Voting Machines

After Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $90 million to upgrade voting machines, GOP pushes back

GOP balks at Wolf’s plan to borrow up to $90M to fund voting machines; governor’s staff defends move

Gov. Wolf orders $90M bond issue to help counties buy voting machines

Wolf secures voting machine funding; Westmoreland won’t use new system until 2020

Wolf says bond issue will help counties buy new voting machines; Republicans say not so fast

County gets input on new voting machine systems


Tending the crops: Overdue farm bill offers hope to the industry

Shapiro distances himself from bill to override Philly DA on gun crimes

An assault on DA Larry Krasner’s discretion is an assault on Philadelphia’s sovereignty | Editorial

Discretion local matter

Editorial: Fireworks problem must be addressed

Pa.’s internet inequity needs to be addressed | PennLive letters

Hahnemann University Hospital

Labor, state, and city officials seek last-ditch rescue funds for Hahnemann University Hospital–20190709.html

Judge orders Hahnemann to stay open, but hospital will stop delivering babies as of Friday


In shift from past, state boosts special ed funding more than basic ed


Sheetz convenience store puts Bitcoin ATMs in 6 shops

Study: Starting a business in Pennsylvania is not easy


Man on parole for 1999 murder charged in stabbing death of 8-year-old in Lawrence County

Police: Record fentanyl bust on Pa. Turnpike saved countless lives

Westmoreland commissioners expected to approve settlement with county jail visitor

3 juveniles arrested in deadly Pittston fire


Some Pa. superintendents have been quietly armed in schools

Temple freezes tuition; Pennsylvania state system universities considering a freeze, too

Temple University freezes tuition for Pa. residents


Planned Big Beaver mini-casino in holding pattern

Health Care

CDC warns that season of AFM paralysis cases in children is approaching

Patients fear losing health insurance if Trump-backed lawsuit to gut ACA prevails

South Abington Twp. man fears he’ll lose health care coverage over ACA court challenge

Local News

Wilkes-Barre to mark 250th anniversary with Founders’ Day celebration

Luzerne County Councilman Eugene Kelleher offers parting words

Pedri: School tax bills will go out by Aug. 1

Jehovah’s Witnesses coming back to Mohegan Sun Arena

Texas mailing address used to buy alleged hate group’s plaque

Special election will be held in November to fill Courtright’s term

Scranton seeks outside review of the city’s Licensing, Inspections and Permits Department

CHRIS KELLY: Standing up is only way to knock down corruption

Beautiful Blocks grant program awards nearly $47G to Scranton homeowners

Mental health organization buys downtown breast health center

CAN DO’s president retiring in 2020

ICE study update: Chester County cooperates less with feds than research initially indicated

Tarentum needs plan for Riverview Memorial Park, manager says

Tarentum to check for asbestos in buildings eyed for demolition

Wyomissing residents complain to council about stormwater flooding

City Center to offer ‘financially attainable’ apartments in 200-unit complex at former Holiday Inn in Allentown

Homeless, low-income Harrisburg residents would benefit from $2 million-plus grant plan

National News

In the year’s 1st decline, migrant arrests at the border drop by 28% in June

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws


What’s in your Philly drinking water? Maybe not as much as you fear.

Philly’s water-treatment plants are scientific marvels. So why can’t our drinking water get any respect?

Marge Tartaglione, longtime Philly city commissioner, dies at 86

Gunshot victim’s mom knew her grandson would one day ask: ‘Where’s my Daddy?’ So she wrote a book for him and other grieving children | Helen Ubiñas

What happens when Philly police get body cameras — but don’t turn them on?

Pa. Supreme Court will probe alleged ‘systemic failure’ in Philadelphia bail practices

Pain meds and bathroom dashes: A Philly author’s time working at an Amazon warehouse

As Trump campaigns, Philly should be on his itinerary | Opinion

How a legal task force combats Philly house stealing | Opinion


Group protests violence against black youth in response to firefighter’s assault at Greenfield playground

Pittsburgh police detectives in Kopy’s Bar brawl with Pagans keep jobs, but will be reassigned

City Council, PWSA and the public weigh in on proposed agreement

Detroit trial date set for Controller Chelsa Wagner, one week after November election

Deutschtown Music Festival expands to 400 acts in seventh year

Tax the Rich National Bus Tour makes a stop at Pitt

City will now protect gender identity and expression

Another Pittsburgh GBK gang member sentenced on drug distribution charges

Pittsburgh diocese alerts Vatican to alleged inappropriate child contact by North Hills deacon

Pittsburgh adds more inclusive language to anti-discrimination ordinance

State News

Ross Perot’s ties to Western Pa. began with marriage to Greensburg native

Juvenile peregrine falcons spotted around region after leaving nests

U.S. Marshals alert public to latest scam spoofing official phones

WIC nutrition program expands guidelines

Pennsylvania touts stronger fiscal health but clouds loom

$317 million deposit to Rainy Day Fund will protect taxpayers in economic downturn, officials say.

Walking the fine line between poverty and financial hardship

Racist flyers in Hanover prompt state forum

Macungie’s ‘Jeopardy’ champion keeps win streak alive – but it was close. See the clues that gave him trouble.


Turnpike to go cashless at Ohio border, Turnpike Route 66 in October

Boulevard of the Allies work, latest project in Uptown area, begins Thursday

PennDOT celebrates 30-year anniversary of ‘Adopt-A-Highway’

These 5 massive projects took less time than I-83/Mount Rose construction


Joe Biden made millions after leaving the White House, including $400K at Penn last year

A $15 minimum wage would mean higher pay and job losses, according to a new analysis. Do Pennsylvania lawmakers support the proposed wage hike?