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Pa. medical leave bill sees industry, advocacy support

Charter school funding: Time for lawmakers to fix flawed system


Gov. Tom Wolf has awarded $1 billion in economic developments grants. Did your community get one?


Painters’ union calls for consumers to boycott PPG brands including Glidden, Olympic

Sheetz Christmas campaign collects $700K for children’s charity

Mack launches medium-duty truck line, will invest $13 million in new manufacturing plant in Virginia


Boy, 14, sought in shooting death of 79-year-old man in Chester

Rahmael Holt’s mother convicted of hindering son’s arrest after he killed Brian Shaw

Former local newscaster Renick arrested again


Four Scranton schools to close today in asbestos probe

Lead, asbestos contamination shuts down Pennsylvania schools

Pa. education officials look to increase the number of teachers of color in classrooms

Gateway School District explores methods toward racial equity in schools

Pa. high school football player with spinal cord injury making progress: report

Grant will help Wilkes preserve Agnes flood history

New pollinator and bird garden will expand Penn State arboretum by 60 percent


Daylin Leach’s reelection prospects just got a boost as Montco Democrats failed to pick an opponent

Two Vets for Trump groups split in local congressional race

Laflin man running for state House seat

Certified public manager to run for Pa. House seat representing part of Dauphin County

How Pennsylvania will make or break Donald Trump’s re-election bid

Northampton County Election Commission Board says no to electronic poll books

For 2020 election, states debate who’s allowed to vote | Analysis

Health Care

Berks County physicians prepare for coronavirus, though the risk is low

FBI raids Ellwood City Medical Center

Local News

Developer heralds new Scranton Counseling Center in South Side

Dozens of projects, programs and organizations awarded Lackawanna County arts and culture grants

Point-in-time count provides key data on area homeless

Air tax hike alternatives

Building housing Canal Street Pub and other businesses in Reading condemned after fire

Opportunity House clients graduate from workforce development program

Gina Cerilli says Doug Chew contradicts position on bidding Westmoreland County contracts

County begins treating Westmoreland Manor water sources

Unity eyes zoning changes for windmills, barns, Route 981 development

Wilkes-Barre council halfway to approving Mayor Brown’s 2020 budget

New budget gets Wilkes-Barre council’s approval on first reading

Luzerne Foundation gathers to remember Rusty Flack, celebrate donors

Wilkes-Barre council wants to track blight progress

Study to assess parking concerns of community stakeholders in Hazleton

Group planning to transform ex-Bishop McDevitt campus draws praise during community meeting

City’s finances not so robust

National News

Three state AGs file lawsuit demanding addition of Equal Rights Amendment to Constitution


Philadelphia School District will spend at least $14 million to address asbestos crisis

Advocates rally to get Philadelphia School District to publicize mental health resources for students

When Philly’s water mains break, city offers little support for victimized businesses

Kenyatta Johnson has new sway over zoning powers — which the feds just accused him of abusing

South Philly nonprofit exec pleads not guilty to bribing City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson

Newly revealed restrictions challenge redevelopment of bankrupt Philly refinery’s land

Philadelphia-area universities move to restrict China travel due to coronavirus

Philadelphia police gather to mark 50th anniversary of city’s only unsolved cop murder

Philadelphia to change nickname to City of Sisterly Love for 2020

4-year-old boy fatally shot himself by accident in his North Philadelphia home, police believe


Violent crime dips in Pittsburgh in 2019 amid decline in homicides, but trouble spots remain

Some bumps, but overall violent crime continues to fall in Pittsburgh

Attorney for family of slain toddler calls for Zappala’s resignation

Pittsburgh Promise hopes coaches in schools will boost eligibility

Washington County officer reported missing last week found dead in South Side

New streets, bike lanes open at Hazelwood Green as development takes shape

Pittsburgh school for the blind facing teacher shortage

State News

Selling an existing home and paying for a new one continue to stress out Pa. buyers

Residents sue Pennsylvania over closing of state hospitals for developmentally disabled

Report finds Pa.’s emergency radio system upgrade still on budget

Pa. commission finds probable cause of racism, sexism in Grandview Golf Club incident

‘Grandview Five’ case headed to mediation, parties say

Lower Valley emergency responders receive state gaming fund grants

We can’t forget the victims of gun violence. Here’s how you can honor them | Opinion


In Senate vote on witnesses, disagreement over what a ‘fair trial’ means in Trump impeachment

A Parnas recording shows the access he and Fruman had to Trump at a Mar-a-Lago donor event

Rand Paul’s failed bid to get the whistleblower’s name read aloud divides senators

Cartwright takes aim at bullying

Houlahan: Lack of women in STEM community