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University leaders look to the state to help them achieve their tuition freeze goal

Secretary: Turnpike could be headed for “catastrophic” reckoning

Q&A examining Obamacare’s costs in dollars and politics in Pennsylvania

Berks lawmaker Mark Rozzi hoped for more from Catholic abuse summit, but says progress was made

West Chester pastor is Senate Chaplin for a day

Proposed bill would help give all Pennsylvanians a fighting chance | Opinion

Fix state law, local ethics regulations

Minimum Wage

Sen. Casey backs $15 minimum wage by 2024

Minimum wage proposals gaining support at state and federal level


Iron Horse movie Bistro set to open within days

Hundreds strike Erie’s Wabtec plant

Energy Transfer Partners CEO admits ‘mistakes’ were made in Pa. pipeline project


Inside a cramped Bucks County apartment, 5 family members dead in murder-suicide pact, survivors say

1 arrested, 1 sought in W-B drive-by


6 people, including Muhlenberg student, reportedly face charges in Monday’s basketball chaos at York

Recovery officer to approve Scranton School Board resignation

Cakes, accreditation, new bookstore deal and repairs at LCCC trustee meeting

$700K needed to fix LCCC mold problem

4 state-owned Pennsylvania universities add degree programs

Former chaplain alleges wrongful termination by Albright College

CCBC appoints new president


Westmoreland GOP commissioner candidates accuse county Democrats of hijacking conservative message


Rivers Casino’s sports book has big plans for March Madness

Health Care

Some employees furloughed at W-B General Hospital

Local News

Proposed Dollar General rejected by Luzerne County Council; new member sworn in

WB Mayor George says he’s running for second term to finish what he’s started

Final 2018 statistics show 169 overdose deaths in Luzerne County

Mountain Top police departments receive ‘Stop the Bleed’ training, kits

Firm to share streetlight plans with council today

Fran Pantuso tapped as new Lackawanna County commissioners’ chief of staff

Scranton parking meters may get replaced by payment kiosks this year

Carbondale YMCA to receive nearly $200,000 from state for renovations

Court fight brews over firefighter, ambulance funding in Jefferson Twp.

Gilpin supervisors ask Diebold to resign as constable

No home of their own

Berks foreclosures were down again in 2018

Editorial: Reading has a chance to build momentum

Racial unrest in York County prompts political action

Failing stormwater culvert finally being replaced after flooding, ground collapses in Slate Belt


Fetterman announces marijuana listening tour stop in Greensburg

‘Listening tour’ stop over legalization of marijuana sparks up debate in Richland Township

National News

HHS docs show thousands of alleged incidents of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors

United Methodists reject opening to rites for gays

Western Pennsylvania weighs in as Methodists uphold church LGBTQ bans

Natural Gas

Route modifications push one mile of PennEast pipeline into Monroe County

Opioid Crisis

State and local partnership remains critical in Pa. opioid fight | Opinion


The primary election issue most Philly voters have never heard of: councilmanic prerogative

Delay of game: More time needed for next North Shore project

A Mexican immigrant artist found ‘paradise’ in the West Philly punk scene. Now, he’s giving up his oddball American dream.

SEPTA gives its bus network map an upgrade

Philadelphia history trove sought by Drexel includes untold wonders — Abe Lincoln’s ‘disguise’ hat, for one

Philly looks to replace embattled chief assessor amid outcry over property assessments

Rapist central to Philly’s sanctuary city fight gets 21 months more for immigration violations

Community College of Philadelphia faculty inch closer to strike by mid-March

Dilworth Park doesn’t need a Starbucks | Opinion


Local officials spent thousands in campaign funds on restaurants and bars last year

Picklesburgh is looking like the real dill, but voting continues

Pa. charter board overturns Pittsburgh Public Schools, approves new charter school

Proposed charter school in East Liberty wins appeal fight against Pittsburgh Public Schools

Another flu death reported in Allegheny County

Proposal: Elevate city protections for pregnant workers, partners

Pittsburgh ordinance would expand protection for pregnancy discrimination

3rd man in bar brawl with Pittsburgh cops files lawsuit, alleges violation of federal organized crime laws

Pa. Supreme Court rejects FOP appeal on police pay

Pa. Supreme Court denies Pittsburgh FOP appeal of 2014 police contract

State News

Pennsylvania officially abolished slavery in 1780. But many black Pennsylvanians were in bondage long after that.

More manpower arrives, this time from Alabama, to help utility companies restore power

Washington County residents warned about scam involving Social Security

State Supreme Court to hear Armstrong County woman’s restitution appeal

Pennsylvania prepares to start issuing Real IDs–nws-pa-real-ids-20190226-story.html

The cost of rain: More towns ask property owners to pay for stormwater plans

Central Pa. Volunteer Firefighters Get Help From The State, But Some Say They Could Use More

A town found the source of its contaminated wells: road salt. What’s being done about it?


LCTA hears from student advisory council

LCTA bus driver honored for helping resident in need

Bieber Tourways accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

Lehigh Valley International Airport looks to add upscale hotel


Michael Cohen to testify Trump knew about WikiLeaks dump of Democratic emails

How Democrats are challenging Trump’s national emergency declaration

Bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb helping vets pursue STEM careers passes House