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Advocates push for Alina’s Law for additional protections in domestic abuse

Pa. Democrats say House speaker struck failed GOP votes from the record

Two freshman Democrats are trying to guarantee medical consent

Pennsylvania House votes to make public agencies post agendas before meetings

‘Perpetual state of probation’: Changing a system that critics say wastes taxpayer money and wrecks lives

Pa. House set to vote on a bill to discourage drivers from talking on handheld phones

I-83/Mt. Rose: How proposed False Claims Act might help hold contractor accountable

House amends state center moratorium bill

Pennsylvania Skill subject of hearing Wednesday; games are in numerous Berks establishments

Pa. county commissioners put mental health funding front and center on 2020 budget wish list

Let’s not turn back the clock on affordable health care in Pa. | Opinion

Pass False Claims Act

Lebanon County DA elected to 48th Senatorial District

Lebanon County District Attorney Dave Arnold wins central Pennsylvania state Senate seat

Lebanon County DA says he’s ‘ready to get to work’ in new role as state senator


Alec Baldwin makes plea to Pa. Gov. Wolf to get obese black bear released from roadside zoo


Trial begins for Philly man who stabbed, ran over his ex-girlfriend in Montgomery County

Pennsylvania needs better strategy for treating addicted people behind bars | Editorial

Juror excused in 2016 Wilkinsburg mass shooting case, total selected down to 9


Management companies don’t have the same rights as charter schools, appeals board rules

AG Shapiro: Anonymous Safe2say tips reach 40,382 in first year

Penn-Trafford wrestler diagnosed with MRSA, school says

Why we need to jump-start Pa.’s ‘stalled’ investment in early childhood care and education | Opinion

Cheyney University announces a third private sector partner moving onto its campus

Lawsuit alleges Penn State players took part in graphic hazing, James Franklin ignored complaints

PSU sex suit: Abusers threatened to ‘Sandusky’ victims

Lawyer for Isaiah Humphries in lawsuit vs. Penn State: ‘This isn’t horseplay; it’s dominant, vulgar misconduct’

Penn State says ’no claims of hazing were substantiated against anyone’ in response to lawsuit filed by ex-player

Ex-Drexel prof charged with spending $96,000 in research funds on strip clubs


Gender and war dominate Democratic debate

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Rochester’s Elmore enters GOP primary for Matzie’s seat

Vogel says ‘more work to do’ in announcing state Senate re-election bid

Health Care

UPMC, Pitt test out wireless eyeball implant in hopes of restoring lost sight

GCMC nurses ratify contract, celebrate improved working conditions

Local News

Cognetti defends emergency counsel hire before council

Scranton hires law firm with legal eagle to handle city’s appeal of financially devastating tax lawsuit

Scranton City Council to urge DePasquale to audit sale

Bike lanes, changes to one-way streets in downtown Scranton proposed by consultant

Chris Kelly: Public servants volunteer to be held to higher standards

Lower Burrell planning $170,000 drainage project on Craigdell Road

Arnold fills vacant city council seat, creates redevelopment vacancy

Vandergrift’s reorganization redo gets contentious as residents vent frustration

Allegheny Township residents concerned about planned cell tower

New Reading Parking Authority board takes over, sets ‘gold standard’

Reading council and Mayor Eddie Moran break bread

Reading council passes two zoning amendments for schools and apartments

Fairgrounds Square Mall nearing demolition and a new beginning: ‘Everything’s on the table’

W-B mayor plans to visit city’s problem areas

Luzerne County Councilman proposes legal action challenging pollution reduction mandate and stormwater fee

County council votes down solicitor referendum

Coffay to address Rolling Mill Hill residents group Wednesday night

Huber Breaker film draws large crowd to world premiere

Realtors group: Lehigh Valley ended 2019 with record-low monthly housing supply

City Center gets nod from planners, zoners for 1 Center Square office tower despite concerns over bank facade preservation


Philadelphia asked residents what they think of city government and most aren’t satisfied

Lawyer, councilmember call for safety first in the awarding of public construction contracts

In welding, a trade dominated by white men, she’s blazing metal and blazing trails | We The People

St. Laurentius sold to new developer, ending years-long questions about historic church’s fate

Former New Yorker executive Lisa Hughes named Philadelphia Inquirer’s first female publisher

Body found in Olney trash can after teen alerted school officials

Northeast Philly plant wins $176 million U.S. Navy helicopter deal

Philadelphia OIC appoints new president and executive director

Dozens of managers exit troubled SEPTA office in wake of FBI probe


Grow Pittsburgh to keep Wilkinsburg’s Garden Dreams alive

What Heather Lyke’s ‘Victory Heights’ reveal means for the future of Pitt athletics

City Council to consider a ban on ‘hateful activities’ and moving away from blue recycling bags

Pittsburgh councilman proposes bill that would outlaw ‘hateful activities’

Developers wanted: Consultant to help forge the future of Hazelwood Green

Port Authority sets community meetings on future transit plans

Allegheny County appoints top public defender

Millvale probes alleged vulgar comments by police chief

Pittsburgh’s new chief development officer took winding, rocky road

Pittsburgh working out glitches in $1.4 million snow tracking system

‘Coaching Boys into Men’ program proves effective for Pittsburgh-area middle school athletes

‘We’re all gonna do great things’: New Allegheny County Council member Bethany Hallam looks to the year ahead

State News

Whitewater fans fear change at Lehigh dam, wonder why New York City is involved

Federal judges deny ex-Pa. Supreme Court justice Orie Melvin’s appeal

Pipeline woes: DEP needs to be vigilant in monitoring company

Bucks County house reduced to rubble after an explosion

5G wireless is critical to helping Puerto Ricans prosper at home and in Pa. | Opinion

Broadband connectivity study, survey eyed for Westmoreland, nearby counties

Allentown Diocese reveals $9 million in compensation to abuse victims

Cumberland County will remain open to international refugee resettlement, commissioners agree

15 states — including Pennsylvania — oppose Trump plan to allow LNG shipments by rail

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more

Delco teams with state to find source of ‘THE smell’


Passengers up 3% last year at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

Highlands organizations lobbying Port Authority for increased transit service


Democrats release impeachment documents suggesting surveillance of U.S. ambassador

Michael Flynn moves to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming government ‘vindictiveness’