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Baker bill seeks savings on prescription drug costs


Gov. Tom Wolf comes out as Pennsylvania’s ‘Encourager-in-Chief’ in inaugural address

Gov. Wolf sworn in for second term

Berks County delegation reacts to Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural speech

The most striking thing about Lt. Gov. John Fetterman | John Baer

‘Let’s have faith in what we can fix together,’ Wolf says in inaugural address seeking to unite Pa. | Analysis

Gov. Tom Wolf’s inauguration speech: 7 takeaways

GOP leaders react to Gov. Wolf’s inaugural address with optimism but ‘we’ll see where it goes’

Thousands celebrate at Gov. Wolf’s inaugural party


Bayer to close its Robinson site, impact 600 employees

Bayer to close site in Robinson by 2020, cut nearly 600 local positions

BNY Mellon cuts staff, including some in Pittsburgh region

Official: Barnes & Noble returning to Arena Hub on Jan. 30

Book it: Barnes & Noble will reopen in Arena Hub on Jan. 30

Lackawanna Energy Center announces it is fully operational


Food bank in central Pa. feeds first wave of federal workers living without paychecks


Tamaqua Area plan to arm teachers on hold

Doctor: Bad air may aggravate asthma in Clairton students

Why should Jefferson’s cancer center get property tax exemption, asks suburban school district

Crestwood superintendent to resign from post

Pa. schools reported dozens of hazing violations under new law

New postings show wide range of Pa. college hazing

PSU releases report on hazing, first one under new Tim Piazza law

Penn State hazing report: Sorority members forced to lick toes, frat members immersed in trash cans of ice

Eric Barron says push to improve safety needs ‘collaboration and cooperation on all fronts’ | Opinion


Republicans recommend Scavo to run for Kavulich’s seat


South Philly sports betting parlor is right across the street from the Phillies’ home

Government Shutdown

Administration calls back nearly 50,000 workers without pay to ease shutdown impact

Why the government shutdown is a growing concern for Pa. and N.J. farmers

Kraft Heinz to give out products to government workers affected by shutdown in D.C.

United Way offers aid to furloughed government employees

Health Care

Sen. Casey tells Highmark, UPMC to address patients’ confusion over coverage

Commonwealth Health hospitals’ new collaboration to provide specialist care for stroke patients

Local News

Stormwater fee deadline extended

Stormwater payment deadline extended, appeal charge waived

Stormwater fee roils Harveys Lake: Residents question council on joining WVSA plan

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority contesting new stormwater fee amount

County flood board questions WVSA bills

Wilkes-Barre DPW worker credited with detaining fleeing suspect

Scranton mayor’s lawyer in FBI matter won’t be paid out of city tax coffers

COLTS hires county HR director part-time

Jessup comprehensive plan committee to poll public

Work underway to fix treehouse in Scranton’s Nay Aug Park

Clerk: Wyoming County didn’t lose liquid fuel cash

McAdoo to shift money between street projects

New Kensington authorities raise water, sewer rates

Wave of resignations leave Cheswick police short-handed

Westmoreland County seeking 30 participants for citizen workshop

Stand-up comedy shows will benefit Westmoreland parks, trail projects

Severe weather in 2018 leads to increased Latrobe fire calls

GoFundMe raises $25K for family of Butler County boy killed in bus stop crash

Reading Area Water Authority delivers water to customers affected by main break in Ontelaunee

Reading Area Water Authority discusses idea of rotating fire hydrants

Angry over tax hike, Allentown residents force council to discuss reopening budget

National News

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

Black and Hispanic youth are targeted with junk food ads, research shows

Opioid Crisis

Exposure to fentanyl doesn’t kill but misinformation does | Opinion

Chester County to sue drugmakers, distributors for role in opioid crisis

Chester County joins other local governments suing opioid manufacturers


For Saturday’s Women’s March on Philadelphia, expect dueling protests and bad weather

Are Philly-area nonprofits really making a difference? Foundations put up $3 million to find out.

Philly’s ‘Camel Prom Mom’ admits to collecting government disability while working to fund lavish parties

Philly Venezuelans gather at Sister Cities Park to remember fallen leaders

Raymond G. Perelman, master investor and philanthropist, dies at 101

Downtown Philly’s first marijuana dispensary to host cannabis conference, a week before opening

One easy step toward fixing property assessment mess | Editorial

New homes for those struggling with addiction set for heart of Philly opioid crisis


DA to Pittsburgh Council: You can’t make gun rules

Pittsburgh council members could face charges over gun restrictions, DA says

City investigating after salt truck strikes parked vehicles in Lawrenceville

Fragmented local government a challenge in addressing pockets of high child poverty in Allegheny County

City to close Commercial Street next week as work to stabilize sliding hillside continues

$500K foundation grant to Pittsburgh police to help fund domestic violence unit

Pittsburgh police to get domestic violence unit with $500K grant

No more secret hearings: DA showed poor judgment in Michael Rosfeld case

Extended No Wake Zone proposed at Pittsburgh’s Point

Joanne Rogers to get George Romero Legacy Award at the ‘Elly Awards Gala’

State News

The cleric next door: Pocono neighbors weigh in on Fethullah Gülen, the man Turkey wants back

She’s no loaf: At 94, she works 6 days a week at a Giant bakery | We The People

Abandoned infants could have found safe havens | Opinion

Joy Riders program will provide bike rides to people with limited mobility

Derry Township farmer: To save dairies, modernize milk pricing system

Following PennLive series, coroner proposes Pa. nursing home report all deaths to coroners

Editorial: State must solve issue of fire police along interstates


PennDOT begins work on Route 51/19 project near West End Circle