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State won’t overhaul Medicaid transportation program following study

2020 is year of the voter, and Pennsylvania should change election mapping accordingly | Opinion

Poor workers stay that way


‘My heart just dropped’: Gov. Wolf orders flags to half-staff in honor of Rostraver paramedic killed

Gov. Wolf orders flags lowered to half-staff for former Pa. congressman


Chocolate makers like Hershey want U.S. and EU laws after failing to curb child labor for two decades

Wawa’s data breach hits close to home but reflects global problem | Editorial

Ikea to pay $46 million to family whose son was killed by a dresser that toppled onto him

4 businesses, including Cosi and Crepe Soleil, close at Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley


First jurors chosen for 2016 Wilkinsburg mass shooting trial

Police seek person who released bedbugs in Erie Walmart store

Officer grazes man with bullet after incident near Sto-Rox High School

Former Montgomery County jail guards sentenced for roles in violent 2017 inmate assaults


Local schools receive ‘Teacher in the Workplace’ grants

Six area districts get $25,000 each in state teacher grants

Misericordia encourages students to be #JewishandProud


Lamb endorses Biden, saying he ‘shares our values’ in western PA, will protect Medicare, Social Security

West Shore Democrat announces bid to seek Pa. House seat

Health Care

The latest skirmish over abortion: Separate insurance premium billing under Obamacare plans

Regulator cites failures at hospital where 3 preemies died in bacterial outbreak

Report slams Geisinger for ‘systemic’ failures

The crisis no one wants to discuss: What to do when a loved one needs long-term care | Opinion

Local News

Scranton’s first female mayor announces Cabinet picks

Another fight over appointments threatens to divide Lackawanna commissioners

Gaughan chosen Scranton City Council president

Fell Twp. places restrictions on wind turbines

Democrats make Bucks history as they take control of county government

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Enthused crowd sees Chester officials take their oaths

Reading Mayor Eddie Moran names new managing director, new parking authority board

New Berks County commissioners board looks to the challenges ahead

Tarentum stays with Waste Management for 1 more year; rates unchanged

New Westmoreland County sheriff finds offices trashed

New Westmoreland County commissioners say they’ll reopen the county’s budget

Brown’s inauguration draws large crowd to Kirby Center

Hundreds welcome Brown as new mayor; council pledges cooperation

Two towns, two mayors, two brothers: Coughlin siblings lead Nanticoke, Plymouth

County Council: McGinley still chair, budget re-opening fails, legal counsel proposal advances

New leader ‘confident’ in JCC’s future

Councilman who sparred with Pawlowski now president of Allentown Council; O’Connell sworn in as mayor

Paxtang Borough proposes ban on e-cigarette sales while business owner is setting up vape shop


Asbestos closes Philly elementary for at least the rest of the week

‘If you don’t want to move your car, tough.’ Street sweeping is coming to all of Philadelphia, Kenney says.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s second term is underway. Here’s what he promises to do in the next four years.

Philly Mayor Kenney signs orders on racial equity, reshaping Office of Education as he lays out 2nd-term priorities

This Philadelphia business has created a wearable panic button to protect hotel workers from sexual assault

Philly literary magazine ‘Prolit’ belongs to a new class of anti-capitalist press

Homeless encampment at 18th & Vine Streets cleared

Philly’s Veterans Shark Tank burnishes entrepreneurs out of military vets

Body found in aftermath of Northeast Philly house fire

Philadelphia City Council gets a leadership shakeup, with Cherelle Parker beating Bobby Henon as majority leader

Philly needs better bill to promote community benefit agreements for fair development | Opinion


Pittsburgh council has new compromise president, new member

Pittsburgh City Council elects new president, newest North Side rep takes office

‘It takes away more vibrancy’ — Three restaurants close in or near Market Square

Airport van service SuperShuttle shutting down

Push for improvements: Transit riders should offer input at meetings

State News

Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Republican congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs, has died at 56

‘My heart is broken’: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick on death of his brother, a former Pa. congressman

‘There’s no magic bullet’: Pa. dairy farmers face uncertainty as milk producers declare bankruptcy

Public sector unions face legal threats, but they’re on a ‘winning streak’

‘I don’t need the job’: Is $27/hr enough to entice workers for census in places like Montco?

Farm show season highlights issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture

Pipeline gets new life

2 constables find themselves on wrong side of the law


Federal, state investigators continue to probe cause of fatal Turnpike crash

‘It feels like a movie.’ Turnpike crash survivor recounts ordeal

PennDOT launches automated system that tracks vehicles speeding in active work zones

Speeding through a work zone in Pennsylvania is about to get even riskier

Author pens harrowing tale about how glancing at a text message changed her daughter’s life


The Pentagon rules out striking Iranian cultural sites despite Trump’s threats

Gene Therapy: Presidents should not golf, except Trump — he should golf all the time

World News

Stampede kills 35 at funeral for slain general