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‘It is time’: Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf renews call for moving to a $15 an hour minimum wage

This plan for universal paid family leave in Pa. has bipartisan support. Will it ever become law?

Senate mulls paid leave, labor groups applaud, free market interests balk

Pennsylvania senators pass bill to toughen penalties for repeat DUI drivers

Deana’s Law to tighten DUI penalties passes Senate 43-6

Bill seeks to move up primary, give Pa. more influence in presidential nomination process

Proposal to change the way Pa. chooses future lieutenant governors advances

Kennett Square mushroom grower’s $115 million expansion is a big bet for New York investor

New voting machines. Sweeping election reforms. What could go wrong in 2020?

Leaders warn absentee voting expansion could delay results

Pa. legislator sparks outrage after tweeting about Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault allegation

Bill Tracker: Standardized training for K-9 officers–officers/article_4cff2911-4d03-597f-a579-57bc4fabec50.html

Keep Polk Center open: Look at options for residents, families and employees

No frack ban, but make gas pay off safely

Ward to chair aging, youth committee


Wolf dusts off $4.5 billion infrastructure plan

Wolf urges Legislature to pass his Restore PA infrastructure proposal


Millions of cards exposed in Wawa breach are up for sale online, cybersecurity experts say

The Washington Post reinstates its reporter who tweeted a link to a Kobe Bryant story

U.S. Steel outlines ‘strategic’ upgrades to Mon Valley plants


Judge in Wilkinsburg mass shooting case says he might exclude key witness testimony

Judge rejects Sandusky’s latest request for shorter sentence


Documents show Scranton School District leaders knew about lead, asbestos

Parents, teachers concerned over lead and asbestos issues in Scranton schools

Doctors say risk low for harmful lead exposure in Scranton schools

Chris Kelly: Trust in school district poisoned

State provides grants for school cafeteria equipment

Lower Merion may not get later school start times next fall as debate over how to get more sleep for teens continues

Mourners salute Bryant at high school where he began rise to basketball fame

Lehigh University pauses most Greek life activities amid concerns over hazing, drinking

After tips of excessive drinking, drugs and hazing, Lehigh University puts Greek life on ‘pause’


Eachus looking to regain his seat in 116th Legislative District

Eachus hopes to challenge Toohil

Delmont councilman announces bid for 14th Congressional seat

Head of Susquehanna County GOP applies for ARD

2020 primary election: Leshko announces candidacy for 123rd Legislative District

Health Care

Pennsylvania reports 9 new flu-related deaths

Local News

Developer eyes conversion of iconic Scranton Electric Building into apartments

Parking officials update council on status of system, garage improvements

Reading planners delay action on zoning changes that would aid Alvernia’s CollegeTowne plan

New Penn State Extension organizer wants to educate Berks about the environment

Pedro Cortes welcomed as Reading’s new managing director

Greensburg Police Department seeks new officer

Westmoreland controller calls for bigger county tax increase

Crowd urges county council to take action against stormwater fees

Critics blast stormwater, vehicle fees; county council action expected next month

Diner fire sparks debate over shuttered fire company

Diner fire reignites Plymouth Twp. fire company debate

Brown asks W-B council to amend fee schedules for his proposed 2020 budget

Area first responders get a look at new communications gear

National News

West Virginia’s governor says unhappy Virginia counties should secede and join his state

Delaware gets approval from USDA to grow hemp. Is that a good thing?

New Jersey

Gov. Murphy’s office asks new N.J. comptroller to review complaint about DRPA land deals


New case of coronavirus being investigated in Philadelphia, student at Penn Charter tested negative, health department announces

Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is bracing for indictment Wednesday and vowing to fight the feds

Woman beaten, raped in LOVE Park on her way to work

Now Trump administration would like to see bankrupt Philadelphia refinery kept open

Contractor charged with killing South Philly man over dispute about paying for roofing work, DA says

You should be outraged by the state of Philly public school libraries | Jenice Armstrong

‘Mosquitoes’ might repel young people, but open parks could repel violence. | Editorial

Will speed cameras end Roosevelt Boulevard’s days as a ‘corridor of death’? | Pro/Con

I’m declaring 2020 the Year of the Gunshot Victim. Let’s start by getting this survivor compensated. | Helen Ubiñas


Plan for Manchester housing upgrades moving forward

City Controller: Clean up city’s youth baseball ‘record-keeping problem’

Pittsburgh audit turns up problems with fund used to pay for umpires in city parks

City adds another $500K in grant money to go toward blue recycling bins

Protesters urge Pitt vote on fossil fuel divestment

Chris Doleman, Pitt and Minnesota Vikings great, dies at 58

Woman, 29, partially paralyzed as teen in unsolved 2005 Brighton Heights shooting, dies

Social Security numbers exposed on Allegheny County website

Pittsburgh man accused of illegally selling booze at Homewood ‘speakeasy’

Three dump trucks catch fire in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood

Rivers Casino pays out in volunteer time to local nonprofit in Allentown

State News

Pa., N.J. get failing grades on tobacco control in new American Lung Association report

Top court won’t hear truckers’ lawsuit challenging Pa. Turnpike tolls

Changes to Pennsylvania’s deer season and more appear likely

UGI seeks $74.6M rate hike

412 Food Rescue expands mission in Westmoreland, other Western Pa. counties

PETA wants Punxsutawney Phil to retire

Local towns interested in being featured on HGTV show

Spotted lanternfly egg masses found in Conway


Improve bus safety: Seat and shoulder belts should be mandatory

Estate of N.J. couple killed in 2018 wreck sues Pa. Turnpike, driver

Residents ramp up calls for public transportation in A-K Valley communities

PennDOT invites public to participate in transportation planning process

Lehigh Valley ranks fourth most polluted in Pennsylvania, worse than Pittsburgh, Philly

Berks ties Philly region for worst smog, report finds; 6th in Pa. in all pollutants


As White House wraps up defense, support grows for witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

Democrats are calling Pat Toomey’s proposed Trump impeachment trial witness trade ‘a crazy quid-pro-quo’