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Nurses issue warning over staffing, care levels at hospitals

Nurses are overworked. Staffing limits are the answer. | Opinion

Nurses decry staffing cuts; hospitals defend recruiting efforts

Baker named to chair state Senate Judiciary Committee

Two midstate senators to get their first taste of committee chairmanship in the Pa. Senate

Some top Senate committees see turnover after many years

State Sens. Vogel, Bartolotta get committee chair appointments

Of Pa.’s ‘new’ legislature, its new dress code, its new committee, its (likely) same old ways | John Baer

Reintroduce democracy to Legislature


Rabbi who survived Pittsburgh massacre to speak at Wolf’s inauguration

Tree of Life rabbi to offer invocation at Gov. Wolf swearing-in

Line-up of participants in Gov. Tom Wolf’s swearing-in ceremony announced

Wolf to set greenhouse gas reduction goals for Pennsylvania


Acme to close Lower Merion supermarket

New Kensington Kmart closes after nearly 55 years


Guilty plea in landmark drug delivery case, first of its kind in county history

New York Police Department conducting homicide investigation at Berks landfill


Elizabeth Forward High School senior gets surprise: $25,000 college scholarship

Flap over Neshaminy ‘Redskins’ nickname goes before a state panel

HS BASKETBALL: Abington Heights receives forfeit after suspended coach attended game


Democracy depends on voter access, so why is it so hard in Pa. and NJ? | Editorial


Video gaming terminals coming to truck stops in Berks County

Rutter’s seeking VGTs for area

Government Shutdown

Federal shutdown to pinch state in about two weeks, Gov. Tom Wolf says

Federal workers to protest government shutdown in Philly Tuesday morning

Food inspections continue through the shutdown — but with some compromises

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

Government shutdown disrupts about $200 million a day in federal contracts

Shutdown Fight Raises Questions About Fate Of Food Stamps After January

Loretto officers working without pay

Health Care

Local hospitals offer tools to navigate medical treatment costs

Local News

Site changed for Thursday stormwater fee meeting

Belusko named WB council chair, Barrett takes vice chair

Scranton city council plans stronger ethics code

O’Malley remains chairman of Lackawanna commissioners board for fourth consecutive year

Scott Twp. recognizes longtime township secretary, treasurer

Harrison commissioners approve new contract with public works employees

Tarentum working to fix garbage collection problems

After vetoes, Reading City Council can vote again on mayor’s firing powers

‘Nothing surprises me:’ Williamsport mayor describes twists, turns of police hire

Erie gun case echoes in Pittsburgh gun-control debate

National News

Cyntoia Brown, sentenced to life for killing a man as a teen sex-trafficking victim, wins clemency

Opioid Crisis

One year after declaring state of emergency, Pa. officials assess progress on opioid battle

Pointing to successes in Berks County, Wolf administration claims progress against opioids

In 2018, drug deaths drop in Berks County


Mayor’s plan on violence unready

Could a Philly company and a push from Congress save 30th Street Station’s iconic flipboard?

Comcast, NBC10, Telemundo open 2019 applications for funding. $250,000 available for local groups.

A local dance legend is pitching a new charter school for West Philly: Here’s why

Philly charter school teacher recognized for promoting literacy

Philly’s confusing message on harm reduction: OK with overdose prevention sites; banning smoking from rehab centers? | Opinion

How the East Passyunk logo misrepresents Philadelphia’s past | Opinion


Gun rights crowd to city officials: ‘Come on out!’

Gun rights rally in Pittsburgh foretells battle over bill

‘He’s a traitor’: Armed protesters ridicule Bill Peduto during gun rally in Pittsburgh

Doors Open black history tour will focus on city’s AME churches

County jail board weighs paying expert in curbing suicides

Fitzgerald announces re-election bid at political event in Pittsburgh’s South Side

State News

Pa. constable’s online post about meth contaminated with flu virus prompts outcry

Ohio regulatory approvals bring second ‘cracker’ plant in region closer to reality

Ismail gets call from College Football Hall of Fame

Report: Chesapeake Bay hit hard by pollution

Winning lottery ticket sold in Duryea worth $1.95 million

Debris from bridge project remains in the Lackawanna River


Plans for renovating North Huntingdon park ‘n ride lot postponed

Dreibelbis Station Bridge in Berks County to get $4 million rehabilitation


Trump heads to TV, border as fed workers face paycheck sting