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Senator urges pipeline be shut down in wake of latest sinkhole

Senator Tim Kearney Appointed to Influential Senate Committees

Senator Muth Announces PASmart Grants for Schools Across Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties

Bucks and Montgomery county schools awarded PAsmart grants

Delozier announces new Criminal Justice Reform Caucus

Pennsylvania lawmakers should calculate the high cost of low wages | Editorial

Fix state’s transparency website

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wolf, Fetterman, Shapiro, celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Sharing and caring for others the theme at Kelly Strayhorn Theater MLK Day celebration

Pitt students make a happy home for Humane Animal Rescue residents

Annual MLK Day luncheon honors those fighting for justice, voting rights

Volunteers help elderly, veterans and kids in MLK’s name

PSU students turn out to help others on MLK Jr. Day

Berks students get to work honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering MLK’s visit to Philly’s Girard College, efforts to desegregate the school


Sears closing Hanover Twp. Warehouse

Appellate court to hear Ciavarella’s case

Aldi gets ready to open newest Berks County grocery store in Tilden Township


What happened in the rush to open Pennsylvania’s biggest, most expensive prison?

Philly rapper PnB Rock arrested for drugs, gun in Bucks County home

Man who pleaded guilty to slaying teen brother gets parole


Schools districts join complaint filed against Sunoco pipeline

Highlands to seek exceptions to increase property taxes by more than state limit

Overcrowding drives extra busing costs

Westmoreland County schools to form legislative committee

Norwin superintendent, asst. superintendent take retirement incentives

Scranton School District seeks dismissal of coach’s lawsuit

Weatherly Area votes to not pay CCTI share

In Pennsylvania, the majority of school funding comes from property taxes; how do other states fund education? [Ask the Eagle reports]

Two years after Penn State frat death, Greek life research center will rise in Tim Piazza’s honor


Democrats running for president in 2020

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

Trump campaign deepens Pa. ties ahead of 2020 election

Thousands of absentee ballots were rejected as record turnout encountered Pa.’s tight deadlines

Government Shutdown

Government shutdown jeopardizes museum’s celebration of 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

Temple offering free dental care to furloughed federal workers

Trump’s shutdown solution hangs in limbo

Pittsburgh Symphony is offering free tickets to furloughed federal employees

For poor, shutdown robs sense of safety

TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend

Philadelphia to offer bill payment flexibility amid shutdown

Local News

Nine Luzerne County Council applicants interviewed

F.M. Kirby Foundation grants distributed locally

Hazleton council to review bids for downtown building

Tax lawsuit against Scranton promises long road ahead

Greenfield Twp. residents air complaints about sewer bill hike

Harmar wants to buy fire substation to house public works equipment

Homeless shelters filled beyond capacity in Reading

Former Reading managing director pursued similar job in York

National News

Natural gas pipeline explodes in eastern Ohio

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry


Inside an immigrant family’s all-or-nothing gamble: Seeking sanctuary in a Philly church

Are Philly court reporters accurate with black dialect? Study: Not really.

Mayor Kenney once derided city trade missions. Now he’s a believer.

In national skyline survey, 67 percent of people mistook Philly for NYC or Chicago

City controller Rhynhart echoes my pet peeve: mismanagement at Philly animal shelter | Stu Bykofsky–20190121.html

A Philly repair company charged an 86-year-old $4,650 and gave her nothing


United by tragedy: Tree of Life members visit Charleston church where mass shooting occurred

Two tragedies, one resolve: New Light members travel to Charleston

Housing costs drive latest migration for Somali Bantu refugees, from Lawrenceville to Northview Heights

Current and former Rankin residents remember the past, envision the future

As lawmakers fail to reach deal, many Pittsburghers’ pensions brace for painful cuts

It can’t come too soon: Police given more help to combat domestic violence

From 1 ATM to multiple branches, Bank of America eyes expansion in Pittsburgh

3 injured in crash involving Port Authority bus, car in Pittsburgh’s Strip District

City salt truck rolls onto side in Pittsburgh

State News

Latest phone scam targets? International college students

Pennsylvania man is recording world languages in a mission to save them

Layer up: Bone-chilling weather set to moderate toward midweek

Another sinkhole appears in Chester County neighborhood, exposing Mariner East pipeline

After a rain-soaked 2018, farmers brace for another wet year

Panel discussion planned for Anthracite Mining Heritage Month

Lonnie Walker IV set for homecoming in Philadelphia

Why is there a pit filled with dead deer in Central Pa.? The Game Commission answers

Authorities say one dead; one missing after explosion and fire in Lehigh Township

With raw sewage spilling into waterways, Lehigh County communities ramp up repairs


40th Street Bridge ramp to Route 28 closes due to water line break

To protect concrete from road salt, Drexel engineers have an odd idea: bacteria

Felled tree, power lines shuts down section of Harrison road

COLTS settles lawsuit with bus driver

On busy, crash-prone Cumberland County artery, future might belong to walkers and bikers