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Gov. Wolf calls for $1 billion to tackle lead and asbestos in schools across Pennsylvania

Scranton temporarily closes three schools; governor offers plan to help with asbestos and lead statewide

Wolf wants to set aside a billion dollars to clean up schools

Pennsylvania just took a step toward having an earlier presidential primary — next time

With earlier primary, Pa. voters could pack a more powerful punch in deciding presidential nominees

Gas price concerns rise as Pennsylvania considers a regional climate pact for cars

Pa. Senate passes bill requiring insurers to cover breast cancer screenings for women in high-risk categories

Pa. Senate bill aims to give extra help to vets who get into trouble with the law

Pa. victim rights amendment, on hold since vote, heads to court

State awards Arnold $1.8M loan for sewer reconstruction

Support 5G: Legislature should ease installation of small cells

Commentary: Redistricting reform must get done in 2020

Stop stiffing poor workers

What’s with all these pols running away from office? | John Baer

It’s School Choice Week in Pa. Don’t buy what its advocates are selling | Opinion

Tell your lawmaker to support this bill promoting healthy workplaces | Opinion

Editorial: Senate delivers justice for Deana; now House must do likewise


Wolf proposes minimum wage increase for sixth time


UPS to expand operations in three midstate counties and Philadelphia, hire 1,700 workers


Attorney demands that jailhouse witness in Wilkinsburg mass shooting be charged for baby’s slaying

Former Leechburg police chief Michael Diebold faces additional criminal charges

3rd-degree murder charge filed in death of 91-year-old grandfather

Police: ‘Violent and bizarre behavior’ preceded murder

Acting Reading police chief touts falling crime rates in 2019

Berks County Prison inmate population down sharply from last year


In Pa., less than 5% of teachers are people of color; the lack of diversity is hurting kids and schools

Parents question Whitehall police response at basketball game as students charged with felony riot

Glen Mills hit with five new lawsuits charging brutal abuse

Wilson High School students in China coming home early because of coronavirus threat

WCCC to train dealers for new Hempfield casino


Westmont man, a global victims advocate, announces bid for state Senate seat

Joe Biden is losing ground in the 2020 Pennsylvania primary, poll says

Biden is still the favorite among Pennsylvania Democrats to face Trump in 2020, Franklin & Marshall College poll finds

Sara Innamorato tosses support behind Bernie Sanders

To keep college valuable, don’t make it free | Albert Eisenberg

Trump support edges up in Pennsylvania poll as impeachment continues

Musto to challenge Boback for 117th state House District

Faithless electors: Votes should be in accord with state laws


Sports, media, gambling: Barstool Sports stake sale values the blog at $450 million

Health Care

Geisinger 65 staff receives visually impaired accessibility training

Flu cases rise 50% in Berks County in 1 week

Local News

Lackawanna County property taxes to rise 11.3% this year

State loan to help eliminate raw sewage discharge at Sinking Spring facility

12,500 trees planted in Chester Springs to improve water quality

Democrat David Oxley appointed Newtown Township supervisor

Kiski manager resigns; supervisors unsure if she’ll be replaced

Hempfield supervisors, school board members discuss possible collaborations

Luzerne County board appointments delayed

Nearing 90, Bonczewski celebrating 75 years repairing shoes

W-B residents voice concerns over Brown’s proposed budget

Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Miller-Keystone Blood Donation Center in Pittston Twp.

County council OKs lawsuit settlement, union contract

Pennvest awards $7.8 million in water grants

Region to receive $490,000 to fund jobs program

National News

With Kobe Bryant adulation — and an alleged rape — women who’ve been sexually assaulted are traumatized again

Natural Gas

New F&M poll: Pennsylvania voters split on fracking


6 weeks after rowhouse explosion, South Philly residents still feel that they aren’t getting answers

Inquirer readers donate nearly $20,000 to save Connor Dobbyn from ‘Childhood Alzheimer’s’ | Maria Panaritis

Coronavirus screening expanding to Philadelphia International Airport, while Free Library cancels Chinese New Year events

Feds charge Philly City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson with using his office to enrich himself and his wife

The Case Against Kenyatta Johnson

‘I am innocent’: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson pledges to fight bribery charges

Wife of indicted Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson: ‘I haven’t done anything wrong’ | Jenice Armstrong

Kenyatta Johnson’s indictment is serious bad news for City Council | Editorial

4-year-old boy shot, killed in North Philadelphia

How a scammer used Airbnb to lease out a Philly apartment he didn’t even own

The Key card, ‘momentum,’ and funding: SEPTA gives progress report to public as it eyes 2021

Frontier Airlines is adding flights to three new cities out of Philly


PWSA gets $65 million loan for water main replacement

Groups encourage Port Authority to adjust fares for low-income riders

Council bill on parks tax money delayed by legal opinion

Close call: Satellites avoid collision over Pittsburgh

Satellites avoid massive collision in space over Pittsburgh

People in glass houses should deter bird collisions

Teacher resigns after kindergarten student burned at North Side school

Pittsburgh elementary teacher quits amid probe into girl burned during class project

Foundation grant will provide academic coaches for Pittsburgh Promise students

Squirrel keeps outfoxing Pittsburgh bald eagles

Pittsburgh universities monitoring coronavirus reports and weighing travel considerations

A decade of cleaner air ended in controversy and questions about Allegheny County’s future

State News

Pa. agency that looks for wasteful spending wasted $160,000 on guns and ammo it can’t use

Preliminary testing shows ‘probable Legionella’ in water at Westmoreland Manor

‘Value-added’ products a boon to small farms

What does the future of farming in Pennsylvania look like? Who and where are the big questions

Lackawanna named Pennsylvania River of the Year

Suit: White Haven, Polk centers closing increase chance of abuse, neglect

Neither hunters nor businesses support changes in the deer season | Opinion

These Pa. families are using gender-affirming parenting to help their kids to explore their own identities

ACLU seeks to end midstate county’s policy barring probationers from using medical marijuana

Fighting human trafficking


Trump lawyers argue president can seek help for re-election

Pat Toomey is ‘very, very skeptical’ he’ll support calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial

Here’s what Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey and Bob Casey asked during the Trump impeachment trial