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Calling Pa. laws ‘antiquated,’ bipartisan group pushes parole reform

Probation reforms pushed by Pennsylvania senators seeking savings, fairness

State Sen. Bartolotta co-sponsors probation reform bill

Rescued canine helps puppy mill legislation, coalition urges environmental action: Today at the Pa. Capitol

Church abuse victims waiting on Pa. legislature to act

N.Y. law change would deliver abuse survivors day in court, hope to Pennsylvanians

Senate Republicans name former newspaper owner to help oversee Harrisburg’s finances

Lawmaker calls on officials to investigate pipeline players

Killion introduces pair of bills aimed at saving lives

Lawmaker wants to expand list of crimes that could cost public employees, officials their pensions

Pa. State Police staffing study should take priority over any talk of legalizing pot | Opinion

Pa. needs automatic voter registration


Where to count inmates an issue in redistricting


Gov. Wolf proposes converting assistance program into housing

After some awkward moments, kids dressed as the Lorax meet Gov. Wolf — and make their point


A $15 minimum wage hurts workers | Opinion–20190128.html

Online convenience driving return of grocery deliveries in Western Pennsylvania

Two more stores closing at Wyoming Valley Mall


Returned Christmas cards anger prison activists, inmates’ loved ones

Pennsylvania is poised for much-needed criminal justice reform, but can we abolish life without parole? | Opinion

Scammers targeting former Sanford-Brown students, Pa. Attorney General warns

Elderly Westmoreland woman scammed out of $58K

Former Lackawanna County Prison guard seeks dismissal of sex abuse charge


Pa. school districts stressed over pensions costs, special-ed and charters

Muzzling the public: West Mifflin board gets poor grade for civics

Scranton school board to consider moving fifth grades, changing pre-k enrollment

Using phones for dorms or dining access at Temple, the first school here with student ID tech

Wilkes University awarded ‘It’s On Us’ grant


Some top Dems fear a Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs

Build trust in elections


Mohegan Sun Pocono sports betting: What you need to know

Mohegan Sun Pocono to offer sports betting, online gaming

Two area casinos see decline in table, slots revenue

Government Shutdown

Government employees back to work … but still in ‘shutdown mode’

Health Care

WBGH, nurses still negotiating

New machine at Penn State Health St. Joseph advances treatment for cancer patients

In Pennsylvania Coal Region’s hollowed-out towns, many are forced to travel long distances to get the health care they need.

Local News

Luzerne County seeks investment manager

Luzerne County Council vacancy process criticized

Democrat Gilbert to run for a second term on Wilkes-Barre city council

Grants will pay for computer upgrade, fund new city post

City, Fermin reach settlement

Scranton council passes stricter ethics code; next comes seating an ethics board

Throop amends zoning ordinance to add warehousing and distribution

Loyalhanna Watershed group seeks 6 conservation interns

Gina Cerilli to seek another term as Westmoreland County commissioner

Allegheny Township looks to borrow money for $1.6M building project

Reading’s Act 47 administrator says city’s not yet ready to handle its own finances

Souper Bowl tackles homelessness in Reading

Pay-what-you-want restaurant planned for Reading

Reading auditor retires over disagreement about pay raise

Exeter officials nix medical marijuana dispensary site OK’d by state

Vigil held for victims of State College bar shooting

National News

FBI officials urge residents to report hate incidents as pieces to a larger puzzle

4 Houston police officers are shot in a gunbattle that kills 2 suspects

Bill Gates sells nuclear power as the only viable alternative energy source to slow climate change

Booze? Sure! Medicine? No!

New Jersey

New Jersey state senator flips from Republican to Democrat


Why is Philly stuck in traffic?

Philly DA Larry Krasner promised an aggressive Conviction Integrity Unit. Judges have pushed back.

Philly City Council president to intervene in controversy over St. Laurentius site in Fishtown

First charges revealed in feds’ Local 98 probe, with contractor’s guilty plea

New Democratic nominee in state 190th District vetted by Philly ward leaders for financial woes

International newspapers unfairly criticize Philly | Opinion

Where’s the money? The city shouldn’t be asking that question when it looks at its checkbook. | Editorial


Debate and amendments ahead for Pittsburgh’s proposed gun laws

Are you ready for below-zero temps? Pittsburgh officials are prepping for Arctic cold

Pittsburgh preparing for Arctic blast predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday

As temperatures drop, county and protective services wary of self-neglect among seniors

Jail in­mate dies af­ter hav­ing trou­ble breath­ing

Rachel Carson Bridge to close for more than a year beginning Feb. 11

Pittsburgh’s Rachel Carson Bridge closing in February for more than a year

Pittsburgh political convener Morton Coleman dies

Mount Washington resident attempts to file petition to impeach Mayor Peduto

Mt. Washington woman takes aim at impeaching Mayor Bill Peduto

State News

State park and forest maintenance “crumbling” amid $1 billion funding shortfall

Events aim to “demystify” court for landlords and tenants

Polluted runoff fees support community solutions to local pollution, flooding | Opinion

Is the deck stacked against patients? Fight over medical malpractice lawsuits returns to Pa.


Pa. bans certain vehicles from I-78, other highways ahead of winter storm


Peoples’ customers could face double-digit rate hikes as pipeline projects ramp up

Peoples Gas wants to raise rates by 14 to 19 percent to pump $95M into replacing pipelines

UGI files for natural gas rate increases with the PUC

UGI requests rate hike for natural gas customers

UGI seeks nearly 17 percent rate hike for most Berks customers