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Amid objections, Senate GOP bottles up Bucks lawmaker’s resolution honoring Pa.’s LGBTQ youth

Senate committee gives green light to sheltered bike lanes

State House passes bill to abolish ‘fail first’ approach for stage IV cancer patients

Local officials say paying for state police would be tough pill to swallow

What would a fair service for state police services look like? | The Numbers Racket

Bill potentially allocating billions in subsidies to future petrochemical facilities clears Pa. legislature

‘Viva la Republica Dominicana!’ Capitol celebrates Dominican Independence

No gas tax, but more gas subsidies

PA and NJ efforts could chip away at gun crime | Editorial

Pa.’s primary problem? We’re still too late to have a say for POTUS. Will lawmakers finally change it? | Opinion


Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s charter school reforms re-ignites firestorm with advocates, parents

Gov. Wolf says he will veto plan for a natural gas manufacturing tax credit

Wolf pushes back on Trump’s State of the Union criticism: ‘There was some posturing going on there.’

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf takes college scholarship program on the road


#PaBudget 2020: Wolf, lawmakers need to shore up Medicaid funding | Opinion


Wilkinsburg suspect’s letters from jail read to jurors

Bucks County’s ‘Straw Hat Bandit’ robbed 19 banks to pay his bills. His latest haul? More than 70 years in prison.

Officials investigating shots fired at undercover officers in New Kensington

Drug agents targeted fentanyl suppliers in Tuesday raids

In Pa. jails, women are paying more than double for the same tampons they’d get on the outside.


Scranton School District announces plan for Northeast Intermediate students

Scranton teachers organizing one-day strike

Scranton schools help out Northeast Intermediate

Superintendent: No coronavirus at Crestwood

Money available for student buses to Flight 93 Memorial

State denies request to hold hearing on new high school in Wilkes-Barre

State hearing set over funding for W-B Area high school project

Slippery Rock cancels Chinese New Year celebration

Lafayette student being evaluated for coronavirus after trip to China


The Trump impeachment trial is over. What does it mean for Pennsylvania in 2020?

The Iowa caucus was chaotic garbage. Why not let Pennsylvanians vote first instead? | Opinion

Running for second term, AG Shapiro talks issues facing Pennsylvania

Rep. Barry Jozwiak seeking third term in state House 5th District

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Lackawanna County plans to save $4.5 million by refinancing old debt

Scranton expects to lose Right-to-Know Law request for former fire chief’s self-audit

Roundtable: NEPA’s housing stock is old and crumbling, and most people can’t afford renovations

Chermak defends tax hike vote

Clarks Green vote moves senior center closer to reopening

Protecting arboretum grounds at Reading Public Museum takes center stage after recent vandalism

Angelica Creek Trail in Reading closed until at least the summer

Alsace residents address, get some answers, to concerns about quarry reclamation

Council takes first steps to deprivatize prison

125-acre Goddard Park in West Grove an oasis for dogs

Editorial: Upgrades to county 911 system are not going to be cheap

Former Goshen Fire Co. chief honored for serving community

Tarentum ‘Depot’ projects gets state grant for basement, foundation work

Greensburg considers eliminating compliance bond for construction projects

AG report: Tilbury Relief Association inappropriately disbursed $28,500 to fire company

Surveillance camera database underway in Wilkes-Barre effective elsewhere

Schulkill commissioners approve grant match for transportation projects

State College to hold first Pride Parade this summer


As reports of asbestos in Philly schools pile up, teachers union calls for ‘rapid-response’ team in the district

From her days as a rookie in Oakland, Philly’s new police commissioner has met the insular and testosterone-filled culture of policing with ambition, confidence and determination.

In Philly, $39 million in clergy-abuse payouts so far — about $215,000 per damaged life | Maria Panaritis

EPA reminds bankruptcy court: Philly refinery owes it millions

Protesters chant ‘Trump is guilty’ as they march through Center City

Mayor Kenney makes pick for long-vacant SEPTA board seat representing Philadelphia

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos personally funding ‘opportunity scholarship’ for Philly girl cited by President Trump

Vice President Mike Pence pushes school choice during visit to Catholic elementary in West Philadelphia

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Philly school doesn’t reflect St. Francis de Sales’ congregation | Opinion

During impeachment, visitors to Philly’s historic district have looked to the past to connect with politics

City Council has unique chance to green Philly, starting with infrastructure | Opinion

Teen gun violence prevention advocate left Trump’s State of the Union address unimpressed | Helen Ubiñas


Riders discuss accessibility, bus stop elimination at Port Authority meeting

Pittsburgh council gives preliminary approval for $50 million in borrowing

Pittsburgh Council scraps plan to split park tax money evenly among council districts

Complaint: Reassigned Allegheny County judge referred to black juror as ‘Aunt Jemima’

Man in critical condition after Hill District Z-Trip shooting

CMU apologizes for excluding historically black communities from tourist map

County Council to again consider independent police review board

Mayor Peduto announces the passing of his mother, Eva

Pittsburgh NAACP hires new executive director

Taylor C. Noakes: Pittsburgh should adapt, not overhaul its transit system

Rolling Stones tour stops in Pittsburgh this summer

Allegheny County records 2 more flu-related deaths

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A group that championed Pa.’s lobbying law was fined $19,900 for breaking it

Friends of Flight 93 announces new leadership

Study: Pa. roads average 1,030 litter items per mile

Groundhog Day 2020 sets attendance record in Punxsutawney

Legal games of skill create a lot of winners in Pennsylvania | Opinion


Hazleton bus ads spread public safety tips


Sen. Mitt Romney breaks with GOP, votes to convict President Donald Trump

NEPA’s D.C. delegation weighs in on Trump verdict

Republicans take victory lap after Trump’s impeachment acquittal

Pa. Republicans rejoice in President Trump’s acquittal on impeachment charges, ‘failed political hit job’

Degrading impeachment

Pat Toomey failed ‘true test of morals’ with Trump impeachment votes | Opinion