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Democratic state senators introduce manufacturing legislation package

Local lawmakers announce ‘Victoria’s Law’ to end puppy mills

Scranton School District moves one step closer to state takeover

Line Mountain student working with Rep. Culver to pass driver safety laws


Mariner East 2 worker’s ‘obscene’ comments draw ire of Chesco DA

An idea ripe for picking: Company provides produce, prevents waste

Renovated Barnes & Noble plans celebration Jan. 29

New grocery store in Scranton brings food, pharmacy within walking distance

Sheetz in Scranton opens today

Catholic Church

Wuerl apologizes, says he forgot he knew allegations against McCarrick


Girl, 16, abducted from Penn Hills home found safe in McKeesport; ex-boyfriend taken into custody

Prosecutors: 41 workers at Elwyn stole $920K in overtime–20190116.html

Give female inmate equal treatment, federal judge tells Berks County Prison


State takes charge of debt-ridden Penn Hills School District’s financial recovery efforts

WVW could exceed state tax-hike limit, questions stormwater fee

Wyoming Valley West could pay $30K in new stormwater fees

Guns in schools: Tamaqua board suspends armed-employee policy after lawsuits

Safe2Say allows students to report threats, help anonymously

Lakeland holds first meeting after restructuring proposal

Paul Muschick: Voting booths in schools – why Easton has it right and Parkland doesn’t

Pa.’s State System chancellor seeks cooperation among 14-member schools

New leader of Pa.’s public universities says they need change, fast: ‘It’s not a pretty picture’

Pa. State System’s redesign plan would allow students to take a course at any of its schools

Lehigh Valley college hazing reports: From deadly serious to downright silly


Pennsylvania casino revenue nudges up to new state high in 2018, but barely

Pennsylvania gamblers lost $3.25 billion in 2018; Parx Casino got the most at $603 million

Pennsylvania casino revenue climbs above $3.2 billion

Government Shutdown

Shutdown means early food benefits — then a long wait

Shutdown fallout: Early-arriving benefits could create confusion

Working without pay, air traffic controllers appeal to Philly travelers

Hebrew Free Loan fund to help furloughed federal workers in Pittsburgh region

TSA officers to rally Friday at Pittsburgh International Airport

Financial help extended to government employees during shutdown

Health Care

One-quarter of antibiotics inappropriately prescribed, study finds

Pricey prescription drugs may have cheaper, generic versions overseas

Less beef, more beans; Experts say world needs a new diet

Electronic records are driving doctor burnout | Opinion

Is the flu letting Pa. off easy this year?

Local News

Stormwater fee: Explaining the appeals process

Keystone Mission in Wilkes-Barre distributes food to 425 families in need

Federal judge’s order moves along retaliation suit filed by Wilkes-Barre police officers

Arena board approves refinancing, buys new pickup and appoints officers

Negotiations ongoing to keep W-B/Scranton Penguins at arena

W-B Golf Club restructures fees after worst season in decade

Scranton mayor denies any wrongdoing regarding FBI probe

U.S. Supreme Court again hears Lackawanna cemetery case

Pittston Fire Dept. honored for smoke-alarm project that helped save life

City residents can apply for seats on board, authorities

Deteriorating Arnold building creates problems for neighboring property

Irwin OKs lawsuits to enforce rental ordinance

Reading Area Water Authority discusses idea of rotating fire hydrants

LGBT Center of Greater Reading partners with Safe Berks for support group

Editorial: Late Reading councilman leaves legacy of service

Allentown Council revisits tax hike discussion but takes no action

Erie fights blight

National News

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Natural Gas

Pittsburgh suburb says no to natural gas drilling under park


Supervised injection site project director wants ‘respect, dignity, love and life’ for people in addiction

As Old City booms, new buildings struggle to make themselves part of the neighborhood | Inga Saffron

Philly orthopedics team gets as much as it gives on medical mission to Panama

Plan to convert Kensington dairy plant to apartments keeps landmark ‘milk bottle’ in place

Philly investor Richard Vague wants to help the 2020 Democratic nominee for president — or run himself

The Camel Prom Mom did wrong, but she brought a whole lot of joy to North Philly | Jenice Armstrong

Could this be the year that City Council gets its first openly trans member?

Paint the Walt Whitman Bridge rainbow to honor LGBTQ Philadelphians | Opinion

Women’s rallies to draw hundreds, tie up downtown on Saturday

PPA makes millions ticketing drivers for blocking street sweepers that rarely show

Are dockless e-scooters a good option for Black neighborhoods outside of Indego’s reach?


Trayvon Martin’s mother talks loss, activism, Antwon Rose in visit to Pittsburgh

Braddock makes plans to choose successor to Fetterman

Chelsa Wagner seeks third term as county controller, with new targets

Weekend will be filled with activities and events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.

Hill House reaches deal that will keep it operating for now

Candidate challenging Pittsburgh council president opposes gun restrictions

State News

Ebooks seem like ‘Netflix for libraries,’ but they’re a drain on budgets

John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89

Pennsylvania faces lawsuit over ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion

Providers sue Pa. over state Medicaid abortion restrictions

Census ruling good for NEPA, Pennsylvania


Driving in the snow is different; here’s how


Kelly elevated to subcommittee chair, two other Pennsylvania members join Ways and Means

Cartwright gains new posts

Rudy Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign and Russia

Toomey, Casey team to introduce cyber-stalking bill