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Officials see better financial days for the beleaguered Penn Hills School District

Schwank to propose license fees, fines for drug abuse treatment providers

Officials advocate for more state tech school funding at MBIT event

Republican state senator to leave seat in middle of term

State Sen. Rich Alloway plans to resign

Winter Weather

Gov. Wolf declares state of emergency ahead of weekend snowstorm

‘This is a very severe storm’: Gov. Wolf, officials urge motorists to avoid travel

PennDOT’s ‘aggressive’ response to storm includes full commercial vehicle ban

Not clearing the snow off your vehicle could cost you $200 to $1,000

State encourages emergency kits, suggests contents ahead of snow, ice

Pennsylvania bans trucks on interstates, other Lehigh Valley highways due to snow this weekend

WEATHER: Winter storm warning issued for Pittsburgh region; 6 to 8 inches forecast

Pittsburgh road crews prepare for impending snowstorm

Snow, ice threat ebbing for Philly; flash freeze still a lock

You have snowstorm questions, Pittsburgh. We have snowstorm answers.

Preparing for a big freeze: Tips on buying a portable generator

Storm could drop over foot of snow in region

Shelters, missions prepare for their ‘families’ as winter storm approaches

Lehigh Valley braces for winter storm: How much snow and ice, when will it start? (and other things to know)


Editorial: Politics of trust and cooperation a keystone of success


PPG reaches $7.65 million settlement with retirees over health care benefits

PPG reaches $7.65 million health-benefit settlement with union retirees

‘I don’t have anything organic.’ In new Whole Foods’ shadow, a Delco Italian mom-and-pop mart is a rebel | Maria Panaritis

Catholic Church

Accuser discredits Wuerl’s statement, ‘I don’t believe him for a single second’

New attorneys general to continue investigating clergy abuse


‘This is Lower South. I know everything there is to know’: Corrupt Bucks County judge pleads guilty

Mercer County DA Miles Karson found guilty on obstruction, oppression charges


Gun threat closes Upper Merion schools; suspect taken into custody

Norwin faces possible $1 million budget deficit

‘Cookies and Coco’ promotes acceptance at New Kensington-Arnold schools

Fate of WB Area Purchasing Director in limbo; solicitor can’t offer details

Wilkes University considers forming campus police department

Wilkes University granted Doctoral University designation

State system must modify


As Biden mulls 2020 run, his Scranton hometown asks: ‘Can his family go through all this?’

Pa. GOP boss: Republican Party has to get back to its roots


Legal sports betting set to launch at Harrah’s in Delco, just in time for the Super Bowl

Government Shutdown

Casey pushes for end to shutdown

Anonymous donor puts up $500,000 for interest-free loans for Philly-area federal employees

Rob Portman’s needed reform: Senator has a plan to end shutdowns for good

TSA union: ‘Our morale is now at an all-time low’

After 16 years as a federal employee, the government shutdown persuaded me to change careers | Opinion

Pa. food stamp recipients get early payments amid government shutdown

Hundreds turn to Central Pa. food bank due to federal government shutdown

What have Pennsylvania’s federal lawmakers been doing during the shutdown?

Health Care

Ribbon cutting held for new birth center

Local News

WB mayor: Contractor pulled off creek-wall project won’t be paid

12 seek vacant county council seat

Luzerne County $5 vehicle registration fee takes effect

County branding survey gets ‘overwhelming’ response

Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade date announced

Kutztown barber pays children to read books while they’re in his chair

National News

Chicago officer gets nearly 7 years for shooting black teen

More overdose deaths in counties where big pharma spent more on marketing, study finds

Reflections on `Roe v. Wade’: Two Philly women on why abortion was the right choice for them | Opinion

It’s time to give back rights to very young humans | Opinion

Decades after `Roe,’ black women are still denied reproductive justice | Opinion

New Jersey

‘I didn’t want him to be buried alone’ — More than 1,000 people attend funeral for Vietnam veteran


2 Philly cops lose jobs after incident with PA state troopers

A passenger’s quick reaction saves a woman who fell onto SEPTA’s subway tracks

We didn’t need a new violence prevention report, but we desperately need oversight | Helen Ubiñas

Judge rules that defense attorney won’t be removed from murder case despite DA’s request

Blondell Reynolds Brown leaving Philadelphia City Council after two decades

As Philly pushes for more medication-assisted drug treatment, thousands of treatment slots are still empty


Allegheny County Airport Authority wants partial subsidies back from Wow Air

Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office offering two-week amnesty for bench warrants

Wanted people can clear warrants via Allegheny County’s ‘amnesty program’

Deputies shoot man during attempted robbery at Homewood Family Dollar

Braddock-based nonprofit raising funds to replace van destroyed by fire

New chief operations officer is last piece of Port Authority administrative team

Allegheny County reports first flu death this season, but the numbers are much better than last year

1st flu death reported in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh students will be treated to a special ‘Hamilton’ experience through education program

Overbrook residents win round 3 in legal battle with PWSA

State News

Jim Kelly’s MRI comes back clean of cancer

State DEP says company not complying with order after Beaver County pipeline blast

Former Penn State, Red Land basketball star found dead in France apartment: Team statement


BuzzFeed report involving Trump, Michael Cohen called ‘not accurate’ by Mueller’s office

Trump plans ‘major announcement’ on Saturday on shutdown, border

Sen. Casey decides against 2020 presidential bid

Casey cites recent re-election in decision not to run for president