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Pennsylvania school property tax reform was on the horizon last year. Here’s why it’s languishing in Harrisburg

Are dog license fees too low? Pa. auditor general says increase is needed

State auditor says dog law enforcement needs more funding

Ronald Reagan understood why gerrymandering is dangerous | Opinion

Vogel, Bernstine urge Senate committee to act on Markie’s Law

PFAS authority hits ground running to meet deadlines

Mental healthcare for farmers topic of roundtable discussion

Yudichak, Kaufer applaud Senate passage of HB-1100


Wolf takes budget case to NEPA students

Gov. Wolf visits Riverside to talk post-secondary scholarships

Coalition warns Wolf plan could end horse racing

Racing executive fears broad impact of Wolf’s budget proposal on agriculture in Pa.

Plan to charge all communities to fund state police draws ire

Gov. Wolf’s 2020 budget includes money to offset funding losses to Planned Parenthood


Mamma Mia! Pa. Italian food purveyors say more tariffs could be ‘devastating’


Cancer patient sent to state prison for theft won’t get new sentence, Lebanon judge says

Marijuana arrests fall in Pa. But after many towns decriminalize, why hasn’t there been a bigger drop?

Retired priest, 89, sentenced for sexual assault of boy

Three indicted in scheme that used fraudulent cell phone numbers to impersonate IRS agents


Northeast Intermediate officials provide displaced students, parents info on transition

Frustrated Northeast parents start petition, demand air quality reports

LIU program takes aim at shortage of special education teachers

Pa. hearing on W-B Area school project postponed to April 8

University of Scranton, diocese sign guaranteed admissions pact

Police: York College student sexually assaulted by Tinder date

VP Mike Pence: Pennsylvanians deserve school choice | Opinion


Final Iowa Democratic caucus results show Buttigieg, Sanders on top

Vince Fumo’s old district is the scene of the latest battle between old and new Philadelphia politics

Oakmont councilwoman hopes to challenge Dermody for state House seat

Langerholc announces bid for Senate reelection

Berks County Elections Board approves polling location on Kutztown University campus

Despite recommendation of election board, Northampton County votes to buy e-poll books

New rules: More time, later deadlines, mail-in ballots for PA voters

Health Care

Berks County sees big drop in new flu cases

Local News

Lackawanna County fire departments training in former hotel building

Reading to review Downtown Improvement District and public-private partnership

Sinking Spring approves $20,938 sewer-maintenance contract

Ruscombmanor approves 3-year deal for police coverage from Fleetwood–year-deal-for-police-coverage-from-fleetwood/article_7db1b114-4953-11ea-b43e-df615790c971.html

Lower Burrell considers $13k in additional charges for city hall renovation

Nuisance complaint may be way forward for demolition of Vi’s Bar in Vandergrift

Delaware County Council votes to explore how to de-privatize county jail

Delaware County Council hosts its first ethics hearing

High-paid terminated township workers not ‘directly’ involved in embezzlement scandal, Ratliff says

Recycling initiative impacts fuel cost in Tinicum Township

Westmoreland housing authority starts inspections for bedbugs across county

Plymouth Twp. supervisor: no comment about AG report, but Tilbury not coming back

Audit: Tilbury group mismanaged $30K

Forum discusses trail projects

W-B settles suit over teen’s toy gun arrest

City officials revising sewage plan due to new warehouse center

New officers take oath for Allentown Police Department; seven others get badges, two veterans promoted

National News

Court rules fantasy sports contests are illegal gambling

Natural Gas

Protect PT to host workshop on fracking


Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney dined in Chinatown to calm fears of the coronavirus

City launches free tax-prep sites around Philly

Philly spends $48 million a year to clean up litter, Pa. report finds

It’s time to make Philadelphia’s Office of the Inspector General permanent | Editorial

Philly Democrats are collecting cash for the 2020 presidential election. Just don’t call it ‘street money.’

Court rules in favor of Philadelphia’s ban on asking job applicants their salary history

Pa. civil rights icon Bayard Rustin gets posthumous pardon

Drug-ring leader gets 30 years for turning North Philly’s Blumberg housing project into a ‘nightmare’

Judge calls Philadelphia man who sexually assaulted Bucks teen at gunpoint more ‘mean-spirited’ than killers

Kuwaiti group buys Axalta building in South Philly’s Navy Yard for $61.2 million

Philly’s 30th Street station renamed for iconic Pa. Black congressman William H. Gray III

Some lessons from Pittsburgh as Danielle Outlaw takes charge of Philly police | Opinion

I didn’t want to write about coronavirus and racism. Then I got harassed twice. | Perspective


City’s plan would add 120 miles of bike lanes

Draft plan calls for more bike lanes in Pittsburgh

PWSA test will shut down water service on Penn Avenue

Judge accused of making racist remarks forbidden from hearing cases

Allegheny County judge barred from hearing cases after alleged racist remark about juror

Defense wants more time to review evidence against man accused in plot to destroy North Side church

North Side storytelling event aims for cultural understanding

Tony Norman: Another sticky development at Allegheny County Common Pleas Court

Allegheny Intermediate Unit investigates malware attack, avoids ransom payment

First responders take their first steps in learning how to better communicate with the deaf

Pittsburgh’s Chinese population postpones parade to focus on helping coronavirus victims

State News

‘So tragic’: Volunteer firefighter shortage threatens Pa. traditions and public safety

Bias training: State police need a comprehensive program

Harrison, Freeport, Leechburg enter HGTV contest for hometown makeover

Assistance offices to close Feb. 14 for update

It’s AG Josh Shapiro’s job to defend state agencies in court. Here’s why PHEAA is an exception

Why Pa.’s public pension funds have millions of dollars of your money tied up in the natural gas industry


PennDOT to shift $3.15 billion from local roads to interstate improvements

NTSB preliminary report reviews sequence of events in Pa. Turnpike crash that killed 5


Eyeing 2020, House Democrats pass expansive labor bill to expand power of unions

Trump targets impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for ouster as he lambastes his critics

World News

Al-Qaida’s leader in Yemen was killed by a U.S. strike, the White House confirms

Israeli-Palestinian violence surges in the wake of Trump’s Mideast peace plan