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State, local leaders tour cardboard manufacturer’s Pittston Twp. Headquarters

Could 2020 be the year of legal weed in PA? Don’t hold your breath

With vote looming Pa. probation officers line up against parts of House reform bill

Pa. House votes to allow governments to charge commercial entities for records requests

State House votes to allow agency commercial records request fees in Pennsylvania

‘Bazooka to a knife fight’? The plan to close Pa. cyber charter schools

PA Cyber’s CEO testifies against bill that would eliminate all cyber charters, require students to attend district-run virtual programs

Lawsuit planned to save White Haven Center

Federal suit coming over proposed White Haven Center closure

Federal report faults state’s oversight of group homes for the disabled

A risk not worth taking: Legislature neuters a bill to target distracted driving

On LGBT issues, N.J. may show Pa. the way | Editorial

Veto gas bill, limit pollution

Preserve options for Pennsylvania’s children | Opinion

State Rep. Bill Kortz to retire from 38th District seat

Pa. State Rep. Mike Tobash opts against re-election bid


Solid Wood Cabinets abruptly closes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey


Seeking new trial, ex-warlord living in Delco questions whether murders, rapes, torture, and cannibalism make him a genocidal war criminal

Former secretary/treasurer in tiny Jefferson Co. borough admits to stealing $305k

He lived in friend’s house, drove his car. Now he’s agreed to plead guilty to killing him in 2004: DA


West Chester wants to win back charter students with its own cyber program, and it’s not alone

Attorney, activists question West Mifflin police officers’ actions after incident with teen on school bus

Alleged hazing incident in Greater Latrobe Junior High wrestling program under investigation

New report shows liberal arts education has a higher return on investment


Democrats choose Robert Prah Jr. for 58th District special election

Westmoreland Dems announce Army vet as candidate for state house special election

McCarthy backing aims to help Granville

Health Care

Rate of new flu cases slows in Western Pennsylvania

Local News

Scranton council: No blank check on legal fees in tax-lawsuit appeal

Chris Kelly: Ken Bond is still stiffing the city

Scranton officer under criminal investigation; DA’s office withdraws drug cases on 18 defendants

Carbondale convent to become halfway house for women overcoming addiction

Homeless programs in Luzerne County receive nearly $4M in HUD grants

Ideas presented to make WB more bike friendly

Committee presents proposals to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists in Wilkes-Barre

35 interviewed for seats on Luzerne County boards

Seagulls are flocking to Pittston Plaza

County flood authority meeting canceled for lack of legal notice

Your Call: Why has the Allentown Parking Authority banned backing into parking spaces in its decks?

National News

A white supremacist group wanted the Virginia gun rally to start a civil war, documents say

White protestors in Richmond got it wrong: Limiting gun purchases is not slavery | Solomon Jones

New Jersey

New Jersey mandates severance pay for mass layoffs


‘What a nightmare’: How Philly police, parking authority, and tow companies lose cars ‘courtesy’ towing

How this black UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won

Indicted Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon just got some powerful committees to chair

30% of Philly renters want to leave the city, report finds

SEPTA’s historic Route 15 trolleys are coming off the line, replaced with buses for at least a year

A ‘perfect storm’ of injustice: Philly man freed after 28 years as DA condemns ‘decades’ of misconduct

Philly zoning board nears decision on developer Bart Blatstein’s waterfront Wawa gas station

1 killed in triple shooting in Target parking lot near City Avenue

Chicago developer Hilco’s $240 million bid wins auction for bankrupt Philadelphia refinery

Out of prison after 41 years, MOVE member Delbert Africa rails against ‘unjust’ criminal justice system–20200121.html

Why not a hip-hop museum for Philly? | Opinion


Two council members want to divide parks tax money equally among Pittsburgh’s 9 districts

Pittsburgh council proposes control of funding generated by parks tax

How much does it cost to remove a bus from a sinkhole? About $88,000 in Pittsburgh

Crane used to pull bus out of sinkhole to cost Pittsburgh $88,000

As a Strip District retailer closes its doors, debate continues over impact of development

Pitt task force will examine algorithms used in local government for possible bias

Repairs force daytime warming center clients to temporary location

Allegheny County Council to revisit civilian police review board proposal

$200 million settlement proposed in Scaife litigation

State News

Fire, EMS organizations in Allegheny, Westmoreland counties slated for state grants

Pennsylvania judge ends halt to police seizures of cash-paying games

Art competition aims to raise awareness about ticks, Lyme disease in Pa.

Oley farmers advocate for tax breaks and other changes to entice next generation


Editorial: Berks County intercity bus service moving in right direction


After hours of debate, Senate GOP approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses