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Facing skeptical lawmakers, Human Services official makes $3M pitch for funding for Planned Parenthood

Asbestos naturally occurs in the rock at a Bucks County quarry. An operator wants to mine there.

Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out

Pa.’s agriculture secretary confronted about past opposition to cutting horse racing subsidies

Bipartisan effort to preserve race horse industry unites Chester Co. politicians, residents

How Turzai’s going-away present to the gas industry will hurt Pa. for years to come | Opinion

Pa. lawmakers black out details of why they spent tax dollars, claiming ‘legislative privilege’


Wolf touts college scholarship plan at Pennsbury High School

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


Multistate investigation of Juul could mean a settlement sooner than later, experts say

Giant Eagle to stop doubling coupons

Aleppo addresses parking woes caused by Amazon delivery vehicles

Despite low unemployment rate, applicants flock to Hempfield job fair

Neuweiler Brewery developers seek up to $1.9 million in NIZ funding for first phase of project


Former Leechburg police Chief Michael Diebold to stand trial on alleged sex offender violations

Berks County Prison Board discusses putting jail construction on pause


Gov. Wolf, state health department preparing for spread of coronavirus

The state is preparing for cases of coronavirus

Wolf administration, Berks County continue preparations for coronavirus cases

PSECU taking precautions after possible coronavirus exposure to employee

Villanova cancels Italy study-abroad program as coronavirus spreads

Coronavirus may not be slowed down by warmer weather, scientists warn

Trump urges calm even as U.S. reports worrisome new virus case

Diocese of Scranton offers advice to parishioners amid virus fears

Commonwealth Health, Geisinger issue coronovirus statements

Proactive approach: Local agencies prepare for spread of coronavirus

Locals heeding warnings about coronavirus

No cases, but Erie schools deal with coronavirus


Bogus threat at Kiski Area High School raises concern about Safe2Say app

Westmoreland County school districts land state safety grants

Districts receive over $587K in school safety grants

Local school districts receive grants for safety and security

Pa. school safety grants awarded to Berks districts

Allentown School District: New elementary school will change the boundary lines

See how Pennsylvania students fared on SATs in 2019

Wharton names Erika James first female dean of University of Pennsylvania’s famed business school


Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump in Pennsylvania and other battleground states

Bernie Sanders’ rise fuels Dems’ angst over keeping House control

GOP candidate Cammisa says rival Daniels forged petition signatures

I’m worried my vote in the Pa. primary — my first ever — won’t be safe | Opinion

Health Care

Pennsylvania reports 1st child flu-related death of season

Local News

Scranton asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to hear potentially devastating tax lawsuit that could cost city tens of millions

Scranton recycling: Paper and cardboard to be collected separately

Trump may visit Scranton for town hall event

Meeting of the minds: five NEPA mayors hold skull session to talk sh

Mayors meet in Wilkes-Barre, next get together in Pittston

County commission aims to be ‘lifeline’ in addiction battle

Election board sets up Facebook page to prepare for primary

City sewer system on many W-B residents’ minds

Skyline Drive horse racing perplexes Reading officials

Reading Parking Authority’s event parking program is paying off

Montgomery County has fired its top two public defenders

Last day at Tarentum library like losing ‘family’

Cheswick appoints businessman to fill council vacancy

Richard King Mellon Foundation gives $5.5M for tech lab in New Kensington

Volunteers needed for Bull Creek and Deer Creek trout stockings

North Huntingdon officials hold closed-door session; discuss strategic plan

ACLU weighs in on York City’s policy on releasing police body-cam footage

National News

Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee Molson Coors brewery before taking own life

Attorney for clergy sex abuse victims: Catholic bishops often hide assets in bankruptcy cases

Opioid Crisis

Generic drugmakers sold most opioids during overdose crisis

Good move in opioid crisis


Amid Philly schools’ asbestos crisis, city to pay an outside monitor to watchdog jobs

Philly School District poised to pay $850K to teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma

Where’s damaged asbestos in Philly’s public schools? Look it up in our new School Checkup tool.

Mayor Jim Kenney supports Philly’s first supervised injection site. Other officials are angry.

South Philadelphia greets news of first supervised injection site with outrage, and also hope

South Philadelphia’s supervised injection site announcement is good news for a bad crisis | Editorial

South Philly injection site: As Rendell touts ‘tremendous’ upside, some neighbors flip out

Mayor Jim Kenney has hiked Philly spending in a big way, and City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart wants you to know it

Bernie Sanders could be the first Jewish President. For Philly-area Jews, his appeal is powerful but complicated.

Rasheed Wallace carries the lessons learned playing for Bill Ellerbee at Simon Gratz into coaching high school basketball

Dockless bikesharing was poised for a try in Philly. Now there are no ‘concrete plans.’

A 2-year-old boy is getting cancer treatment in Philly. His parents may be deported to Mexico.

The mom arrested by ICE outside a South Philly school is now facing deportation

Philly’s ban on recording bail hearings is unconstitutional, federal judge says

Should the city give ‘extra credit’ to tech school grads who apply for government jobs? | Pro/Con

Philly needs a publicly owned electric company | Opinion


Mayor Peduto pans design for planned 21-story office in Pittsburgh’s Strip District

Three Pittsburgh chefs among 2020 James Beard nominees

President of African American Chamber of Commerce explains how it grew

Hawkins Village residents see hope for redeveloped site, concerns about relocation

Employee at county jail diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

Take a tour of Facebook’s Pittsburgh lab, where it is developing VR avatars

Allegheny County Board of Elections facing lawsuit over voter rolls

State News

Study shows walking is an increasingly dangerous activity

Republicans are spreading fake census forms throughout the Philly suburbs

Stop the grandstanding: Local governments cannot ignore state gun law

Pushing electricity: Regulators should penalize false sales tactics

Only a fraction of Pa. residents have a Real ID, but PennDOT says that’s OK


International bus company to roll into Harrisburg with routes to Philly and New York City for less than $10