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2020 politicians, stop pandering to black voters and actually come to our neighborhoods | Sen. Anthony Williams

Pittsburgh Public Schools board endorses bills on charter school law reform

Pa.’s cash assistance program’s former beneficiaries say they’ve been forgotten by Harrisburg

Scarnati wants to usurp Erie county’s time at college hearing

Sen. Leach hosts 10th annual Good Government Seminar

‘Privilege’ nonexistent, open-ended

Once feisty Mike Folmer is not fighting child pornography charges: ‘I’m at the mercy of the court’


Logistics park could bring up to 4,500 jobs and 5 million square feet of manufacturing space to this rural Slate Belt town


Wilkinsburg Witness No. 3 again at issue in separate shooting case

A failure of justice: Blame for Wilkinsburg result lies with the DA

Police chief: Officer gave East Deer man ride home, where man then killed dad

Police: App, cameras, social media help nab Hempfield purse thief

Man shot in McKeesport


West Mifflin schools moving forward with transgender policy

Area school districts receive security grants

Editorial: School inequality cannot be tolerated

Penn hikes tuition, room and board fees to nearly $77,000, up 3.9% over last year

Lehigh University says fraternities and sororities can resume activities; Greek life was paused after hazing and drinking concerns


More than 20,000 Pa. voters sign up to vote by mail

Pennsylvania poll: Few voters concerned about foreign interference in November election, but voting problems a bigger worry

White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus response

We stopped in Scranton, South Carolina — population 827 — to ask about Joe Biden

Mike Bloomberg’s ad spending in Pennsylvania is getting bigger and bigger

Voters divided on fracking

Health Care

UPMC took in $20B in revenue in 2019, claims dominance in Western Pa. insurance market

Local News

Scranton’s mayor talks about first two months in office, outlines goals

Former Lackawanna County employee alleges retaliation

Delco voting machine warehouse director quits just three weeks into job

Bucks GOP leader questions county Dems hiring of ex-politico to policy position

Berks County Libertarian Party urges county commissioners to declare county a Second Amendment sanctuary

Switch of state funds possible for downtown Wilkes-Barre train station project

$330K dek hockey project planned for Toyota SportsPlex

Ousted ex-LCTA head Gavlick files whistleblower suit

Brown sets meeting to discuss W-B’s sewer system

East Union Twp. supers award contract for park project’s 1st phase

Developers seek LERTA tax abatements from city council

The Lehigh Valley is on pace for its lowest seasonal snowfall on record. How that’s been a double-edged sword for businesses — and a boost for city budgets

National News

Climate change is not only worrying kids; it’s making them angry


Supervised injection site in South Philadelphia will not open — at least for now

Philadelphia City Council helped corral opposition to the country’s first supervised injection site

Supervised injection site news blindsided South Philly neighbors, even those who support Safehouse | Opinion

U.S. supervised injection site put on hold amid opposition

Philadelphia safe-injection site will not open – for now

Philly’s soda tax didn’t lead to people drinking less soda, study says

Philly school board signs off on $850K for teacher with asbestos-linked cancer

Spotlight is on weed at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show

Are Beyond Burgers beyond Lent’s meat-free rules? Philly’s archdiocese weighs in.

Has Wawa jumped the shark? | Opinion

FTC sues to block Jefferson University’s acquisition of Einstein Health

Councilmember Gauthier, transit advocates call on SEPTA to end transfer fees

Philadelphia among first to try ambulance Medicare program that diverts patients to non-hospitals

Philly’s street sweeping means we have to move our cars. So? | Editorial


Peduto says 21-story Strip District office tower out of scale with the neighborhood

Mayor Peduto: Facebook symbolizes Pittsburgh’s changing economy

Peduto seeks to enlarge PWSA board of directors

LA Fitness to move into former Downtown YMCA space in old G.C. Murphy’s store, sources say

URA’s deputy director reflects on childhood, communities that need ‘more investment … more partnership’

Pittsburgh Zoo sought to import 28 African elephants

Program lets educators learn what students will need for future employment

Food Podcast: Preparing for Empty Bowls, an event to remind us of hunger issues in the Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh Latino service group hoping to ensure everyone is counted for 2020 Census

State News

Pa. approves $200,000 fine and orders ‘remaining life’ study of leaky 89-year-old Sunoco pipeline

State regulators suspend UGI gas rate hike request

Pa. sued over counting inmates in legislative districts


Airport hires staff, OKs contract

HIA first of seven Pa. airports to carry overdose-reversing Naloxone


Purposeless action: Shrinking federally protected lands helps no one


Coronavirus 101: What you need to know to prepare and prevent

Pitt lab working to create vaccine for coronavirus

City, county, hospitals preparing for coronavirus

States ramp up virus preparations, try to reassure public

It’s getting scary here’: A Pennsylvania man’s diary from a coronavirus quarantine

U.S. has its first novel coronavirus-related drug shortage; 20 drugs source ingredients from or in China

South Korean virus infections surge, surpassing 2,000

Global stocks fall on coronavirus fears after Wall Street plunge

Who really needs face masks (if you can find them)?

Area schools prepare for virus

Berks County family caught amid uncertainty over coronavirus in Tokyo

World News

Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case