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MontCo lawmaker’s mandatory minimum bill is unlikely to reduce gun violence, opponents say

Turzai to exit; cue reforms

Plan for new teacher evaluations would limit impact of standardized tests

Editorial: Pennsylvania needs stronger law on motorists’ cellphone use

Rep. Rigby named deputy chairman of committee


She fractured her spine after the car ran a red light. Uber said she signed away her rights to a jury trial.


Lackawanna County Prison board mulling policy for inmate tablet use


Six area school districts receive state computer grants

Guest substitutes help fill the gap as the number of teachers declines

Threat closes Plum Borough School District

Flawed hazing reports: Some schools don’t list all incidents


How does a Republican lead on election night and still lose Pennsylvania? It’s called the `blue shift’

Westmoreland’s political future could hinge on outcome of 58th District special election

GOP newcomer hopes to replace Turzai

Health Care

Prescription drug markups make it difficult to determine savings

Pharmacy benefit managers practices cause delay in prescriptions

Pharmacy benefit manager practices put independent pharmacies on brink

Local News

Roast of the Rev. Sica raises $35K for American Cancer Society

Families putt to support library programs at mini-golf event

Alle-Kiski Valley churches hold 52nd annual Martin Luther King memorial service

Westmoreland County animal response team hosts training for regional firefighters, EMTs

Seven Luzerne County Transportation Authority board applicants state their credentials

Luzerne County Councilman criticizes use of word ‘corrupt’

Fate of historic stone bridge in Ashley remains in limbo

Vehicle fee hearing set for Tuesday

Under the cover of darkness, volunteers count the Lehigh Valley’s homeless

National News

Kobe Bryant rose from Lower Merion superstar to NBA legend with Los Angeles Lakers | Obituary

Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 dead in helicopter crash near Los Angeles

Philadelphia mourns Kobe Bryant’s death: ‘We lost another one of our own’

Lower Merion ‘lost its heartbeat’ with Kobe’s copter crash

‘Fire in the spacecraft!’: The Apollo 1 tragedy that killed three astronauts in 1967


Cities should stop driving away food trucks | Editorial

New Philly archbishop wore flannel, escaped the nuns for dinner, and other stories from his time at St. William

Philadelphia Chinatown welcomes the Year of the Rat with New Year’s Lion Dance parade

St. Christopher’s Hospital real estate to be bought by Philadelphia developer Iron Stone

As summer camp panic increases for parents, Philly government can help ease the pain | Opinion


Port Authority ‘listening tour’ on major decisions begins Wednesday

Steven Crichley: Pittsburgh police deserve better

Dreams of Hope awarded $35K to support arts programs

State News

Farmers, conservation districts applaud rollback of Obama-era clean water rule

What are Pa.’s most — and least — educated towns? How does yours compare?

Monroe County first responders awarded grants

Aqua America introduces new name as it completes acquisition, PA customers will see no changes


Mild winter boosts highway maintenance on Berks County roads


Bolton reportedly writes in drafts of his book that Trump tied Ukraine aid to a Biden probe

White male rage is Team Trump’s only response to impeachment. We shouldn’t put up with this | Will Bunch

Pennsylvania lawmaker aims to stamp out hair-based discrimination

World News

Auschwitz death camp was liberated 75 years ago

Recalling a horror’s end: Auschwitz liberation came 75 years ago today