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Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker opens door to minimum wage deal

Pa. Senate leader: Time to discuss minimum wage hike

Transportation secretary on Real ID backlog: ‘We’re ramping up’

Controversial state police funding plan offered as a conversation starter, acting commissioner says

Read a draft of Pennsylvania’s nuclear bailout bill

Contribution limits would end old game


We need Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan to fix infrastructure | Opinion

Fight the blight: State leaders come to Aliquippa to discuss new program Restore Pennsylvania


True Value’s ‘unprecedented’ new facility in Hanover Twp. expected to employ hundreds

UPDATED: True Value announces 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Hanover Township

New coffeehouse coming soon to downtown W-B

What’s in store for Century III Mall?

Mount Airy approaches finish line on $40 million expansion

Alliance helped area businesses get $188M in contract awards

Incubator gets $158K grant

Job fair connects Berks employers with those who need a second chance

Berks experts see shift toward regional, national owners as mergers pace continues

Catholic Church

The Vatican’s treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has been found guilty of child-sex charges

Pope’s sex abuse summit: What it did and didn’t do


Mother, inmates seek answers in woman’s prison death

Indiana County Jail inmate death ruled a suicide

Keep corrections officers safe

Corrections Dept. has no plans to give inmates original copies of their mail

Despite drop in inmate numbers, Pennsylvania prisons ran up overtime

Baserman honored: SCI-Somerset officer killed on job remembered on anniversary of his death


Scranton school directors fill one vacancy as another board member resigns

Bieber closure leaves Schuylkill Valley club scrambling

Town hall to address Penn Hills debt crisis set for Feb. 28

Central Bucks West student gets science grant for complex problems

Penn students join dining-hall workers to condemn lack of Black History Month observance

Editorial: Albright a great destination for black history artifacts


Here is how you can obtain an absentee ballot for the 114th District special election


More sports-betting sites come online, revenue increases, and more Pa. gambling notes

Health Care

UPMC protests non-Highmark Blues plans’ refusal to contract

UPMC’s legal gambit: Fighting the state AG is another slap to consumers

Wilkes-Barre General furloughs ‘small number’ of employees

Exhibit A for corporate greed? Central Pa. woman’s med goes from free to $375,000

Local News

WB saturation patrols lead to arrests

Heavy winds cause damage to building in Nanticoke

Scranton starting Beautiful Block grants for exterior home upgrades

DA: Missing Old Forge restaurateur Robert Baron “by no means” a cold case

Hempfield Township Supervisors halt formation of public safety commission, ask for more information

Tinted windows proposed to enhance security at Latrobe police station

Reading City Council hires candidate for key City Hall post

3 Berks municipalities to share $100,000 in development grants


Fetterman: Pennsylvanians mixed on legalizing recreational pot

New Kensington opens medical marijuana dispensary, as ‘listening tour’ for recreational use rolls along

New Kensington medical marijuana dispensary opens

Pot seller MedMen’s workplace ‘replete with racial, homophobic, misogynistic slurs,’ lawsuit claims

National News

Wisconsin governor orders troops to leave southern border, drawing congressman’s ire

Washington state to sue over Trump’s new abortion policy

United Methodist Church on edge of breakup over LGBT stand

Natural Gas

CNX violated state law in operations of Utica well that lost pressure, agency says

Opioid Crisis

CBSD hosts drug awareness event at Central Bucks South


Emails show how Philly officials tried to help Amazon escape proposed cashless store ban

Would Philly, N.J. take a cue from Puerto Rico’s plan to not pay $6 billion in bonds?

A black history tour of Philadelphia is good for any time of year

Without cell-phone evidence, judge orders man held on 3rd-degree murder in fatal shooting

Continue the fight for transit equity, started by Octavius Catto and Rosa Parks | Opinion

Here’s a big list of candidates running for mayor, City Council in Philly’s May primary–20190225.html

Why doesn’t the Republican Party believe Philadelphia deserves the two-party system? | Editorial


Opposition mounting toward double-stack trains through North Side

Allegheny County DA seizes $10M worth of cocaine hidden in cars

Perry High School’s Class of ’77: After racial tensions, they stood united

Pittsburgh school board member ‘disappointed’ with inconclusive report on forgery

Port Authority ConnectCard recharging system to shut down ‘a few days’ next week

Pittsburgh Public to expand community schools program

None hurt after bricks rain down from facade of apartment building in Perry South

Weight loss system to pay $2 million in refunds to Pittsburgh-area consumers

Bike lanes, traffic improvements coming to Smallman Street in Pittsburgh’s Strip

State approves $402,000 grant for rehab of North Side recreation center

Local children are eligible for cash prizes by opening a free savings account

Driverless vehicles the subject of tech talk in Pittsburgh

Air quality monitor measuring SO2 emissions installed in West Mifflin

State News

Duquesne Light says it could be a few more days in the dark for thousands

West Penn Power: Fixing electric lines will be a ‘multiday event’ in Westmoreland Co., region

High winds topple trees and bring down utility wires across Berks County

Re-build the wall? Dems see opportunity and danger in Pennsylvania and other Midwestern states


Trump warns Republicans as Congress prepares to vote on rejecting his national emergency

How will Pennsylvania’s House lawmakers vote on a resolution opposing the president’s border national emergency?

Fellow Republicans: Support this gun safety bill | Opinion

Democrats block a ‘born alive’ abortion bill in the Senate

Bob Casey joins Republicans on bill to require medical care for abortion survivors