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It’s long past time to treat poor Pennsylvanians with the dignity they deserve | Sen. Vincent Hughes and Gregory Holston

Election bills miss reforms

Erie-area lawmakers want changes to medical transportation program delayed

Democratic Senate colleague calls for State Sen. Daylin Leach’s expulsion

Sen. Daylin Leach responds to Lt. Gov John Fetterman’s call for him to resign

Nesbit sorry for DUI arrest


Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pa. to move toward a $15 an hour minimum wage for all workers

Gov. Wolf: Minimum wage increase to $12 would give a raise to 1 million Pennsylvanians

Wolf again calls for minimum wage hike

Gov. Wolf renews bid to put Pennsylvania’s minimum wage among highest

Governor Wolf to ask lawmakers for new $4.5B capital program


U.S. Steel reports repairs following Clairton plant fire will cost about $40 million

Craft store Pat Catan’s to close all stores, including five in southwestern Pennsylvania

Barnes & Noble reopens to public

Marketplace at Steamtown seeking nearly $164,000 from evicted clothing store

Pittston Turkey Hill begins selling beer, wine


Penn Hills: A history of mismanagement, lack of oversight led to state control

To help students achieve, Pa. should expand school choice | Opinion

Scranton school director to state auditor general: Give us space

Dallas School District agrees to pay $75K for teacher’s resignation

HASD board proposes new special education center

Robert Morris planning to close one school, offer buyouts to administrators


In the women’s movement of 2019, where do Republicans fit in?

Analysis: Pa. Dems may have made gains under old congressional map

State reveals illegal voters


Hearing on mini-casino near Morgantown scheduled for March 4

Health Care

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital nurses ratify contract and avert strike

Nurses at W-B General OK new contract

What’s being done about the doctor shortage in Pennsylvania Coal Country?

Local News

Luzerne County mailing out 2019 real estate tax bills

Brutal temps leave area’s homeless unsure how to stay safe

CASA hosts appreciation dinner for volunteers helping foster kids

Exeter Township zoning board to discuss plan for addiction treatment center

Novembrino plans to retire at year’s end

Westmoreland County firefighters draw on past experiences to deal with subzero cold

2014 probe involved Vaughn Spencer, newly indicted Philly union boss

Editorial: Reading must remove obstacle to fiscal independence

Rochester sewer authority gets $35 million loan to upgrade system

City Council to hold workshop on blight removal in Johnstown

West Chester’s poor, homeless get protection from flu with free vaccinations

National News

Abortion bill sparks a GOP furor far and wide


Philadelphia’s municipal IDs coming in the spring, city says, not this month

Which are Philly’s best, most promising schools of the year? School District touts 42.

Society Hill neighbors fight latest proposal for condo tower at the historic Dilworth House

Union official and councilman at the same time, Bobby Henon crossed the line, prosecutors say

Feds say Johnny Doc used Local 98’s money to buy influence, power, and a Philly councilman

This could be the skinniest new apartment building in Philadelphia | Inga Saffron

Will Church of Scientology’s tower finally open after nearly a dozen years?

Protesting story hour? A drag queen event at Lansdale library sparks a furor

Blackwell ready to support $10M land transfer to 4601 Market St.

Philly school progress report shows improvement, but more work lies ahead | Opinion–20190131.html

After Johnny Doc, Local 98 indictment, Bobby Henon should step down and Philly Democrats should step up | Editorial


Pittsburgh officials receive death threats from gun ban opponents

Pittsburgh mayor on gun controversy: ‘It’s not going to cost taxpayers anything’

Temperature records shattered in Pittsburgh and across the nation

Fundraisers after Tree of Life shooting have taken in more than $10 million

Pittsburgh school board rejects application for charter high school

KDKA fires news staffer over Tom Brady ‘Known Cheater’ graphic, friends create GoFundMe in response

Garfield nonprofit that helps build housing and training for low-income youth granted $1M

Survivors of street life take shelter, share tips to survive bitter cold

Temporary head of Mattress Factory aims to set museum right after scandal

Pittsburgh is again offering free grass cutting services for seniors and disabled

Promoted to military captain overseas, Pittsburgh police officer receives 2nd promotion

State News

‘Severely neglected’ farm animals rescued from Butler County home

State: Jeanesville mine fire is extinguished

Berks groundhog predicts 6 more weeks of winter

Game Commission considers changing start of rifle deer season

State Game Commission plan to cull deer herd angers some

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to address tobacco use


After a month of darkness, the lights are back on at the Apollo Bridge

Dozens of vehicles in pileup after snow squall in central Pa.

Snow squall causes 27-car pileup on Route 222 in Wyomissing

Transit authority considering route cuts