after Hempfield High School officials receive threat

Lead at Erie school said to pose no immediate threat

Grievance on behalf of Old Forge director could cost $3.4M if settled

PHOTOS: SHINE event promotes literacy, diversity

Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

Attorney General Josh Shapiro lauds Pa. Supreme Court’s decision on Graham Spanier

Penn State calls for 2.64 percent increase in basic room and board rates

Penn State approves contract extension for Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

Health Care

UPMC fires back at Pa. attorney general with federal lawsuit

UPMC rejects state Attorney General Shapiro’s attempt to halt breakup with rival Highmark

Construction of Allegheny Health Network’s mini hospital in Harmar stalled by land issues

Unexplained: Sudden death in children leave families grieving, raising awareness

Local News

Chamber breakfast features financial markets expert

Area’s economic expansion expected to continue

WB council hears from residents upset about series of drive-by shootings

Angry and scared: W-B council hears from residents on shootings

Mayor plans to attend crime watch meetings

County seeking proposals for revenue-boosting projects

Voting system expo planned at courthouse

DePasquale to discuss review based on Crispell controversy

Lackawanna County Heritage Fair organizers seek vendors

Scranton Sewer Authority settles commercial condemnation case for $157,000

HCA will seek more funds for filtration plant

Butler Twp. Wastewater Dept. to get new garage

New Kensington business owner has big plans for Fifth Avenue building

Ohio developer signs on to Sewickley Twp. Commerce Crossing development

Harrison commissioners accept resignations of 2 zoning, ordinance officials

Buffalo Township housing development gets OK for 5th phase

Black lung screening slated in Armstrong County

Reading Redevelopment Authority member resigns because she doesn’t meet eligibility requirements

Rising rates at the Reading Regional Airport anger some tenants

Game-changing forfeiture law ruling won’t have major impact in Berks

Entrepreneurs and farmers showcase their products at Taste of Berks event

Editorial: Mall site redevelopment deserves closer look

Bam Margera planning another party in Pocopson

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong addresses county issues

National News

Judge: U.S. violated victim’s rights when negotiating sex-abuse plea deal with wealth financier Jeffrey Epstein

Tennessee governor says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan blasts RNC for ‘unprecedented’ steps to shield Trump from a primary

Coast Guard lieutenant ordered held 14 days while prosecutors weigh terror charges

Fairness prevails

Paid family leave is an investment in public health, not a handout | Opinion


Philadelphia spells out how its municipal ID program would work

How Philly developer ‘Mr. Bigg,’ backed by Darrell Clarke, got a bargain on city land near Temple

Following clash between police and homeless people, changes made at Suburban Station

What housing slowdown? Philly region sees bidding wars and fierce competition as housing supply hovers at record-lows.

Landmark Chinatown cultural center target of demolition permit request

5 years after Nadia Malik’s death, grief and uncertainty weigh heavily on her family

Boy, 4, killed by shards of glass from falling picture frame at home in North Philly

Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

Philly DA: Ex-owner of Eulogy Belgian Tavern threatened 2 judges, signed threats as someone else–20190221.html

Protests signal heated race ahead for longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

Should ‘City Council member’ be a lifetime gig? Allan Domb doesn’t think so.

Daphne Goggins says that she has mental illness and that it may be part of God’s plan to make her mayor of Philadelphia

Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers | Opinion

Snider Hockey partners with UPenn to grow youth program, improve rink, with $7 million gift


Pittsburgh challenges Norfolk Southern’s plans to add new route for double-stacked rail cars

Pittsburgh objects to Norfolk Southern plans to raise bridges for double stack trains

PWSA: Smallman Street water/sewer line project to finish on time, under budget

City to enforce ‘clean construction’ law on new bridge in Swisshelm Park’s Duck Hollow

Pittsburgh to require ‘clean construction’ on Duck Hollow bridge project

Mayor: Next grocery store in Hill will have better market

Pittsburgh seeks another grocery store to replace Hill District Shop ‘n Save

Cure in Lawrenceville will close in late March

Garfield woman who disappeared in 1964 found buried in her own backyard

Allegheny County Dems release list of 2019 candidates seeking their endorsement

Allegheny County council candidate Bethany Hallam wants a countywide conversion therapy ban now

State News

First of its kind PA report examines child abuse fatalities

More kids dying from abuse in Pa.: new report cites drug, alcohol use

Increased energy taxes do not help Pa.

Do people who steal from nonprofits have to pay them back? Pa. Supreme Court to decide

Barriers to betterment: How occupational licensing restrictions hurt ex-offenders, economy


Border wall funding could imperil projects in Phila., elsewhere in Pa., Casey says

Cartwright hosts town hall meeting in Hazleton

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick calls for EPA timeline on toxic PFAS chemicals