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City nurses rally for safe staffing standards

Nurses picket in protest of staffing levels at several Philadelphia hospitals

Some question new, administration-monitoring House panel

Erie County’s Sonney leads state House education panel


Wolf begins second term with big plans, clearer view of what’s possible

The Roots to headline Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration


Unemployment down in November as manufacturing, transportation add more jobs than usual

Bar’s all-night permit leads to trouble

Berks unemployment rate falls to 4.1 percent

Catholic Church

Dioceses nationwide releasing names of accused priests in wake of Pa. report

State’s clergy abuse crisis spurs wave


Indiana County coroner displeased by information released about inmate death

Bicyclist back in hot seat for ignoring court order to stay off Westmoreland roads

Beny, the drug-sniffing dog, hitting the road with state police trooper to fight drugs

PSP warns public to be wary of ‘white van scams’


Crestwood superintendent could be out of job

Parents sue school district over decision to arm teachers, non-security staff

CV district violated federal education rights of student with Crohn’s Disease, U.S. court rules

Minority Scranton School Board members seek auditor’s oversight


Berks County Elections Board picks new voting machines

Special election set to fill disgraced lawmaker’s 190th District seat


Parx to open its Bensalem sportsbook Tuesday

Government Shutdown

House Dems approve a plan to reopen the government without wall funding as Trump digs in

Gov’t shutdown means IRS can’t issue refunds–20190104.html

Government shutdown: What’s been affected so far and what could be next

Government shutdown’s local impact could begin to spread

While Shutdown Sidelines 800,000 Federal Workers, Many Locals Have Yet To Feel Its Effects

Dwight Evans refuses salary during government shutdown

Shutdown doubly dumb

Health Care

Small W.Pa. hospital delays paychecks, raising more fears about its future

Flu is widespread in Pennsylvania, but numbers are down from last year

Flu strikes Pa. with strain that puts bigger hurt on younger people

Local News

New stormwater fee bills creating confusion

County taking applications for Marcellus Shale grants

Commissioners’ reorganization meeting will be first held at former Globe store

Marriage License Bureau extending hours on select Thursdays

Anything but transparency

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County driven by dedicated volunteers

Gov. Mifflin grad’s leukemia diagnosis leads to bone marrow awareness campaign

Lonnie Walker IV finally makes NBA debut

Harrisburg Police Department draws honors for ‘National Night Out’ event

After debate, ANIZDA OKs Hamilton Street beautification project

New Jersey

Civil rights groups push N.J. Gov. Murphy to sign bill for independent investigations of police-involved fatalities


Philadelphia’s opioid and gun crises are cutting life expectancy, report finds

Driver charged with homicide in South Philly crash that killed 3

When North Broad Street was home to Philadelphia’s retail titans

Philly property assessments are flawed, audit finds

Audit reveals faults with city property assessments

Bob Brady waves goodbye to Congress and wants to smoke some pot … if it is legal | Philly Clout

Big changes planned at S. Philly’s Riverview Plaza, starting with $12M movie-theater refresh

Black Philly hasn’t recovered from Mummers’ racist past, so we assumed the worst | Jenice Armstrong

Philly City Hall adds metal detectors for visitors in the new year

She overcame her father’s abuse. Now she has a new home for her children.

Why this 85-year-old window-washing business relocated to Philadelphia from Jenkintown

Keeping Philly clean is everyone’s job | Editorial

Stop and frisk still plagues Philadelphia | Opinion


Mayor Peduto disagrees with open carry supporters, but respects their right to protest

PNC Bank or Banksville? Peduto asks who would benefit from top cops’ private venture

Former Mayor Tom Murphy receives key to the city

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy honored with ceremonial key to city

Pitt, doctors not liable for damages in Western Psych shooting, judges rule

National Labor Relations Board closes Mattress Factory probe

A look at the arrival of Pittsburgh’s Greek immigrants, dating back 125 years

Produce terminal redevelopment finally ripe to start in the Strip District

Pittsburgh investigating whether private police training violates ethics

Combating hate activity the topic of Lawrenceville safety meeting

State News

Snowboarder from Crescent dies of head injuries from fall at Seven Springs

Why do we treat the poor so poorly? | Opinion

Feds investigating death of worker at Berks County oil distribution plant

For Pa. man arrested in immigration interview, an uncertain future remains


Two reps being sworn in on the Quran is seen as a symbolic moment for Muslim Americans

Meuser sworn into Congress

Bob Casey Jr. sworn in amid talk of presidential bid

Local legislators take oaths in Washington