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‘A form of torture’: Lawmakers, advocates seek to reduce use of solitary confinement

Pa. law lacks protections for LGBTQ individuals and some demand change

‘It’s about damn time’: Momentum to pass LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill is growing

Killion’s affordable housing bill passes Senate

Wolf promises veto on natural gas tax incentive

Passing the buck, Pa. House urges Congress to ready for ACA repeal

Unity nurse anesthetist begins new legislative advocacy role with state association

A dangerous idea: States should ban mandatory microchipping

Editorial: House must support tougher DUI penalties

Please say NO to another decade of Harrisburg dysfunction | Opinion


Today’s budget proposal to include extra cash for economic development

Wolf pushing charter-school bill that would change funding, accountability rules

#PABudget 2020: Focused intervention is the key to reducing gun violence. Not mandatory minimums | Opinion

Use budget to do something


Pa. craft beer pioneer Stoudts Brewing is closing in the spring

Stoudts Brewing in Adamstown to cease operations

Westmoreland job fair slated at Hempfield hotel

FERC approves PennEast changes as company prepares Supreme Court appeal

PA DHS Secretary tours Manna on Main Street


Trial begins in Wilkinsburg mass slaying

Charges dismissed against accused gunman in Wilkinsburg mass shooting

Police probe Fayette County state prison death as possible suicide

Trial starts for former state trooper accused of lying on application to buy guns

State attorney seeks to use preliminary hearing testimony against former cop Collins

Major drug case in shambles after prosecution mistake

Parents of slain musician Kyle Yorlets confront two teens accused in his killing: ‘I was floored’

Lebanon cancer patient sentenced to state prison time: Here’s what we know

Traffic citations increase by 150 percent in Downingtown


Frustrated parents, staff speak out as Northeast closed indefinitely

WPIAL reaches verdict on incident during Leechburg-Propel Andrew Street basketball game

Abington school board discussion on guns creates controversy and an opportunity | Opinion

Riverside School District fights ruling to rehire fired employee

Allentown police chief says department will be a ‘welcome partner’ in school bus stop-arm enforcement

Dickinson College president moves on several student demands; more talks expected in sexual assault protest Tuesday

Clarion University to introduce campus safety smart phone app


Iowa caucus results to be released later Tuesday after delays, ‘inconsistencies’

Iowa caucus crashed: Democrats’ results delayed by tech troubles, reporting ‘inconsistencies’

We went to an Iowa caucus that looks a lot like the Pennsylvania swing counties Trump flipped in 2016

There was an official Iowa caucus in Philadelphia and Bernie Sanders won

Heading into 2020, Conor Lamb has nearly $1M to deploy in re-election fight

Brighton Twp. Democrat Bob Williams running to challenge state Rep. Josh Kail

Health Care

UPMC Maryland affiliation finalizes deal

Pennsylvania health department officials say ‘coronavirus threat remains low’

Main Line Health plans $327 million modernization of Riddle Hospital

Local News

Berks County commissioners consider hiring firm for guidance on prison project

Bucks Board of Elections moves as it prepares for busy election season

Northampton, county to outline trails plan

New Kensington Council approves leasing 2 new police SUVs

Fire marshal: Spontaneous combustion caused Allegheny Township fire

Water at Hempfield nursing home to be treated with chlorine to kill suspected Legionella bacteria

Meeting erupts over shuttered Plymouth Township fire station

Plymouth Twp. officials declare fire debate over

Sale or lease of Wilkes-Barre’s sewer system still under consideration

Proposed Luzerne County code changes create friction

Luzerne County property tax bills to be mailed this month

David Akers to speak at Friendly Sons dinner

Annual recycling reports due soon in Wilkes-Barre

Stephen Reed loved Harrisburg ‘until his dying breath’: Funeral Mass for ‘mayor for life’ held Monday

National News

‘Tired from the ache in my heart’: Rosa Parks took a stand by sitting down

Tap water treated with chlorine produces toxic carcinogens, study finds


Philadelphia’s international students face barriers to mental-health services

Seattle offers grants to help small businesses. What about Philadelphia?

What’s in a Spanish accent mark? In América, it’s loaded.

Center City steam loop a ‘diamond in the rough,’ new CEO says as pressure builds to go green

In the Philly suburbs, premium rentals are on the rise

Philly refinery’s former owner, Sunoco, files formal objection ahead of bankruptcy sale

The next Philly mayor’s race is in 2023 but the money race has already started

Inquirer photographer documents life outside after a wrongly convicted man is released from prison

Tickets alone won’t solve city parking woes | Editorial

Safe injection sites enable drug users and endanger communities | Opinion


Coming soon: A new sign to Pittsburgh skyline as Federated shifts focus

Shot-in-Pittsburgh Netflix series ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ adds teaser trailer

Pittsburgh police officers will carry specialized gauze to control bleeding

Man walking with child in Wilkinsburg killed in shooting

Rolling Stones dropping concert hints on billboards around Pittsburgh

State News

Juvenile reform: Delinquency hearings should be open

Pa. hunters killed record 4,653 black bears in 2019

Where’s the snow? Winter so far has failed to deliver much to Western Pa.

Stem ref abuse

Chad Henne becomes first Berks native/Berks high school grad to win a Super Bowl

Kobe Bryant crash fuels Berks aviation community focus on flight safety

Pennsylvania helped to make the United States the world’s leading energy producer | Opinion

Energy supplier was so aggressive in its marketing, it reached out to dead PPL customers, state PUC says

Amazon stops selling an anti-immigrant sticker following criticism from Pa. Second Lady Gisele Fetterman


Sister Mary Scullion, Philly homelessness expert, to be among lawmakers’ guests for State of the Union address

Congressmen announce State of the Union guests

Here’s who the Lehigh Valley’s members of Congress invited to watch the State of the Union

Bill could benefit trails in Northeast Pennsylvania

Lamb-backed bill encouraging veterans to pursue STEM careers passes Congress, heads to president’s desk

World News

China’s coronavirus cases top 20K as Hong Kong reports 1st death