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PennDOT faces big costs and dwindling resources

Local lawmakers turn to experts to find solution to opioid crisis

House panel holds hearing on soaring costs of prescription drugs

Democrat Roni Green wins special election to Pa. House from West Philly

PA Dental Association supports greater freedom for people to choose their dentist

We demand property tax reform

I covered Pa. Senate Prez Joe Scarnati for 20 years. Here’s what I learned | Opinion

Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: Banning fracking would destroy Pennsylvania’s economy | Opinion


At Adams County farm, warnings about Gov. Wolf’s proposed $200 million cut to the race horse industry


Juul faces 39-state investigation of e-cigarette marketing to teens

Discount retailer reboots plans for former Toys R Us


Protesters call on Pennsylvania AG to ‘show mercy’ and commute more life sentences

Protesters want Shapiro to approve more commutations

Less than 2 weeks after Wilkinsburg acquittal, Cheron Shelton indicted on federal gun charge

Judge rejects U.S. motion to impose deadline on Bowers defense, sets conference for summer

Gun plea reveals near-miss in Allentown ‘gang war,’ police officers likely stopped mass shooting at house party


More than half of Pa. school nurses stock the overdose reversal drug naloxone, Penn study finds

Scranton School District seeks parents for environmental task force

Threat leads to increased police presence Wednesday at Kiski Area High School

Saved by the bell? Phone call confusion scuttles state board’s vote on Reading charter school

Vincentian Academy to close at end of school year

Editorial: School threats are no longer considered ‘kid stuff’

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college admissions scandal

As the coronavirus spreads to Europe, so does concern on local college campuses

Reading planners recommend approval of Alvernia University zoning accommodations

Pa. state universities: Faculty cuts are possible if early retirement offer doesn’t hit target


Sanders, Bloomberg take heat from Democratic rivals in crucial debate

Democratic women in a Pennsylvania swing county are united — in anxiety and fatigue

In politically divided Pennsylvania, little-noticed new voters could have a big impact

Disinformation and hacking could threaten 2020 elections, former U.S. attorney warns

Congressional candidate files challenge against fellow Republican

Tom Brier, Eugene DePasquale square off in race to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Perry this fall

Brier pitches change, DePasquale experience to flip 10th Congressional District seat blue

Despite differences, Bucks Democratic hopefuls agree on this: defeating Fitzpatrick

58th District candidate Prah gets backing of SEIU

Your Call: How secure are Pennsylvania elections after the 2016 hack attempt? Are local voting machines vulnerable?

Health Care

Coronavirus will spread in the U.S., CDC warns, and there might not be enough testing capacity to detect it

Local News

Scranton council hires law firm employing former councilwoman

Scranton residents, city in court over delinquent trash fees

Scott Twp. supervisors vote to repeal cemetery ordinance

Timlin defends attending installation Mass in Philly

Reading seeks answers about horse racing on Skyline Drive

Reading Housing Authority getting $900,000 more federal grant funding than expected

South Heidelberg Township will have $1.3 million of roadwork in 2020

Humane Pennsylvania asks Mount Penn to use its facilities as a free animal clinic

What’s making tenants sick at Ardmore’s new luxury apartments?

Wesley Family Services’ $18.2M complex in New Kensington on target to open Aug. 1

Latrobe considers charging new recycling fees at solid waste station

$5 Luzerne County vehicle fee will end Dec. 31, 2021, council decides

County vehicle fee will end by end of 2021

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown to host meeting of local mayors at City Hall

Brown seeing results in effort to advertise city-owned properties

Luzerne County government ‘evolving,’ manager says

Pedri: Technology helped county succeed

Ex-Harveys Lake employee sues borough council president

Labor group won’t participate in Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade after quarrel that started with elderly man hit by candy

Natural Gas

Cost of drill­ing: DEP raises per­mit fees to cover reg­u­la­tory ser­vices


South Philadelphia to become site of nation’s first supervised-injection facility next week, organizers say

Nonprofit Safehouse says it will open injection site in Philadelphia

Philly’s finances might not be strong enough to ride out severe recession, officials, watchdog warn

Expect more apartments around Philadelphia to offer smart-home technology

Philly teachers need more support and respect to stay in their jobs | Opinion

Why do Philadelphia Flower Show tickets cost as much as 40% more this year?

Philly City Councilmember Helen Gym has endorsed Bernie Sanders

Arrest made in Philly shooting deaths of pregnant woman and her unborn child

As coronavirus melts markets, Philly CEOs feel the pinch to business

Muggers got just $7 from this Center City nonprofit founder. She could’ve helped them get jobs that pay way more. | Jenice Armstrong


Pittsburgh’s bond rating bumps up from stable to positive

Hazelwood Green lands tenant promising an ‘innovation hub’

Allegheny County sued over maintenance of voter rolls

City planning commission wants more details on proposal for North Shore ‘Pirates Plaza’

Man injured in East HIlls shooting

Science Center seeks $30,000 to update miniature railroad

Legionnaires’ case prompts cautious county to test water

Kraus aims to replace Harris’ reptile ordinance, ban pet alligators

Pittsburgh ordinance would ban ownership of crocodiles, alligators and turtles

Pittsburgh airport to phase out using boarding passes at security checkpoints

Wilkinsburg public safety forum attracts large crowd

State News

Pennsylvania is already much cleaner without new carbon taxes | Opinion

Steve Chronister calls for investigation into ‘corrupt’ Pa. Human Relations Commission


Express route to efficiency

Work on I-83/Mount Rose Avenue could extend into 2021, PennDOT says


Casey: Resources diverted to ‘Russian propaganda, political smears’